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By Gloria Wekker
Published: 29 April 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7456-5
... folklore Zwarte Piet Black Pete Dutch colonialism postcolonial melancholia entitlement racism ...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374565-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7456-5
... meanings of Zwarte Piet, using Paul Gilroy’s notion of postcolonial melancholia, whereby the memory of empire strongly comes into play. folklore Zwarte Piet Black Pete Dutch colonialism postcolonial melancholia entitlement racism ...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374510-021
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7451-0
.... In view of John Akomfrah’s notion of “black necrophilia,” which unsettles the psychoanalytic distinction between mourning and melancholia so as to address the ghosts of colonial history, the analysis closely engages Walter Benjamin’s philosophy of history, which arose from his reading of allegory...