Joy James, Captive Maternal Love and War Stories (Ethics, Aesthetics, Feminisms)

Ethics, Aesthetics, Feminisms

Captive Maternal Love and War Stories

Captive Maternals are nongendered providers within black communities forged under the legacies of enslavement/colonialism and material/existential extractions. Moving beyond the limits of hegemonic (black) feminism/intersectionality, I explore the Captive Maternal and political ideology to analyze nonelite/radical black actors who labor as: conflicted/contradictory caretakers; movement activists; maroons; war resisters. The concept of the Captive Maternal is outlined in “The Womb of Western Theory”, which can be found here.

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Joy James
Africana Studies
Williams College 

Wed, Jan 20, 2021
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
200 Larkin