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Writing Against the Grain: Anténor Firmin and the Refutation of Nineteenth-Century European Race Science

Douglas W. Leonard

in Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461558
eISBN:
9781626740839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461558.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Douglass W. Leonard’s essay, “Writing Against the Grain: Antenor Firmin and the Refutation of Nineteenth Century European Race Science,” places the Haitian expatriate and statesmen in square ... More


Exile: Voiceless in Cannes

Arthur Kaledin

in Tocqueville and His America: A Darker Horizon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300119312
eISBN:
9780300176209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300119312.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Alexis de Tocqueville spent the last decade of his life in a kind of haunted internal exile in his own country. Louis Napoleon's coup of December 2, 1851 abruptly ended his political career and his ... More


Medical Constructions of Race: Biological Determinism and Anthropological Pluralism

Michael A. Osborne

in The Emergence of Tropical Medicine in France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226114521
eISBN:
9780226114668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226114668.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The chapter evaluates historical scholarship on French race theory by examining the ideas of physicians with colonial experience in Africa and elsewhere. It argues against the idea that the rise of ... More


Parsifal: Ethics after

Karol Berger

in Beyond Reason: Wagner contra Nietzsche

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292758
eISBN:
9780520966130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292758.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

Parsifal (1877-81), Wagner’s testament, offers a vision of ethics that might be viable in the wake of Tristan, a vision derived from Schopenhauerian, Buddhist, and Christian inspirations that ... More


The Waters of Prometheus: Nationalism and Sexuality in Wagner's Ring

Lawrence Kramer

in Opera and Modern Culture: Wagner and Strauss

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241732
eISBN:
9780520940840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241732.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The profound anti-Semitic nationalism internalized by Wagner's music has in time inexorably found expression in the Third Reich and the Holocaust. Even as these atrocities depart from memory, changes ... More


Prologue: Beyond Autonomy

Karol Berger

in Beyond Reason: Wagner contra Nietzsche

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292758
eISBN:
9780520966130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292758.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

The music-dramatic core of the book is framed by sections designed to place Wagner’s late works within the context of the political and ethical ideas of his time. The Prologue offers a genealogy of ... More


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