3 - The Clothes
Published online by Cambridge University Press: 03 November 2022
Through an examination of scraps of clothing collected from the sites of lynching, this chapter theorizes the persistence of the reliquary object into the nineteenth- and twentieth-century South. The chapter focuses on the particularity of clothing as material objects capable of holding sensory and conceptual memories of the human body. This comes as part of a larger discussion of relics and reliquary cultures and builds on discourses on the Black male body from history, African American studies, and visual culture studies.
- Gruesome Looking ObjectsA New History of Lynching and Everyday Things, pp. 83 - 113Publisher: Cambridge University PressPrint publication year: 2022