Dannelle Gutarra Cordero's expansive study incorporates writers, cultural figures and intellectuals from antiquity to the present day to analyze how discourses on emotion serve to create and maintain White supremacy and racism. Throughout history, scientific theories have played a vital role in the accumulation of power over colonized and racialized people. Scientific intellectual discourses on race, gender, and sexuality characterized Blackness as emotionally distinct in both deficiency and excess, a contrast with the emotional benevolence accorded to Whiteness. Ideas on racialized emotions have simultaneously driven the development of devastating body politics by enslaving structures of power. Bold and thought provoking, She Is Weeping provides a new understanding of racialized emotions in the Atlantic World, and how these discourses proved instrumental to the rise of slavery and racial capitalism, racialized sexual violence, and the expansion of the carceral state.
Erica L. Ball - author of To Live an Antislavery Life: Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class
Dana-Ain Davis - author of Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy and Premature Birth
Tanya Katerí Hernández - author of Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law and the New Civil Rights Response
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