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12 Years a Slave, American Protestantism, and the Erotics of Racism
Keywords:Slavery, Protestantism, race, 12 Years a Slave, Sharon Patricia Holland, affect theory, shame, dignity
Read through the lens of Sharon Patricia Holland's work on the "erotic life of racism," Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave offers ways of thinking the intertwining of religion and race in the United States from the antebellum era up to today.
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