Double Bound Possession Master Symposium – Kodwo Eshun

We Are the Gods Who Are Trapped in Cocoons

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What if the abolition of slavery had given way to more sophisticated forms of servitude? Is it possible to detach the notion of liberty from the history of property that secured it? These questions span the reflection of Kodwo Eshun who, relying on Saidiya Hartman, undermines some liberal concepts such as individuality and freedom as oppression’s core values. All the while, Eshun offers a reading of the thriller Get Out, putting the spotlight on race privileges.