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Little Monsters

Little Monsters

Unsettling the Sovereign Wild

Chapter:
(p.129) 5 Little Monsters
Source:
Afro-Fabulations
Author(s):
Tavia Nyong'o
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479856275.003.0006

Intervening in debates over post-humanist responses to climate change, this chapter engages black feminist and indigenous critique to explore the role afro-fabulation plays in contemporary catastrophism. Reading the play and film Beasts of the Southern Wild in relation to a Foucauldian and indigenous critique of sovereignty, this chapter argues that our dreams of rewilding the world after racial capitalism will still need to be decolonized.

Keywords:   ecology, climate change, indigenous studies, black studies, Beasts of the Southern Wild (play and film), wildness, fabulation

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