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Domestic Allegories of Political Desire

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ISBN 13 : 0195108574
Pages : 318 pages
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Encyclopedia of Feminist Literary Theory

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1135221294
Pages : 676 pages
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Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN 13 : 025209901X
Pages : 272 pages
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The Encyclopedia of the Novel

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ISBN 13 : 111877907X
Pages : 1024 pages
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Download The Encyclopedia of the Novel PDF Format Full Free by and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2014-02-11 with total page 1024 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now available in a single volume paperback, this advanced reference resource for the novel and novel theory offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, and genre of the novel, in over 140 articles of 500-7,000 words. Entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (story, plot, character, narrator); technical aspects of the genre (such as realism, narrative structure and style); subgenres, including the bildungsroman and the graphic novel; theoretical problems, such as definitions of the novel; book history; and the novel's relationship to other arts and disciplines. The Encyclopedia is arranged in A-Z format and features entries from an international cast of over 140 scholars, overseen by an advisory board of 37 leading specialists in the field, making this the most authoritative reference resource available on the novel. This essential reference, now available in an easy-to-use, fully indexed single volume paperback, will be a vital addition to the libraries of literature students and scholars everywhere.


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Righteous Propagation

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ISBN 13 : 0807875945
Pages : 416 pages
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Download Righteous Propagation PDF Format Full Free by Michele Mitchell and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2005-10-12 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Between 1877 and 1930--years rife with tensions over citizenship, suffrage, immigration, and "the Negro problem--African American activists promoted an array of strategies for progress and power built around "racial destiny," the idea that black Americans formed a collective whose future existence would be determined by the actions of its members. In Righteous Propagation, Michele Mitchell examines the reproductive implications of racial destiny, demonstrating how it forcefully linked particular visions of gender, conduct, and sexuality to collective well-being. Mitchell argues that while African Americans did not agree on specific ways to bolster their collective prospects, ideas about racial destiny and progress generally shifted from outward-looking remedies such as emigration to inward-focused debates about intraracial relationships, thereby politicizing the most private aspects of black life and spurring race activists to calcify gender roles, monitor intraracial sexual practices, and promote moral purity. Examining the ideas of well-known elite reformers such as Mary Church Terrell and W. E. B. DuBois, as well as unknown members of the working and aspiring classes, such as James Dubose and Josie Briggs Hall, Mitchell reinterprets black protest and politics and recasts the way we think about black sexuality and progress after Reconstruction.


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American Archives

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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780691004785
Pages : 318 pages
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Download American Archives PDF Format Full Free by Shawn Michelle Smith and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 1999-12-19 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Visual texts uniquely demonstrate the contested terms of American identity. In American Archives Shawn Michelle Smith offers a bold and disturbing account of how photography and the sciences of biological racialism joined forces in the nineteenth century to offer an idea of what Americans look like--or "should" look like. Her varied sources, which include the middle-class portrait, baby picture, criminal mugshot, and eugenicist record, as well as literary, scientific, and popular texts, enable her to demonstrate how new visual paradigms posed bodily appearance as an index to interior "essence." Ultimately we see how competing preoccupations over gender, class, race, and American identity were played out in the making of a wide range of popular and institutional photographs. Smith demonstrates that as the body was variously mapped and defined as the key to essentialized identities, the image of the white middle-class woman was often held up as the most complete American ideal. She begins by studying gendered images of middle-class domesticity to expose a transformation of feminine architectures of interiority into the "essences" of "blood," "character," and "race." She reads visual documents, as well as literary texts by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Pauline Hopkins, and Theodore Dreiser, as both indices of and forms of resistance to dominant images of gender, class, race, and national identity. Through this analysis Smith shows how the white male gaze that sought to define and constrain white women and people of color was contested and transformed over the course of the nineteenth century. Smith identifies nineteenth-century visual paradigms that continue to shape debates about the terms of American belonging today. American Archives contributes significantly to the growing field of American visual cultural studies, and it is unprecedented in explaining how practices of racialized looking and the parameters of "American looks" were established in the first place.


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Loss

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Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN 13 : 0520232356
Pages : 499 pages
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Download Loss PDF Format Full Free by David L. Eng and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 499 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "If catastrophe is not representable according to the narrative explanations which would ‘make sense’ of history, then making sense of ourselves and charting the future are not impossible. But we are, as it were, marked for life, and that mark is insuperable, irrecoverable. It becomes the condition by which life is risked, by which the question of whether one can move, and with whom, and in what way is framed and incited by the irreversibility of loss itself."—Judith Butler, from the Afterword "Loss is a wonderful volume: powerful and important, deeply moving and intellectually challenging at the same time, ethical and not moralistic. It is one of those rare collections that work as a multifaceted whole to map new areas for inquiry and pose new questions. I found myself educated and provoked by the experience of participating in an ongoing dialogue."—Amy Kaplan, author of The Anarchy of Empire in the Making of U.S. Culture


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The Mulatta and the Politics of Race

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 13 : 9781578066766
Pages : 276 pages
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Download The Mulatta and the Politics of Race PDF Format Full Free by Teresa C. Zackodnik and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2004 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An analysis of how black women used the mulatta figure to contest racial barriers


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The Allure of Blackness Among Mixed-Race Americans, 1862-1916

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Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
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ISBN 13 : 1496216792
Pages : 320 pages
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Download The Allure of Blackness Among Mixed-Race Americans, 1862-1916 PDF Format Full Free by Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2019 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In The Allure of Blackness among Mixed-Race Americans, 1862-1916, Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly examines generations of mixed-race African Americans after the Civil War and into the Progressive Era, skillfully tracking the rise of a leadership class in Black America made up largely of individuals who had complex racial ancestries, many of whom therefore enjoyed racial options to identity as either Black or White. Although these people might have chosen to pass as White to avoid the racial violence and exclusion associated with the dominant racial ideology of the time, they instead chose to identify as Black Americans, a decision that provided upward mobility in social, political, and economic terms. Dineen-Wimberly highlights African American economic and political leaders and educators such as P. B. S. Pinchback, Theophile T. Allain, Booker T. Washington, and Frederick Douglass as well as women such as Josephine B. Willson Bruce and E. Azalia Hackley who were prominent clubwomen, lecturers, educators, and settlement house founders. In their quest for leadership within the African American community, these leaders drew on the concept of Blackness as a source of opportunities and power to transform their communities in the long struggle for Black equality. The Allure of Blackness among Mixed-Race Americans, 1862-1916 confounds much of the conventional wisdom about racially complicated people and details the manner in which they chose their racial identity and ultimately overturns the "passing" trope that has dominated so much Americanist scholarship and social thought about the relationship between race and social and political transformation in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries."--


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Haptic Allegories

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1135924961
Pages : 212 pages
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Download Haptic Allegories PDF Format Full Free by Kathleen Gough and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-11-07 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


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The Only Efficient Instrument

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Publisher : University of Iowa Press
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ISBN 13 : 1587294001
Pages : 241 pages
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Download The Only Efficient Instrument PDF Format Full Free by Aleta Feinsod Cane and published by University of Iowa Press. This book was released on 2005-04-01 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many farsighted women writers in nineteenth-century America made thoughtful and sustained use of newspapers and magazines to effect social and political change. “The Only Efficient Instrument”: American Women Writers and the Periodical, 1837-1916 examines these pioneering efforts and demonstrates that American women had a vital presence in the political and intellectual communities of their day. Women writers and editors of diverse social backgrounds and ethnicities realized very early that the periodical was a powerful tool for education and social reform—it was the only efficient instrument to make themselves and their ideas better known. This collection of critical essays explores American women's engagement with the periodical press and shows their threefold use of the periodical: for social and political advocacy; for the critique of gender roles and social expectations; and for refashioning the periodical as a more inclusive genre that both articulated and obscured such distinctions as class, race, and gender. Including essays on familiar figures such as Margaret Fuller, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Kate Chopin, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Only Efficient Instrument” also focuses on writings from lesser-known authors, including Native American Zitkala-Sä, Mexican American María Cristina Mena, African American Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, and the Lowell factory workers. Covering nearly eighty years of publishing history, from the press censure of the outspoken Angelina Grimké in 1837 to the last issue of Gilman's Forerunner in 1916, this fascinating collection breaks new ground in the study of the women's rights movement in America.


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Women and Work

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1443824631
Pages : 390 pages
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Download Women and Work PDF Format Full Free by Christine Leiren Mower and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2010-08-11 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While issues surrounding women and work may be more subtle today than in the past, problems of workplace equity, child-rearing, and domestic labor pose problems of balance that continue to evade solution as women today face substantial shifts in the meanings and practices of marriage, work, and reproduction amid a globalized economy. The essays in Women and Work: The Labors of Self-Fashioning explore how nineteenth- and twentieth-century US and British writers represent the work of being women—where “work” is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity. How did nineteenth- and twentieth-century US and British writers revise then-contemporary social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? How fully did these writers perceive the class implications of their arguments for taking jobs outside the home? How does work, both inside and outside the home, contribute to female identity and, conversely, how does it promote what legal theorist Kenji Yoshino terms the demands of “covering”—women’s strategic use of stereotypes of femininity and masculinity to succeed in the marketplace? In articles appropriate for both upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in literature and literary history, women’s studies, feminist and gender studies, contributors engage these questions, covering both canonical and popular “middlebrow” nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers such as Gilman, Cather, Alcott, Schreiner, Wharton, Le Sueur, Gissing, Wood, Lewis and Mitchell. Women and Work will also interest scholars concerned with this developing discourse.


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Against the Closet

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Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0822352419
Pages : 215 pages
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Download Against the Closet PDF Format Full Free by Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2012-09-04 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Aliyyah I. Abdur-Rahman argues that from the mid-nineteenth century through the twentieth, black writers used depictions of transgressive sexuality to express African Americans' longings for individual and collective freedom.


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Race for Citizenship

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Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN 13 : 0814745016
Pages : 208 pages
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Download Race for Citizenship PDF Format Full Free by Helen Heran Jun and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2011-02-23 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Helen Heran Jun explores how the history of U.S. citizenshiphas positioned Asian Americans and African Americans in interlocking socio-political relationships since the mid nineteenth century. Rejecting the conventional emphasis on ‘inter-racial prejudice,’ Jun demonstrates how a politics of inclusion has constituted a racial Other within Asian American and African American discourses of national identity. Race for Citizenship examines three salient moments when African American and Asian American citizenship become acutely visible as related crises: the ‘Negro Problem’ and the ‘Yellow Question’ in the mid- to late 19th century; World War II-era questions around race, loyalty, and national identity in the context of internment and Jim Crow segregation; and post-Civil Rights discourses of disenfranchisement and national belonging under globalization. Taking up a range of cultural texts—the 19th century black press, the writings of black feminist Anna Julia Cooper, Asian American novels, African American and Asian American commercial film and documentary—Jun does not seek to document signs of cross-racial identification, but instead demonstrates how the logic of citizenship compels racialized subjects to produce developmental narratives of inclusion in the effort to achieve political, economic, and social incorporation. Race for Citizenship provides a new model of comparative race studies by situating contemporary questions of differential racial formations within a long genealogy of anti-racist discourse constrained by liberal notions of inclusion.


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American Body Politics

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Publisher : University of Georgia Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780820319339
Pages : 446 pages
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Download American Body Politics PDF Format Full Free by Felipe Smith and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 446 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Felipe Smith tracks the emergence of particular gender images--such as white witch, black madonna, mammy, and white lady--and their impact on early African American literature. Smith gives us a remarkable synthesis of historical readings combined with a highly original contribution to the comprehension of racial thought and literary writing.


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Untimely Democracy

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0190642793
Pages : 289 pages
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Download Untimely Democracy PDF Format Full Free by Gregory Laski and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Machine generated contents note: -- Table of Contents: -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Democracy's Progress -- Chapter One: On the Possibility of Democracy in the Present-Past: Reading Thomas Jefferson and W.E.B. Du Bois in the Times of Slavery and Freedom -- Chapter Two: Narrating the Present-Past in Frederick Douglass's Life and Times -- Chapter Three: Making Reparation; or, How to Count the Wrongs of Slavery -- Chapter Four: Failed Futures: Of Prophecy and Pessimism at the Nadir -- Chapter Five: Pauline E. Hopkins's Untimely Democracy (Stasis, Agitation, Agency) -- Epilogue: Democracy's Plunges


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Freud Upside Down

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ISBN 13 : 0252090004
Pages : 216 pages
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Download Freud Upside Down PDF Format Full Free by Badia Sahar Ahad and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2010-10-07 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This thought-provoking cultural history explores how psychoanalytic theories shaped the works of important African American literary figures. Badia Sahar Ahad details how Nella Larsen, Richard Wright, Jean Toomer, Ralph Ellison, Adrienne Kennedy, and Danzy Senna employed psychoanalytic terms and conceptual models to challenge notions of race and racism in twentieth-century America. Freud Upside Down explores the relationship between these authors and intellectuals and the psychoanalytic movement emerging in the United States over the course of the twentieth century. Examining how psychoanalysis has functioned as a cultural phenomenon within African American literary intellectual communities since the 1920s, Ahad lays out the historiography of the intersections between African American literature and psychoanalysis and considers the creative approaches of African American writers to psychological thought in their work and their personal lives.