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Title Race Passing and American Individualism
Author Kathleen Pfeiffer
Publisher Univ of Massachusetts Press
Release Date 2009-09-30
Category History
Total Pages 180
ISBN 1558497846
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A literary study of the ambiguities of racial identity in American culture.

All The Difference by Kathleen Anne Pfeiffer

Title All the Difference
Author Kathleen Anne Pfeiffer
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1995
Category American literature
Total Pages 183
ISBN OCLC:33337237
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Awakening To Race by Jack Turner

Title Awakening to Race
Author Jack Turner
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2012-09-20
Category Political Science
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9780226817149
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The election of America’s first black president has led many to believe that race is no longer a real obstacle to success and that remaining racial inequality stems largely from the failure of minority groups to take personal responsibility for seeking out opportunities. Often this argument is made in the name of the long tradition of self-reliance and American individualism. In Awakening to Race, Jack Turner upends this view, arguing that it expresses not a deep commitment to the values of individualism, but a narrow understanding of them. Drawing on the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison, and James Baldwin, Turner offers an original reconstruction of democratic individualism in American thought. All these thinkers, he shows, held that personal responsibility entails a refusal to be complicit in injustice and a duty to combat the conditions and structures that support it. At a time when individualism is invoked as a reason for inaction, Turner makes the individualist tradition the basis of a bold and impassioned case for race consciousness—consciousness of the ways that race continues to constrain opportunity in America. Turner’s “new individualism” becomes the grounds for concerted public action against racial injustice.

Shades Of Gray by Molly Littlewood McKibbin

Title Shades of Gray
Author Molly Littlewood McKibbin
Publisher University of Nebraska Press
Release Date 2018-12-01
Category History
Total Pages 348
ISBN 9780803296817
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Shades of Gray Molly Littlewood McKibbin offers a social and literary history of multiracialism in the twentieth-century United States. She examines the African American and white racial binary in contemporary multiracial literature to reveal the tensions and struggles of multiracialism in American life through individual consciousness, social perceptions, societal expectations, and subjective struggles with multiracial identity. McKibbin weaves a rich sociohistorical tapestry around the critically acclaimed works of Danzy Senna, Caucasia (1998); Rebecca Walker, Black White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self (2001); Emily Raboteau, The Professor’s Daughter (2005); Rachel M. Harper, Brass Ankle Blues (2006); and Heidi Durrow, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky (2010). Taking into account the social history of racial classification and the literary history of depicting mixed race, she argues that these writers are producing new representations of multiracial identity. Shades of Gray examines the current opportunity to define racial identity after the civil rights, black power, and multiracial movements of the late twentieth century changed the sociopolitical climate of the United States and helped revolutionize the racial consciousness of the nation. McKibbin makes the case that twenty-first-century literature is able to represent multiracial identities for the first time in ways that do not adhere to the dichotomous conceptions of race that have, until now, determined how racial identities could be expressed in the United States.

Title The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man
Author James Weldon Johnson
Publisher Graphic Arts Books
Release Date 2021-01-26
Category Fiction
Total Pages 118
ISBN 9781513276069
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A gifted musician’s decision to navigate society as a white man causes an internal debate about anti-blackness and the explicit nature of intent versus impact. James Weldon Johnson presents a distinct conflict driven by a person’s desires and overwhelming fear. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man follows the story of an unnamed narrator and his unique experience as a fair-skinned Black person. As a child, he is initially unaware of his race, but his mother soon clarifies their family’s ancestry. The young man’s ability to pass for white allows him to negate the harsh and discriminatory treatment most Black people face. This leads to a series of events that significantly shape the way he views his place in society. James Weldon Johnson delivers a captivating tale of identity politics in the U.S. and abroad. The main character is living a life of omission that provides public gain at a personal cost. This story maintains its relevance as a critical examination of race in society. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man is both modern and readable.

Trans by Rogers Brubaker

Title Trans
Author Rogers Brubaker
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2018-05-29
Category Social Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780691181189
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the summer of 2015, shortly after Caitlyn Jenner came out as transgender, the NAACP official and political activist Rachel Dolezal was "outed" by her parents as white, touching off a heated debate in the media about the fluidity of gender and race. If Jenner could legitimately identify as a woman, could Dolezal legitimately identify as black? Taking the controversial pairing of “transgender” and “transracial” as his starting point, Rogers Brubaker shows how gender and race, long understood as stable, inborn, and unambiguous, have in the past few decades opened up—in different ways and to different degrees—to the forces of change and choice. Transgender identities have moved from the margins to the mainstream with dizzying speed, and ethnoracial boundaries have blurred. Paradoxically, while sex has a much deeper biological basis than race, choosing or changing one's sex or gender is more widely accepted than choosing or changing one’s race. Yet while few accepted Dolezal’s claim to be black, racial identities are becoming more fluid as ancestry—increasingly understood as mixed—loses its authority over identity, and as race and ethnicity, like gender, come to be understood as something we do, not just something we have. By rethinking race and ethnicity through the multifaceted lens of the transgender experience—encompassing not just a movement from one category to another but positions between and beyond existing categories—Brubaker underscores the malleability, contingency, and arbitrariness of racial categories. At a critical time when gender and race are being reimagined and reconstructed, Trans explores fruitful new paths for thinking about identity.

A Chosen Exile by Allyson Hobbs

Title A Chosen Exile
Author Allyson Hobbs
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2014-10-13
Category Social Science
Total Pages 394
ISBN 9780674744813
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Countless African Americans have passed as white, leaving behind families and friends, roots and communities. It was, as Allyson Hobbs writes, a chosen exile. This history of passing explores the possibilities, challenges, and losses that racial indeterminacy presented to men and women living in a country obsessed with racial distinctions.

Classpassing by Foster, Gwendolyn Audrey

Title ClassPassing
Author Foster, Gwendolyn Audrey
Publisher SIU Press
Release Date 2021
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 0809388340
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Class-Passing draws on dozens of examples from popular culture, from old movie classics and contemporary films to print ads and cyberspace, to illustrate how flagrant displays of wealth that were once unacceptable under the old rules of behavior are now flaunted by class-passing celebrities. Book jacket.

Title African American Review
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2007
Category African American arts
Total Pages 86
ISBN UVA:X030298645
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From Power To Prejudice by Leah N. Gordon

Title From Power to Prejudice
Author Leah N. Gordon
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2015-05-20
Category Education
Total Pages 257
ISBN 9780226238449
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Gordon provides an intellectual history of the concept of racial prejudice in postwar America. In particular, she asks, what accounts for the dominance of theories of racism that depicted oppression in terms of individual perpetrators and victims, more often than in terms of power relations and class conflict? Such theories came to define race relations research, civil rights activism, and social policy. Gordon s book is a study in the politics of knowledge production, as it charts debates about the race problem in a variety of institutions, including the Rockefeller Foundation, the University of Chicago s Committee on Education Training and Research in Race Relations, Fisk University s Race Relations Institutes, Howard University s "Journal of Negro Education," and the National Conference of Christians and Jews."

Title Dissertation Abstracts International
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2009-09
Category Dissertations, Academic
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105213180891
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Passionate Politics by Ralph J. Poole

Title Passionate Politics
Author Ralph J. Poole
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Pub
Release Date 2008
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 247
ISBN STANFORD:36105131619848
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This new collection of essays on American stage and film melodrama assesses the multifarious and contradictory uses to which melodrama has been put in American culture from the late 18th century to the present. It focuses on the various ways in which the genre has periodically intervened in debates over race, class, gender and sexuality and, in this manner, has also persistently contributed to the formation and transformation of American nationhood: from the debates over who constitutes the newborn nation in the Early Republic, to the subsequent conflict over abolition and the discussion of gender roles at the turn of the 19th century, to the fervent class struggles of the 1930s and the critiques of domestic containment in the 1950s, as well as to ongoing debates of gender, race, and sexuality today. Addressing these issues from a variety of different angles, including historical, aesthetic, cultural, phenomenological, and psychological approaches, these essays present a complex picture of the cultural work and passionate politics accomplished by melodrama over the course of the past two centuries, particularly at times of profound social change.

Title Nineteenth century Literature
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2008
Category American literature
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105132673588
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Contains articles which focus on a broad spectrum of significant figures in fiction, philosophy, and criticism such as Austen, Carlyle, Dickens,Thackeray, the Brontes, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Whitman, Twain, and Henry James.

Choice by Anonim

Title Choice
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2009
Category Academic libraries
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCSC:32106017985323
Language English, Spanish, and French
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American Allegory by Black Hawk Hancock

Title American Allegory
Author Black Hawk Hancock
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2004
Category
Total Pages 288
ISBN WISC:89087632196
Language English, Spanish, and French
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White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Title White Fragility
Author Robin DiAngelo
Publisher Beacon Press
Release Date 2018-06-26
Category Social Science
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780807047422
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

Title American Culture in the 1920s
Author Susan Currell
Publisher Twentieth-Century American Cul
Release Date 2009
Category History
Total Pages 252
ISBN 0748625224
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The 1920s saw the United States rise to its current status as the leading world superpower, matched by an emerging cultural dominance that characterized the second half of the twentieth century. This book provides an stimulating account of the major cultural and intellectual trends of the decade that have been pivotal to its characterization as 'the jazz age'. Currell's book places common representations of the 'roaring twenties' and the 'lost generation' into context through chapters on literature, music and performance, film and radio, and visual art and design, alongside the unprecedented rise of leisure and consumption in the 1920s. Key Features *3 case studies per chapter featuring key texts, genres, writers and artists *Chronology of 1920s American Culture *Bibliographies for each chapter *17 black and white illustrations

Melodrama by Frank Kelleter

Title Melodrama
Author Frank Kelleter
Publisher Universitaetsverlag Winter
Release Date 2007
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 377
ISBN STANFORD:36105128328973
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume explores the current status quo of 'melodrama studies' with respect to theater, prose writing, film, and other genres and forms, spanning a historical range from the eighteenth century to the present time. It starts from the observation that what used to be regarded as a lower form of cultural expression in the first half of the twentieth century, came to be reevaluated markedly in the last decades. These days, melodrama tends to be invoked as a serious and central category to assess the modern cultural imagination and imaginary. Moreover, at a time in which generic classification is becoming increasingly problematical, because genres, be they literary or filmic, are identified less with stable norms, and are understood increasingly as processes, melodrama gains an especially prominent function in literary and cultural studies, since it is seen as cutting across the field of generic identification. The contributions to this volume investigate different manifestations of melodrama and emphasize the multifaceted and heterogeneous character of the melodramatic mode.

Title American Doctoral Dissertations
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1994
Category Dissertation abstracts
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015086908228
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Articulating Rights by Alison Marie Parker

Title Articulating Rights
Author Alison Marie Parker
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2010
Category History
Total Pages 290
ISBN UOM:39076002866148
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this original study of six notable reformers, Alison Parker skillfully illuminates the connections between the gradual transformation of reform strategies over the course of the nineteenth century and the political ideas of the reformers themselves. Parker argues that American women's political thought evolved from an emphasis on reform through moral suasion and local control into an endorsement of expanded federal power and a strong central state. This book reveals Fanny Wright, Sarah Grimké, Angelina Grimké Weld, Frances Watkins Harper, Frances Willard, and Mary Church Terrell to be political thinkers who were engaged in re-conceptualizing the relationship between the state and its citizens. Collectively and individually, black women made a significant contribution to the shift toward an activist central state by strongly supporting a federal government with expanded authority to protect and enforce civil rights. Offering profiles of two black reformers, Parker explores the complex role that race played in the political thought and strategies in both black and white women reformers. Paying particular attention to the ways in which women's ideas about the state and citizenship factored into their struggles for racial and sexual equality, Parker illuminates the wide-ranging and creative ways in which they engaged in politics. For scholars interested in nineteenth-century women, race, or reform in American history, this significant study offers a fresh take on these vital topics.