The Coupling Convention : Sex, Text, and Tradition in Black Women's Fiction

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Download or read book The Coupling Convention : Sex, Text, and Tradition in Black Women's Fiction written by Ann duCille Associate Professor of English and African American Studies Wesleyan University and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1993-10-19 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Identity Politics in the Women's Movement

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ISBN 10 : 9780814774793
Pages : 361 pages
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Download or read book Identity Politics in the Women's Movement written by Barbara Ryan and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2001-08-01 with total page 361 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In recent years, identity has come to be seen as a process rather than a fact or deterministic force. Yet, recognizable identity traits continue to draw people together and provide them with a sense of empowering commonality. Although the plasticity afforded identity has freed up rigid definitions and guidelines for affiliation, some believe that nebulous demarcations of identity may deprive women of a solid position from which to effectively contest centers of power. Bringing together articles by well-known authors and theorists such as Audre Lourde, June Jordan, Daphne Patai, Barbara Smith, Marilyn Frye, Shane Phelan, Leila J. Rupp, Hazel Carby, and Adrienne Rich with lesser-known writers and scholars, this broad-based anthology ranges widely from personal narratives to empirical research. The book unpacks issues of race, class, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, disability, and age, contributing a mélange of sharp, lively perspectives to current debate. In a postmodern era of feminism, how do women come to identify, organize and mobilize themselves within a complex global network of relationships? Identity Politics in the Women's Movement offers critical examination of the inescapable role of identity in academic and activist feminism and the opportunities, challenges and conflicts identity politics pose.

Race for Citizenship

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ISBN 10 : 9780814745014
Pages : 208 pages
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Download or read book Race for Citizenship written 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.

Twentieth-Century American Women’s Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781349277940
Pages : 272 pages
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Download or read book Twentieth-Century American Women’s Fiction written by Guy Reynolds and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-01-03 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book Guy Reynolds offers a wide-ranging introduction to American women writers. He discusses a wide range of authors from Sarah Orne Jewett to Toni Morrison and the common themes and genres that they have covered. He presents detailed readings of both classic and little-known fictions, placing works in the social and historical contexts of their times. Incisive and detailed, this book will interest readers and students in this increasingly important field of study.

The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781317041948
Pages : 566 pages
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Download or read book The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction written by Jayashree Kamblé and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-08-11 with total page 566 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Popular romance fiction constitutes the largest segment of the global book market. Bringing together an international group of scholars, The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction offers a ground-breaking exploration of this global genre and its remarkable readership. In recognition of the diversity of the form, the Companion provides a history of the genre, an overview of disciplinary approaches to studying romance fiction, and critical analyses of important subgenres, themes, and topics. It also highlights new and understudied avenues of inquiry for future research in this vibrant and still-emerging field. The first systematic, comprehensive resource on romance fiction, this Companion will be invaluable to students and scholars, and accessible to romance readers.

Black Women, Identity, and Cultural Theory

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ISBN 10 : 0813533678
Pages : 228 pages
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Download or read book Black Women, Identity, and Cultural Theory written by Kevin Everod Quashie and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ultimately moves beyond these to propose a new cultural aesthetic that aims to center black women and their philosophies. Book jacket.

Burning Down The House

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ISBN 10 : 9780429721250
Pages : 420 pages
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Download or read book Burning Down The House written by Rosemary Marangoly George and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-04-09 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book views domesticity through multiple frames and surveys the rhetoric and practices of domestication in contemporary cultures. It also examines the consequences and costs of homemaking in various geographic and textual locations.

New World Courtships

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ISBN 10 : 9781611688337
Pages : 224 pages
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Download or read book New World Courtships written by Melissa M. Adams-Campbell and published by Dartmouth College Press. This book was released on 2015-10-22 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Feminist literary critics have long recognized that the novel's marriage plot can shape the lives of women readers; however, they have largely traced the effects of this influence through a monolithic understanding of marriage. New World Courtships is the first scholarly study to recover a geographically diverse array of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century novels that actively compare marriage practices from the Atlantic world. These texts trouble Enlightenment claims that companionate marriage leads to women's progress by comparing alternative systems for arranging marriage and sexual relations in the Americas. Attending to representations of marital diversity in early transatlantic novels disrupts nation-based accounts of the rise of the novel and its relation to "the" marriage plot. It also illuminates how and why cultural differences in marriage mattered in the Atlantic world - and shows how these differences might help us to reimagine marital diversity today. This book will appeal to scholars of literature, women's studies, and early American history.

The Genuine Article

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Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0822327643
Pages : 274 pages
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Download or read book The Genuine Article written by Paul Gilmore and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2001-11-28 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DIVExamines the formation of white middle-class manhood in the U.S./div

Writing African American Women

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ISBN 10 : 9780313024627
Pages : 991 pages
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Download or read book Writing African American Women written by Elizabeth Ann Beaulieu and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2006 with total page 991 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Writing African American Women: K-Z

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ISBN 10 : 0313331987
Pages : 508 pages
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Download or read book Writing African American Women: K-Z written by Elizabeth Ann Beaulieu and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2006 with total page 508 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Contributors look at the writers and their works from a feminist-womanist perspective, and address issues relating to race, class, and gender. Topical entries, e.g., "Work," "Protest Tradition," "Religion," "The Use of Myth," and "Memory," provide a rich context for the literature."--Choice review.

A History of the Literature of the U.S. South: Volume 1

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Download or read book A History of the Literature of the U.S. South: Volume 1 written by Harilaos Stecopoulos and published by . This book was released on 2021-05-05 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A History of the Literature of the U.S. South provides scholars with a dynamic and heterogeneous examination of southern writing from John Smith to Natasha Trethewey. Eschewing a master narrative limited to predictable authors and titles, the anthology adopts a variegated approach that emphasizes the cultural and political tensions crucial to the making of this regional literature. Certain chapters focus on major white writers (e.g., Thomas Jefferson, William Faulkner, the Agrarians, Cormac McCarthy), but a substantial portion of the work foregrounds the achievements of African American writers like Frederick Douglass, Zora Neale Hurston, and Sarah Wright to address the multiracial and transnational dimensions of this literary formation. Theoretically informed and historically aware, the volume's contributors collectively demonstrate how southern literature constitutes an aesthetic, cultural and political field that richly repays examination from a variety of critical perspectives.

Untimely Democracy

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ISBN 10 : 9780190642792
Pages : 269 pages
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Download or read book Untimely Democracy written by Gregory Laski and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Untimely Democracy offers an exploration of how one of the bleakest periods in American racial history provided fertile terrain for a radical reconstruction of America's most fundamental assumptions about democracy.

The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9780231124720
Pages : 280 pages
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Download or read book The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction written by Darryl Dickson-Carr and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2005-12-06 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In both the literal and metaphorical senses, it seemed as if 1970s America was running out of gas. The decade not only witnessed long lines at gas stations but a citizenry that had grown weary and disillusioned. High unemployment, runaway inflation, and the energy crisis, caused in part by U.S. dependence on Arab oil, characterized an increasingly bleak economic situation. As Edward D. Berkowitz demonstrates, the end of the postwar economic boom, Watergate, and defeat in Vietnam led to an unraveling of the national consensus. During the decade, ideas about the United States, how it should be governed, and how its economy should be managed changed dramatically. Berkowitz argues that the postwar faith in sweeping social programs and a global U.S. mission was replaced by a more skeptical attitude about government's ability to positively affect society. From Woody Allen to Watergate, from the decline of the steel industry to the rise of Bill Gates, and from Saturday Night Fever to the Sunday morning fervor of evangelical preachers, Berkowitz captures the history, tone, and spirit of the seventies. He explores the decade's major political events and movements, including the rise and fall of détente, congressional reform, changes in healthcare policies, and the hostage crisis in Iran. The seventies also gave birth to several social movements and the "rights revolution," in which women, gays and lesbians, and people with disabilities all successfully fought for greater legal and social recognition. At the same time, reaction to these social movements as well as the issue of abortion introduced a new facet into American political life-the rise of powerful, politically conservative religious organizations and activists. Berkowitz also considers important shifts in American popular culture, recounting the creative renaissance in American film as well as the birth of the Hollywood blockbuster. He discusses how television programs such as All in the Family and Charlie's Angels offered Americans both a reflection of and an escape from the problems gripping the country.

The Cambridge Companion to African American Women's Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9780521858885
Pages : 306 pages
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Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to African American Women's Literature written by Angelyn Mitchell and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2009-04-30 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Cambridge Companion to African American Women's Literature covers a period dating back to the eighteenth century. These specially commissioned essays highlight the artistry, complexity and diversity of a literary tradition that ranges from Lucy Terry to Toni Morrison. A wide range of topics are addressed, from the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Arts Movement, and from the performing arts to popular fiction. Together, the essays provide an invaluable guide to a rich, complex tradition of women writers in conversation with each other as they critique American society and influence American letters. Accessible and vibrant, with the needs of undergraduate students in mind, this Companion will be of great interest to anybody who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of this important and vital area of American literature.

Women’s Identities and Bodies in Colonial and Postcolonial History and Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9781443837095
Pages : 175 pages
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Download or read book Women’s Identities and Bodies in Colonial and Postcolonial History and Literature written by Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2012-01-17 with total page 175 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the second half of the twentieth century, there has been a commitment on the part of women writers and scholars to revise and rewrite the history and culture of colonial and post-colonial women. This collection intends to enter a forum of discussion in which the colonial past serves as a point of reference for the analysis of contemporary issues. This volume will examine topics of women’s identities and bodies through literary representations and historical accounts. In other words, the aim is to reconstruct women’s identities through the representations of their bodies in literature and to analyse women’s bodies historically as sites of abuse, discrimination and violence on the one hand, and of knowledge and cultural production on the other. The chapters of this book will contribute to the formation of a new representation of women through history and literature which fights traditional stereotypes in relation to their bodies and identities. Focusing on female bodies as maternal bodies, as repositories of history and memory, as sexual bodies, as healing bodies, as performative of gender, as black bodies, as migrant and hybrid bodies, as the objects of regulation and control, and as victims of sexual exploitation and murder, the different articles contained in this book will examine issues of space, power/knowledge relations, discrimination, the production of knowledge, gender and boundaries to produce new identities for women which contest and respond to the traditional ones. The volume is addressed to a wide readership, both scholars and those interested in investigating the dynamics of the female body, and the social and cultural conceptualizations of our multicultural and multiethnic contemporary societies in relation to it, without forgetting the historical and colonial roots of these new representations.

Narratives of African American Women's Literary Pragmatism and Creative Democracy

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ISBN 10 : 9783030018542
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Download or read book Narratives of African American Women's Literary Pragmatism and Creative Democracy written by Gregory Phipps and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-11-02 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book charts an interdisciplinary narrative of literary pragmatism and creative democracy across the writings of African American women, from the works of nineteenth-century philosophers to the novels and short stories of Harlem Renaissance authors. The book argues that this critically neglected narrative forms a genealogy of black feminist intersectionality and a major contribution to the development of American pragmatism. Bringing together the philosophical writings of Maria Stewart, Anna Julia Cooper, and Mary Church Terrell and the fictional works of Jessie Fauset, Nella Larsen, and Zora Neale Hurston, this text provides a literary pragmatist study of the archetypes, tropes, settings, and modes of resistance that populate the narrative of creative democracy. Above all, this book considers how these philosophers and authors construct democracy as a lived experience that gains meaning not through state institutions but through communities founded on relationships among black women and their shared understandings of culture, knowledge, experience, and rebellion.