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America and the black body : identity politics in print and visual culture / edited by Carol E. Henderson
Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, c2009
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 4th Floor  PS217.B55 A64 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Blacks in literature
Human body in literature
Race in literature
African Americans in literature
Blacks -- Race identity
African Americans -- Race identity
Physical Description 294 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: bordering on the black body: text and subtext in America's literature and culture / Carol E. Henderson -- Narrating African American subjectivity through the body: critical race theory and legal discourse / Richard Schur -- Distorted images in travel literature: an exploration of the subjugation of blackness in the western world / Katrina Dyonne Thompson -- The culture of sentiments and the black female body in the nineteenth-century literary marketplace / Allison E. Francis -- Emerson's platonic influence: working toward a well colored and shaded globe / Elizabeth R. Schroeder -- The bodies of black folk: from Kant and Hegel to DuBois and Baldwin / David Farrell Krell -- The sentimental slave body in Frederick Douglass's The Heroic Slave / Therese M. Rizzo -- Writing realism, policing consciousness: Howells and the black body / Henry B. Wonham -- Genealogical ambiguity and racial identity: adoption and passing in Kate Chopin's Desiree's Baby and Jessie Redmon Fauset's The Sleeper Wakes / Marina Fedosik -- The body against itself in Faulkner's phenomenology of race / Laura Doyle -- Policing the racial divide: the body, the nation, and the Emmett Till murder / Carol E. Henderson -- A space beyond Beulah: assessing the mixed race body in Danzy Senna's The Land of Beulah / Simone C. Drake -- A phenomenology of the black body / Charles Johnson -- Afterword: the black body: under the weight of white America's microtomes / George Yancy
Alternate Author Henderson, Carol E., 1964-

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