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The Racial Imaginary

Author : Claudia Rankine
ISBN : 1934200794
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Frank, fearless letters from poets of all colors, genders, classes about the material conditions under which their art is made.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Racial Imaginary Of The Cold War Kitchen

Author : Kate A. Baldwin
ISBN : 9781611688641
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book demonstrates the ways in which the kitchen - the centerpiece of domesticity and consumerism - was deployed as a recurring motif in the ideological and propaganda battles of the Cold War. Beginning with the famous Nixon-Khrushchev kitchen debate, Baldwin shows how Nixon turned the kitchen into a space of exception, while contemporary writers, artists, and activists depicted it as a site of cultural resistance. Focusing on a wide variety of literature and media from the United States and the Soviet Union, Baldwin reveals how the binary logic at work in Nixon's discourse - setting U.S. freedom against Soviet totalitarianism - erased the histories of slavery, gender subordination, colonialism, and racial genocide. The Racial Imaginary of the Cold War Kitchen treats the kitchen as symptomatic of these erasures, connecting issues of race, gender, and social difference across national boundaries. This rich and rewarding study - embracing the literature, film, and photography of the era - will appeal to a broad spectrum of scholars.
Category: Literary Criticism

Back To Black

Author : Richard J. Powell
ISBN : UOM:39015062566859
Genre : African American art
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The book focuses on the rise of the Black Arts Movement in the US, Britain and Jamaica in the 1960s & 1970s.
Category: African American art

The Dominican Racial Imaginary

Author : Milagros Ricourt
ISBN : 9780813584508
Genre : History
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This book begins with a simple question: why do so many Dominicans deny the African components of their DNA, culture, and history? Seeking answers, Milagros Ricourt uncovers a complex and often contradictory Dominican racial imaginary. Observing how Dominicans have traditionally identified in opposition to their neighbors on the island of Hispaniola—Haitians of African descent—she finds that the Dominican Republic’s social elite has long propagated a national creation myth that conceives of the Dominican as a perfect hybrid of native islanders and Spanish settlers. Yet as she pores through rare historical documents, interviews contemporary Dominicans, and recalls her own childhood memories of life on the island, Ricourt encounters persistent challenges to this myth. Through fieldwork at the Dominican-Haitian border, she gives a firsthand look at how Dominicans are resisting the official account of their national identity and instead embracing the African influence that has always been part of their cultural heritage. Building on the work of theorists ranging from Edward Said to Édouard Glissant, this book expands our understanding of how national and racial imaginaries develop, why they persist, and how they might be subverted. As it confronts Hispaniola’s dark legacies of slavery and colonial oppression, The Dominican Racial Imaginary also delivers an inspiring message on how multicultural communities might cooperate to disrupt the enduring power of white supremacy.
Category: History

The Dark Fantastic

Author : Ebony Elizabeth Thomas
ISBN : 9781479806072
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Reveals the diversity crisis in children's and young adult media as not only a lack of representation, but a lack of imagination Stories provide portals into other worlds, both real and imagined. The promise of escape draws people from all backgrounds to speculative fiction, but when people of color seek passageways into the fantastic, the doors are often barred. This problem lies not only with children’s publishing, but also with the television and film executives tasked with adapting these stories into a visual world. When characters of color do appear, they are often marginalized or subjected to violence, reinforcing for audiences that not all lives matter. The Dark Fantastic is an engaging and provocative exploration of race in popular youth and young adult speculative fiction. Grounded in her experiences as YA novelist, fanfiction writer, and scholar of education, Thomas considers four black girl protagonists from some of the most popular stories of the early 21st century: Bonnie Bennett from the CW’s The Vampire Diaries, Rue from Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games, Gwen from the BBC’s Merlin, and Angelina Johnson from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. Analyzing their narratives and audience reactions to them reveals how these characters mirror the violence against black and brown people in our own world. In response, Thomas uncovers and builds upon a tradition of fantasy and radical imagination in Black feminism and Afrofuturism to reveal new possibilities. Through fanfiction and other modes of counter-storytelling, young people of color have reinvisioned fantastic worlds that reflect their own experiences, their own lives. As Thomas powerfully asserts, “we dark girls deserve more, because we are more.”
Category: Literary Criticism

Richard Wright In A Post Racial Imaginary

Author : William E. Dow
ISBN : 9781623566258
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In African American fiction, Richard Wright was one of the most significant and influential authors of the twentieth century. Richard Wright in a Post-Racial Imaginary analyses Wright's work in relation to contemporary racial and social issues, bringing voices of established and emergent Wright scholars into dialogue with each other. The essays in this volume show how Wright's best work asks central questions about national alienation as well as about international belonging and the trans-national gaze. Race is here assumed as a superimposed category, rather than a biological reality, in keeping with recent trends in African-American studies. Wright's fiction and almost all of his non-fiction lift beyond the mainstays of African-American culture to explore the potentialities and limits of black trans-nationalism. Wright's trans-native status, his perpetual "outsidedness" mixed with the "essential humanness" of his activist and literary efforts are at the core of the innovative approaches to his work included here.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Handbook Of Karl Barth

Author : Paul T. Nimmo
ISBN : 9780199689781
Genre : Religion
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Karl Barth (1886-1968) is generally acknowledged to be the most important European Protestant theologian of the twentieth century, a figure whose importance for Christian thought compares with that of Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin, Martin Luther, and Friedrich Schleiermacher. Author of the Epistle to the Romans, the multi-volume Church Dogmatics, and a wide range of other works - theological, exegetical, historical, political, pastoral, and homiletic - Barth has had significant and perduring influence on the contemporary study of theology and on the life of contemporary churches. In the last few decades, his work has been at the centre of some of the most important interpretative, critical, and constructive developments in in the fields of Christian theology, philosophy of religion, and religious studies. The Oxford Handbook of Karl Barth is the most expansive guide to Barth's work published to date. Comprising over forty original chapters, each of which is written by an expert in the field, the Handbook provides rich analysis of Barth's life and context, advances penetrating interpretations of the key elements of his thought, and opens and charts new paths for critical and constructive reflection. In the process, it seeks to illuminate the complex and challenging world of Barth's theology, to engage with it from multiple perspectives, and to communicate something of the joyful nature of theology as Barth conceived it. It will serve as an indispensable resource for undergraduates, postgraduates, academics, and general readers for years to come.
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Racial Alterity Wixarika Youth Activism And The Right To The Mexican City

Author : Diana Negrín
ISBN : 9780816540013
Genre : Social Science
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While the population of Indigenous peoples living in Mexico’s cities has steadily increased over the past four decades, both the state and broader society have failed to recognize this geographic heterogeneity by continuing to expect Indigenous peoples to live in rural landscapes that are anathema to a modern Mexico. This book examines the legacy of the racial imaginary in Mexico with a focus on the Wixarika (Huichol) Indigenous peoples of the western Sierra Madre from the colonial period to the present. Through an examination of the politics of identity, space, and activism among Wixarika university students living and working in the western Mexican cities of Tepic and Guadalajara, geographer Diana Negrín analyzes the production of racialized urban geographies and reveals how Wixarika youth are making claims to a more heterogeneous citizenship that challenges these deep-seated discourses and practices. Through the weaving together of historical material, critical interdisciplinary scholarship, and rich ethnography, this book sheds light on the racialized history, urban transformation, and contemporary Indigenous activism of a region of Mexico that has remained at the margins of scholarship.
Category: Social Science

Fantasies Of Race

Author : Timothy M. Christensen
ISBN : MSU:31293025516455
Genre : Blacks in literature
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Feminist Studies

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ISBN : UVA:X006024943
Genre : Electronic journals
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Rats And Revolutionaries

Author : James Bennett
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123145836
Genre : History
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Normally historians do not consider Australia and New Zealand as having a common experience, but Bennett (U. of Aukland) takes careful note of the labour movement that took hold of both countries for about 50 years, beginning in the 1890s. He explains how labour organising became a multinational entity as groups from both countries supported each other's strikes, followed each other's efforts in arbitration, and used each other's experiences in organisation to move toward progress in unionisation. Bennett examines the large number of separate groups that appeared to keep a close eye on each other as the world moved toward the Depression and on to the Second World War, events that substantially changed the labour movements in both countries.
Category: History

Race And The Modernist Imagination

Author : Urmila Seshagiri
ISBN : 0801448212
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In addition to her readings of a fascinating array of works---The Picture of Dorian Gray, Heart of Darkness --
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African American Review

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ISBN : UVA:X030053607
Genre : African American arts
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Race In Modern Irish Literature And Culture

Author : John Brannigan
ISBN : UOM:39015084102766
Genre : Art
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This book sets out to expose through a combination of literary, cultural and historical analysis the fictive nature of Irish monoculturalism and to probe figurations of racial identity, racial difference, and foreignness in Irish culture.
Category: Art

The Nature Of The Beast

Author : Richard Hylton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131770831
Genre : Art
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Charting cultural diversity's various incarnations, from ethnic arts in the late 1970s, black arts in the 1980s, new internationalism in the 1990s and culturally diverse arts in the 21st Century; Hyltons study considers how today's overly benevolent and prescriptive attempts at inculcating cultural diversity within the visual arts reprise much of the outmoded thinking dating back to the 1970s. Through in-depth research and analysis, this study assesses the extent to which certain policies and initiatives might have assisted or hindered the progress of Black artists within the English gallery system.
Category: Art

Globalization And Race

Author : Kamari Maxine Clarke
ISBN : UOM:39015064895413
Genre : History
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A collection that theorizes how global political and economic changes have influenced the ways in which people of African descent represent and contemplate their identities.
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Uncle Tom S Nation

Author : Laura J. Veltman
ISBN : WISC:89097475354
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature