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The Resource American anatomies : theorizing race and gender, Robyn Wiegman

American anatomies : theorizing race and gender, Robyn Wiegman

Label
American anatomies : theorizing race and gender
Title
American anatomies
Title remainder
theorizing race and gender
Statement of responsibility
Robyn Wiegman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this brilliantly combative study, Robyn Wiegman challenges contemporary clichés about race and gender, a formulation that is itself a cliché in need of questioning. As part of what she calls her "feminist disloyalty," she turns a critical, even skeptical, eye on current debates about multiculturalism and "difference" while simultaneously exposing the many ways in which white racial supremacy has been reconfigured since the institutional demise of segregation. Most of all, she examines the hypocrisy and contradictoriness of over a century of narratives that posit Anglo-Americans as heroic agents of racism's decline. Whether assessing Uncle Tom's Cabin, lynching, Leslie Fiedler's racialist mapping of the American novel, the Black Power movement of the 60s, 80s buddy films, or the novels of Richard Wright and Toni Morrison, Wiegman unflinchingly confronts the paradoxes of both racism and antiracist agendas, including those advanced from a feminist perspective
  • American Anatomies takes the long view: What epistemological frameworks allowed the West, from the Renaissance forward, to schematize racial and gender differences and to create social hierarchies based on these differences? How have those epistemological regimes changed - and not changed - over time? Where are we now? With painstaking care, political passion, and intellectual daring, Wiegman analyzes the biological and cultural bases of racial and gender bias in order to reinvigorate the discussion of identity politics. She concludes that, for very different reasons, identity proves to be dangerous to minority and majority alike."--Pub. desc
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Wiegman, Robyn
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New Americanists
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  • Sex role
  • African American women
  • United States
Label
American anatomies : theorizing race and gender, Robyn Wiegman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31243277
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780822315919
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
94036882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1666693
Label
American anatomies : theorizing race and gender, Robyn Wiegman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31243277
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780822315919
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
94036882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1666693

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