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The Resource At home and abroad : historicizing twentieth-century whiteness in literature and performance, edited by La Vinia Delois Jennings

At home and abroad : historicizing twentieth-century whiteness in literature and performance, edited by La Vinia Delois Jennings

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At home and abroad : historicizing twentieth-century whiteness in literature and performance
Title
At home and abroad
Title remainder
historicizing twentieth-century whiteness in literature and performance
Statement of responsibility
edited by La Vinia Delois Jennings
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Language
eng
Summary
Featuring new critical essays by scholars from Europe, South America, and the United States, At Home and Abroad presents a wide-ranging look at how whiteness-defined in terms of race or ethnicity-forms a category toward which people strive in order to gain power and privilege. Collectively these pieces treat global spaces whose nation building and identity formation have turned on biological and genealogical exigencies to whiten themselves. Drawing upon racialized, national practices implemented prior to and during the twentieth century, each of the essays enlists literature or performance to reflect the sociopolitical imperatives that secured whiteness in the respective locations they study. They range from examinations of whiteness in the literature of Appalachia and contemporary Argentinean poetry to an analysis of performances memorializing the colonial experience in Italy and an exploration into the white rap music of Eminem and contemporary multiracial passing. As the contributors show, literary and performance representations have the power to chronicle histories that reflect the behaviors and lived realities of our selves. Whether whiteness, in addition to its physical manifestation, presents itself as identity, symbol, racism, culture, social formation, political imposition, legal imposition, or pathology, it has been outed into the visible, even in national spaces where the term "whiteness" has yet to be translated and entered into the official lexicon. The ten essays collected here provide powerful insights into where and how the race for biological and genealogical whiteness persists in various geopolitical realms and the ways in which Nordic whites, as well as ethnic whites and nonwhites, resecure its ascendance. La Vinia Delois Jennings is professor of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her recent critical study Toni Morrison and the Idea of Africa won the 2008 Toni Morrison Society Prize for Best Single-Authored Book on the Nobel laureate and Pulitzer-Prize winning author
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Dewey number
809/.93355
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.3.W45
LC item number
A8 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Jennings, La Vinia Delois
Series statement
Tennessee studies in literature
Series volume
v. 44
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  • Whites in literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Race awareness in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Literature, Modern
  • Race awareness in literature
  • Whites in literature
  • Literatur
  • Weiße
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At home and abroad : historicizing twentieth-century whiteness in literature and performance, edited by La Vinia Delois Jennings
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The race for whiteness in the twentieth century / La Vinia Delois Jennings -- Argentina White / Amy Kaminsky -- A dream of a white Vienna after World War I: Hugo Bettauer's The city without Jews and The blue stain / Peter Höyng -- From "Yeʹlida" to Movimiento de mujeres Dominico-Haitianas: gendering resistance to whiteness in the Dominican Republic / Dawn Duke -- Romancing whiteness: popular Appalachian fiction and the imperialist imagination at the turns of two centuries / Emily Satterwhite -- The threat to whiteness: white women's marital betrayals in colonial settings / Suzanne Leonard -- The suspect whiteness of Spain / Baltasar Fra-Molinero -- The myth of whiteness and a changing Italy: historic memory and colonialist attitudes in Lamerica / Renée DʹElia-Zunino -- "Claiming": White ambition, multiracial identity, and the new American racial passing / Meredith McCarroll -- Beyond the white Negro: eminem, Danny Hoch, and race treason in contemporary America / Kimberly Chabot Davis -- Stalling Zion: hegemony, whiteness, and racial discourse in the matrix phenomenon / Douglas A. Cunningham
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699513546
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1 online resource (xxviii, 305 pages).
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online
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9781572337442
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)699513546
Label
At home and abroad : historicizing twentieth-century whiteness in literature and performance, edited by La Vinia Delois Jennings
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The race for whiteness in the twentieth century / La Vinia Delois Jennings -- Argentina White / Amy Kaminsky -- A dream of a white Vienna after World War I: Hugo Bettauer's The city without Jews and The blue stain / Peter Höyng -- From "Yeʹlida" to Movimiento de mujeres Dominico-Haitianas: gendering resistance to whiteness in the Dominican Republic / Dawn Duke -- Romancing whiteness: popular Appalachian fiction and the imperialist imagination at the turns of two centuries / Emily Satterwhite -- The threat to whiteness: white women's marital betrayals in colonial settings / Suzanne Leonard -- The suspect whiteness of Spain / Baltasar Fra-Molinero -- The myth of whiteness and a changing Italy: historic memory and colonialist attitudes in Lamerica / Renée DʹElia-Zunino -- "Claiming": White ambition, multiracial identity, and the new American racial passing / Meredith McCarroll -- Beyond the white Negro: eminem, Danny Hoch, and race treason in contemporary America / Kimberly Chabot Davis -- Stalling Zion: hegemony, whiteness, and racial discourse in the matrix phenomenon / Douglas A. Cunningham
Control code
699513546
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 305 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781572337442
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)699513546

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