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The Resource Black mothers and the national body politic : the narrative positioning of the black maternal body from the Civil War period through the present, Andrea Wolfe Powell

Black mothers and the national body politic : the narrative positioning of the black maternal body from the Civil War period through the present, Andrea Wolfe Powell

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Black mothers and the national body politic : the narrative positioning of the black maternal body from the Civil War period through the present
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Black mothers and the national body politic
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the narrative positioning of the black maternal body from the Civil War period through the present
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Andrea Wolfe Powell
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eng
Summary
" ... focuses on the struggles and triumphs of black motherhood in six works of narrative prose composed from the Civil War period through the present. Andrea Powell Wolfe examines the functioning of the black maternal body to both define and undermine ideal white womanhood; the physical scarring of the black mother and the reclamation of the black maternal body as a site of subversion and nurturance as well as erotic empowerment; and the construction of oppressive discourses surrounding black female bodies and reproduction and the development of resistance to these types of discourses. These tensions undergird a multifaceted discussion of the narrative positioning of the black maternal body within and in relationship to the national body politic, an inherently exclusionary and restrictive metaphorical entity constructed and socially contracted over time by an already politically empowered citizenry. Ultimately, close analysis of the texts under study suggests that the United States -- as a figurative body complete with imagined 'parts' that perform separate functions, from intelligence to labor, ingestion to expulsion -- has simultaneously used and cast off the black maternal body over the course of centuries." --
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Wolfe, Andrea Powell
Dewey number
813.00935252
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
W65 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • African American mothers in literature
  • African American women in literature
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • African Americans in literature
  • American fiction
  • Mothers in literature
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Black mothers and the national body politic : the narrative positioning of the black maternal body from the Civil War period through the present, Andrea Wolfe Powell
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-227) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The subordination of embodied power : sentimental representations of the black maternal body in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's cabin and Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the life of a slave girl -- Recuperating the body : Embodiment and reintegration into the black community in Pauline Hopkins's Contending forces and Toni Morrison's Beloved -- The narrative power of the lack maternal body : resisting and exceeding visual economies of discipline in Margaret Walker's Jubilee and Sherley Anne Williams's Dessa Rose -- Mapping black motherhood onto the nation: Southern legacies and national realities in Lillian Smith's Strange fruit and Alice Randall's The wind done gone -- Coda : Michelle Obama in context
Control code
1182868729
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9781793631299
Lccn
2020951264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1182868729
Label
Black mothers and the national body politic : the narrative positioning of the black maternal body from the Civil War period through the present, Andrea Wolfe Powell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-227) 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
Contents
Introduction -- The subordination of embodied power : sentimental representations of the black maternal body in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's cabin and Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the life of a slave girl -- Recuperating the body : Embodiment and reintegration into the black community in Pauline Hopkins's Contending forces and Toni Morrison's Beloved -- The narrative power of the lack maternal body : resisting and exceeding visual economies of discipline in Margaret Walker's Jubilee and Sherley Anne Williams's Dessa Rose -- Mapping black motherhood onto the nation: Southern legacies and national realities in Lillian Smith's Strange fruit and Alice Randall's The wind done gone -- Coda : Michelle Obama in context
Control code
1182868729
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9781793631299
Lccn
2020951264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1182868729

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