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The Resource Black outlaws : race, law, and male subjectivity in African American literature and culture, Carlyle Van Thompson

Black outlaws : race, law, and male subjectivity in African American literature and culture, Carlyle Van Thompson

Label
Black outlaws : race, law, and male subjectivity in African American literature and culture
Title
Black outlaws
Title remainder
race, law, and male subjectivity in African American literature and culture
Statement of responsibility
Carlyle Van Thompson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this provocative and original exploration of Black males and the legal establishment, Carlyle Van Thompson illuminates the critical issues defining Black male subjectivity. Since the days of Black people's enslavement and the days of Jim Crow segregation, Black males have been at odds with the legal and extra-legal restrictions that would maintain white supremacy and white male privilege. Grounded in the voices of Frederick Douglass and David Walker, who challenged hegemonic systems designed to socio-economically disenfranchise Black people, Black Outlaws examines legal aspects with regard to Black males during the period of segregation. By critically looking at Richard Wright's The Outsider, Chester Bomar Himes' The Third Generation, Walter Mosley's Devil in a Blue Dress, and Ernest J. Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying - all of which examine Black males during the Jim Crow period - Thompson investigates the challenges that Black males confront and surmount in their journeys to establish their individual and collective agency. Black Outlaws helps decipher critical legal and racial issues in the works of four of the most important Black male writers, and is suitable for readers in literary studies, cultural studies, and history."--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Carlyle Van
Dewey number
810.9/896073
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
T477 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
African American literature and culture,
Series volume
v. 13
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • African Americans
  • Outlaws in literature
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Subjectivity in literature
  • African American men in literature
  • Law and literature
Label
Black outlaws : race, law, and male subjectivity in African American literature and culture, Carlyle Van Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A disturbing and paradoxical presence: Black male subjectivity, legal matters and redemption in African American literature and culture -- Cross Damon : dangerous freedom and Black male subjectivity : the ultimate urban outlaw in Richard Wright's "The outsider" -- A Black man's "Veil of horror" : Oedipal trauma and psyche redemption in Chester Himes' "The third generation" -- Black male subjectivity and the American dream: working outside the law in Walter Mosley's "Devil in a blue dress" -- From a hog to a Black man : Black male subjectivity and ritualistic lynching in Ernest J. Gaines' "A lesson before dying."
Control code
463307251
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780820486376
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009043496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)463307251
Label
Black outlaws : race, law, and male subjectivity in African American literature and culture, Carlyle Van Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A disturbing and paradoxical presence: Black male subjectivity, legal matters and redemption in African American literature and culture -- Cross Damon : dangerous freedom and Black male subjectivity : the ultimate urban outlaw in Richard Wright's "The outsider" -- A Black man's "Veil of horror" : Oedipal trauma and psyche redemption in Chester Himes' "The third generation" -- Black male subjectivity and the American dream: working outside the law in Walter Mosley's "Devil in a blue dress" -- From a hog to a Black man : Black male subjectivity and ritualistic lynching in Ernest J. Gaines' "A lesson before dying."
Control code
463307251
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780820486376
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009043496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)463307251

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