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The Resource Cannibal democracy : race and representation in the literature of the Americas, Zita Nunes

Cannibal democracy : race and representation in the literature of the Americas, Zita Nunes

Label
Cannibal democracy : race and representation in the literature of the Americas
Title
Cannibal democracy
Title remainder
race and representation in the literature of the Americas
Statement of responsibility
Zita Nunes
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Cannibalism as a metaphor for racial assimilation in the United States, the Caribbean, and Brazil." "Zita Nunes argues that the prevailing narratives of identity formation throughout the Americas share a dependence on metaphors of incorporation and, often, of cannibalism. From the position of the incorporating body, the construction of a national and racial identity through a process of assimilation presupposes a remainder, a residue." "Nunes addresses works by writers and artists who explore what is left behind in the formation of national identities and speak to the limits of the contemporary discourse of democracy. Cannibal Democracy tracks its central metaphor's circulation through the work of writers such as Mario de Andrade, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Toni Morrison and journalists of the black press, as well as work by visual artists including Magdalena Campos-Pons and Keith Piper, and reveals how exclusion - understood in terms of what is left out - can be fruitfully understood in terms of what is left over from a process of unification or incorporation." "Nunes shows that while this remainder can be deferred into the future - lurking as a threat to the desired stability of the present - the residue haunts discourses of national unity, undermining the ideologies of democracy that claim to resolve issues of race."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nunes, Zita
Dewey number
305.896/07
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
N86 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical American studies series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Brazilian literature
  • Caribbean literature
  • Metaphor
  • Cannibalism in literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • Democracy in literature
  • United States
  • Brazil
  • Caribbean Area
Label
Cannibal democracy : race and representation in the literature of the Americas, Zita Nunes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-200) 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
United by anthropophagism -- Bringing in the dead : nostalgia and the refusal of loss in Gilberto Freyre's Casa Grande e Senzala -- The foreigner and the remainder -- The new Negro and the turn to South America -- The remainder is a reminder : cannibalizing the remains of the past
Control code
191760086
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 218 pages
Isbn
9780816648412
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008018324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)191760086
Label
Cannibal democracy : race and representation in the literature of the Americas, Zita Nunes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-200) 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
United by anthropophagism -- Bringing in the dead : nostalgia and the refusal of loss in Gilberto Freyre's Casa Grande e Senzala -- The foreigner and the remainder -- The new Negro and the turn to South America -- The remainder is a reminder : cannibalizing the remains of the past
Control code
191760086
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 218 pages
Isbn
9780816648412
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008018324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)191760086

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