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The Resource Race, work, and desire in American literature, 1860-1930, Michele Birnbaum

Race, work, and desire in American literature, 1860-1930, Michele Birnbaum

Label
Race, work, and desire in American literature, 1860-1930
Title
Race, work, and desire in American literature, 1860-1930
Statement of responsibility
Michele Birnbaum
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Race, Work, and Desire analyzes the literary representations of work relationships across the color line from the mid nineteenth century to the early twentieth century. Michele Birnbaum examines interracial bonds in fiction and literary correspondence by black and white authors and artists - including Elizabeth Keckley, Frances E.W. Harper, W.D. Howells, Grace King, Kate Chopin, Langston Hughes, Amy Spingarn and Carl Van Vechten - exploring the way servants and employers, doctors and patients, and patrons and artists negotiate their racial differences for artistic and political ends. Situating these relationships in literary and cultural context, Birnbaum argues that the literature reveals the complexity of cross-racial relations in the workplace, which, although often represented as an oasis of racial harmony, is in fact the very site where race politics are most fiercely engaged. This study productively complicates current debates about cross-racial collaboration in American literary and race studies, and will be of interest to scholars in both literary and cultural studies."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elam, Michele
Dewey number
810.9/355
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS228.R32
LC item number
B57 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Race in literature
  • American literature
  • Interpersonal relations in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • Friendship in literature
  • Whites in literature
  • Desire in literature
  • Work in literature
Label
Race, work, and desire in American literature, 1860-1930, Michele Birnbaum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-190) 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
51848360
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 195 pages
Isbn
9780521824255
Lccn
2003043934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Race, work, and desire in American literature, 1860-1930, Michele Birnbaum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-190) 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
51848360
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 195 pages
Isbn
9780521824255
Lccn
2003043934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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