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The border and the line : race, literature, and Los Angeles, Dean J. Franco

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The border and the line : race, literature, and Los Angeles
Title
The border and the line
Title remainder
race, literature, and Los Angeles
Statement of responsibility
Dean J. Franco
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Los Angeles is a city of borders and lines, from the freeways that transect its neighborhoods to streets like Pico Boulevard that slash across the city from the ocean to the heart of downtown, creating both ethnic enclaves and pathways for interracial connection. Examining neighborhoods in east, south central, and west L.A.--and their imaginative representation by Chicana, African American, and Jewish American writers--this book investigates the moral and political implications of negotiating space. The Border and the Line takes up the central conceit of "the neighbor" to consider how the geography of racial identification and interracial encounters are represented and even made possible by literary language. Dean J. Franco probes how race is formed and transformed in literature and in everyday life, in the works of Helena María Viramontes, Paul Beatty, James Baldwin, and the writers of the Watts Writers Workshop. Exploring metaphor and metonymy, as well as economic and political circumstance, Franco identifies the potential for reconciliation in the figure of the neighbor, an identity that is grounded by geographical boundaries and which invites their crossing
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Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Franco, Dean J.
Dewey number
810.9/35879494
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.M56
LC item number
F725 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Stanford studies in comparative race and ethnicity
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Ethnic neighborhoods in literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • Ethnicity in literature
  • Race in literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • California
  • Minderheitenliteratur
  • Grenze
  • Ethnische Beziehungen
  • Nachbarschaft
  • Ethnische Beziehungen
  • Ethnische Identität
  • Literatur
  • Rasse
  • Los Angeles, Calif
  • USA
Label
The border and the line : race, literature, and Los Angeles, Dean J. Franco
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 borders and lines of social identities -- Redlining and realigning in East L.A. : the neighborhoods of Helena María Viramontes and Union de Vecinos -- The matter of the neighbor and the property of 'unmitigated blackness' -- 'My neighborhood' : private claims, public space, and Jewish Los Angeles -- Conclusion : love, space, and the grounds of comparative ethnic literature study
Control code
1022982045
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781503607293
Lccn
2018015538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022982045
Label
The border and the line : race, literature, and Los Angeles, Dean J. Franco
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 borders and lines of social identities -- Redlining and realigning in East L.A. : the neighborhoods of Helena María Viramontes and Union de Vecinos -- The matter of the neighbor and the property of 'unmitigated blackness' -- 'My neighborhood' : private claims, public space, and Jewish Los Angeles -- Conclusion : love, space, and the grounds of comparative ethnic literature study
Control code
1022982045
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781503607293
Lccn
2018015538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022982045

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