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Autobiography and Black identity politics : racialization in twentieth-century America

Author: Kenneth Mostern
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cultural margins, v. 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why has autobiography been central to African-American political speech throughout the twentieth century? What is it about the racialization process that persistently places African-Americans in the position of speaking from personal experience?
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Mostern
ISBN: 0521641144 9780521641142 0521646790 9780521646796
OCLC Number: 39615240
Description: xii, 280 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Theorizing race, autobiography, and identity politics. 1. What is identity politics? Race and the autobiographical. 2. African-American autobiography and the field of autobiography studies --
pt. 2. The politics of Negro self-representation. 3. Three theories of the race of W.E.B. Du Bois. 4. The gender, race, and culture of anti-lynching politics in the Jim Crow era. 5. Representing the Negro as proletarian --
pt. 3. The dialectics of home: gender, nation and blackness since the 1960s. 6. Malcolm X and the grammar of redemption. 7. The political identity "woman" as emergent from the space of Black Power. 8. Home and profession in black feminism.
Series Title: Cultural margins, v. 6.
Responsibility: Kenneth Mostern.
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"Mostern provides intriguing readings of...the autobiographies he presents." American Literature

 
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