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How Black writers deal with whiteness : characterization through deconstructing color

Author: Emine Lâle Demirtürk
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2008.
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This study explores the social and discursive spaces and practices of whiteness in its social, cultural, political, ideological, and individual implications. The work examines the ways in which various African American novels deconstruct whiteness as an ideological appropriation of social space by delineating the relational status of the white identity.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Demirtürk, Emine Lâle.
How Black writers deal with whiteness.
Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008023893
(OCoLC)229031450
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emine Lâle Demirtürk
ISBN: 9780773417458 0773417451
OCLC Number: 682173136
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 230 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Mapping the terrain of whiteness : Richard Wright's Savage holiday --
Reading the contours of dynamic whiteness in African American women's neo-slave narratives --
'Passing for white' and the politics of location : negotiating the boundaries of whiteness --
Dismantling the discourse of desire for whiteness in Toni Morrison's The bluest eye --
Postcolonial reflections on the discourse of whiteness : Paule Marshall's The chosen place, the timeless people --
Racialized spatial zones in the metropolitan city : Louise Meriwether's Daddy was a number runner --
Alternative conceptions of (post)modern urban whiteness : resisting and revisioning the white city in Colson Whitehead's The intuitionist.
Responsibility: Emine Lâle Demirtürk ; with a foreword by Wilfred D. Samuels.

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