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Imperfect Unions Staging Miscegenation in U

Author: Diana Rebekkah Paulin
Publisher: Minneapolis University of Minnesota Press 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Imperfect Unions examines the vital role that nineteenth- and twentieth-century dramatic and literary enactments played in the constitution and consolidation of race in the United States. Diana Rebekkah Paulin investigates how these representations produced, and were produced by, the black-white binary that informed them in a wide variety of texts written across the period between the Civil War and World War I-by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Rebekkah Paulin
ISBN: 9780816670987 0816670986 9780816680177 0816680175
OCLC Number: 871538975
Description: 1 online resource (345 Seiten)
Contents: ContentsIntroduction. Setting the Stage: The Black-White Binary in an Imperfect Union1. Under the Covers of Forbidden Desire: Interracial Unions as Surrogates2. Clear Definitions for an Anxious World: Late Nineteenth-Century Surrogacy3. Staging the Unspoken Terror 4. The Remix: Afro-Indian Intimacies5. The Futurity of MiscegenationConclusion: The "Sex Factor"and Twenty-first Century Stagings of MiscegeNationAcknowledgmentsNotesIndex

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Imperfect Unions examines the vital role that nineteenth- and twentieth-century dramatic and literary enactments played in the constitution and consolidation of race in the United States. Diana Rebekkah Paulin investigates how these representations produced, and were produced by, the black-white binary that informed them in a wide variety of texts written across the period between the Civil War and World War I-by Louisa May Alcott, Thomas Dixon, J. Rosamond Johnson, Charles Chesnutt, James Weldon Johnson, William Dean Howells, and many others. Paulin's "miscegenated reading practices" reframe ...

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