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The invention of ethnicity

Author: Werner Sollors
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays attempts to provide a new critical framework for understanding not only ethnic literature, but also its underlying psychological, historical, social and cultural forces.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Invention of ethnicity.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1989
(DLC) 88005963
(OCoLC)17732252
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Werner Sollors
ISBN: 9780198021490 0198021496
OCLC Number: 65212028
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 294 pages)
Contents: On the Fourth of July in Sitka / Ishmael Reed --
Introduction : the invention of ethnicity / Werner Sollors --
An American writer / Richard Rodriguez --
A plea for fictional histories and old-time 'Jewesses' / Alide Cagidemetrio --
Ethnicity as festive culture : nineteenth-century German Americans on parade / Kathleen Neils Conzen --
Defining the race 1890-1930 / Judith Stein --
Anzia Yezierska and the making of an ethnic American self / Mary V. Dearborn --
Deviant girls and dissatisfied women : a sociologist's tale / Carla Cappetti --
Ethnic trilogies : a genealogical and generational poetics / William Boelhower --
Blood in the marketplace : the business of family in the Godfather narratives / Thomas J. Ferraro --
Comping for Count Basie / Albert Murray --
'Is ethnicity obsolete?' / Ishmael Reed [and others].
Responsibility: edited by Werner Sollors.

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Sollors reminds us that the value of any social construction depends on how it is used, and these essays present cogent analyses of how our use of 'ethnicity' has evolved over the years....Deserves a Read more...

 
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