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Legal fictions : constituting race, composing literature

Author: Karla F C Holloway
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Legal Fictions, Karla FC Holloway both argues that U.S. racial identity is the creation of U.S. law and demonstrates how black authors of literary fiction have engaged with the law's constructions of race since the era of slavery. Exploring the resonance between U.S. literature and U.S. jurisprudence, Holloway reveals Toni Morrison's Beloved and Charles Johnson's Middle Passage as stories about personhood and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karla F C Holloway
ISBN: 9780822355816 0822355817 9780822355953 0822355957
OCLC Number: 854980326
Description: xv, 158 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: The capital in question --
Imagined liberalism --
Mapping racial reason --
Being in place : landscape, never inscape --
Secondhand tales and hearsay --
Black legibility : "Can I get a witness" --
Trying to read me --
"A novel-like tenor" --
Passing and protection --
A secluded colored neighborhood.
Responsibility: Karla FC Holloway.

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