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Legal fictions : constituting race, composing literature

Verfasser/in: Karla F C Holloway
Verlag: Durham ; London : Duke University Press, [2014]
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : EnglischAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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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  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Medientyp: Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Karla F C Holloway
ISBN: 9780822355816 0822355817 9780822355953 0822355957
OCLC-Nummer: 854980326
Beschreibung: xv, 158 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Inhalt: Introduction : Bound by law : Intimate intersectionalities: scalar recollections ; Public fictions, private facts ; Simile as precedent ; Property, contract, and evidentiary values --
The claims of property: on being and belonging : The capital in question ; Imagined liberalism ; Mapping racial reason ; Being in place: landscape, never inscape --
Bodies as evidence (of things not seen) : Secondhand tales and hearsay ; Black legibility: Can I get a witness? ; Trying to read me --
Composing contract : "A novel-like tenor" : Passing and protection ; A secluded colored neighborhood --
Epilogue : When and where "All the dark-glass boys" enter : A contagion of madness.
Verfasserangabe: Karla FC Holloway.

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Exploring the resonance between US literature and US jurisprudence, this title reveals Toni Morrison's Beloved and Charles Johnson's Middle Passage as stories about personhood and property, David  Weiterlesen…

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