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Names we call home : autobiography on racial identity

Author: Becky W Thompson; Sangeeta Tyagi
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Names We Call Home includes autobiographical essays, poetry and interviews to highlight the historical, social and cultural influences that inform racial identity.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Becky W Thompson; Sangeeta Tyagi
ISBN: 0415911613 9780415911610 0415911621 9780415911627
OCLC Number: 32665184
Description: xx, 308 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: "When we are capable of stopping, we begin to see:" being white, seeing whiteness / Ruth Frankenberg --
Mrs. Brent / Gayle Pemberton --
Red and black in white America: discovering cross-border identities and other subversive activities / David Wellman --
Writing in search of a home: geography, culture, and language in the creation of racial identity / Sangeeta Tyagi --
Alice's little sister: the self concealed behind the self / Gloria Johnson-Powell --
Place and kinship: a Native American's identity before and after words / Donald Andrew Grinde, Jr. --
Locating Biafra: the words we wouldn't say / Faith Adiele --
Afro images: politics, fashion, and nostalgia / Angela Y. Davis --
Time traveling and border crossing: reflections on white identity / Becky Thompson --
A hyphenated identity / Harry Kitano --
Jews in the U.S.: the rising costs of whiteness / Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz --
Chattanooga black boy: identity and racism --
Calvin Hernton --
My dear niece / Pam Mitchell --
Oxydol poisoning / Earl Jackson, Jr. --
Writing life / Beth Brant --
Birth of a negation: a love letter --
Andrew Spieldenner --
Tippin' the furniture: an interview with Angela Maria Giudice / Elly Bulkin --
The breakdown of the bicultural mind / Cherríe Moraga --
Eating salt / Lisa Kahaleole Change Hall --
Turning the myths of black masculinity inside/out / Herb Green --
" Wandering between two worlds, one dead, the other powerless to be born" / Ramon S. Torrecilha --
Playing the devil's advocate: defending a multiracial identity in fractured community --
Sarah Willie --
Black women and the wilderness / Evelyn C. White --
Toward the light / Vickie Sears ---
Waiting for a taxi / June Jordan.
Responsibility: edited by Becky Thompson and Sangeeta Tyagi.
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