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The souls of white folk : African American writers theorize whiteness

Author: Veronica T Watson
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2013.
Series: Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Souls of White Folk: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness is the first study to consider the substantial body of African American writing that critiques whiteness as social construction and racial identity. Arguing against the prevailing approach to these texts that says African American writers retreated from issues of "race" when they wrote about whiteness, Veronica T. Watson instead identifies this  Read more...
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Watson, Veronica T.
Souls of white folk.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2013
(DLC) 2013013398
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Veronica T Watson
ISBN: 9781617038891 161703889X 9781496802453 1496802454
OCLC Number: 833918018
Description: xii, 170 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Naming: The literature of white estrangement --
"A form of insanity which overtakes white men": W.E.B. du Bois, Charles Chesnutt, and the specter of white double consciousness --
"Shaping herself into a dutiful wife": demythologizing white femininity and the white home in Frank Yerby's The foxes of harrow and Zora Neale Hurston's Seraph on the Suwanee --
"Occupied territory": mapping the spatial geographies of white identity and violence --
Conclusion: "No white and legal heir": the responsibility of whiteness in a multiracial world.
Series Title: Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies.
Responsibility: Veronica T. Watson.

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This is the first study to consider the substantial body of African American writing that critiques whiteness as social construction and racial identity. Arguing against the prevailing approach to  Read more...

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�Veronica Watson offers a brilliant analysis of African American engagement with whiteness in U.S. literature. In this historical journey examining the works of Chesnutt, Du Bois, Yerby, Hurston, Read more...

 
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