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The White Negress : Literature, Minstrelry and the Black-Jewish Imaginary.

Author: Lori Harrison-Kahan
Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 2011.
Series: American Literatures Initiative.
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During the first half of the twentieth century, American Jews demonstrated a commitment to racial justice as well as an attraction to African American culture. Until now, the debate about whether such black-Jewish encounters thwarted or enabled Jews' claims to white privilege has focused on men and representations of masculinity while ignoring questions of women and femininity. The White Negress investigates  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Harrison-Kahan, Lori.
White Negress : Literature, Minstrelry and the Black-Jewish Imaginary.
New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lori Harrison-Kahan
ISBN: 9780813549897 0813549892
OCLC Number: 774279017
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages).
Contents: From White Negress to Yiddishe mama: Sophie Tucker and the female blackface tradition --
The same Show Boat: Edna Ferber's interracial ideal --
Limitations of white: Fannie Hurst and the consumption of blackness --
Minstrel of the mountain: Zora Neale Hurston and the black-Jewish imaginary.
Series Title: American Literatures Initiative.

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During the first half of the twentieth century, American Jews demonstrated a commitment to racial justice as well as an attraction to African American culture. Until now, the debate about whether such black-Jewish encounters thwarted or enabled Jews' claims to white privilege has focused on men and representations of masculinity while ignoring questions of women and femininity. The White Negress investigates literary and cultural texts by Jewish and African American women, opening new avenues of inquiry that yield more complex stories about Jewishness, African American identity, and th.

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