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Citizen : an American lyric

Author: Claudia Rankine
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Graphic : Mixed form   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Claudia Rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV--everywhere, all the time.  Read more...
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Material Type: Graphic
Document Type: Book, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Rankine
ISBN: 9781555976903 1555976905
OCLC Number: 1101773886
Description: 169 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Claudia Rankine.

Abstract:

"Claudia Rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV--everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person's ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named 'post-race' society"--From publisher's description.

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