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Racial worldmaking : the power of popular fiction

Author: Mark C Jerng
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Examines the relationship between race representation and popular fiction from 1893 to the present, as well as its impact on historiography, economics, and law"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark C Jerng
ISBN: 9780823277759 0823277755 9780823277766 0823277763
OCLC Number: 1008774198
Description: vii, 284 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Racial Worldmaking --
Part I. Yellow Peril Genres 1. Worlds of Color 2. Futures Past of Asiatic Racialization --
Part II. Plantation Romance 3. Romance and Racism after the Civil War 4. Reconstructing Racial Perception --
Part III. Sword and Sorcery 5. The "Facts" of Blackness and Anthropological Worlds 6. Fantasies of Blackness and Racial Capitalism --
Part IV. Alternate History 7. Racial Counterfactuals and the Uncertain Event of Emancipation 8. Alternate Histories of World War II; or, How the Race Concept Organizes the World --
Conclusion: On the Possibilities of an Antiracist Racial Worldmaking.
Other Titles: Power of popular fiction
Responsibility: Mark C. Jerng.

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