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Staging whiteness

Author: Mary F Brewer
Publisher: Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Offers close textual readings of plays by American and British 20th century playwrights—both canonical and some that fall outside the mainstream—looking at how whiteness as an identity is created onstage, and how this has changed historically. Includes discussions of G.B. Shaw’s Captain Brassbound’s Conversion, W. Somerset Maugham’s The Explorer, W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood’s The Ascent of F6, Eugene  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary F Brewer
ISBN: 0819567698 9780819567697 0819567701 9780819567703
OCLC Number: 57669756
Description: xvi, 236 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "That's white of you ... ": civilizing whiteness --
The borders of whiteness in the New World --
Whiteness in Post-Imperial Britain --
Locating race in postwar U.S. culture --
Countercultures of whiteness --
Undigestible difference: Powellism and new white racism --
The white backlash: a second U.S. revolution --
"Swamped by people with a different culture": race, sexuality, and the active British citizen.
Responsibility: Mary F. Brewer.
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