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Race, Writing, and Difference

Race, Writing, and Difference - 86 edition

ISBN13: 978-0226284354

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ISBN13: 978-0226284354
ISBN10: 0226284352
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 86
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Published: 1986
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Race, Writing, and Difference - 86 edition

ISBN13: 978-0226284354

Henry Louis Jr. Gates and Kwame Anthony Eds. Appiah

ISBN13: 978-0226284354
ISBN10: 0226284352
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 86
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Published: 1986
International: No
Summary

A classic of cultural criticism, ''Race,'' Writing, and Difference provides a broad introduction to the idea of ''race'' as a meaningful category in the study of literature and the shaping of critical theory. This collection demonstrates the variety of critical approaches through which one may discuss the complexities of racial ''otherness'' in various modes of discourse. Now, fifteen years after their first publication, these essays have managed to escape the cliches associated with the race-class-gender trinity of '80s criticism, and remain a provocative overview of the complex interplay between race, writing, and difference.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Writing ''Race'' and the Difference It Makes Anthony Appiah - The Uncomplicated Argument: Du Bois and the Illusion of Race Edward W. Said - An Ideology of Difference Jane Tompkins - ''Indians'': Textualism, Morality, and the Problem of History Abdul R. JanMohamed - The Economy of Manichean Allegory: The Function of Racial Difference in Colonialist Literature Bernard Lewis - The Crows of the Arabs Israel Burshatin - The Moor in the Text: Metaphor, Emblem, and Silence Mary Louise Pratt - Scratches on the Face of the Country; or, What Mr. Barrow Saw in the Land of the Bushmen Homi K. Bhabha - Signs Taken for Wonders: Questions of Ambivalence and Authority under a Tree Outside Delhi, May 1817 Patrick Brantlinger - Victorians and Africans: The Geneaology of the Myth of the Dark Continent Sander L. Gilman - Black Bodies, White Bodies: Toward an Iconography of Female Sexuality in Late Nineteenth-Century Art, Medicine, and Literature Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak - Three Women's Texts and a Critique of Imperialism Christopher L. Miller - Theories of Africans: The Question of Literary Anthropology Hazel V. Carby - ''On the Threshold of Woman's Era'': Lynching, Empire, and Sexuality in Black Feminist Theory Barbara Johnson - Thresholds of Difference: Structures of Address in Zora Neale Hurston Jacques Derrida - Racism's Last Word Anne McClintock and Rob Nixon - No Names Apart: The Separation of Word and History in Derrida's ''Le Dernier Mot du Racisme'' Jacques Derrida - But, beyond . . . (Open Letter to Anne McClintock and Rob Nixon) Tzvetan Todorov - ''Race,'' Writing, and Culture Houston A. Baker, Jr. - Caliban's Triple Play Harold Fromm - The Hegemonic Form of Othering; or, The Academic's Burden Mary Louise Pratt - A Reply to Harold Fromm Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - Talkin' That Talk Index
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