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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 251–278.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., it questions the traditional contexts and visual cues by which racial difference appears as racial difference at all. In this essay, Jerng first analyzes how race has been read in science fiction. Cataloging the practices of reading race in science fiction tells us a great deal about how we notice...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 893–895.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Cara Fabre Reconstituting Americans: Liberal Multiculturalism and Identity Difference in Post-1960s Literature . By Obourn Megan . New York : Palgrave MacMillan . 2011 . vii , 229 pp. $85.00 . identity complex: Making the Case for Multiplicity . By Hames-García Michael...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 323–356.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Leslie Bow Abstract This essay explores anthropomorphism in contemporary children’s literature, books in which animals model racialized behaviors in order to promote racial resilience and “teach tolerance.” Unveiling the unintended consequences of invoking species difference as a form of racial...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 281–303.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Nick Bromell Bromell's essay argues that Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth and Nella Larsen's Passing both represent and enact a core problem in theories of deliberative democracy: how to assess the value of differences among citizens (of race, gender, or age) when democracy is understood...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 652–654.
Published: 01 September 2002
... into affective terms accessible to modern readers’’ (7). Hammond insists that early works be appreciated for their ‘‘alterity’’ (4), not be considered precursors of later works, and asks that they be read in a ‘‘dialectic of sameness and differ- ence’’ (7), of otherness and continuities (9...
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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 393–394.
Published: 01 June 2006
...James Dawes 2006 A Forgetful Nation: On Integration and Cultural Identity in the United States . By Ali Behdad. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2005. xvii, 212 pp. Cloth, $74.95; paper, $21.95. The Languages of Difference: American Writers and Anthropologists Reconfigure the...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 430–432.
Published: 01 June 2005
... States has often been used to define or challenge national values and the notion of the nation’’ (3), a statement that captures well the seemingly simple framework in each of the three books considered here. Focusing on different sites of ideological contestation, these books together argue for the...
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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 541–561.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Laura Arnold Leibman Duke University Press 2005 Laura A Bridge of Difference: Arnold Sherman Alexie and the Politics of Mourning Leibman In Sherman Alexie’s fourth poetry collection, The Summer of Black Widows (1996), the ‘‘abandoned uranium mine’’ on...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 67–91.
Published: 01 March 2016
... increase in college enrollment over the past century, America's most influential educational institutions largely serve the same social classes as they did in the past, and largely for the same reasons. The essential difference is that while the benefits of higher education were once understood as form of...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 830–833.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... of Chicago Press . 2014 . xx , 237 pp. Cloth, $80.00 ; paper, $27.90 ; e-book available. Uncoupling American Empire: Cultural Politics of Deviance and Unequal Difference, 1890–1910 . Cho Yu-Fang . Albany : State Univ. of New York Press . 2013 . xiii , 212 pp. Cloth, $75.00...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 656–658.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Barrish. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2001. x, 213 pp. $54.95. 6903 AMERICAN LITERATURE / 75:3 / sheet 172 of 209 The Culture Concept: Writing and Difference in the Age of Realism. By Michael A. Elliott. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2002. xxviii, 239 pp...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 877–879.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Book Reviews 877 Hyperscapes in the Poetry of Frank O’Hara: Difference/Homosexuality/Topography. By Hazel Smith. Liverpool, Eng.: Liverpool Univ. Press. 2000. ix, 230 pp. Cloth, $51.95; paper, $22.95...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 650–653.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Daniel Chaskes Cool Characters: Irony and American Fiction . By Konstantinou Lee . Cambridge, MA : Harvard Univ. Press . 2016 . xiii, 368 pp. Cloth , $39.95 ; e-book available. Death beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference . By Hong Grace Kyungwon...
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Published: 01 June 2019
Figure 3 “Mom said I didn’t need fixing. She likes that we are different”: Renata Galindo’s My New Mom and Me (2016) Figure 3 “Mom said I didn’t need fixing. She likes that we are different”: Renata Galindo’s My New Mom and Me (2016) More
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 March 2011
... identification through difference—an interpretive logic according to which we are all the same because we are all different—at the center of contemporary multicultural reading practices. As the readers of Howe's novel recoil at the repugnant, they experience a limit to their understanding of the indigenous Other...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 355–388.
Published: 01 June 2011
...”—a figure popularized in Marvel Comics's acclaimed X-Men series—whose genetic difference from humanity positioned the superhero as a cultural outsider akin to racial, gender, and sexual minorities struggling for political recognition in the post–Civil Rights period. In this essay, Fawaz theorizes the...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 519–551.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Brian Hochman Hochman's essay uses the work of George Washington Cable to examine a far-reaching set of debates about media technology, auditory perception, and cultural difference that emerged during the 1880s and 1890s. The first half focuses on Cable's classic dialect novel The Grandissimes...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 617–644.
Published: 01 September 2012
... geography, Wilhite argues that we should read suburban narratives for the ways they update and revise long-standing regionalist approaches to local and global concerns: the charged insularity of the domestic sphere, the geographic containment of racial difference, the repressive construction of a common...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 827–853.
Published: 01 December 2012
... offers a taxonomy of the novel’s three different socioecological spaces: touchless space, material cityspace, and interstitial space. Taking into account its specific geographical and temporal setting, New York City in April 2000, during an era DeLillo terms “the golden age of cybercapital,” Merola...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 87–115.
Published: 01 March 2014
... different from the white-authored Southern histories that preceded it. Indeed, A Negro Looks bears witness to the myriad ways in which Brown’s own mobility is constrained within the segregated spaces of the South, including its official monuments and markers. This is an ethnography that, in part, dramatizes...