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American Literature (2024) 96 (1): 85–112.
Published: 01 March 2024
... literature, which includes generations of descendant writers, the article proposes a cognitive mapping of the ten major spaces of Japanese American Wartime Relocation Authority (WRA) mass incarceration sites, which were built in spatial overlap or in geographic proximity to Native American historic sites...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 491–521.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., the carceral afterlives of slavery make themselves manifest in racist profiling, police misconduct, and mass incarceration. 1 Activists, public intellectuals, and scholars often protest this state of affairs with humanitarian appeals. “Hundreds of years ago, our nation put those considered less than human...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 619–647.
Published: 01 September 2019
...) and excluded from belonging “to any legitimate social order” (5). While African Americans are no longer literal slaves today, they are still subjected to oppressive structures (mass incarceration, political disenfranchisement, antiblack law enforcement) that deny them legitimate inclusion in the nation’s...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (4): 726–729.
Published: 01 December 2021
... heteropatriarchal logics? How can literature and the arts help us orient or destabilize current debates around immigration, Indigenous sovereignty, mass incarceration, and policing? How have artists understood and mobilized their work as spaces for imagining belonging or refusal? From David Walker’s Appeal...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (1): 215–218.
Published: 01 March 2022
... sovereignty, mass incarceration, and policing? How have artists understood and mobilized their work as spaces for imagining belonging or refusal? From David Walker’s Appeal (1829) and Claudia Rankine’s Citizen (2014) to battles around voting rights, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and Black...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 409–412.
Published: 01 June 2020
... the performance of empathy. Relatedly, in a trenchant analysis of the patriarchal machinery of the security state and mass incarceration, Perry notes that the gendered care work done by social workers and other helping professionals is also security work, and she calls this a “cult of true womanhood reimagined...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 655–659.
Published: 01 September 2016
... stories from a particular location, a distinctive place, and framing the landscape within this indeterminate complexity.” Street Literature: Black Popular Fiction in the Era of U.S. Mass Incarceration . By Kristina Graaff. Heidelberg, DE: Universitätsverlag. 2015. 274 pp. No price available...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 355–377.
Published: 01 June 2017
... if these interventions have accomplished less in actually rectifying them. References Alexander Michelle . 2010 . The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness . New York : New Press . Baker Houston . 1984 . Blues, Ideology, and African-American Literature: A Vernacular...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 445–472.
Published: 01 September 2021
... The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness ( 2010 ) and Ava DuVernay’s documentary film 13th ( 2016 ). Yet as the history of Parchman reminds us, the racial violence of contemporary incarceration is bound to the plantation through design as well. In giving us a gothic version...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (4): 755–782.
Published: 01 December 2023
... in Precarious Times: Karen Tei Yamashita’s Letters to Memory .” Arizona Quarterly 76 , no. 4 : 55 – 84 . Shimabukuro Mira . 2016 . Relocating Authority: Japanese Americans Writing to Redress Mass Incarceration . Boulder : Univ. Press of Colorado . van Harmelen Jonathan . 2020...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 689–696.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of a police officer executing a Black man, woman, or child. They are happening now, as a result of the ongoing, slow violence of environmental racism, impoverishment, mass incarceration, unequal access to health care and other, innumerable structural inequalities, which have only made the virus’s terrible...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2023
... of practices enacted by persons inhabiting bodies marked by race. References Alexander Michelle . 2010 . The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness . New York : New Press . Andrews William L. 1986 . To Tell a Free Story: The First Century of Afro-American...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 447–457.
Published: 01 September 2019
... to criminal prosecution and punishment. The result is that slave law naturalized black humanity as criminality, a legacy that persists in the mass incarceration, police misconduct, and racist profiling in US law and culture today, all of which enable the prison-industrial complex to exploit black humanity...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 December 2009
... “Goldsmith’s Friend Abroad Again” (1870–71) and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)— Twain begins to explore the forms of racialized mobility, incarceration, and labor that would later become prominent themes in Huckleberry Finn. These texts establish metaphorical connections between death...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 678–680.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Thomas Strychacz A Novel Marketplace: Mass Culture, the Book Trade, and Postwar American Fiction . By Brier Evan . Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania Press . 2010 . 199 pp. $49.95 . Frantic Panoramas: American Literature and Mass Culture, 1870–1920 . By Bentley Nancy...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 664–666.
Published: 01 September 2011
... States, imprisonment is quickly becoming an ordinary experience in “the land of the free.” Although a number of scholars across the disciplines have devoted significant critical thought to the why and wherefore of America’s recent incarceration epidemic, few have imagined the prison...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 666–668.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of America’s recent incarceration epidemic, few have imagined the prison as a historical site that, into the twenty-­first century, illuminates quintessentially American attitudes on humanity and sexuality. Caleb Smith and Regina Kunzel fall into this latter category. Both thoughtfully...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 668–670.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of America’s recent incarceration epidemic, few have imagined the prison as a historical site that, into the twenty-­first century, illuminates quintessentially American attitudes on humanity and sexuality. Caleb Smith and Regina Kunzel fall into this latter category. Both thoughtfully...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 670–673.
Published: 01 September 2011
... States, imprisonment is quickly becoming an ordinary experience in “the land of the free.” Although a number of scholars across the disciplines have devoted significant critical thought to the why and wherefore of America’s recent incarceration epidemic, few have imagined the prison...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 673–675.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of America’s recent incarceration epidemic, few have imagined the prison as a historical site that, into the twenty-­first century, illuminates quintessentially American attitudes on humanity and sexuality. Caleb Smith and Regina Kunzel fall into this latter category. Both thoughtfully...