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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 349–377.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Christopher P. Wilson Duke University Press 2005 Christopher Undercover: White Ethnicity and P. Wilson Police Exposé in the 1970s In one of the richer scenes in Robert Daley’s Prince of the City (1972), the Special Investigative Unit (SIU) of the New York Police...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 203–205.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Daniel Kim © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Driven Out: The Forgotten War against Chinese Americans. By Jean Pfaelzer. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press. 2008. xxix, 400 pp. Paper, $19.95. Disturbing the Peace: Black Culture and the Police Power after...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 December 2009
... friendship between a Native American, a Chinese boy, and an adventurous white boy that develops in Humboldt County, California. Read together, these texts demonstrate how racial stereotypes colluded with the policing of public and private spaces to reproduce racial hierarchies in the wake of Emancipation. At...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 491–521.
Published: 01 September 2019
... person rather than the human or the citizen, United States v. Amy alerts us to the lethal legacy of slave personhood as a debilitating mixture of civil death and criminal culpability. Nowhere, perhaps, is that legacy more evident than in viral videos of police misconduct. And nowhere do we see a more...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 898–900.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 From C. August Dupin’s needling repartee with the Parisian police in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Purloined Letter” to Sherlock Holmes’s insinuating banter with Lestrade, Hercule Poirot’s passive-aggressive one-upmanship with Chief Inspector Japp of Scotland...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2005
... consideration. Distinguishing between narratives of a fugitive’s flight and manhunts, Bev- erly argues that the increased ability of police and other law enforcement offi- cers to map the lives of fugitives changed the nature of lam narratives. He points to a tension between the American public’s tendency to...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 791–798.
Published: 01 December 2020
... else’s days, are numbered: So far, medical checkups taken monthly confirmed him as a regular, a man who could reproduce within the tolerances set by law. Any month, however, the exam by the San Francisco Police Department doctors could reveal otherwise. Continually, new specials came into existence...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 619–647.
Published: 01 September 2019
... multiculturalism that ignores black people’s subjection to systematic surveillance, policing, and murder by state agents. 1 In this essay, I examine the positioning of Gunnar and Me at two extreme ends of the spectrum of black exceptionalism—the former lauded as a race leader and the latter denounced as a...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 111–140.
Published: 01 March 2018
... archaic forms of punishment and promised deliverance from the disorder of both criminality and racial conflict. Himes’s novel, however, upends the ideal of a restrained and egalitarian prison and policing system. Indeed, especially in its portrayal of the 1930 fire, Yesterday suggests that rational...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 365–386.
Published: 01 June 2001
...- tions ‘‘as cop, symbolic father of the cultural order She maintains that the character of the black police officer, played by Sidney Poitier, ‘‘helps to settle that era’s fear of racial violence by locating black mas...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 739–768.
Published: 01 December 2015
... trumpet, or Chester Himes and Richard Gibson’s fear of getting caught in anti-Algerian police raids.1 Even in the domain of interracial romance, it was rarely French women who were involved with black American men. Rather, these romances involved Swedish, Norwegian, and American women (see Miles...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 439–440.
Published: 01 June 2001
.... The policing of black bodies has always been an attempt to restrict ‘‘queer’’ sexuality, the promiscuous mingling of bodies and desire that altogether con- fuses the racial and sexual common sense. My only critique of Somerville...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 440–441.
Published: 01 June 2001
.... The policing of black bodies has always been an attempt to restrict ‘‘queer’’ sexuality, the promiscuous mingling of bodies and desire that altogether con- fuses the racial and sexual common sense. My only critique of Somerville...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 190–191.
Published: 01 March 2005
... displays a striking negative image of a still from Gone with the Wind: a shot of Mammy lacing up Scarlett O’Hara’s corset. According to McPherson, Mammy ‘‘polices the borders of white southern womanhood’’ (56). The image seems to typify a major thread in McPherson’s argument and to illustrate the...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 463–494.
Published: 01 September 2000
... quickly becomes wrapped up in Chicano protests against the Los Angeles school system. When the police arrest several par- ticipants on conspiracy charges, Brown reluctantly returns to prac- ticing law in order to defend...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 830–833.
Published: 01 December 2015
...” or “etherealized.” Rather, the idea they might be often sustains efforts to police the boundaries of nation and empire. Holly Jackson, Clare Virginia Eby, and Yu-Fang Cho make important contri- butions to our understanding of these discourses of marriage and family in the American literary...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 866–868.
Published: 01 December 2016
... less white) group of writers and filmmakers might contribute to this project—in particular whether millennial artists fully reject political expression in the deliberative sense. When we see protests against student debt, the laggardly minimum wage, and repressive policing, is contestation in the...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 902–904.
Published: 01 December 2019
... response matters more. The global novel as described by Ganguly seems to interface with a new kind of war, one in which global conflict more closely resembles international policing. As both these recent studies predict the emergence of an even more recent committed illiberalism in the United States...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 815–817.
Published: 01 December 2020
... policed the boundaries between fiction and poetry, borders which practitioners of the novel have spent the last century or more happily dissolving. “It is time that we, as critics, begin to catch up,” (190) she concludes. ...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 447–457.
Published: 01 September 2019
... law recognized the slave as a legal person primarily to subject her 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...