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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 859–862.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Kita Douglas Unquiet Tropes: Form, Race, and Asian American Literature . By Tsou Elda E. . Philadelphia : Temple Univ. Press . 2015 . xi, 212 pp. Cloth , $84.50 ; paper, $26.95 ; e-book, $26.95 . Racial Feelings: Asian America in a Capitalist Culture of Emotion . By Santa...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 439–462.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Sue Shon Abstract Since its inception, the skyscraper has served as an icon of American innovation, modernity, and freedom. Upholding this image has erased the racial thinking and racist practices foundational to this born-and-bred American architectural form. This essay restores the import of race...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 461–488.
Published: 01 September 2010
... and intertwined beliefs that African Americans were children, and that children's subjectivities could be shaped according to the will of their educators. © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Anna Mae ​“Like a Motherless Child”: Racial Education Duane at the New York African Free School...
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American Literature (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 race...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 597–626.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Katherine Henninger Abstract This essay uses insights from Southern and childhood studies—particularly Robin Bernstein’s performative theories of racial innocence—to analyze Lee’s newly complicated contributions to understanding US racial histories. I argue that where To Kill a Mockingbird (1960...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 627–629.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... Claire Fox, University of Iowa DOI 10.1215/00029831-3149501 Racial Asymmetries: Asian American Fictional Worlds. By Stephen Hong Sohn. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2014. 288 pp. Paper, $27.00. Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian Amer- ican Poetry...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Stephanie Li East Meets Black: Asian and Black Masculinities in the Post–Civil Rights Era . By Chon-Smith Chong . Jackson : Univ. Press of Mississippi . 2015 . x, 190 pp. $60.00 . Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 635–637.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Erin Gentry Duke University Press 2006 The Biology of Horror: Gothic Literature and Film . By Jack Morgan. Carbondale: Southern Illinois Univ. Press. 2002. xi, 263 pp. Cloth, $50.00; paper, $25.00. Gothic Passages: Racial Ambiguity and the American Gothic . By Justin D...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 638–640.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Michelle Stephens Duke University Press 2006 Black Cosmopolitanism: Racial Consciousness and Transnational Identity in the Nineteenth-Century Americas . By Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2005. viii, 291 pp. $59.95. Uncle Tom Mania: Slavery...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 424–426.
Published: 01 June 2005
... with the problems of human understanding and attempted to reconcile life’s contradictions’’ (26–27). Moses explores the con- tradictions in Douglass, an icon of racial equality who paradoxically ‘‘repudi- ated any special feelings of racial pride’’ (58). Douglass’s commitment to racial assimilation brought him...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (3): 637–639.
Published: 01 September 2005
.... By Susan M. Stabile. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2004. xiii, 284 pp. $34.95. Race and Time: American Women’s Poetics from Antislavery to Racial Modernity. By Janet Gray. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2004. viii, 324 pp. $44.95. These two books present arguments about poetics, material...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 761–785.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Hildegard Hoeller © 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Hildegard Racial Currency: Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘‘The Hoeller Gilded Six-Bits’’ and the Gold-Standard Debate Like most Americans during the 1930s, Zora Neale Hurston thought hard about money...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 192–194.
Published: 01 March 2006
... Narratives. By Eleanor Ty. Toronto, Ont.: Univ. of Toronto Press. 2004. xv, 227 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $24.95. America's Asia: Racial Form and American Literature, 1893-1945. By Colleen Lye. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2005. x, 342 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $21.95. 2006 Book...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 29–56.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Gretchen Murphy Duke University Press 2007 Gretchen How the Irish Became Japanese: Murphy Winnifred Eaton’s Racial Reconstructions in a Transnational Context In Winnifred Eaton’s 1906 novel A Japanese Blossom, American and Japanese...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 193–195.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Allison S. Curseen Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights . By Bernstein Robin . New York : New York Univ. Press . 2011 . 318 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper , $24.00 . Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 202–204.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Kathleen McClancy The Oriental Obscene: Violence and Racial Fantasies in the Vietnam Era . By Chong Sylvia Shin Huey . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2012 . xii , 364 pp. Cloth , $94.95 ; paper , $26.95 . Welcome to the Suck: Narrating the American Soldier's Experience...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 563–589.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Asia and Asians to the margins of a larger narrative structure, the texts repress these transnational and cross-racial encounters after their having precipitated intense political thinking. In this manner, these important Chicana/o writings communicate a political culture in which transnational...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 394–396.
Published: 01 June 2014
... McCullough, Cornell University DOI 10.1215/00029831-2647036 394  American Literature Chang and Eng Reconnected: The Original Siamese Twins in American Culture. By Cynthia Wu. Philadelphia: Temple Univ. Press. 2012. xiii, 203 pp. Cloth, $84.50; paper, $28.95; e-book, $28.95. Racial Indigestion...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Sean Metzger Racial Imperatives: Discipline, Performativity, and Struggles against Subjection . By Ehlers Nadine . Bloomington : Indiana Univ. Press . 2012 . x , 185 pp. Cloth , $70.00 ; paper , $25.00 . American Poetry in Performance: From Walt Whitman to Hip Hop...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 396–398.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Alys Eve Weinbaum Sites of Slavery: Citizenship and Racial Democracy in the Post–Civil Rights Imagination . By Tillet Salamishah . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2012 . xvi , 224 pp. $23.95 ; e-book , $23.99 . Unbecoming Americans: Writing Race and Nation from the Shadows...