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American Literature (1 December 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 Ana...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 192–194.
Published: 01 March 2006
... 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 Reviews John Brown...
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American Literature (1 March 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 . By Wong...
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American Literature (1 September 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 (1 September 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 (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 147–184.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Jack Kerkering Duke University Press 2001 Jack ‘‘Of Me and of Mine The Music of Racial Kerkering Identity in Whitman and Lanier, Dvorˇák and DuBois With Reconstruction entering its tenth year in 1875, plans were underway in Philadelphia for a...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 311–337.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Bryan Wagner Duke University Press 2001 Bryan Charles Chesnutt and the Epistemology Wagner of Racial Violence 6363 AMERICAN LITERATURE 73:2 / sheet 85 of 232 In November 1898 a corrupt election transformed...
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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 757–778.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Thomas F. Haddox Duke University Press 2002 Thomas F. The ‘‘Nous’’ of Southern Catholic Haddox Quadroons: Racial, Ethnic, and Religious Identity in Les Cenelles In 1845 a group of seventeen free Creoles of color in New Orleans published Les...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 431–432.
Published: 01 June 2001
... on the Stoic, Bi-Racial, and Existential South. By Jan Nordby Gretlund. Odense, Denmark: Odense Univ. Press. 1998. 286 pp. $28.90. For over a decade Southern literary studies has been poised at a crossroads...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Jennifer L. Schulz Duke University Press 2002 Jennifer L. Restaging the Racial Contract: James Weldon Schulz Johnson’s Signatory Strategies In his autobiography Along This Way (1933), James Weldon Johnson describes his confrontation with a white man in a bi...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 660–661.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., $45.00; paper, $16.95. Begun as Gardner’s 1995 dissertation, ‘‘Alien Nation: The Literature of Ameri- can Race, 1787–1845 Master Plots investigates the complications of racial discourse intersecting with early political and literary notions of national iden- tity. That Gardner’s university quickly...
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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 June 2011) 83 (2): 461–463.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Patricia E. Chu Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South . By Leslie Bow. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2010. x, 285 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $25.00. Ends of Empire: Asian American Critique and the Cold War . By Jodi Kim. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Stephen Knadler “Unsanitized Domestic Allegories” begins the work of recovering the complex history linking Progressive-Era biomedicalization, gender expectations, and ideologies of racial uplift within African American culture. Through a close reading of early-twentieth-century African American...
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American Literature (1 March 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 in Literature . By...
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American Literature (1 March 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 in Iraq...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 563–589.
Published: 01 September 2013
... relegating 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 (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 394–396.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Clare Callahan Chang and Eng Reconnected: The Original Siamese Twins in American Culture . By Wu Cynthia . Philadelphia : Temple Univ. Press . 2012 . xiii , 203 pp. Cloth , $84.50 ; paper , $28.95 ; e-book , $28.95 . Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the Nineteenth Century . By...
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American Literature (1 June 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 . By Hoffman...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 428–430.
Published: 01 June 2002
... and Russell do not deny the ocular obsession of nineteenth-century travel writers, who, as ‘‘eyes to the world’’ (Ziff, 140), established and defined this literary field in narratives often aimed at confirming the cultural and racial su- periority of Western civilization. What is provocative about...