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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2018
... to equate passing with self-denial, converting small talk to an equivocal medium for passing that, paradoxically, makes audible a protest against racial segregation and social regulation. Copyright © 2018 by Novel, Inc. 2018 Nella Larsen Harlem Renaissance passing sociolinguistics microsociology...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 376–379.
Published: 01 August 2016
... of the strategies writers deployed to represent the specific forms of gender, race, and class oppression black women faced under both Jim Crow racial segregation and what she calls Jane Crow gendered oppression. She argues that “black writers explored both racial and sexual discrimination during the heyday...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 377–405.
Published: 01 November 2000
.... For Wright, Communism represented a necessary stage in the reform of racial inequality and the emergence of black consciousness. His description of the Party as the passageway through which he was able to leave the "Black Belt," the space assigned to blacks under racial segregation, can be read...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 365–374.
Published: 01 November 2017
...), which materializes the histories of slavery and Jim Crow in its early twenty-first-century setting. The novel features the bizarre scenario of an African American man on trial before the Supreme Court for owning a slave and reinstating racial segregation. Beatty leaves readers in no doubt...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 148–150.
Published: 01 May 2018
... ever come to feel natural, satisfying, right ? Scholars in the tradition of ideology critique would argue that every culture has its own ways of persuading people to accept hierarchies and contradictions—from church liturgy to racial segregation—but Rosenthal offers a more surprising hypothesis. He...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 333–353.
Published: 01 November 2011
... clear that southern churches after the Civil War did not give up their theological defense of slavery but rather that this defense directly translated into a theological justification of racial difference and hierarchy in Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction segregation (209–16...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 294–319.
Published: 01 August 2010
... entrenched American values and insti- tutions at a time when few other voices in popular culture did so” (B. Wright 136). EC’s Shock SuspenStories became for a time “the only form in popular entertainment debating the issue of racial segregation (139). A particular EC story from the early...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2010
... with a critique of hierarchical thinking about both genre and race. To Du Bois’s one- and two-dimensional metaphors for racial segregation—e.g., “the color-line,” “the veil”—the novel adds verticality, a third dimension to which race has been linked since the early stages of US history. “Horizontal thinking...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 11–17.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of legal segregation’s demise, adopts the curious posture of preserving the culture of Jim Crow in narrative form. For even though Gates does not desire racial seg- regation as such, the culture and the community that he recalls nostalgically are bound up inextricably with that social order...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 307–329.
Published: 01 November 2003
... to localize, on an urban level, older and larger geographical mappings, like the spatiotemporal division of British India between the sweltering plains (occupied in winter) and the cooler hills (occupied in sum- mer). Indeed, suburban layout streamlined the mechanisms of racial and social segregation...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 175–177.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of incarceration,” Ostrowski writes, “crime novelists picked up on similarities between slavery and forced prison labor, recognizing that a regime that (in some ways) treated inmates like slaves implied such a compromise of a white man's racial status that it could not but leave behind a sign” (135). The leading...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 151–170.
Published: 01 August 2007
... valiantly to manage the contradictions of the ethnic sublime, primarily through a strategy of racial segregation: sovereignty is both assigned to the land, as the immemorial property of a definitively lost people, and re- established as the property of white settlement, at once an act of mourning...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 417–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of fear,” and its development within networks of global capital, all indexes of the ultimate failure of the nation to move beyond its segregated past. In this essay, I will focus on representations of Johannesburg's mutancy, a concept that foregrounds its temporal movements rather than its spatial...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 211–230.
Published: 01 November 2002
.... King London: Macmillan, 1991 . 41 –68. Harper , Phillip Brian . “Passing for What? Racial Masquerade and the Demands of Upward Mobility.” Callaloo 21 ( 1998 ) 381 –97. Lee , Andrea . Sarah Phillips . Boston: Northeastern UP, 1993 . Lipsitz , George . The Possessive...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 328–352.
Published: 01 November 2000
... choice of Liberia as the land where he will "find myself a people" (609). Prophe- sying a proud future for Liberia, George takes on the mantle of re-colonizing l9 Fleischner points out that for Stowe, "matrilineage is a way to peserve racial segregation" (59). For discussions...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 113–130.
Published: 01 May 2022
... explore some of the contours, formal characteristics, and thematic preoccupations through which this desire is articulated. In Open City , for instance, Julius's nightly meanderings around Manhattan are rife with references to the racialized violence that lies at the city's foundations, forging...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 375–387.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Ann duCille Treating the popular and academic discourse surrounding Toni Morrison's winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993 as a case in point, this essay critiques the ways in which race and gender—“black” and “female”—have been used as loaded signifiers to limit, qualify, segregate...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 245–267.
Published: 01 August 2006
... the nation; it can only serve as the mark and measure of belated- ness, thereby thwarting the modernist spatial structures. The universal textual model of civility-whereby the histories of slavery, indenture, plantation, and racial segregation are sublated-becomes a place of refuge, yet rendered...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 November 2013
... in race” (Barry 378). While it might have inspired new ways of distributing resources to take race off the table, that did not turn out to be the case. The federal government’s decision to ignore racial difference blinded them to the segregated distribution of the donations at every other level...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 119–123.
Published: 01 May 2020
... excursus on preliberal natural-law theory in Hobbes and Locke. Elliott notes, for instance, that both the “live model” and natural law theory are fascinated by cannibalism and argues that contemporary representations of cannibalism register nostalgia for the clear racial hierarchies that ensured...