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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 293–316.
Published: 01 September 2021
... as a temporal problem. In doing this, Citizen demonstrates how the racial break represented less a rupture than a continuation—how the antagonisms of racialized citizenship under white supremacy are sublimated by racial liberal rule. © 2021 Hofstra University 2021 economy of sight racial liberalism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 197–221.
Published: 01 June 2014
... with eliminating racial reference within juridical discourse and public policy. (10) Whereas the racial liberalism of the post-World War II era endorsed the defunct idea that racial injustice could be cured through the elimination of prejudices and the fostering of sentimental pathways...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 307–338.
Published: 01 September 2008
... for the twentieth century, and no one takes him very seriously—which is perhaps why he can be safely entrusted with the occasional gesture toward racial liberalism. He is sometimes suicidal. Yet to compare the suicide of Todd’s father with that of Will Barrett’s father in Walker Percy’s The Last Gentleman...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of this idea, Melamed theorizes “race radicalism,” which she defines as “antiracist thinking, struggle, and politics that reckon precisely with those aspects of racialization that official liberal antiracisms screen off: the differential and racialized violences that inevitably follow from the insufficiency...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 397–404.
Published: 01 September 2014
... negotiating and contesting the racial order that attempts to construct them as somehow outside and beyond ‘normal’ national culture” (16). After a first chapter that describes the context for the emergence of the white-life novel as a response to the white liberal demand for protest fiction...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 243–250.
Published: 01 June 2014
... in assisting the struggle for civil rights. Nonetheless, Chinitz is too meticulous to read Hughes’s post-thirties politics as anything but cautious about liberalism’s ability to combat racial and class inequity in the US, or to whitewash the poet’s continuing idealization of the Soviet Union...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 147–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... If new forms of racial violence have arisen in the era of liberal multiculturalism, they require reformulations of the field’s tried and true paradigms as well as a rethinking of the Asian American subject, given that the means by which Asian Americans have gained inclusion today are the very same...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2000
... of Karintha is liberating insofar as it forces the reader to reflect on the larger racial symbolism she is made to “carry.” This notion of Karintha as mediator, however, has a repressive charge as well, for the very structure of symbolism itself is predicated on a notion of artistic “service...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 378–384.
Published: 01 September 2005
... constituencies in or­ der to reaffirm liberal faith in individual upward mobility while leaving systemic racism largely undisturbed. To a certain extent Lee accepts this explanation, indeed seeing multiculturalism as part of a larger strategy of racial management through transracial...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., a commitment to the idea that these histories are defined by racial sentiments against blacks and Jews, respectively. This essay considers Styron’s commitment to the economic explanation alongside the fate of that explanation in Robert William Fogel and Stanley Engerman’s controversial history of slavery, Time...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 688–693.
Published: 01 December 2012
... feminist activist Frances Gage in 1855 (qtd. in Olwell 1). As Olwell comments, with the writerly pith and punch that are among her fine book’s many pleasures, “Within the familiar idiom of liberal democracy, Gage’s exhor- tation is exactly two-thirds intelligible.” Indeed. Possessive individualism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 June 2009
... challenges the social conservatism and essentialism of Black nationalists as well as the contradictory pes- simism of Black liberals and leftists. Black nationalists claim that Black American identity emanates from a pure, ancient, and unchanging African origin. Black liberals and leftists repeatedly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 439–461.
Published: 01 September 2012
... that He would liberate and deliver retributive justice, American blacks’ 439Twentieth-Century Literature 58.3 Fall 2012 439 Joshua Pederson corporate identification with Biblical Hebrews also served as a founda- tion for establishing group identity. Werner Sollors terms the process...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the racial categories on which American culture relies. (Indeed, this concern accounts for the trope of contagion through sexual reproduction common in “passing” novels.) In this reading, Sinclair Lewis’s 1947 novel of passing, Kingsblood Royal, can be seen as the obverse of earlier such novels...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 663–687.
Published: 01 December 2012
...., class mobility, the left, women’s liberation, racial segregation), modern fiction reinterpreted the meaning of abortion, transforming it from an isolated act in a woman’s life into a referendum on the day’s most pressing social issues. Far from supplanting the works’ reproductive politics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 217–236.
Published: 01 September 2019
... is that consolidating America’s white protagonism through the “exclusion yet retention of racialized others” casts these others as “lost to the heart of the nation” (Cheng quoted in Glaser). As he suffers and remains attuned to his complicity, Stevens’s racism amounts to a “perverse version of the ‘white liberal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 119–127.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., and conserve the products of cultural workers—should not be diminished by the types of racial discrimination prevalent elsewhere” (10). Aesthetic autonomy was the “functional doctrine,” as Kalliney puts it, enabling this collaboration (29): an idea artists deployed strategically to assert their rights...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 371–378.
Published: 01 September 2018
... also notes that “the premise underlying this approach is that liberal democracies—whose targets of repression were racialized minorities or colonized subjects in remote peripheries—cannot remain exempt from the clear-eyed historical reckoning applied to Communist regimes” (210). Overall, Rasberry...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 147–172.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Bobby . 1970 . Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey Newton . New York : Random House . Smitherman Geneva . 1977 . Talkin and Testifyin: The Language of Black America . Detroit : Wayne State University Press . Steinberg Stephen . 1998 . “ The Liberal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 462–494.
Published: 01 September 2012
... sadism, Michel Foucault stated in an 1984 interview that “the idea that S/M is related to deep violence, that S/M practice is a way of liberating this violence, this aggression, is stupid” (27). Be that as it may in practice, in the novel it is exactly this deep, racialized, and gendered violence...