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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2015
... on the Cross . All of these works were controversial because critics claimed they failed to take racism seriously and, in failing to do so, produced exculpatory accounts of Holocaust and slavery perpetrators. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2015 slavery Holocaust neoliberalism Stanley Engerman Robert...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 217–236.
Published: 01 September 2019
... created by the language with which that difference is enforced. Copyright © Hofstra University 2019 poetry race racial imaginary racism In a personal essay confronting her poetic inheritance, wrestling again with the “master” of her youth and his “old, racist configurations,” Adrienne...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 343–368.
Published: 01 December 2019
... things off from each other into discrete containers, about segregation . Classification thus involves those acts of inclusion and exclusion so central to the experience of racism.” Increasingly, these “discreet containers” take the form of databases and spreadsheets filled through routine methods...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 March 2009
... contribution to this larger conversation. Seeking to interrogate this old view of an insular South steeped in tradition and racism, Duck’s book explores the ways in which the complicated circuits connecting modernism, nationalism, and the South have bolstered seg­ regation and racism. Duck uncovers...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 293–316.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., the racial break names a crisis in the social forms that define experiences of race, racism, and antiracism, and thus Citizen articulates the trajectory of racialized social experience in flux. Specifically, tracking Okubo’s return from abroad to her forced evacuation and incarceration into the Tanofaran...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 161–190.
Published: 01 June 2018
... against the Swede prove real. In notes on Angela Davis, Roth transcribed what she said about racism and imperialism: “Racism, in the first place, is a weapon used by the wealthy to increase the profits they bring in—by paying Black workers less for their work” and imperialism means the “ruling class...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 309–327.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of differing subject positions. It’s no surprise, from this standpoint, that the most successful social movements of the postmodern period—feminism, anti-racism, gay rights—have been precisely those that insisted on equality in this form. (And it will come as no surprise either when, as we’ll see below...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2006
.... These critiques show how such essentialism reproduces fallacious premises integral to the “sci­ entific” racism dating back to the period of slavery as well as to antiracist writers who problematically borrowed from these pseudoscientific dis- 23 Anthony Dawahare courses to argue against racism.2...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 191–216.
Published: 01 September 2019
... toward understanding American racism and the Nazi Holocaust in structural, historical, and epistemological relation to each other—and, indeed, to other modern manifestations of violent, exclusionary oppression. Ultimately, the text posits these interrelationships as conditions of possibility...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2014
... appear—as many have argued—flat and unconvinc- ing, and critics have found the virulent racism of the white citizens of Lewis’s otherwise mild Midwestern town of Grand Republic wildly extreme and implausible. In his well-known dismissal of the novel (and the talents of Lewis himself), for example...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 197–221.
Published: 01 June 2014
... on a defense of market individualism and national unity, rather than on claims of black inferiority, conservatives changed the debate about race from an argument about how to best redress the economic and political injuries of racism to one that equates ending racism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 88–91.
Published: 01 March 2007
... leads Weinbaum to the con­ clusion that “racism and sexism cannot be thought separately precisely because reproduction is a racializing force” (4,37). The book begins its dense, richly substantiated narrative of modern thought in the United States. Building on theories of nationalism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (2): 214–237.
Published: 01 June 2000
... manifes­ tations of these forces in his other three political novels. The preoccupa­ tion of the narrator with the body odor of Africans in In a Free State has understandably focused much debate on Naipaul’s possible racism.7 As for the influence of Naipaul’s ancestral pessimism, it may be seen...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2001
... the everyday struggle of diaspora communities against the twin op­ pressions of British racism and community conservatism.2 In the novel Bombay Duck, Dhondy moves from Britain to India only to find rem­ nants of Britain in the strangest places. His protagonist, a black Carib­ bean actor called...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 397–404.
Published: 01 September 2014
... life or anti-black racism, and if they are about race insofar as they are about whiteness, they are not sufficiently critical of that whiteness to count as “black.” But Charles, as he argues in his conclusion, rehabilitates these texts at least in part by showing them to conform to our primary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 331–335.
Published: 01 September 2004
... story of African-American life in the deep South.The revisions had the added benefit of blunting W right’s scathing criticism of specifically Northern racism, allowing readers the luxury of imagining that racial oppression was a comfortingly regional as opposed to national phenomenon...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 371–395.
Published: 01 September 2010
...) focuses such formal scrutiny even more tightly on the ballad, a poetic mode important to this volume not for its simplic- ity and directness but for its complexity—its implication in and critique of racism. As in “the sonnet-ballad” in Annie Allen, the ballad’s formal implications are investigated...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 307–338.
Published: 01 September 2008
... given to railing against industrializa­ tion or the abstractions o f life under finance capitalism. His work does not dwell on racial matters, representing neither the worst horrors of southern racism nor the quests for freedom and collective redemption that they have provoked...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 385–390.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., Duncan relies heavily on Chan’s analysis; writing in a period when Asians were seen by some as largely privileged and unhampered by racism, and by others as passive victims, Chan documented multiple levels of spe­ cifically anti-Asian violence and discrimination, including...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 467–490.
Published: 01 December 2005
... beings, one of the marks 487 Tom Herron of the absolute limit between the human and the animal: an eternal, living soul. This is the step Levinas was unwilling or unable to make toward the fellow being who had refused to accept the tenets and the application of Nazi racism. Although Bobby...