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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 343–368.
Published: 01 December 2019
... to histories of racial profiling and respectability politics, it analyzes how profile epistemology remains dependent on white supremacy, demonstrating how critical race theory, affect theory, and poetry can open up forms of oppositional looking to undermine the ostensible objectivity of data. To help unpack...
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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 (2021) 67 (3): 352–357.
Published: 01 September 2021
... that absurdity and one real-life Black corporation surprisingly used the law to its advantage. In an engaging analysis of Schuyler’s Black No More (1931), Siraganian sets aside both the novel’s broad satire (which lampoons Black leaders as well as white supremacy) and its scathing commentary on the two major...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 397–404.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., according to Charles, these novels do not accord with our expectation that when African American authors do write about whiteness, “their central concern is to attack white supremacy” (15). In other words, white-life novels have been marginalized because they do not appear to be about either black...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and Thomas Dixon’s The Clansman as vehicles of a transregional white unity exemplifies vividly how the nation imagined a national collectivity grounded in whiteness, exclusion, and national segregation, with white non-Southerners partici­ pating in white supremacy (via the South) while at the same...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Lewis’s understanding of the white/black opposition as rooted in “the societal power it supports” (8): “Lewis makes clear that money and power are what is really at stake in the White Supremacy racket” (14). Jennifer Delton has argued that the novel is less about racial boundaries per se than...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 June 2009
... to the fact that the foundational battle between master and slave, Covey and Douglass, “policeman” and “nigger,” to use his phrasing (149), is a struggle between men, often infused with an unacknowledged homoeroticism. Ideological formations such as white supremacy and black nationalism attempt...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 510–546.
Published: 01 December 2009
... of anyone’s identification with white- ness—even that of the people defending its exclusions.22 His project thus becomes a more powerful challenge to white supremacy than Black-No- More has ever been: it makes visible what Schuyler called the “Caucasian problem” in place of the purported “Negro...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 237–260.
Published: 01 September 2019
... uses a “foreign” phenomenological method to ironize the constitutive terms of white supremacy in the United States. What’s more, the story interrogates existentialism itself, in effect asking, “What if the terms and meanings of an intersubjective milieu are articulated through hate, discrimination...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 307–342.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Mayorga Sarah . 2011 . “ On (Not) Belonging: Why Citizenship Does Not Remedy Racial Inequality .” In State of White Supremacy: Racism, Governance, and the United States , edited by Jung Moon-Kie Vargas João H. Costa Bonilla-Silva Eduardo , 77 – 90 . Stanford, CA : Stanford University...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 147–172.
Published: 01 June 2015
... a direction for activism, but his act has only symbolic meaning and no practical utility. It doesn’t itself undermine Sunraider or white supremacy, nor does it galvanize a political movement on its own. The spirit Minifees summons is the ideal “spirit” of American democracy, what the nation is “ supposed...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 191–212.
Published: 01 June 2017
... or concert audition, had ended in failure” (1992, 104)—but this “failure” results not from Eustace’s lack of talent but from the culture of white supremacy. Like Stein, Eustace’s “discriminating” taste is an expression of his queerness, his “resistance” to “norms of human development.” Quite unlike Stein...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 333–360.
Published: 01 September 2020
... such distinctions to disseminate narratives of extreme racism. Bearing on this tension is Jennifer Lieberman’s (2015) recent work on Ellison’s “technological humanism.” She argues that “Ellison depicts blind faith in ‘technological progress’ as serving a similar social function to white supremacy—both...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 60–89.
Published: 01 March 2012
...” complex- ion (fig. 4), and a Fairy Soap ad notes that it “is as pure as its whiteness suggests.” Such associations reflect, as Paul Mullins argues, an attempt to “materialize White supremacy” (18) by way of consumer culture.16 80 Spectacles of Consumer Culture and Race in Wharton’s Summer...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 61–91.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., as the proper subject matter of the modern author. The narrator lives in a world of idleness and feminine domesticity, of “braceleted white arms,” “teacups,” and (presumably genteel) “novels” (5, 6); he imagines himself more Polonius than Hamlet in this womanly realm, an “easy tool” impaled by casual...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 191–216.
Published: 01 September 2019
... silence: the strongest link binding Nazi Germany to the United States was eugenics, the pseudoscience of “race improvement” ( Smith 1993 : 2). Eugenicists’ purist notions of “improvement” took Euro-American assumptions of white supremacy “as a given” ( English 2004 : 145) and, although eugenics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 307–338.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Opera, Barth was able to free himself enough to become a metafictionist and to affirm his lack o f historical responsibility.7 But as an imaginative response to the end o f a South defined by white supremacy, ideologies o f patriarchy and paternalism, and perpetual inwardness, The Floating...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 96–105.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., mentalities, stan­ dards of living and faiths” which would include a place for European settlers, “the middle way between the white suprema­ cy of South Africa and the black supremacy of the Gold Coast.” (119) But in saying this, Lassner argues, Huxley does not betray nostalgia...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., when Marxist historian Barbara Fields argued that “the chief business of slavery … [was] the production of cotton, sugar, rice and tobacco … [not] white supremacy,” she was in a very small minority (1990, 99). 31 By contrast, Morrison’s sixty million was simply one of many late-1980s through early...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 235–268.
Published: 01 September 2021
...,” Ransom’s contribution to the collection, Ransom made a case for Southern Agrarianism as a wellspring of American regional culture—a culture that was for him implicitly stratified by race and class. Contemporary scholarship has roundly critiqued Ransom’s defense of white supremacy and class hierarchy...