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The Resource Black regions of the imagination : African American writers between the nation and the world, Eve Dunbar

Black regions of the imagination : African American writers between the nation and the world, Eve Dunbar

Label
Black regions of the imagination : African American writers between the nation and the world
Title
Black regions of the imagination
Title remainder
African American writers between the nation and the world
Statement of responsibility
Eve Dunbar
Title variation
African American writers between the nation and the world
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Focusing on literature produced between the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts Movement (1930-1970), in Black Regions of the Imagination explores how Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Chester Himes and James Baldwin consistently represent black Americans within both national and international settings. The book sets forth "the region" as a way to make sense of the paradigmatic anti-national narrative concerns of these black writers who set about to both document and re-imagine a set of "homegrown" racial experiences within a more worldly framework. In the writings of the selected authors one sees the constant coupling of national and international settings and concerns, disallowing the privileging of the national or the international in an attempt to escape the ever-marginalizing parochialism dictated by mid-20th century American segregation. Moreover, ethnography is the stylistic optic utilized by these writers to represent issues of proximity and distance implied by the simultaneous presentation of the national and international. Through the employment of ethnographic techniques such as participant-observation, thick description, and an attention to the social significance of American cultural practices (namely racism), these mid-20th century black Americans signify on blackness in new ways."--Project Muse
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dunbar, Eve
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Ethnology in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Ethnology in literature
Label
Black regions of the imagination : African American writers between the nation and the world, Eve Dunbar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-203) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Becoming American through Ethnographic Writing: Zora Neale Hurston and the Performance of Ethnography; 2. Escape through Ethnography: Literary Regionalism and the Image of Nonracial Alignment in Richard Wright's Travel Writing; 3. Deconstructing the Romance of Ethnography: Queering Knowledge in James Baldwin's Another Count; 4. Ethnography of the Absurd: Chester Himes's Detective Fiction and Counterimages of Black Life; Conclusion: Look Down! The Black Arts Affirmation of Place and the Refusal to Translate
Control code
ocn818865847
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439909447
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt140c44q
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818865847
Label
Black regions of the imagination : African American writers between the nation and the world, Eve Dunbar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-203) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Becoming American through Ethnographic Writing: Zora Neale Hurston and the Performance of Ethnography; 2. Escape through Ethnography: Literary Regionalism and the Image of Nonracial Alignment in Richard Wright's Travel Writing; 3. Deconstructing the Romance of Ethnography: Queering Knowledge in James Baldwin's Another Count; 4. Ethnography of the Absurd: Chester Himes's Detective Fiction and Counterimages of Black Life; Conclusion: Look Down! The Black Arts Affirmation of Place and the Refusal to Translate
Control code
ocn818865847
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439909447
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt140c44q
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818865847

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