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Desegregating desire : race and sexuality in Cold War American literature, Tyler T. Schmidt

Label
Desegregating desire : race and sexuality in Cold War American literature
Title
Desegregating desire
Title remainder
race and sexuality in Cold War American literature
Statement of responsibility
Tyler T. Schmidt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A study of race and sexuality and their interdependencies in American literature from 1945 to 1955, Desegregating Desire examines the varied strategies used by eight American poets and novelists to integrate sexuality into their respective depictions of desegregated places and emergent identities in the aftermath of World War II. Focusing on both progressive and conventional forms of cross-race writing and interracial intimacy, the book is organized around four pairs of writers. ... Aligning close textual readings with the segregated histories and interracial artistic circles that informed these Cold War writers, this project defines desegregation as both a racial and sexual phenomenon, one both public and private. In analyzing more intimate spaces of desegregation shaped by regional, familial, and psychological upheavals after World War II, Tyler T. Schmidt argues that "queer" desire--understood as same-sex and interracial desire--redirected American writing and helped shape the Cold War era's integrationist politics." --
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Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schmidt, Tyler T
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS228.R32
LC item number
S36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • Sex in literature
  • Erotik
  • Ethnische Beziehung
  • Literatur
  • Rasse
  • USA
  • American literature
  • Literature
  • Race relations
  • Sex
Label
Desegregating desire : race and sexuality in Cold War American literature, Tyler T. Schmidt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The half-told histories of desegregation -- Ambivalent desires: Elizabeth Bishop, Zora Neale Hurston, and domestic desegregation -- War city: Gwendolyn Brooks, Edwin Denby, and the private poetics of public space -- White pervert: William Demby, Ann Petry, and the queer desires of racial belonging -- Damaged desires: Jo Sinclair, Carl Offord, and the traumas of integration -- Conclusion: Intimate failures
Control code
815383688
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 279 pages
Isbn
9781617037849
Lccn
2013011471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022775454
System control number
(OCoLC)815383688
Label
Desegregating desire : race and sexuality in Cold War American literature, Tyler T. Schmidt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The half-told histories of desegregation -- Ambivalent desires: Elizabeth Bishop, Zora Neale Hurston, and domestic desegregation -- War city: Gwendolyn Brooks, Edwin Denby, and the private poetics of public space -- White pervert: William Demby, Ann Petry, and the queer desires of racial belonging -- Damaged desires: Jo Sinclair, Carl Offord, and the traumas of integration -- Conclusion: Intimate failures
Control code
815383688
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 279 pages
Isbn
9781617037849
Lccn
2013011471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022775454
System control number
(OCoLC)815383688

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