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The Resource Legal fictions : constituting race, composing literature, Karla FC Holloway

Legal fictions : constituting race, composing literature, Karla FC Holloway

Label
Legal fictions : constituting race, composing literature
Title
Legal fictions
Title remainder
constituting race, composing literature
Statement of responsibility
Karla FC Holloway
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Legal Fictions, Karla FC Holloway both argues that U.S. racial identity is the creation of U.S. law and demonstrates how black authors of literary fiction have engaged with the law's constructions of race since the era of slavery. Exploring the resonance between U.S. literature and U.S. jurisprudence, Holloway reveals Toni Morrison's Beloved and Charles Johnson's Middle Passage as stories about personhood and property, David Bradley's The Chaneysville Incident and Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man as structured by evidence law, and Nella Larsen's Passing as intimately related to contract law."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holloway, Karla F. C.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
H64 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • African Americans
  • Race discrimination
  • Race in literature
  • African Americans
  • American literature
  • Race discrimination
  • Race in literature
  • United States
Label
Legal fictions : constituting race, composing literature, Karla FC Holloway
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from an electronic resource
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-144) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • capital in question
  • Imagined liberalism
  • Mapping racial reason
  • Being in place : landscape, never inscape
  • Two.
  • Bodies as evidence (of things not seen)
  • Secondhand tales and hearsay
  • Black legibility : "Can I get a witness"
  • Trying to read me
  • Three.
  • Introduction: Bound by law
  • Composing contract
  • "A
  • novel-like tenor"
  • Passing and protection
  • A
  • secluded colored neighborhood
  • Epilogue:
  • When and where "All the Dark-Glass Boys" enter
  • A
  • contagion of madness
  • Intimate intersectionalities--scalar recollections
  • Public fictions, private facts
  • Simile as precedent
  • Property, contract, and evidentiary values
  • One. The
  • claims of property : on being and belonging
  • The
Control code
854980326
Dimensions
21 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 158 pages
File format
multiple file formats
Isbn
9780822355953
Lccn
2013025467
Level of compression
lossless
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
present
Reformatting quality
replacement
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)854980326
Label
Legal fictions : constituting race, composing literature, Karla FC Holloway
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from an electronic resource
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-144) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • capital in question
  • Imagined liberalism
  • Mapping racial reason
  • Being in place : landscape, never inscape
  • Two.
  • Bodies as evidence (of things not seen)
  • Secondhand tales and hearsay
  • Black legibility : "Can I get a witness"
  • Trying to read me
  • Three.
  • Introduction: Bound by law
  • Composing contract
  • "A
  • novel-like tenor"
  • Passing and protection
  • A
  • secluded colored neighborhood
  • Epilogue:
  • When and where "All the Dark-Glass Boys" enter
  • A
  • contagion of madness
  • Intimate intersectionalities--scalar recollections
  • Public fictions, private facts
  • Simile as precedent
  • Property, contract, and evidentiary values
  • One. The
  • claims of property : on being and belonging
  • The
Control code
854980326
Dimensions
21 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 158 pages
File format
multiple file formats
Isbn
9780822355953
Lccn
2013025467
Level of compression
lossless
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
present
Reformatting quality
replacement
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)854980326

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