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The Resource Near Black : White-to-Black passing in American culture, Baz Dreisinger

Near Black : White-to-Black passing in American culture, Baz Dreisinger

Label
Near Black : White-to-Black passing in American culture
Title
Near Black
Title remainder
White-to-Black passing in American culture
Statement of responsibility
Baz Dreisinger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Near Black, Baz Dreisinger explores the oft-ignored history of what she calls "reverse racial passing" by looking at a broad spectrum of short stories, novels, films, autobiographies, and pop-culture discourse that depict whites passing for black. The protagonists of these narratives, she shows, span centuries and cross contexts, from slavery to civil rights, jazz to rock to hip-hop. Tracing their role from the 1830s to the present day, Dreisinger argues that central to the enterprise of reverse passing are ideas about proximity. Because "blackness," so to speak, is imagined as transmittable, proximity to blackness is invested with the power to turn whites black: those who are literally "near black" become metaphorically "near black." While this concept first arose during Reconstruction in the context of white anxieties about miscegenation, it was revised by later white passers for whom proximity to blackness became an authenticating badge."
  • "Whether understood as a function of proximity or behavior, skin color or cultural heritage, self-definition or the perception of others, what all these variants of "reverse passing" demonstrate, according to Dreisinger, is that the lines defining racial identity in American culture are not only blurred but subject to change."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dreisinger, Baz
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whites
  • Passing (Identity)
  • United States
  • Popular culture
  • Race in literature
  • Race in motion pictures
  • American literature
  • Motion pictures
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • American literature
  • Motion pictures
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Popular culture
  • Race in literature
  • Race in motion pictures
  • Race relations
  • Whites
  • United States
  • Ethnische Identität
  • Massenkultur
  • Ethnische Beziehungen
  • Passing
  • USA
  • Weiße
Label
Near Black : White-to-Black passing in American culture, Baz Dreisinger
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-178) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
White panic and white passing: slavery and reconstruction -- Dy(e)ing to be black: "Mars Jeems's nightmare," Black like me, and Watermelon man -- Black like she: Grace Halsell and the sexuality of passing -- Contagious beats: passing, autobiography, and discourses of American music -- Is passing passé in a "post-race" world? -- Epilogue: hits and misses of a racial free-for-all
Control code
ocn681472187
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 184 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760833
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n0hnr
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)681472187
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Near Black : White-to-Black passing in American culture, Baz Dreisinger
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-178) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
White panic and white passing: slavery and reconstruction -- Dy(e)ing to be black: "Mars Jeems's nightmare," Black like me, and Watermelon man -- Black like she: Grace Halsell and the sexuality of passing -- Contagious beats: passing, autobiography, and discourses of American music -- Is passing passé in a "post-race" world? -- Epilogue: hits and misses of a racial free-for-all
Control code
ocn681472187
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 184 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760833
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n0hnr
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)681472187
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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