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The Resource Shades of gray : writing the new American multiracialism, Molly Littlewood McKibbin

Shades of gray : writing the new American multiracialism, Molly Littlewood McKibbin

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Shades of gray : writing the new American multiracialism
Title
Shades of gray
Title remainder
writing the new American multiracialism
Statement of responsibility
Molly Littlewood McKibbin
Title variation
Writing the new American multiracialism
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Shades of Gray Molly Littlewood McKibbin offers a social and literary history of multiracialism in the twentieth-century United States. She examines the African American and white racial binary in contemporary multiracial literature to reveal the tensions and struggles of multiracialism in American life through individual consciousness, social perceptions, societal expectations, and subjective struggles with multiracial identity. McKibbin weaves a rich sociohistorical tapestry around the critically acclaimed works of Danzy Senna, Caucasia (1998); Rebecca Walker, Black White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self (2001); Emily Raboteau, The Professor's Daughter (2005); Rachel M. Harper, Brass Ankle Blues (2006); and Heidi Durrow, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky (2010). Taking into account the social history of racial classification and the literary history of depicting mixed race, she argues that these writers are producing new representations of multiracial identity. Shades of Gray examines the current opportunity to define racial identity after the civil rights, black power, and multiracial movements of the late twentieth century changed the sociopolitical climate of the United States and helped revolutionize the racial consciousness of the nation. McKibbin makes the case that twenty-first-century literature is able to represent multiracial identities for the first time in ways that do not adhere to the dichotomous conceptions of race that have, until now, determined how racial identities could be expressed in the United States" --
  • "In Shades of Gray Molly Littlewood McKibbin offers a social and literary history of multiracialism in the twentieth-century United States" --
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McKibbin, Molly Littlewood,
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS231.R32
LC item number
M45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Borderlands and transcultural studies
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  • American literature
  • Racially mixed people in literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • Race in literature
  • Racially mixed people
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • American literature
  • Race in literature
  • Race relations
  • Race relations in literature
  • Racially mixed people in literature
  • Racially mixed people
  • United States
  • Ethnische Identität
  • Literatur
  • Multikulturelle Gesellschaft
  • USA
Label
Shades of gray : writing the new American multiracialism, Molly Littlewood McKibbin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Race and mixed race in the United States -- "What are you, anyway?": The social context of racial identity -- Wonders of the invisible race: negotiating whiteness -- "Black like me": negotiating Blackness -- Mixed ethnicity: multiracialism as multicultural identity -- Conclusion: The (continuing) work of multiracial literature
Control code
1031918249
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 331 pages
Isbn
9780803296817
Lccn
2018016616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031918249
Label
Shades of gray : writing the new American multiracialism, Molly Littlewood McKibbin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Race and mixed race in the United States -- "What are you, anyway?": The social context of racial identity -- Wonders of the invisible race: negotiating whiteness -- "Black like me": negotiating Blackness -- Mixed ethnicity: multiracialism as multicultural identity -- Conclusion: The (continuing) work of multiracial literature
Control code
1031918249
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 331 pages
Isbn
9780803296817
Lccn
2018016616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031918249

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