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The Resource The white negress : literature, minstrelsy and the black-Jewish imaginary, Lori Harrison-Kahn

The white negress : literature, minstrelsy and the black-Jewish imaginary, Lori Harrison-Kahn

Label
The white negress : literature, minstrelsy and the black-Jewish imaginary
Title
The white negress
Title remainder
literature, minstrelsy and the black-Jewish imaginary
Statement of responsibility
Lori Harrison-Kahn
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the first half of the twentieth century, American Jews demonstrated a commitment to racial justice as well as an attraction to African American culture. Until now, the debate about whether such black-Jewish encounters thwarted or enabled Jews' claims to white privilege has focused on men and representations of masculinity while ignoring questions of women and femininity. The White Negress investigates literary and cultural texts by Jewish and African American women, opening new avenues of inquiry that yield more complex stories about Jewishness, African American identity, and the meanings of whiteness. Lori Harrison-Kahan examines writings by Edna Ferber, Fannie Hurst, and Zora Neale Hurston, as well as the blackface performances of vaudevillian Sophie Tucker and controversies over the musical and film adaptations of Show Boat and Imitation of Life. Moving between literature and popular culture, she illuminates how the dynamics of interethnic exchange have at once produced and undermined the binary of black and white
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Harrison-Kahan, Lori
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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American Literatures Initiative
Series statement
American Literatures Initiative
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  • American literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
Label
The white negress : literature, minstrelsy and the black-Jewish imaginary, Lori Harrison-Kahn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A book in the American Literatures Initiative (ALI)"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
From White Negress to Yiddishe mama: Sophie Tucker and the female blackface tradition -- The same Show Boat: Edna Ferber's interracial ideal -- Limitations of white: Fannie Hurst and the consumption of blackness -- Minstrel of the mountain: Zora Neale Hurston and the black-Jewish imaginary
Control code
ocn774279017
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 229 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813549897
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jv7zc
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774279017
Label
The white negress : literature, minstrelsy and the black-Jewish imaginary, Lori Harrison-Kahn
Publication
Note
"A book in the American Literatures Initiative (ALI)"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
From White Negress to Yiddishe mama: Sophie Tucker and the female blackface tradition -- The same Show Boat: Edna Ferber's interracial ideal -- Limitations of white: Fannie Hurst and the consumption of blackness -- Minstrel of the mountain: Zora Neale Hurston and the black-Jewish imaginary
Control code
ocn774279017
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 229 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813549897
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jv7zc
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774279017

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