Crossing the Line: Racial Passing in Twentieth-Century U. S. Literature and Culture

Crossing the Line: Racial Passing in Twentieth-Century U. S. Literature and Culture

by Gayle Wald, Wald
     
 

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Examines constructions of racial identity through the exploration of passing narratives including Black Like Me and forties jazz musician Mezz Mezzrow’s memoir Really the Blues.

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Examines constructions of racial identity through the exploration of passing narratives including Black Like Me and forties jazz musician Mezz Mezzrow’s memoir Really the Blues.

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Crossing the Line offers a superbly well-developed analysis of narratives of racial passing and a strategy for engaging such narratives. It will set the standard for subsequent treatments of racial passing.”—Dana Nelson, author of National Manhood: Capitalist Citizenship and the Imagined Fraternity of White Men

“Deeply engaging, well-researched, and effective, Crossing the Line is a fine multidisciplinary study not only of passing narratives but of the social, political, and economic struggles that they negotiate in racial terms.”— Priscilla Wald, author of Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822325154
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Series:
New Americanists Series
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,379,422
Product dimensions:
5.97(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.79(d)

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