High-Topped Shoes And Other Signifiers Of Race, Class, Gender And Ethnicity In Selected Fiction By William Faulkner And Toni Morrison

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"High-topped Shoes" and Other Signifiers of Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity in Selected Fiction by William Faulkner and Toni Morrison examines the means through which individuals, historically, have constructed their social and personal identities. Focusing primarily on selected fiction by William Faulkner and Toni Morrison, the work explores the myths embedded in historical and modern artifacts, such as the high-topped shoe and high-heeled slipper, and their impact on the construction of ethnic and gender roles. Combining anthropology and

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Overview

"High-topped Shoes" and Other Signifiers of Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity in Selected Fiction by William Faulkner and Toni Morrison examines the means through which individuals, historically, have constructed their social and personal identities. Focusing primarily on selected fiction by William Faulkner and Toni Morrison, the work explores the myths embedded in historical and modern artifacts, such as the high-topped shoe and high-heeled slipper, and their impact on the construction of ethnic and gender roles. Combining anthropology and women's studies, this work is an interesting new study of race, gender, class, and ethnicity in literature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761834977
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 8/17/2006
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Tommie Lee Jackson is Professor of English at St. Cloud State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is the author of The Existential Fiction of Ayi Kwei Armah, Albert Camus, and Jean-Paul Sartre also from the University Press of America and An Invincible Summer: Female Diasporan Authors.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgements Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 1. "High-topped Shoes": Signifiers of Race, Class, and Gender Chapter 5 2. Wedded Imagery in Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night, Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!, and Morrison's Paradise and Love Chapter 6 3. "What's in a Name?": The Custom Among African Americans of Name Bestowal in Selected Literature Chapter 7 4. The Influence of African American Folktales on Selected Literature by Faulkner and Morrison Chapter 8 5. Snopesism as a Form of Tricksterism Chapter 9 6. The Elliptical Narrative Prose Style of Faulkner and Morrison Chapter 10 7. Conclusion Chapter 11 References Chapter 12 Bibliography Chapter 13 Index

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