Race and Racism in Literature

Race and Racism in Literature

by Charles E. Wilson
     
 

ISBN-10: 031332820X

ISBN-13: 9780313328206

Pub. Date: 05/28/2005

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Issues of race and racism permeate American society and are of central concern to students and teachers. The chapters in this reference explore how these issues have been addressed in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Native Son, The House on Mango Street, Ceremony, and other major novels widely read by high school students. The works

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Issues of race and racism permeate American society and are of central concern to students and teachers. The chapters in this reference explore how these issues have been addressed in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Native Son, The House on Mango Street, Ceremony, and other major novels widely read by high school students. The works discussed reflect racial issues from a range of cultural perspectives. Each chapter is devoted to a particular novel and provides a plot summary, an overview of the work's historical background, a literary analysis, and suggestions for further reading.

Issues of race and racism have long permeated American society and continue to be among the most important social concerns today. This volume explores how racial issues have been treated in a dozen major novels widely read by high school students and undergraduates. The works discussed are from different historical periods and reflect a range of cultural perspectives, including African American, Latino, Native American, Asian American, Italian American, Jewish American, and Jewish-Arab experiences.

The volume begins with an introductory essay on race and racism in literature. Each of the chapters that follow examines a particular novel, including:

; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

; Native Son

; The House on Mango Street

; Ceremony

; The Chosen

; And others.

Each chapter includes a plot summary, an overview of the work's historical background, a discussion of overt and subtle racism in the novel, and suggestions for further reading.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313328206
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Series:
Exploring Social Issues through Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Native Son

To Kill a Mockingbird

Pocho

The House on Mango Street

I Heard the Owl Call My Name

Ceremony

The Last Time I Saw Mother

Fox Girl

Sometimes I Dream in Italian

The Chosen

Martyrs' Crossing

Selected Bibliography

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