The Myth of Aunt Jemima: White Women Representing Black Women

The Myth of Aunt Jemima: White Women Representing Black Women

by Diane Roberts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415049199

ISBN-13: 9780415049191

Pub. Date: 09/07/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Myth of Aunt Jemima is a bold and exciting look at the way three centuries of white women writers have tackled the subject of race in both Britain and America. Diane Roberts challenges the widely-held belief that white women writers have simply acquiesed in majority cultural inscriptions of race. The Myth of Aunt Jemima shows how 'the mythic

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The Myth of Aunt Jemima is a bold and exciting look at the way three centuries of white women writers have tackled the subject of race in both Britain and America. Diane Roberts challenges the widely-held belief that white women writers have simply acquiesed in majority cultural inscriptions of race. The Myth of Aunt Jemima shows how 'the mythic spheres of race, of the separation of black and white into low and high, other and originary, tainted and pure, remain to trouble a society struggling still to free itself from debilitating racial representations.'
Beautifully written with a powerful series of textual readings, The Myth of Aunt Jemima pushes at the boundaries of thought around the issues of race and gender. An important and innovative book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415049191
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/07/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
0.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

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