Toni Morrison and Womanist Discourse

Toni Morrison and Womanist Discourse

by Aoi Mori
     
 

Aoi Mori has examined the culture and politics of Toni Morrison's fiction from the perspective of Alice Walker's «womanist» critique of African-American and mainstream U.S. cultures. Her study focuses on the complex gender and racial issues explored in the aggregate of Morrison's subtle and complex work. Toni Morrison and Womanist Discourse

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Aoi Mori has examined the culture and politics of Toni Morrison's fiction from the perspective of Alice Walker's «womanist» critique of African-American and mainstream U.S. cultures. Her study focuses on the complex gender and racial issues explored in the aggregate of Morrison's subtle and complex work. Toni Morrison and Womanist Discourse demonstrates Mori's insightful analyses of Morrison's works.

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«Aoi Mori's 'Toni Morrison and Womanist Discourse' is an illuminating scholarly achievement, which both positions and recognizes African-American women's everyday and theoretical knowledge as primary lenses through which to analyze Ms. Morrison's extraordinary works. As such, Mori's book will have resonance for scholars of African-American letters, American letters, and black women's history.» (Alexis De Veaux, Assistant Professor of Women's Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo)
«Professor Mori comes to Morrison's works from the distant and distinct vantage point of her own Japanese culture, making her incursions into Morrison's representations of African-American culture, and, in particular, into Morrison's highly defined positioning of women in that culture, creative and acute. She brings an original coherence to the whole of Morrison's writings, from The Bluest Eye to Jazz, lucidly revealing the female-gendered evolution of Morrison's cultural and emotional themes. Throughout, Mori carefully grounds her readings in the large body of works by African-American women writers so significantly visible on the American literary scene.» (William C. Fischer, Professor of English, State University of New York at Buffalo)
Alexis De Veaux
Aoi Mori's Toni Morrison and Womanist Discourse is an illuminating scholarly achievement, which both positions and recognizes African-American women's everyday and theoretical knowledge as primary lenses through which to analyze Ms. Morrison's extraordinary works. As such, Mori's book will have resonance for scholars of African-American letters, American letters, and black women's history.
William C. Fischer
Professor Mori comes to Morrison's works from the distant and distinct vantage point of her own Japanese culture, making her incursions into Morrison's representations of African-American culture, and, in particular, into Morrison's highly defined positioning of women in that culture, creative and acute. She brings an original coherence to the whole of Morrison's writings, from The Bluest Eye to Jazz, lucidly revealing the female-gendered evolution of Morrison's cultural and emotional themes. Throughout, Mori carefully grounds her readings in the large body of works by African-American women writers so significantly visible on the American literary scene.
Booknews
After setting out and elaborating the notion Alice Walker defined as a potential inclusive female autonomy that transcends the race, sex, and sexual preferences that feminism seems not to, Mori (English, Hiroshima Jogakuin U., Japan) discusses Morrison's work, especially as it relates to such categories and movement. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820449609
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/11/2000
Series:
Modern American Literature Series: New Approaches, #16
Pages:
165

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Alexis De Veaux
Aoi Mori's Toni Morrison and Womanist Discourse is an illuminating scholarly achievement, which both positions and recognizes African-American women's everyday and theoretical knowledge as primary lenses through which to analyze Ms. Morrison's extraordinary works. As such, Mori's book will have resonance for scholars of African-American letters, American letters, and black women's history.
—(Alexis De Veaux, Assistant Professor of Women's Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo)
William C. Fischer
Professor Mori comes to Morrison's works from the distant and distinct vantage point of her own Japanese culture, making her incursions into Morrison's representations of African-American culture, and, in particular, into Morrison's highly defined positioning of women in that culture, creative and acute. She brings an original coherence to the whole of Morrison's writings, from The Bluest Eye to Jazz, lucidly revealing the female-gendered evolution of Morrison's cultural and emotional themes. Throughout, Mori carefully grounds her readings in the large body of works by African-American women writers so significantly visible on the American literary scene.
—(William C. Fischer, Professor of English, State University of New York at Buffalo)

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Meet the Author

The Author: Aoi Mori is Associate Professor of English at Hiroshima Jogakuin University in Japan. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship affiliated with State University of New York at Buffalo, where she received her Ph.D. in English. She has published articles in journals on Richard Wright, Tennessee Williams, and Toni Morrison.

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