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The first book to examine whiteness as an intellectual tradition within African American literature
|Publisher:||University Press of Mississippi|
|Series:||Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Veronica T. Watson, Indiana, Pennsylvania, is an associate professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is also the director of the Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Research. Her essays have been published in Mississippi Quarterly and the Journal of Ethnic American Literature, among others.
Table of Contents
A Note on Capitalization ix
Introduction: Naming The Literature of White Estrangement 3
Chapter 1 "A Form of Insanity Which Overtakes White Men": W. E. B. Du Bois, Charles Chesnutt, and the Specter of White Double Consciousness 15
Chapter 2 "Shaping Herself into a Dutiful Wife": Demythologizing White Femininity and the White Home in Frank Yerby's The Foxes of Harrow and Zora Neale Hurston's Seraph on the Suwanee 59
Chapter 3 "Occupied Territory": Mapping the Spatial Geographies of White Identity and Violence 103
Conclusion: "No white and legal heir" The Responsibility of Whiteness in a Multiracial World 129
Works Cited 155