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Abolishing White Masculinity From Mark Twain To Hiphop

Author : Stephany Rose
ISBN : 9780739181232
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop examines white American male literature for its social commentary on the construction of whiteness in the United States. Whiteness has always been a contested racial identity in the U.S., one in a state of construction and reconstruction throughout critical cultural and historical moments. This text examines how white American male writers have grappled with understanding themselves and their audiences as white beings. Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop specifically brings a critical whiteness approach to American literary criticism and strengthens the growing interdisciplinary field of critical whiteness studies in the humanities. Critical whiteness studies shifts the attention from solely examining people and perspectives of color in race discourse to addressing whiteness as an essential component of race ideology. The primary contribution of this perspective is in how whites construct and see whiteness, for the larger purpose of exploring the possibilities of how they may come to no longer construct and see themselves through whiteness. Understanding this is at the heart of contemporary discussions of post-raciality. Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop uses the following texts as canonical case studies: Puddn’head Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins by Mark Twain, The Great Gatsby and The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Angry Black White Boy and The End of the Jews by Adam Mansbach. Each underscores the dialectic of formation, deformation, and reformation of whiteness at specific socio-historical moments based upon anxieties about race possessed by whites and highlighted by white fictionists. The selected writers ultimately serve dually as co-constructors of whiteness and social critics of their times through their literature.

The Twenty First Century African American Novel And The Critique Of Whiteness In Everyday Life

Author : E. Lâle Demirtürk
ISBN : 9781498534833
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book examines the post-9/11 African American novels, developing a new critical discourse on everyday discursive practices of whiteness. The critique of everyday life in the racial context of post-9/11 American society is important in considering diverse forms of the lived experiences and subjectivities of black people in the novels. They help us see that African American representations of the city have political significance in that the “neo-urban novel” explores the possibility of a black dialogic communication to build a transformative social change. Since the real power of Whiteness lies in its discursive power, the book reveals the urgency to understand not only how whiteness works in everyday life in American society. But it also explores how to cultivate new possibilities of configuring and performing Blackness differently, as a response to the post-9/11 configurations of the culture of fear, to produce new ways of interactional social relations that can eventually open up the space of critical awareness for white people to work against rather than reinforce discursive practices of White supremacy in everyday life. This book explores how the multiple subjectivities and transformative acts of blackness can offer ways of subverting the discursive power of the white embodied practices. What defines post-9/11 America as a nation that is consumed by the fear of racialized terrorists is its roots in the fear of (‘uncontrollable’) Blackness as excess and ominous threat in the domestic terrain through which the ideology of White supremacy has constructed for governing through Whiteness. African-American urban novels published in the twenty-first century respond to the discursive power of normative Whiteness that regulates black bodies, selves and lives. This book demonstrates how black people contest white dominant social spaces as sites of black criminality and exclusion in an attempt to re-signify them as the sites of black transformative change through personal and grassroots activism through their performativity of Blackness as an agential identity formation in their interpersonal urban social encounters with white people. Hence, the vulnerable spaces of Whiteness in interracial urban encounters, as it pervasively addresses those moments of transformative change, enacted by Black characters, in the face of the discursive practices of whiteness in the everyday life. These novels celebrate multifarious representations of black individuals, who are capable of using their agency to subvert White discursive power, in finding ways in their personal and grassroots activism to transform the culture of fear that locates Blackness as such in an attempt to make a difference in the American society at large.

Sozialer Wandel

Author : Erwin K. Scheuch
ISBN : 9783322804815
Genre : Social Science
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Die Betrachtung des sozialen Wandels und darüber hinaus der Wunsch, ihn voraussagen zu können, standen am Beginn der Soziologie. Damals teilte diese Disziplin mit der Geschichtsphilosophie kühne Vorstellungen von Gesetzmäßigkeiten vieler Kulturen. Das 19. Jahrhundert war ein Höhepunkt dieser großen Entwürfe. Später schrumpfte der Erklärungsgegenstand auf die Analyse der westlichen "Moderne". Wie können sich Sozialwissenschaftler die "Modernisierung moderner Gesellschaften" vorstellen? lautete die Fragestellung einer der letzten Soziologentage. Im zweiten Band werden verschiedene Theoriestränge aus den letzten drei Jahrzehnten, die in das allgemeine Kulturleben Eingang fanden, kritisch erörtert. Der heutige soziale Wandel wird sowohl gesamtgesellschaftlich als auch in Teilbereichen analysiert. Ausführlicher eingegangen wird auch auf die Transformationsprozesse nach dem Öffnen des Eisernen Vorhangs. Der Autor schließt mit einer Grundsatzdiskussion über das, was an Aussagen über Wandel möglich ist, und ergänzt dies um eine eigene Prognose, insbesondere über die "neue Arbeitsteilung" in westlichen Gesellschaften.

Einf Hrung In Die Amerikanistik

Author : Udo J. Hebel
ISBN : 9783476050496
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America History And Life

Author : Eric H. Boehm
ISBN : UOM:39015065819826
Genre : United States
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Der Idiot Des S Dens

Author : Walker Percy
ISBN : 3518456288
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Adolf Ch Bin Schon Wieder Da

Author : Walter Moers
ISBN : 3821829524
Genre : Humor
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Ja, Adolf ist schon wieder da, und diesmal baut er wirklich Scheiße. Mehr wird nicht verraten, außer, daß es Walter Moers diesmal gelungen ist, die ewig aktuellen Themen Relativitätstheorie, Existentialismus, Zeitreise, entartete Kunst, Nationalsozialismus, Schlumpfschlager, Wurmlöcher, Psychoanalyse und Nazi-Sushi zu einem Science-fiction-Vergangenheitsbewältigungs-Cliffhanger-Grunge-Historien-Kubismus-Comicroman zu verdichten. Er klärt sämtliche Mysterien der Menschheitsgeschichte befriedigend auf und erläutert bildreich die kosmologischen Zusammenhänge des Universum, der Zeit, der Dimensionen und des Absinthgenusses. Auch geizt er nicht mit Sex, Gewalt, Gottesbeweisen und Heiterkeit. Moers schickt seinen Adolf an solch exotische Lokalitäten wie Paraguay, Golgatha, Seattle, Sarajevo, Paris, Washington, einem Kreidefelsen in Mesozoikum, es verschlägt ihn in ein Gebüsch im 25. Jahrhundert und nach Dallas.

Die Verortung Der Kultur

Author : Homi K. Bhabha
ISBN : 3860570331
Genre : Colonies in literature
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Handbuch Bibliothek

Author : Konrad Umlauf
ISBN : 3476023761
Genre : Social Science
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Welche Rolle spielt die Bibliothek in Zeiten der Digitalisierung? Seit jeher unverzichtbare Quellen der Forschung, übernehmen Bibliotheken heute vielfältige neue Aufgaben. Beispielsweise sind sie an der Entstehung von Semantic-Web-Strukturen und an der digitalen Langzeitarchivierung beteiligt. Das Handbuch bietet einen fundierten Einblick in Geschichte, Theorie und gegenwärtige Praxis der Institution Bibliothek. Alle Aspekte des Informations- und Wissensmanagements bis hin zu Repositorien und Open Access werden dargestellt.

Die Sch Nsten Geschichten F R Jung Und Alt

Author : Wilhelm Busch
ISBN : 3811819836
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