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The Resource Race, work, and desire in American literature, 1860-1930, Michele Birnbaum

Race, work, and desire in American literature, 1860-1930, Michele Birnbaum

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Race, work, and desire in American literature, 1860-1930
Title
Race, work, and desire in American literature, 1860-1930
Statement of responsibility
Michele Birnbaum
Title variation
Race, Work, & Desire in American Literature, 1860{u2013}1930
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Race, Work and Desire analyses literary representations of work relationships across the colour-line from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century. Michele Birnbaum examines inter-racial bonds in fiction and literary correspondence by black and white authors and artists - including Elizabeth Keckley, Frances E. W. Harper, W. D. Howells, Grace King, Kate Chopin, Langston Hughes, Amy Spingarn and Carl Van Vechten - exploring the way servants and employers, doctors and patients, and patrons and artists negotiate their racial differences for artistic and political ends. Situating these relationships in literary and cultural context, Birnbaum argues that the literature reveals the complexity of cross-racial relations in the workplace, which, although often represented as an oasis of racial harmony, is in fact the very site where race politics are most fiercely engaged. This study productively complicates current debates about cross-racial collaboration in American literary and race studies, and will be of interest to scholars in both literary and cultural studies
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UkCbUP
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Elam, Michele
Dewey number
810.9/355
Index
index present
LC call number
PS228.R32
LC item number
B57 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
Series volume
138
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Race in literature
  • American literature
  • Interpersonal relations in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • Friendship in literature
  • Whites in literature
  • Desire in literature
  • Work in literature
Label
Race, work, and desire in American literature, 1860-1930, Michele Birnbaum
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: working relations and racial desire -- Dressing down the first lady: Elizabeth Keckley's Behind the scenes, or thirty years a slave and four years in the White House -- Off-color patients in Frances E.W. Harper's Iola Leroy and W.D. Howells's An imperative duty -- 'Alien hands' in Kate Chopin's The awakening -- 'For blood that is not yours': Langston Hughes and the art of patronage -- Epilogue: 'co-workers in the kingdom of culture'
Control code
CR9780511519284
Extent
1 online resource (x, 195 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511519284
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Race, work, and desire in American literature, 1860-1930, Michele Birnbaum
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: working relations and racial desire -- Dressing down the first lady: Elizabeth Keckley's Behind the scenes, or thirty years a slave and four years in the White House -- Off-color patients in Frances E.W. Harper's Iola Leroy and W.D. Howells's An imperative duty -- 'Alien hands' in Kate Chopin's The awakening -- 'For blood that is not yours': Langston Hughes and the art of patronage -- Epilogue: 'co-workers in the kingdom of culture'
Control code
CR9780511519284
Extent
1 online resource (x, 195 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511519284
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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