The Resource The South in Black and white: : race, sex, and literature in the 1940s, McKay Jenkins, (electronic resource)

The South in Black and white: : race, sex, and literature in the 1940s, McKay Jenkins, (electronic resource)

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The South in Black and white: : race, sex, and literature in the 1940s
Title
The South in Black and white:
Title remainder
race, sex, and literature in the 1940s
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McKay Jenkins
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Language
eng
Summary
If the nation as a whole during the 1940s was halfway between the Great Depression of the 1930s and the postwar prosperity of the 1950s, the South found itself struggling through an additional transition, one bound up in an often violent reworking of its own sense of history and regional identity. Examining the changing nature of racial politics in the 1940s, McKay Jenkins measures its impact on white Southern literature, history, and culture. Jenkins focuses on four white Southern writers--W. J. Cash, William Alexander Percy, Lillian Smith, and Carson McCullers--to show how they constructed images of race and race relations within works that professed to have little, if anything, to do with race. Sexual isolation further complicated these authors' struggles with issues of identity and repression, he argues, allowing them to occupy a space between the privilege of whiteness and the alienation of blackness. Although their views on race varied tremendously, these Southern writers' uneasy relationship with their own dominant racial group belies the idea that "whiteness" was an unchallenged, monolithic racial identity in the region
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
810.9/975/09044
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
Label
The South in Black and white: : race, sex, and literature in the 1940s, McKay Jenkins, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11719356
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multicolored
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MWT11719356
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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MWT11719356
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Label
The South in Black and white: : race, sex, and literature in the 1940s, McKay Jenkins, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11719356
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11719356
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11719356
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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