Race Mixture in Nineteenth-century U.S. and Spanish American Fictions: Gender, Culture, and Nation Building

Capa
University of North Carolina Press, 2004 - 182 páginas
0 Críticas
As críticas não são validadas, mas a Google verifica a existência de conteúdo falso e remove-o quando é identificado
Race mixture has played a formative role in the history of the Americas, from the western expansion of the United States to the political consolidation of emerging nations in Latin America. Debra J. Rosenthal examines nineteenth-century authors in the United States and Spanish America who struggled to give voice to these contemporary dilemmas about interracial sexual and cultural mixing.

Rosenthal argues that many literary representations of intimacy or sex took on political dimensions, whether advocating assimilation or miscegenation or defending the status quo. She also examines the degree to which novelists reacted to beliefs about skin differences, blood taboos, incest, desire, or inheritance laws. Rosenthal discusses U.S. authors such as James Fenimore Cooper, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Walt Whitman, William Dean Howells, and Lydia Maria Child as well as contemporary novelists from Cuba, Peru, and Ecuador, such as Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, Clorinda Matto de Turner, and Juan Leon Mera. With her multinational approach, Rosenthal explores the significance of racial hybridity to national and literary identity and participates in the wider scholarly effort to broaden critical discussions about America to include the Americas.

No interior do livro

Opinião das pessoas - Escrever uma crítica

Não foram encontradas quaisquer críticas nos locais habituais.

Índice

Race Mixture and the Representation of Indians in
13
CHAPTER 2
52
Race Mixture in Sab
69
Direitos de autor

4 outras secções não apresentadas

Outras edições - Ver tudo

Palavras e frases frequentes

Referências a este livro

Acerca do autor (2004)

Debra J. Rosenthal is associate professor of English at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. She has edited or coedited several books, including Mixing Race, Mixing Culture: Inter-American Literary Dialogues and A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Informação bibliográfica