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The Resource Blood work : imagining race in American literature, 1890 1940, Shawn Salvant

Blood work : imagining race in American literature, 1890 1940, Shawn Salvant

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Blood work : imagining race in American literature, 1890 1940
Title
Blood work
Title remainder
imagining race in American literature, 1890 1940
Statement of responsibility
Shawn Salvant
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The evocation of blood--as both an image and a concept--has always played a role in the formation of American racism. In "Blood Work," Shawn Salvant mines works from the American literary canon to explore the multiple associations that ideas of race and blood formed in the consciousness of late nineteenth- and early twientieh-century Americans. Drawing upon race and metaphor theory, Salvant provides readings of four classic novels featuring themes of racial identity: Mark Twain's "Pudd'nhead Wilson" (1894); Pauline Hopkins' "Of One Blood" (1902); Frances Harper's "Iola Leroy" (1892); and William Faulkner's "Light in August." His expansive analysis of blood imagery uncovers far more than simple biological connotations common in previous studies of blood-rhetoric: the racial discourses of blood in these novels encompass anthropological and legal perspectives as well as the impact of mixing race and blood with violence and religion. Penetrating and insightful, "Blood Work" illuminates the power of the blood metaphor and racial identity in American culture. -- Publisher description, from book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Salvant, Shawn
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS169.R28
LC item number
S26 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American literature
  • Race in literature
Label
Blood work : imagining race in American literature, 1890 1940, Shawn Salvant
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Race, blood, and the American racial imagination -- Mark Twain and the essence of ink -- Frances Harper and the blood of sacrifice -- Pauline Hopkins and the end of incest -- William Faulkner and the color of blood
Control code
ocn880499850
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 229 pages
Isbn
9780807157848
Lccn
2014034963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)880499850
Label
Blood work : imagining race in American literature, 1890 1940, Shawn Salvant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Race, blood, and the American racial imagination -- Mark Twain and the essence of ink -- Frances Harper and the blood of sacrifice -- Pauline Hopkins and the end of incest -- William Faulkner and the color of blood
Control code
ocn880499850
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 229 pages
Isbn
9780807157848
Lccn
2014034963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)880499850

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