Abolishing white masculinity from Mark Twain to hiphop : crises in whiteness / Stephany Rose.
- Lanham, Maryland ; Plymouth, England : Lexington Books, 2014.
1 online resource (203 p.)
- American literature -- History and criticism.
Whites in literature.
Masculinity in literature.
Whites -- Race identity -- United States.
- Electronic books.
- Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop, a groundbreaking text in critical whiteness studies and literary criticism, looks toward white American male literature explicitly for racialized social commentary on the construction of whiteness, as an identity and power source. Works of Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Adam Mansbach are probed for inward projections of imaginative fissures concerning the construction of white masculinity as ultimate representations of white identity.
- ABOLISHING WHITE MASCULINITY FROM MARK TWAIN TO HIPHOP; CONTENTS; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Writing Whiteness: White Authors and Hegemonic White Masculinities; Chapter One: 2000 and Late?: Passé Conversations on Race for a Post-Racial Nation; Chapter Two: "The Shame Is Ours, Not Theirs": Mark Twain's Battle with Racialism; Chapter Three: Invented Li(v)es: Gradations of Whiteness in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tribal Twenties; Chapter Four: Dispossessing Race: Abolishing Whiteness in Adam Mansbach's Angry Black White Boys; Conclusion: Dreaming of Post-Racism in a Racial Wonderland
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