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Southscapes : geographies of race, region, & literature / Thadious M. Davis.

By: Davis, Thadious M, 1944-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.New directions in southern studies: Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (458 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780807869321; 0807869325; 9781469602554; 1469602555.Other title: Southscapes : geographies of race, region, and literature.Subject(s): American literature -- African American authors | American literature -- Southern States | Geographical perception in literature | African Americans -- Race identity | Place (Philosophy) in literatureAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Southscapes : Geographies of Race, Region, and Literature.DDC classification: 810.9975 LOC classification: PS153.N5 | D336 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction. A map of the territory -- Southscapes : race, region, and reclamation -- Poverty and porches: controversial Mississippi -- Power and profession : Richard Wright's Mississippi and its expatriate legacies -- Politics and paysans : multicultural Louisiana and the space of the Crolit -- Parishes and prisons : Ernest Gaines's Louisiana and its North Carolina kin space -- Alice Walker matters : the fruits of gendered space.
Summary: "By interpreting segregation as the central experience for twenty-first century southern literature (just as slavery was for an earlier generation of writers) and by theorizing the interconnected aspects of racial and spatial constructions in the formation of the nation, Davis shows us a way to understand black space--social, spatial, and artistic arenas of creativity--not just in terms of exclusion and of pushing back/reacting against, but as sites of memory and imagination far beyond wounds and danger"--Provided by publisher.
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"By interpreting segregation as the central experience for twenty-first century southern literature (just as slavery was for an earlier generation of writers) and by theorizing the interconnected aspects of racial and spatial constructions in the formation of the nation, Davis shows us a way to understand black space--social, spatial, and artistic arenas of creativity--not just in terms of exclusion and of pushing back/reacting against, but as sites of memory and imagination far beyond wounds and danger"--Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction. A map of the territory -- Southscapes : race, region, and reclamation -- Poverty and porches: controversial Mississippi -- Power and profession : Richard Wright's Mississippi and its expatriate legacies -- Politics and paysans : multicultural Louisiana and the space of the Crolit -- Parishes and prisons : Ernest Gaines's Louisiana and its North Carolina kin space -- Alice Walker matters : the fruits of gendered space.

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