Women & Others : Perspectives on Race, Gender, and Empire

By: Daileader, Celia RContributor(s): Johnson, Rhoda | Shabazz, AmilcarMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandSigns of Race: Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007Description: 1 online resource (224 p.)ISBN: 9780230607323Subject(s): Race in literature | Sex role | Sex role in literature | Women in literature | Women, Black, in literature | Women, BlackGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women & Others : Perspectives on Race, Gender, and EmpireDDC classification: 305.488 LOC classification: HQ1075Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Series Editors' Preface; Acknowledgments; Notes on the Contributors; Who Is the Other Woman? An Introduction; Part I: Literatures; 1 Miscegenation as Consolation in George Colman's Inkle and Yarico; 2 Fear of Family, Fear of Self: Black Southern "Othering" in Randall Kenan's A Visitation of Spirits; 3 Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: Same-Sex Relations in the Fiction of Gloria Naylor; 4 Postmodernism, Paul Auster's The New York Trilogy, and the Construction of the Black/Woman of Color as Primal Other; Part II: Histories
5 The Memsahib Myth: Englishwomen in Colonial India6 Race, Gender, and Leadership: (En)Countering Discourses that Devalue African American Women as Leaders; 7 Gender, Race, and Sexuality in the American Christian Right; 8 The Future of Feminism: What Other Way to Speak?; List of Abbreviations; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary: Discussing intersecting discourses of race, gender and empire in literature, history and contemporary culture, the book begins with the metaphor of ''the other woman'' as a repository for the ''otherness'' of all women in a masculinist-racist society and shows how discourses of race and sexuality thwart the realization of true inter-racial sisterhood.
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Cover; Contents; Series Editors' Preface; Acknowledgments; Notes on the Contributors; Who Is the Other Woman? An Introduction; Part I: Literatures; 1 Miscegenation as Consolation in George Colman's Inkle and Yarico; 2 Fear of Family, Fear of Self: Black Southern "Othering" in Randall Kenan's A Visitation of Spirits; 3 Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: Same-Sex Relations in the Fiction of Gloria Naylor; 4 Postmodernism, Paul Auster's The New York Trilogy, and the Construction of the Black/Woman of Color as Primal Other; Part II: Histories

5 The Memsahib Myth: Englishwomen in Colonial India6 Race, Gender, and Leadership: (En)Countering Discourses that Devalue African American Women as Leaders; 7 Gender, Race, and Sexuality in the American Christian Right; 8 The Future of Feminism: What Other Way to Speak?; List of Abbreviations; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z

Discussing intersecting discourses of race, gender and empire in literature, history and contemporary culture, the book begins with the metaphor of ''the other woman'' as a repository for the ''otherness'' of all women in a masculinist-racist society and shows how discourses of race and sexuality thwart the realization of true inter-racial sisterhood.

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CELIA R. DAILEADER is Professor of English at Florida State University, USA.

RHODA E. JOHNSON is Associate Professor of Women's Studies and African American Studies at The University of Alabama, USA.

AMILCAR SHABAZZ is Associate Professor of History and Director of the American Studies Program at Oklahoma State University, USA.

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