Dissenting Fictions : Identity and Resistance in the Contemporary American Novel

By: Moses, CathyMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandLiterary Criticism and Cultural Theory: Publisher: New York : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (187 p.)ISBN: 9781135706302Subject(s): American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | American fiction -- Minority authors -- History and criticism | Dissenters in literature | Ethnic groups in literature | Ethnicity in literature | Group identity in literature | Identity (Psychology) in literature | Minorities in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Dissenting Fictions : Identity and Resistance in the Contemporary American NovelDDC classification: 813.5409358 | 813/.5409358 LOC classification: PS374.P6 M67 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Chapter 1 Introduction: The Dissenting Subject; Chapter 2 The Unbearable Whiteness of Being and the Africanist Presence in Russell Bank's Continental Drift; Chapter 3 Playing in History's Dark: The Struggle for Agency in Toni Morrison's Jazz; Chapter 4 Identity, Masculinity, and Desire in David Bradley's Fiction; Chapter 5 The Center of Power is Nothing: Storytelling, History, and Resistance in Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead
Chapter 6 Queering Class: Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch BluesAfterword ""Sabotage and Subversion, Then, Are This Book's Objectives""; Works Cited; Index
Summary: First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Cover; Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Chapter 1 Introduction: The Dissenting Subject; Chapter 2 The Unbearable Whiteness of Being and the Africanist Presence in Russell Bank's Continental Drift; Chapter 3 Playing in History's Dark: The Struggle for Agency in Toni Morrison's Jazz; Chapter 4 Identity, Masculinity, and Desire in David Bradley's Fiction; Chapter 5 The Center of Power is Nothing: Storytelling, History, and Resistance in Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead

Chapter 6 Queering Class: Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch BluesAfterword ""Sabotage and Subversion, Then, Are This Book's Objectives""; Works Cited; Index

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Moses has produced a compact, rigorous, and closely argued text. Foucault's Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (1st Amer. ed., CH, May'78) provides much of the theory behind the scenes. Offering chapters on the works of Tony Morrison, David Bradley, and Leslie Marmon Silko, among others, the author highlights "the Other" in these dissenting American narratives: marginalized subjects who assert their voices and proclaim "their subjectivity as an act of resistance," characters who seek "'loopholes of retreat' within culturally constructed structures." Moses is at her best in close readings of the texts and when discussing narrative time, history, and colonization. Her brief description and analysis of Wilbert Rideau and Ron Wikberg's Life Sentences: Rage and Survival behind Bars (1992) is worth the price of the book. All collections. S. Donovan St. Thomas University

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