Names We Call Home : Autobiography on Racial Identity.

By: Thompson, BeckyContributor(s): Tyagi, Sangeeta | Tyagi, SangeetaMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2013Copyright date: ©1996Description: 1 online resource (329 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781135770969Subject(s): Ethnicity -- United States | Group identity -- United States | United States -- Race relationsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Names We Call Home : Autobiography on Racial IdentityDDC classification: 351.41 LOC classification: E184.A1 -- N285 1996Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Names We Call Home -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction, Storytelling As Social Conscience: The Power Of Autobiography -- Word Problems -- Part I. Blood Ties, Communal Relations -- 1. "When We are Capable of Stopping, We Begin To See:" Being White, Seeing Whiteness -- 2. Mrs. Brent -- 3. Red and Black in White America: Discovering Cross-Border Identities and Other Subversive Activities -- 4. Writing in Search of a Home: Geography, Culture, And Language in the Creation of Racial Identity -- 5. Alice's Little Sister: The Self Concealed Behind the Self -- 6. Place And Kinship: A Native American's Identity Before and After Words -- Part II. Piecing Together History -- 7. Locating Biafra: The Words We Wouldn't Say -- 8. Afro Images: Politics, Fashion, and Nostalgia -- 9. Time Travelling and Border Crossing: Reflections on White Identity -- 10. A Hyphenated Identity -- 11. Jews in the U.S.: The Rising Costs of Whiteness -- 12. Chattanooga Black Boy: Identity and Racism -- Part III. Love Letters and Conversations -- 13. My Dear Niece -- 14. Oxydol Poisoning -- 15. Writing Life -- 16. Birth of a Negation: A Love Letter -- 17. Tippin' The Furniture: An Interview With Angela Maria Giudice -- Part IV. "Acts Of Creation: Sweat, Blood, Bone" -- 18. The Breakdown of the Bicultural Mind -- 19. Eating Salt -- 20. Turning the Myths of Black Masculinity Inside/Out -- 21. "Wandering Between Two Worlds, One Dead, The Other Powerless To Be Born" -- 22. Playing the Devil's Advocate: Defending a Multiracial Identity in Fractured Community -- 23. Black Women and The Wilderness -- 24. Toward the Light -- 25. Waiting for a Taxi -- Contributors.
Summary: Names We Call Home is a ground-breaking collection of essays which articulate the dynamics of racial identity in contemporary society. The first volume of its kind, Names We Call Home offers autobiographical essays, poetry, and interviews to highlight the historical, social, and cultural influences that inform racial identity and make possible resistance to myriad forms of injustice.
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Cover -- Names We Call Home -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction, Storytelling As Social Conscience: The Power Of Autobiography -- Word Problems -- Part I. Blood Ties, Communal Relations -- 1. "When We are Capable of Stopping, We Begin To See:" Being White, Seeing Whiteness -- 2. Mrs. Brent -- 3. Red and Black in White America: Discovering Cross-Border Identities and Other Subversive Activities -- 4. Writing in Search of a Home: Geography, Culture, And Language in the Creation of Racial Identity -- 5. Alice's Little Sister: The Self Concealed Behind the Self -- 6. Place And Kinship: A Native American's Identity Before and After Words -- Part II. Piecing Together History -- 7. Locating Biafra: The Words We Wouldn't Say -- 8. Afro Images: Politics, Fashion, and Nostalgia -- 9. Time Travelling and Border Crossing: Reflections on White Identity -- 10. A Hyphenated Identity -- 11. Jews in the U.S.: The Rising Costs of Whiteness -- 12. Chattanooga Black Boy: Identity and Racism -- Part III. Love Letters and Conversations -- 13. My Dear Niece -- 14. Oxydol Poisoning -- 15. Writing Life -- 16. Birth of a Negation: A Love Letter -- 17. Tippin' The Furniture: An Interview With Angela Maria Giudice -- Part IV. "Acts Of Creation: Sweat, Blood, Bone" -- 18. The Breakdown of the Bicultural Mind -- 19. Eating Salt -- 20. Turning the Myths of Black Masculinity Inside/Out -- 21. "Wandering Between Two Worlds, One Dead, The Other Powerless To Be Born" -- 22. Playing the Devil's Advocate: Defending a Multiracial Identity in Fractured Community -- 23. Black Women and The Wilderness -- 24. Toward the Light -- 25. Waiting for a Taxi -- Contributors.

Names We Call Home is a ground-breaking collection of essays which articulate the dynamics of racial identity in contemporary society. The first volume of its kind, Names We Call Home offers autobiographical essays, poetry, and interviews to highlight the historical, social, and cultural influences that inform racial identity and make possible resistance to myriad forms of injustice.

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Becky Thompson teaches African American Studies and Sociology at Wesleyan University. Sangeeta Tyagi is Director at the Exploration Summer Program, a curricular and co-curricular summer program for high school students.

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