The Resource Remembering generations : race and family in contemporary African American fiction, Ashraf H.A. Rushdy

Remembering generations : race and family in contemporary African American fiction, Ashraf H.A. Rushdy

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Remembering generations : race and family in contemporary African American fiction
Title
Remembering generations
Title remainder
race and family in contemporary African American fiction
Statement of responsibility
Ashraf H.A. Rushdy
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Language
eng
Summary
"Slavery is America's family secret, a partially hidden phantom that continues to haunt our national imagination. Remembering Generations explores how three contemporary African American writers artistically represent this notion in novels about the enduring effects of slavery on the descendants of slaves in the post-civil rights era." "Focusing on Gayl Jones's Corregidora (1975), David Bradley's The Chaneysville Incident (1981), and Octavia Butler's Kindred (1979), Ashraf Rushdy begins by situating these works in their cultural moment of production and highlighting the ways in which they respond to contemporary debates about race and family, which assumed new levels of importance in the 1970s with the waning of the Black Power movement and the release of the Moynihan Report. He then shows how each novel, in its own way, traces the historical origins of race to the practices of American slavery; comments on how racialized slavery causes deviations in the treatment of such traditional literary themes as desire, death, and kinship; and constructs new ways of conceiving of the interrelationship of race and family in America. Following the evolution of this literary form into the 1990s, Rushdy looks at such works as Edward Ball's Slaves in the Family (1998) and Macky Alston's Family Name (1997), in which descendants of slaveholders expose the family secrets of their ancestors." "Remembering Generations examines the questions of how cultural works contribute to social debates, how a particular representational form emerges out of a specific historical epoch, and how some contemporary intellectuals meditate on the issue of historical responsibility - of recognizing that the slave past continues to exert an influence on contemporary American society."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
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Rushdy, Ashraf H. A.
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.N4
LC item number
R87 2001
Literary form
non fiction
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  • American fiction
  • Literature and society
  • American fiction
  • African Americans
  • Domestic fiction, American
  • African American families in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • First person narrative
  • Slavery in literature
  • Race in literature
  • Roman américain
  • Roman américain
  • Roman familial américain
  • Littérature et société
  • African American dans la littérature
  • Race dans la littérature
  • Familles noires américaines dans la littérature
  • Esclavage dans la littérature
  • Récits à la première personne
  • Familie <Motiv>
  • Roman
  • Sklaverei <Motiv>
  • African American families in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • African Americans
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Domestic fiction, American
  • First person narrative
  • Literature and society
  • Race in literature
  • Slavery in literature
  • Schwarze
  • USA
  • United States
Label
Remembering generations : race and family in contemporary African American fiction, Ashraf H.A. Rushdy
Link
https://archive.org/details/rememberinggener00rush
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-202) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
History is your own heartbeat : the palimpsest imperative in African American fiction -- The sexual is historical : the subject of desire -- The stillness that comes to all : the subject of death -- Orphans of the one-way voyage : the subject of family -- A legacy of history, an enchantment of history : the subject of the present
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780807826010
Lccn
00062866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44876928
  • (OCoLC)ocm44876928
Label
Remembering generations : race and family in contemporary African American fiction, Ashraf H.A. Rushdy
Link
https://archive.org/details/rememberinggener00rush
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History is your own heartbeat : the palimpsest imperative in African American fiction -- The sexual is historical : the subject of desire -- The stillness that comes to all : the subject of death -- Orphans of the one-way voyage : the subject of family -- A legacy of history, an enchantment of history : the subject of the present
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780807826010
Lccn
00062866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44876928
  • (OCoLC)ocm44876928

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