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Mixed-Race Identity in the American South: Roots, Memory, and Family Secrets

作者 Julia Sattler
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 Mixed-Race Identity in the American South: Roots, Memory, and Family Secrets:,Thisinterdisciplinaryinvestigationarguesthatsincethe1990s,discoursesaboutmixed-r

內容簡介

內容簡介 This interdisciplinary investigation argues that since the 1990s, discourses about mixed-race heritage in the United States have taken the shape of a veritable literary genre, here termed "memoir of the search." The study uses four different texts to explore this non-fictional genre, including Edward Ball's Slaves in the Family and Shirlee Taylor Haizlip's The Sweeter the Juice. All feature a protagonist using methods from archival investigation to DNA-testing to explore an intergenerational family secret; photographs and family trees; and the trip to the American South, which is identified as the site of the secret's origin and of the family's past. As a genre, these texts negotiate the memory of slavery and segregation in the present. In taking up central narratives of Americanness, such as the American Dream and the Immigrant story, as well as discourses generating the American family, the texts help inscribe themselves and the mixed-race heritage they address into the American mainstream. In its outlook, this book highlights the importance of the memoirs' negotiations of the past when finding ways to remember after the last witnesses have passed away. and contributes to the discussion over political justice and reparations for slavery.

作者介紹

作者介紹 Julia Sattler is assistant professor of American studies at TU Dortmund University.

商品規格

書名 / Mixed-Race Identity in the American South: Roots, Memory, and Family Secrets
作者 / Julia Sattler
簡介 / Mixed-Race Identity in the American South: Roots, Memory, and Family Secrets:,Thisinterdisciplinaryinvestigationarguesthatsincethe1990s,discoursesaboutmixed-r
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9781793627063
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9781793627063
誠品26碼 /
尺寸 / 22.9X15.2X1.8CM
重量(g) / 517.1
裝訂 / H:精裝
尺寸 / 22.9X15.2X1.8CM
級別 / N:無
頁數 / 236
語言 / 3:英文