Quiet as it's kept : shame, trauma, and race in the novels of Toni Morrison / J. Brooks Bouson

Author(s): Bouson, J. Brooks
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Subjects: Psychoanalysis and literature--United States--History--20th century
Women and literature--United States--History--20th century
Psychological fiction, American--History and criticism
African American women in literature
African Americans in literature
Psychic trauma in literature
Shame in literature
Race in literature
Morrison, Toni--Knowledge--Psychology
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Albany : State University of New York Press, c2000
Series: SUNY series in psychoanalysis and culture
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: x, 277 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
1. "Speaking the Unspeakable": Shame, Trauma, and Morrison's Fiction 1
2. "The Devastation That Even Casual Racial Contempt Can Cause": Chronic Shame, Traumatic Abuse, and Racial Self-Loathing in The Bluest Eye 23
3. "I Like My Own Dirt": Disinterested Violence and Shamelessness in Sula 47
4. "Can't Nobody Fly with All That Shit": The Shame-Pride Axis and Black Masculinity in Song of Solomon 75
5. "Defecating Over a Whole People": The Politics of Shame and the Failure of Love in Tar Baby 103
6. "Whites Might Dirty Her All Right, but Not Her Best Thing": The Dirtied and Traumatized Self of Slavery in Beloved 131
7. "The Dirty, Get-on-Down Music": City Pride, Shame, and Violence in Jazz 163
8. "He's Bringing Along the Dung We Leaving Behind": The Intergenerational Transmission of Racial Shame and Trauma in Paradise 191
Notes 217
Works Cited 243
Index 265
Notes: LCCN: 99016422
ISBN: 0791444236 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0791444244 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-264) and index
OCLC Number: 41548207
ISBN/ISSN: 0791444236
0791444244