Dilution anxiety and the Black phallus / Margo Natalie Crawford

Author(s): Crawford, Margo Natalie
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Subjects: American literature--20th century--History and criticism
Human skin color in literature
Politics and literature--United States--History--20th century
Human skin color--United States--Psychological aspects
Human skin color--Social aspects--United States
Race awareness in literature
Race in literature
Race relations in literature
Miscegenation in literature
Human body, in literature
Difference (Psychology) in literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Columbus : Ohio State University Press, c2008
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: viii, 200 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List of illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1. "She Should Have Been a Boy": Shades of Blackness in Three Lives and The Blacker the Berry 23
2. The Fantasy and Fear of Dilution in Absalom, Absalom! 43
3. The Black Arts Phallus 62
4. The Surreal Aesthetic and the Sticky Racial Fetish: The Bluest Eye and Tar Baby 90
5. Skin Color Geographies in Paradise 112
6. The Critique of Dilution Anxiety in Sent for You Yesterday 135
Epilogue: Post-Dilution Anxiety 167
Notes 177
Works cited 191
Index 197
Notes: LCCN: 2008015056
ISBN: 9780814251683 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0814251684 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780814210918 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0814210910 (cloth : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-195) and index
Contents: 'She should have been a boy': shades of blackness in Three lives and The blacker the berry -- The fantasy and fear of dilution in Absalom, Absalom! -- The black arts phallus -- The surreal aesthetic and the sticky racial fetish: The bluest eye and Tar baby -- Skin color geographies in Paradise -- The critique of dilution anxiety in Sent for you yesterday -- Epilogue: post-dilution anxiety
OCLC Number: 220859173
ISBN/ISSN: 9780814251683
0814251684
9780814210918
0814210910