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Author Moynihan, Sinéad.

Title Passing into the present : contemporary American fiction of racial and gender passing / Sinéad Moynihan.

Imprint Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 181 pages).
Series Contemporary American and Canadian writers
Contemporary American and Canadian writers.
Summary This book is a full-length study of contemporary American fiction of 'passing'. It takes as its point of departure the return of racial and gender passing in the 1990s in order to make claims about wider trends in contemporary American fiction.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Copyright; Contents; Series editors' foreword; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: 'passing' into the present: passing narratives then and now; 2 Living parchments, human documents: passing, racial identity and the literary marketplace; 3 The way of the cross( -dresser): Catholicism, gender and race in two novels by Louise Erdrich; 4 (W)Rites-of-passing: shifting racial and gender identities in Caucasia and Middlesex; 5 Bodies/texts: passing and writing in The White Boy Shuffle and The Human Stain; 6 Conclusion: 'passing' fads?: recent controversies of authenticity and authorship; Bibliography.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Passing (Identity) in literature.
Ethnicity in literature.
Gender identity in literature.
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: 9780719082290
ISBN 9781781702727 (electronic bk.)
1781702721 (electronic bk.)
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1847793290 (electronic bk.)