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Author Demirtürk, Emine Lâle.

Title The contemporary African-American novel : multiple cities, multiple subjectivities, and discursive practices of whiteness in everyday urban encounters / E. Lâle Demirtürk.

Imprint Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: how black are whites in the age of Obama: problematizing normative spaces in the African American "neo-urban" novel -- Alternative "detection" of whiteness in Walter Mosley's L.A.: the politics of masquerade in Devil in a blue dress (1990) -- Transgressing the authority of whiteness in strategic spaces of blackness: resisting urban project of alterity in Walter Mosley's Little scarlet (2004) -- Deconstructing the black body as biopolitical paradigm of the city: "zones of indistinction" in John Edgar Wideman's Two cities (1998) -- Re-scripted performances of blackness as "parodies of whiteness": discursive frames of recognition in Percival Everett's I am not Sidney Poitier (2009) -- Contested terrain of blackness in "color-blind" spaces of (racialized) intersubjectivity: unmasking discursive manifestations of whiteness in Martha Southgate's The fall of Rome (2002) -- Navigations of embedded dynamics of whiteness in the city as discursive space: revisionary urban scripts of "penalized" blackness in Asha Bandele's Daughter (2003) -- The (im)possibilities of writing the Black interiority into discursiveterrain: the discourse of failure as success in unavailable/unavoidable spaces of whiteness in Michael Thomas' Man gone down (2007) -- Afterword: undoing whiteness or performing whiteness differently : African American neo-urban novel as the critique of everyday life.
Summary This book examines how African American novels explore instances of racialization that are generated through discursive practices of whiteness in the interracial social encounters of everyday life. African American fictional representations of the city have political significance in that the 'neo-urban' novel, a term that refers to those novels published in post-1990s, explores the possibility of a dialogic communication with the American society at large.
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Subject American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 21st century.
African Americans in literature.
City and town life in literature.
Cities and towns in literature.
Whites in literature.
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: 9781283624565 (DLC) 2012013267
ISBN 1611475317 (electronic bk.)
9781611475319 (electronic bk.)