Blackness and value : seeing double /

"Blackness and Value investigates the principles by which "value" operates and asks whether it is useful to imagine that the concepts of racial blackness and whiteness in the United States operate in terms of these principles." "The book traces several interrelations between...

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Main Author: Barrett, Lindon, 1961-2008.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series:Cambridge studies in American literature and culture ; 116.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary:"Blackness and Value investigates the principles by which "value" operates and asks whether it is useful to imagine that the concepts of racial blackness and whiteness in the United States operate in terms of these principles." "The book traces several interrelations between value and race, such as literate/illiterate, the signing/singing voice, time/space, civic/criminal, and academy/street, and offers relevant and fresh readings of two novels by Ann Petry. Whereas commonly approaches to race and value are examined historically or sociologically, this intriguing study provides a new critical approach that speaks to theorists of race as well as gender and queer studies."--Jacket.
Item Description:Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Pennsylvania.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xii, 272 pages).
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-267) and index.
ISBN:0511003455
9780511003455
9780521109956
0521109957
0521621038