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By Stephany Rose

ISBN-10: 073918122X

ISBN-13: 9780739181225

ISBN-10: 149852284X

ISBN-13: 9781498522847

Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop examines white American male literature for its social remark at the building of whiteness within the usa. Whiteness has constantly been a contested racial identification within the united states, one in a nation of building and reconstruction all through serious cultural and historic moments. this article examines how white American male writers have grappled with figuring out themselves and their audiences as white beings.

Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop in particular brings a severe whiteness method of American literary feedback and strengthens the transforming into interdisciplinary box of severe whiteness reviews within the humanities. serious whiteness experiences shifts the eye from completely analyzing humans and views of colour in race discourse to addressing whiteness as a vital part of race ideology. the first contribution of this attitude is in how whites build and notice whiteness, for the bigger objective of exploring the probabilities of ways they could come to now not build and notice themselves via whiteness. realizing this can be on the middle of latest discussions of post-raciality.

Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop makes use of the subsequent texts as canonical case reviews: Puddn’head Wilson and people striking Twins through Mark Twain, the good Gatsby and the attractive and the Damned through F. Scott Fitzgerald, and offended Black White Boy and the tip of the Jews by way of Adam Mansbach. each one underscores the dialectic of formation, deformation, and reformation of whiteness at particular socio-historical moments established upon anxieties approximately race possessed by means of whites and highlighted through white fictionists. the chosen writers eventually serve dually as co-constructors of whiteness and social critics in their occasions via their literature.

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