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Author Li, Stephanie, 1977-

Title Signifying without Specifying : Racial Discourse in the Age of Obama.

Publication Info. Piscataway : Rutgers University Press, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (219 pages)
Contents Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 -- Violence and Toni Morrison's Racist House; 2 -- Hiding the Invisible Hurt of Race; 3 -- The Unspeakable Language of Race and Fantasy in the Stories of Jhumpa Lahiri; 4 -- Performing Intimacy; Conclusion -- The Demands of Precious; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author.
Summary Stephanie Li argues that American politicians and writers are using a new kind of language to speak about race. Challenging the notion that we have moved into a and ldquo;post-racial and rdquo; era, she suggests that we are in an uneasy moment where American public discourse demands that race be seen, but not heard. Analyzing contemporary political speech with nuanced readings of works by such authors as Toni Morrison, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Colson Whitehead, Li investigates how Americans of color have negotiated these tensions, inventing new ways to signal racial affiliations without violating taboos ag.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-198) and index.
Subject American literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Race in literature.
Post-racialism -- United States.
Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
United States -- Race relations.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- African American Studies.
American literature. (OCoLC)fst00807113
Politics and literature. (OCoLC)fst01069960
Post-racialism. (OCoLC)fst01747455
Race in literature. (OCoLC)fst01086506
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 2000 - 2099
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Li, Stephanie. Signifying without Specifying : Racial Discourse in the Age of Obama. Piscataway : Rutgers University Press, ©2011
ISBN 9780813552101 (electronic bk.)
0813552109 (electronic bk.)
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