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Kenneth Mostern

Autobiography and Black Identity Politics: Racialization in Twentieth-Century America

Autobiography and Black Identity Politics: Racialization in Twentieth-Century America

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Why has autobiography been central to African American political speech throughout the twentieth century? Kenneth Mostern illustrates the relationship between narrative and racial categories such as "colored," "Negro," "black" or "African American" in the work of writers such as W. E. B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Malcom X, Martin Luther King, Paul Robeson, Angela Davis and bell hooks. Mostern shows how these autobiographical narratives attempt to construct and transform the political meanings of blackness. This wide-ranging study will interest all those working in African American Studies, cultural studies and literary theory.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Mostern, Kenneth
Published: 06/17/1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521641142
Pages: 294
Weight: 0.96lbs
Size: 8.74h x 5.80w x 0.77d
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