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Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading

Kimberly Chabot Davis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038433
eISBN:
9780252096310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038433.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Critics often characterize white consumption of African American culture as a form of theft that echoes the fantasies of 1950s-era bohemians, or “White Negroes,” who romanticized black culture as ... More


Oprah, Book Clubs, and the Promise and Limitations of Empathy

Kimberly Chabot Davis

in Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038433
eISBN:
9780252096310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038433.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter draws distinctions among the reading strategies of white readers in order to shed light on the failures and the political promise of cross-racial empathy. It focuses largely on ... More


Black Cultural Encounters as a Catalyst for Divestment in White Privilege

Kimberly Chabot Davis

in Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038433
eISBN:
9780252096310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038433.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This concluding chapter offers some final thoughts on cross-racial relationships, particularly from the author's personal experiences. It also reviews some literature, both fictional and otherwise, ... More


Deconstructing White Ways of Seeing: Interracial-Conflict Films and College-Student Viewers

Kimberly Chabot Davis

in Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038433
eISBN:
9780252096310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038433.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter turns to the medium of film and a different demographic group and reception context: the college classroom. It analyzes the responses of college students to two films about interracial ... More


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