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(W)Rites-of-passing: shifting racial and gender identities in Caucasia and Middlesex

Sinéad Moynihan

in Passing into the Present: Contemporary American Fiction of Racial and Gender Passing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082290
eISBN:
9781781702727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082290.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines contemporary first-person fictions of adolescence in which the protagonists' adolescence, as an in-between stage that is not childhood and not adulthood, is inextricably bound ... More


Europe, that Feared Yet Admired Idol

Reza Zia-Ebrahimi

in The Emergence of Iranian Nationalism: Race and the Politics of Dislocation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175760
eISBN:
9780231541114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175760.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 5 reviews dislocative nationalism's ambiguous relationship with European ideas, moving beyond paradigms of wholesale adoption (orientalism/modernisation theory) or the postcolonial posture ... More


Reading Race and Place: Boston Book Clubs and Post-Soul Fiction

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/9780252038433.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on the reception of two African American “post-soul” novels that deconstruct essentialist ideas about race. Inviting readers to reconsider binary understandings of blackness and ... More


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