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Fantasies of Blackness and Racial Capitalism

Mark C. Jerng

in Racial Worldmaking: The Power of Popular Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823277759
eISBN:
9780823280544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277759.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter traces sword and sorcery’s re-emergence as a popular genre in the 1960s and 1970s during the era of U.S. Civil Rights movements. It shows how strategies for reproducing racism despite ... More


Introduction: Toward a Literary History of Racial Liberalism

Gregory S. Jay

in White Writers, Race Matters: Fictions of Racial Liberalism from Stowe to Stockett

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190687229
eISBN:
9780190687250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687229.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The introduction argues that a tradition of liberal white race fiction has been a key component of American literary history. It surveys scholarship defining “racial liberalism” and “racial ... More


The Inventions of China

Sharon Luk

in Life of Paper: Letters and a Poetics of Living Beyond Captivity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520296237
eISBN:
9780520968820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296237.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter One first elaborates the significance of letters to constitute racial capitalism and dominant forms of nation, state, and empire on both sides of the East Asian and North American Pacific. As ... More


Introduction: The Same Journey, Writ Small, That the United States Was On

Jennifer Ritterhouse

in Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630946
eISBN:
9781469630960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630946.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces Jonathan Daniels and explains his intentions for his 1937 automobile trip around the South. He wanted to explore the range of political and cultural possibilities in the ... More


Introduction: We Gotta Get on This Immigration Issue

Jimmy Patiño

in Raza Sí, Migra No: Chicano Movement Struggles for Immigrant Rights in the San Diego

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635569
eISBN:
9781469635576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635569.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter introduces the main ideas, people and preceding history of the deportation regime, Mexican American activism, and outline of the book chapters. It explains what led the small print shop ... More


Ephemeral Value and Disused Commodities

Sharon Luk

in Life of Paper: Letters and a Poetics of Living Beyond Captivity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520296237
eISBN:
9780520968820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296237.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Five clarifies theoretically the overlaps and distinctions between problematizing contemporary mass incarceration in terms of capitalist production, on the one hand, and in terms of social ... More


Building the Blame

Robin Marie Averbeck

in Liberalism Is Not Enough: Race and Poverty in Postwar Political Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646640
eISBN:
9781469646664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646640.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 4 explores the fate of the idea of a culture of poverty, tracing how it went from an idea articulated mostly by liberals for ostensibly liberal reasons to being a popular idea on the ... More


Conclusion

Robin Marie Averbeck

in Liberalism Is Not Enough: Race and Poverty in Postwar Political Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646640
eISBN:
9781469646664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646640.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

The conclusion connects the historical significance of Great Society liberalism to contemporary politics. In particular, it highlights how the abandonment of the black poor and the rise of mass ... More


A Culture of Poverty

Robin Marie Averbeck

in Liberalism Is Not Enough: Race and Poverty in Postwar Political Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646640
eISBN:
9781469646664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646640.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 3 traces the history of the idea of a culture of poverty while unpacking its racist content. Of particular importance is Daniel Patrick Moynihan and his report on the black family, known as ... More


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