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 Critical Issues in Retrieving Women's Experience

Margaret D. Kamitsuka

in Feminist Theology and the Challenge of Difference

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311624
eISBN:
9780199785643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311624.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Although retrieving women's experience textually and ethnographically is pivotal for feminist theology, problematic assumptions are at work in the way feminist theologians undertake this task. Using ... More


The 1990s–2000s: “I’m Beautiful and I’m Here”

Stacy Wolf

in Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195378238
eISBN:
9780199897018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378238.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter 5 discusses a group of musicals produced around 2000 that foreground race / ethnicity as well as gender: Parade, Caroline, or Change, The Color Purple, and In the Heights. By studying key ... More


Alice Walker Matters: The Fruits of Gendered Space

Thadious M. Davis

in Southscapes: Geographies of Race, Region, and Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835210
eISBN:
9781469602554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869321_davis.9
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This final chapter deals with the vast body of Alice Walker's literary and political work. All her novels, especially The Color Purple, Meridian, and The Third Life of Grand Copeman are discussed in ... More


The Color Purple and the Wine-Dark Kiss of Death: How a Second-Wave Feminist Wrote the First American AIDS Narrative

Phillip Gordon

in This Book Is an Action: Feminist Print Culture and Activist Aesthetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039805
eISBN:
9780252097904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039805.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Alice Walker's 1982 novel The Color Purple was published six months after AIDS was first described in medical literature. This chapter reads The Color Purple as an AIDS narrative by looking into the ... More


Queering Celie’s Same-Sex Desire: Impossible Mourning, Trauma, and Heterosexual Failure in Alice Walker’s

Jermaine Singleton

in Cultural Melancholy: Readings of Race, Impossible Mourning, and African American Ritual

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039621
eISBN:
9780252097713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039621.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter places psychoanalytic theories of melancholia in conversation with Walker's The Color Purple to show how “deviant” desire is engendered within and maintained by racialized ... More


Southscapes: Race, Region, & Reclamation

Thadious M. Davis

in Southscapes: Geographies of Race, Region, and Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835210
eISBN:
9781469602554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869321_davis.4
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter is divided into two sections. The first looks at important books such as From Slavery to Freedom (1947) by John Hope Franklin, which reclaimed both the public and intellectual space of ... More


“The Victim Demands Narrative”: Writing the Perspective of the Rape Victim-Survivor in the Long 1980s

Robin E. Field

in Writing the Survivor: The Rape Novel in Late Twentieth-Century American Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781942954835
eISBN:
9781800341838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954835.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The central prerogative of rape fiction of the 1980s is to underscore the legitimacy of the traumatic experience by providing in-depth accounts of the assault and its physical and psychological ... More


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