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The Duty of the True Race Woman

Brittney C. Cooper

in Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040993
eISBN:
9780252099540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040993.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

What does it mean and what has it meant to be a Black female intellectual? What does it mean to be a race woman? When and where are the sites of race women’s becoming? Brittney Cooper argues that to ... More


The Abjection of American Literature: Jamaica Kincaid and the Ghosts of Postcolonialism

Paul Giles

in Transnationalism in Practice: Essays on American Studies, Literature and Religion

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640492
eISBN:
9780748652129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640492.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the history of the so-called abjection of American literature, focusing on the works of Jamaica Kincaid and considering the ways in which American literature, as the subject has ... More


Called to Tell Our Stories: The Narrative Structure of Vocation

Shirley Hershey Showalter

in Vocation across the Academy: A New Vocabulary for Higher Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190607104
eISBN:
9780190607135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190607104.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The ability to discern our vocations depends in part on the stories that we tell about our lives, as well as how we embody those stories. Narrative is a key category across a wide range of scholarly ... More


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