Color Me White: Naturalism/Naturalization in American Literature


1. Auflage, 2013
484 Seiten

ISBN: 978-3-8253-6220-1
Sortiment: Buch
Ausgabe: Gebunden
Fachgebiet: Anglistik/Amerikanistik
Reihe: American Studies – A Monograph Series, Band: 237
lieferbar: 18.10.2013

Schlagwörter: gender studies, Popkultur, Kapitalismuskritik, Dreiser, Theodore, Naturalismus /U.S.A., Hautfarbe, Norris, Frank, Crane, Stephen, Sinclair, Upton, amerikanische Rechtsgeschichte, Einbürgerung /U.S.A., Whiteness, Naturalisierung


This book explores a remarkable parallelism in American literary and legal histories: the parallel between naturalism and naturalization. At the turn of the twentieth century, with the influx of unprecedented waves of immigration, the judiciary is at a loss to define who is “white” and who is not. In the courts of law, “whiteness” becomes a performance of cultural assimilability rather than a biological fact. It is this same cultural code of whiteness, this book argues, around which the literature of naturalism revolves by engaging in naturalization debate of its own.

 
 
 

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Anna Pochmara in: Polish Journal for American Studies, Vol. 8 (2014), 232ff

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