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The Resource That middle world : race, performance, and the politics of passing, Julia S. Charles

That middle world : race, performance, and the politics of passing, Julia S. Charles

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That middle world : race, performance, and the politics of passing
Title
That middle world
Title remainder
race, performance, and the politics of passing
Statement of responsibility
Julia S. Charles
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Language
eng
Summary
In this study of racial passing literature, Julia S. Charles highlights how mixed-race subjects invent cultural spaces for themselves-a place she terms that middle world-and how they, through various performance strategies, make meaning in the interstices between the Black and white worlds. Focusing on the construction and performance of racial identity in works by writers from the antebellum period through Reconstruction, Charles creates a new discourse around racial passing to analyze mixed-race characters' social objectives when crossing into other racialized spaces. To illustrate how this middle world and its attendant performativity still resonates in the present day, Charles connects contemporary figures, television, and film-including Rachel Doleal and her black-passing controversy, the FX show Atlanta, and the musical Show Boat-to a range of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literary texts. Charles's work offers a nuanced approach to African American passing literature and examines how mixed-race performers articulated their sense of selfhood and communal belonging
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Midwest
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Charles, Julia S
Dewey number
810.9/352996073
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Passing (Identity) in literature
  • Racially mixed people in literature
  • Race in literature
  • American literature
  • Racially mixed people
  • Race awareness
Target audience
adult
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That middle world : race, performance, and the politics of passing, Julia S. Charles
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13281372
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469659589
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13281372
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13281372
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
That middle world : race, performance, and the politics of passing, Julia S. Charles
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13281372
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469659589
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13281372
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13281372
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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