White Amnesia - Black Memory?: American Women's Writing and History

Sabine Brock (Author) Sabine Broeck (Author)
Backorder

Description

Reading a series of prose texts by 20th century white women writers ranging from "The Making of Americans" to "Civil Wars" this study interrogates a correlation between authors' subject positions as white and their textual investments in American history. It displaces the diffuse acceptance of whiteness as a given property by foregrounding it as a shared, and unquestioned feature of the white reader's and the text's consciousness. To trace the literary legacies of white amnesia about the Middle Passage is an urgent response to white women writers' participation in US-American historical mythology. At a point of convergence of Black Studies, American Studies and Gender Studies this investigation results in a profound denaturalization of what American history and American cultural memory may signify.

Product Details

Price
$64.95
Publisher
Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W
Publish Date
May 01, 1999
Pages
195
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9783631335451
BISAC Categories:

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

The Author: A graduate of Frankfurt University, Sabine Brock received her habilitation from Humboldt-University, Berlin with, "White Amnesia." Presently she teaches American Studies at the University of Bremen."