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Complicating Constructions Race, Ethnicity, and Hybridity in American Texts

by David S. Goldstein

Complicating Constructions Race, Ethnicity, and Hybridity in American Texts Synopsis

This volume of collected essays offers truly multiethnic, historically comparative, and meta-theoretical readings of the literature and culture of the United States. Covering works by a diverse set of American authors - from Toni Morrison to Bret Harte - these essays provide a vital supplement to the critical literary canon, mapping a newly variegated terrain that refuses the distinction between ethnic and nonethnic literatures.

Complicating Constructions Race, Ethnicity, and Hybridity in American Texts Press Reviews

This collection does seem to be unique in its mixture of essays written about 'ethnic' and 'non-ethnic' texts, and it may hearken the beginning of the end of the traditional binary method of categorizing American texts. * Multi-Cultural Reviews * Unlike other recent treatments. . . this one is broad, and therein lies its strength. . . . Recommended. * Choice *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780295988351
Publication date: 1st May 2008
Author: David S. Goldstein
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Literary studies: general, Ethnic studies,

About David S. Goldstein

David S. Goldstein teaches at the University of Washington, Bothell. Audrey B. Thacker teaches at California Lutheran University and California State University, Northridge. Other contributors include Jesse Aleman, Ariel Balter, Olivia Castellano, AnnaMarie Christiansen, Georgina Dodge, Tracy Floreani, Joe Lockard, Edwin J. McAllister, Sheree Meyer, William Over, Jeffrey F. L. Partridge, Chauncey Ridley, Derek Parker Royal, Alexander W. Schultheis, Andrea Tinnenmeyer, and Jose L. Torres-Padilla.

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