passing


No.ISBN : 9780486113463
Author : Nella Larsen
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Copyright Year : 2012-03-05
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DESCRIPTION : Married to a successful physician and prominently ensconced in society, Irene Redfield leads a charmed existence — until a chance encounter with a childhood friend who has been "passing for white."


No.ISBN : 0822317648
Author : Elaine K. Ginsberg
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Duke University Press
Copyright Year : 1996-04-29
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DESCRIPTION : Passing refers to the process whereby a person of one race, gender, nationality, or sexual orientation adopts the guise of another. Historically, this has often involved black slaves passing as white in order to gain their freedom. More generally, it has served as a way for women and people of color to access male or white privilege. In their examination of this practice of crossing boundaries, the contributors to this volume offer a unique perspective for studying the construction and meaning of personal and cultural identities. These essays consider a wide range of texts and moments from colonial times to the present that raise significant questions about the political motivations inherent in the origins and maintenance of identity categories and boundaries. Through discussions of such literary works as Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, The Autobiography of an Ex–Coloured Man, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Hidden Hand, Black Like Me, and Giovanni’s Room, the authors examine issues of power and privilege and ways in which passing might challenge the often rigid structures of identity politics. Their interrogation of the semiotics of behavior, dress, language, and the body itself contributes significantly to an understanding of national, racial, gender, and sexual identity in American literature and culture. Contextualizing and building on the theoretical work of such scholars as Judith Butler, Diana Fuss, Marjorie Garber, and Henry Louis Gates Jr., Passing and the Fictions of Identity will be of value to students and scholars working in the areas of race, gender, and identity theory, as well as U.S. history and literature. Contributors. Martha Cutter, Katharine Nicholson Ings, Samira Kawash, Adrian Piper, Valerie Rohy, Marion Rust, Julia Stern, Gayle Wald, Ellen M. Weinauer, Elizabeth Young


No.ISBN : 9781134217861
Author : Janet Finch
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : Routledge
Copyright Year : 2013-10-08
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DESCRIPTION : Inheritance, once the preserve of the propertied upper classes, has become a much more common experience. Many more people now than in the past have something of material value to bequeath when they die, mainly because of the spread of home ownership during the second half of the twentieth century. Passing On examines what these changes can tell us about kinship in England, through a study of how contemporary families handle inheritance. Based on the findings of a major research project into inheritance and kinship, Passing On examines how it is transmitted, 'who gets what' and the meaning this has for individuals and families. The authors argue that we should understand English kinship as a set of relational practices which are flexible and variable, rather than as a rigid structure or system. Inheritance is characterised more by symbolic practices and moral reasoning than by materialism. Of interest to lecturers and students of sociology, anthropology, social policy, law and gender studies, Passing On is also of considerable interest to those seeking to understand changing forms of kinship and ownership, especially researchers, policy makers and legal practitioners.


No.ISBN : 0520916832
Author : Carol Brooks Gardner
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Copyright Year : 1995-08-16
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DESCRIPTION : Catcalls, wolf whistles, verbal slurs, pinches, stalking—virtually every woman has experienced some form of unwanted public attention by men. Off the street, in semi-public places such as restaurants and department stores, women often suffer the insult of being passed over by employees eager to serve men. How pervasive is this behavior? How dangerous can it be? What, if anything, should be done about it? Passing By, an illuminating, unsettling work, explores the important yet little-examined issue of gender-related public harassment. Based on extensive research—including in-depth interviews with nearly five-hundred midwestern women and men—it documents the many types of indignity visited on women in public places. As Carol Brooks Gardner demonstrates, these indignities cross all lines of age, class, and ethnicity and follow a typical pattern whereby a man or men take advantage of a woman's momentary or permanent vulnerability. Beyond describing the scope and variety of harassing behaviors, the book investigates the different ways women and men respond to and interpret them. Gardner concludes, provocatively, that gender-based public harassment exerts a powerful control over women's feelings of comfort in the towns and communities where they live and work. Further, she defines it as a new category of social problem that shares much in common with sexual harassment and, in its more menacing form, requires legal remedy.


No.ISBN : 1934594032
Author :
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Copyright Year : 2008
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DESCRIPTION : The Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana is home to the Salish, Pend d?Oreille, and Kootenai Indian people. Between 2005 and 2006 author Maggie Plummer listened to a cross-section of voices representing the tribes on the reservation and published profiles in the tribal newspaper, the Char-Koosta News. This book collects these interviews and preserves a slice of the recent history of the Flathead Reservation community.


No.ISBN : 0813511704
Author : Nella Larsen
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Copyright Year : 1986
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DESCRIPTION : Two novels of 1920s Harlem describe Helga Crane's search for freedom and personal expression, and Irene's friendship with Clare, who attempts to pass for white


No.ISBN : 9780802195791
Author : Jerzy Kosinski
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Copyright Year : 2007-12-01
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DESCRIPTION : Jerzy Kosinski is one of the most important and original writers of our times. Passing By serves as his legacy, a collection of writings that answers many questions about his work and offers a revealing and provocative self-portrait by an author whose life was shrouded in enigma. The man who emerges here has a passion for sport, a quirky sense of fun, an idiosyncratic range of acquaintances stretching from Pope John Paul II to Warren Beatty, and an abiding love of secrets, conundrums, and fantasies. But first and foremost, as he demonstrates in major essays on his novels The Painted Bird and Steps, Kosinski is a powerful, incomparable literary artist.


No.ISBN : UCSC:32106019817482
Author : G. B. Shand
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Blackwell Pub
Copyright Year : 2009
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DESCRIPTION : This collection of personal essays offers a reflective window into the lifelong calling that is Shakespeare in the university classroom. It acknowledges the traditions in which these scholars work and the teachers who have advised and inspired them. Representing a broad range of approaches to the discipline and the profession, the essayists write about why teaching Shakespeare matters, and why they do it the way they do. Deliberately designed not to be a manual, this is a contemplative anthology of anecdotal and practical advice from experienced teachers, many of whom have been publicly honored for their teaching. The essays are engagingly candid: reading them is like being a fly on the wall of some of the most exciting classrooms on both sides of the Atlantic. No one who teaches Shakespeare, or who is contemplating teaching it, will fail to be encouraged and instructed – even mentored – by the personal reflections found within this volume.


No.ISBN : 3825858421
Author :
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : LIT Verlag MĂĽnster
Copyright Year : 2003
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DESCRIPTION : This book offers an insightful study of the significance of passing novels for the literary and intellectual debate of the Harlem Renaissance. Author Mar Gallego effectively uncovers the presence of a subversive component in five of these novels (by James Weldon Johnson, George Schuyler, Nella Larsen, and Jessie Fauset), turning them into useful tools to explore the passing phenomenon in all its richness and complexity. Her compelling study intends to contribute to the ongoing revision of the parameters conventionally employed to analyze passing novels by drawing attention to a great variety of textual strategies such as double consciousness, parody, and multiple generic covers. Examining the hybrid nature of these texts, Gallego skillfully highlights their radical critique of the status quo and their celebration of a distinct African American identity. Well researched and stimulating to read, Passing Novels in the Harlem Renaissance is an impressive work of scholarship and interpretation.


No.ISBN : 0873385411
Author : Jonathan Goodman
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Kent State University Press
Copyright Year : 1990
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DESCRIPTION : In this true crime reprint, Jonathan Goodman focuses his masterful detective skills on a criminal case that has inspired several novels, among them John O'Hara's Butterfield 8, which became a major feature film. The discovery of Starr Faithfull's body on a Long Island beach in 1931 prompted front-page headlines on both sides of the Atlantic as the events leading to her death unfolded: her clandestine, sordid love affairs (one with a former Boston mayor) and unconventional sex life; her misuse of drugs and bootleg alcohol; and details of her stepfather's unsavory business ventures, including his involvement in a murder investigation. Mindful of the still unanswered question of whether her death resulted from accident, suicide, or murder, Goodman attempts to demystify this enigmatic case. The only author granted full access to the massive police dossier, Goodman unveils through his meticulous research a startling yet credible conclusion. Chilling crime-scene photographs supplement the text.