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Passing and the Fictions of Identity

Passing and the Fictions of Identity Book
Author : Elaine K. Ginsberg,Donald E. Pease
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 1996-04-29
ISBN : 9780822317647
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Passing

Passing Book
Author : Maria C. Sanchez,Linda Schlossberg
Publisher : NYU Press
Release : 2001-08-01
ISBN : 0814781233
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Passing for what you are not—whether it is mulattos passing as white, Jews passing as Christian, or drag queens passing as women—can be a method of protection or self-defense. But it can also be a uniquely pleasurable experience, one that trades on the erotics of secrecy and revelation. It is precisely passing's radical playfulness, the way it asks us to reconsider our assumptions and forces our most cherished fantasies of identity to self-destruct, that is centrally addressed in Passing: Identity and Interpretation in Sexuality, Race, and Religion. Identity in Western culture is largely structured around visibility, whether in the service of science (Victorian physiognomy), psychoanalysis (Lacan's mirror stage), or philosophy (the Panopticon). As such, it is charged with anxieties regarding classification and social demarcation. Passing wreaks havoc with accepted systems of social recognition and cultural intelligibility, blurring the carefully-marked lines of race, gender, and class. Bringing together theories of passing across a host of disciplines—from critical race theory and lesbian and gay studies, to literary theory and religious studies—Passing complicates our current understanding of the visual and categories of identity. Contributors: Michael Bronski, Karen McCarthy Brown, Bradley Epps, Judith Halberstam, Peter Hitchcock, Daniel Itzkovitz, Patrick O'Malley, Miriam Peskowitz, María C. Sánchez Linda Schlossberg, and Sharon Ullman.

Passing

Passing Book
Author : Anna Camaiti Hostert,Biblioteca Comunale Dellarchiginnasio
Publisher : Associated University Presse
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780838641255
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Attempts to overcome racial, ethnic, religious, and gender points of view from which we observed the world and our own selves."

Passing Novels in the Harlem Renaissance

Passing Novels in the Harlem Renaissance Book
Author : Mar Gallego,María del Mar Gallego Durán
Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9783825858421
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 interpretat

Passing and Pedagogy

Passing and Pedagogy Book
Author : Pamela L. Caughie
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780252067709
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The current academic milieu displays a deep ambivalence about the teaching of Western culture and traditional subject matter. This ambivalence, the product of a unique historical convergence of theory and diversity, opens up new opportunities for what Pamela Caughie calls "passing": recognizing and accounting for the subject positions involved in representing both the material being taught and oneself as a teacher. Caughie's discussion of passing illuminates a recent phenomenon in academic writing and popular culture that revolves around identities and the ways in which they are deployed, both in the arts and in lived experience. Through a wide variety of texts--novels, memoirs, film, drama, theory, museum exhibits, legal cases--she demonstrates the dynamics of passing, presenting it not as the assumption of a fraudulent identity but as the recognition that the assumption of any identity, including for the purposes of teaching, is a form of passing. Astutely addressing the relevance of passing for pedagogy, Caughie presents the possibility of a dynamic ethics responsive to the often polarizing difficulties inherent in today's culture. Challenging and thought-provoking, Passing and Pedagogy offers insight and inspiration for teachers and scholars as they seek to be responsible and effective in a complex, rapidly changing intellectual and cultural environment.

Race Passing and American Individualism

Race Passing and American Individualism Book
Author : Kathleen Pfeiffer
Publisher : Univ of Massachusetts Press
Release : 2009-09-30
ISBN : 9781558497849
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A literary study of the ambiguities of racial identity in American culture.

Quicksand And Passing

Quicksand   And  Passing Book
Author : Nella Larsen
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 1986
ISBN : 9780813511702
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Passing Game

Passing Game Book
Author : Steve Tesich
Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
Release : 1978
ISBN : 9780573614439
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Passing Sight Distance Criteria

Passing Sight Distance Criteria Book
Author : Douglas W. Harwood,Carlos Sun
Publisher : Transportation Research Board
Release : 2008-01-01
ISBN : 0309099277
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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At head of title: National Cooperative Highway Research Program.

The Law of Passing off

The Law of Passing off Book
Author : Christopher Wadlow
Publisher : Sweet & Maxwell
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0414042328
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Handbook of ICC Arbitration is a user-friendly introduction to the rules of the ICC for established practitioners and those approaching international arbitration for the first time. In addition to presenting the ideal sourcebook more in-depth research and information. This supplement is essential reading as it will reflect and annotate the revised ICC Rules as adopted. It will reveal case law developments, and update the most relevant case law from the state courts and ICC arbitral tribunals.