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dc.contributor.advisorKarcher, Carolyn L., 1945-
dc.creatorLogan, April Catrina
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-27T15:14:14Z
dc.date.available2020-10-27T15:14:14Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.other864884979
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/1762
dc.description.abstractTheorizing and Performing Socio-political Representation: Harriet Wilson, Harriet Jacobs, and Pauline Hopkins" focuses on the performance of gender and sexuality in works by three African American women writers who were also public figures. In this study, I examine what I have named the "politics of representation" in these texts, whereby their authors articulate the benefits and drawbacks of capitalizing on the dual socio-political positions of subject and object in American culture. I argue that Wilson, Jacobs, and Hopkins critique and theorize the public demonstration or performance of gendered and sexually categorized African American bodies to achieve political ends. In particular, they challenge the conflation by whites and by black male leaders of masculinity and political recognition. Contrary to what many scholars have argued, these writers envision a political authority for black women not circumscribed by normative concepts of femininity, masculinity, and sexuality popularized by the dominant culture.
dc.format.extent308 pages
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTemple University. Libraries
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dc.subjectLiterature
dc.subjectLiterature, American
dc.subjectAfrican American Studies
dc.subjectAfrican American
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectPerformance
dc.subjectQueer
dc.subjectRace
dc.subjectRepresentation
dc.titleTheorizing and Performing Socio-political Representation: Harriet Wilson, Harriet Jacobs, and Pauline Hopkins
dc.typeText
dc.type.genreThesis/Dissertation
dc.contributor.committeememberSalazar, James B.
dc.contributor.committeememberWilliams, Roland Leander
dc.contributor.committeememberErnest, John
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/1744
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dc.description.degreePh.D.
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