The Resource The Properties of Violence : Claims to Ownership in Representations of Lynching

The Properties of Violence : Claims to Ownership in Representations of Lynching

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The Properties of Violence : Claims to Ownership in Representations of Lynching
Title
The Properties of Violence
Title remainder
Claims to Ownership in Representations of Lynching
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Language
eng
Summary
The Properties of Violence focuses on two connected issues: representations of lynching in late-nineteenth and twentieth-century American photographs, poetry, and fiction; and the effects of those representations. Alexandre compellingly shows how putting representations of lynching in dialogue with the history of lynching uncovers the profound investment of African American literature-as an enterprise that continually seeks to create conceptual spaces for the disenfranchised culture it represents-in matters of property and territory. Through studies ranging from lynching photographs to Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Beloved, the book demonstrates how representations of lynching demand that we engage and discuss various forms of possession and dispossession. The multiple meanings of the word "representation" are familiar to literary critics, but Alexandre's book insists that its other key term, "effects," also needs to be understood in both of its primary senses. On the one hand, it indicates the social and cultural repercussions of how lynching was portrayed, namely, what effects its representations had. On the other hand, the word signals, too, the possessions or what we might call the personal effects conjured up by these representations. These possessions were not only material-as for example property in land or the things one owned. The effects of representation also included diverse, less tangible but no less real possessions shared by individuals and groups: the aura of a lynching site, the ideological construction of white womanhood, or the seemingly default capacity of lynching iconography to encapsulate the history of ostensibly all forms of violence against black people
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MiAaPQ
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Alexandre, Sandy
LC call number
PS173.N4 -- A44 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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ProQuest (Firm)
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  • African Americans in popular culture
  • American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism
  • Lynching in literature
  • Violence in literature
Label
The Properties of Violence : Claims to Ownership in Representations of Lynching
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1074094
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Publication
Copyright
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Addresses Unknown -- On Location in Lynching Photographs -- 2. Old Haunts -- Place and Terror in Paul Laurence Dunbar's Poems -- 3. Strange and Forbidden Fruits -- Richard Wright and Lynching's Cautionary Tales -- 4. Hers and His Trees -- Sharing Lynching Iconography in Morrison's Beloved -- 5. Mississippi Goddam -- Emmett Till Photographs and Geographic Identity -- Afterword -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
EBC1074094
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (248 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781621030423
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1074094
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1074094
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10634395
  • (CaONFJC)MIL416348
  • (OCoLC)819380118
Label
The Properties of Violence : Claims to Ownership in Representations of Lynching
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1074094
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Addresses Unknown -- On Location in Lynching Photographs -- 2. Old Haunts -- Place and Terror in Paul Laurence Dunbar's Poems -- 3. Strange and Forbidden Fruits -- Richard Wright and Lynching's Cautionary Tales -- 4. Hers and His Trees -- Sharing Lynching Iconography in Morrison's Beloved -- 5. Mississippi Goddam -- Emmett Till Photographs and Geographic Identity -- Afterword -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
EBC1074094
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (248 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781621030423
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1074094
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1074094
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10634395
  • (CaONFJC)MIL416348
  • (OCoLC)819380118

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