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Author Davis, Thadious M., 1944- author

Title Southscapes : geographies of race, region, & literature / Thadious M. Davis
Published Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (458 pages) : illustrations
Series New Directions in Southern Studies
New directions in southern studies.
Contents Introduction. A map of the territory -- Southscapes : race, region, and reclamation -- Poverty and porches: controversial Mississippi -- Power and profession : Richard Wright's Mississippi and its expatriate legacies -- Politics and paysans : multicultural Louisiana and the space of the Crolit -- Parishes and prisons : Ernest Gaines's Louisiana and its North Carolina kin space -- Alice Walker matters : the fruits of gendered space
Summary "By interpreting segregation as the central experience for twenty-first century southern literature (just as slavery was for an earlier generation of writers) and by theorizing the interconnected aspects of racial and spatial constructions in the formation of the nation, Davis shows us a way to understand black space--social, spatial, and artistic arenas of creativity--not just in terms of exclusion and of pushing back/reacting against, but as sites of memory and imagination far beyond wounds and danger"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African Americans -- Race identity.
American literature -- African American authors.
American literature -- Southern States.
Geographical perception in literature.
Place (Philosophy) in literature.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011024073
ISBN 0807869325 (electronic bk.)
1469602555 (electronic bk.)
9780807869321 (electronic bk.)
9781469602554 (electronic bk.)
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(cloth ;) (alk. paper)
Other Titles Southscapes : geographies of race, region, and literature