RACECHANGES: White Skin, Black Face in American Culture. by Gubar,…

RACECHANGES: White Skin, Black Face in American Culture. by Gubar, Susan.

RACECHANGES: White Skin, Black Face in American Culture.

Edition: First printing.

New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - A scholarly - and fascinating - exploration of the "legacy of minstrel shows - and of cross-racial impersonations - throughout modern American film, fiction, poetry, painting, photography, and journalism....[Gubar] discusses whites posing as blacks and blacks "passing" for white; blackface on white actors in The Jazz Singer, Birth of a Nation, and other movies, as well as on the faces of black stage entertainers; African-American use of racechange imagery during the Harlem Renaissance, including the poetry of Anne Spencer, the black-and-white prints of Richard Bruce Nugent, and the early work of Zora Neale Hurston; white poets and novelists from Vachel Lindsay and Gertrude Stein to John Berryman and William Faulkner writing as if they were black.... hypersexualized stereotypes of black men" as well as issues like lynching, interracial children, and gay attitudes. Illustrated throughout with many photographs, including an insert of full color reproductions of paintings by Robert Colescott. Notes, list of works cited, index.xxiii, 327 pp. ISBN: 0-19-5110021.

Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

Book ID: 43015
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