Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop: Crises in Whiteness (Paperback)
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Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop: Crises in Whiteness (Paperback)

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Paperback 204 Pages / Published: 04/06/2015
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Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop, a groundbreaking text in critical whiteness studies and literary criticism, looks toward white American male literature explicitly for racialized social commentary on the construction of whiteness, as an identity and power source. Works of Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Adam Mansbach are probed for inward projections of imaginative fissures concerning the construction of white masculinity as ultimate representations of white identity.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498522847
Number of pages: 204
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 228 x 153 x 17 mm


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Stephany Rose's Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop: Crises in Whiteness has the potential to revolutionize discussions of whiteness and the cultural imagination. Exploring the works of Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Adam Mansbach, Dr. Rose illustrates the centrality of white masculinity within these works and the larger American cultural imagination. Highlighting the relational dimensions of racial constructions and the fluidity and continuity across time and space, this book adds tremendously to our collective understanding of racial formation and the role popular culture plays in the production of white identity. -- David Leonard, Washington State University
Casting an explicitly and necessarily cognizant African American gaze on an eclectic array of white male American authors and their sociohistorical contexts, Stephany Rose repeatedly demonstrates the continued need for critical whiteness critique. By analyzing the always racialized work of a wide historical range of white male authors, this book exposes many of the ways that white masculinity continues to bolster its social dominance at the expense of its Others. Rose also effectively demonstrates the ongoing need to expose the symbiotic reliance of white identity and cultural production on its figurations of Otherness. In these reputedly post-racial times, Abolishing White Masculinity offers bracing reminders of the ongoing salience of de facto white supremacy for literature's production and reception. In both theoretical and practical terms, this book will serve as a valuable source for those who study American literature, critical whiteness studies, racial history, and critical race theory. -- Tim Engles, Eastern Illinois University
Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to HipHop is a carefully detailed examination of the ways three white male American writers across a century-Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Adam Mansbach-interrogate white privilege and white supremacy in America. Stephany Rose Spaulding deftly bridges the gap between popular culture critiques of post-racism and scholarly debates about critical whiteness studies. -- Bakari Kitwana, author of Why White Kids Love Hip-Hop: Wankstas, Wiggers, Wannabes and the New Reality of Race in America

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