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The Resource A question of character : scientific racism and the genres of American fiction, 1892-1912, Cathy Boeckmann

A question of character : scientific racism and the genres of American fiction, 1892-1912, Cathy Boeckmann

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A question of character : scientific racism and the genres of American fiction, 1892-1912
Title
A question of character
Title remainder
scientific racism and the genres of American fiction, 1892-1912
Statement of responsibility
Cathy Boeckmann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In A Question of Character, Cathy Boeckmann establishes a strong link between racial questions and the development of literary traditions at the end of the 19th century in America. This period saw the rise of "scientific racism," which claimed that the races were distinguished not solely by exterior appearance but also by a set of inherited character traits. As Boeckmann explains, this emphasis on character meant that race was not only a thematic concern in the literature of the period but also a generic or formal one as well." "Boeckmann explores the intersections between race and literary history by tracing the language of character through both scientific and literary writing."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1968-
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Boeckmann, Cathy
Dewey number
813/.409353
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.R34
LC item number
B64 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in American literary realism and naturalism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Racism in literature
  • American fiction
  • Literature and science
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Racially mixed people in literature
  • Race discrimination in literature
  • Passing (Identity) in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Eugenics in literature
  • Literary form
  • Literary form
  • Literary form
Label
A question of character : scientific racism and the genres of American fiction, 1892-1912, Cathy Boeckmann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Scientific racism, character, and American fiction -- Thomas Dixon and the rhetorical mulatto -- Pudd'nhead Wilson's phrenological photograph -- Howells and Chesnutt: the racial uses of genre -- Character and black art in The autobiography of an ex-Coloured man -- Epilogue: race and representation -- Notes -- Works cited -- Index
Control code
42022208
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780817310219
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99006765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
A question of character : scientific racism and the genres of American fiction, 1892-1912, Cathy Boeckmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Scientific racism, character, and American fiction -- Thomas Dixon and the rhetorical mulatto -- Pudd'nhead Wilson's phrenological photograph -- Howells and Chesnutt: the racial uses of genre -- Character and black art in The autobiography of an ex-Coloured man -- Epilogue: race and representation -- Notes -- Works cited -- Index
Control code
42022208
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780817310219
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99006765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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