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The Resource Black for a day : white fantasies of race and empathy, Alisha Gaines

Black for a day : white fantasies of race and empathy, Alisha Gaines

Label
Black for a day : white fantasies of race and empathy
Title
Black for a day
Title remainder
white fantasies of race and empathy
Statement of responsibility
Alisha Gaines
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1948, journalist Ray Sprigle traded his whiteness to live as a black man for four weeks. A little over a decade later, John Howard Griffin famously 'became' black as well, traveling the American South in search of a certain kind of racial understanding. Contemporary history is littered with the surprisingly complex stories of white people passing as black, and here Alisha Gaines constructs a unique genealogy of 'empathetic racial impersonation' - white liberals walking in the fantasy of black skin under the alibi of cross-racial empathy. At the end of their experiments in 'blackness, ' Gaines argues that these debatably well-meaning white impersonators arrived at little more than false consciousness"--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaines, Alisha
Dewey number
305.800973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.625
LC item number
.G35 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Impersonation
  • Empathy
  • African Americans
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African Americans
  • Impersonation
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Race relations
  • United States
Label
Black for a day : white fantasies of race and empathy, Alisha Gaines
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Good niggerhood : Ray Sprigle's Dixie terror -- The missing day : John Howard Griffin and the specter of Joseph Franklin -- A secondhand kind of terror : Grace Halsell and the ironies of empathy -- Empathy TV : family and racial intimacy on Black. White -- Epilogue : the last soul sister
Control code
980304433
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 213 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469632841
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1n5jc22
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)980304433
Label
Black for a day : white fantasies of race and empathy, Alisha Gaines
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Good niggerhood : Ray Sprigle's Dixie terror -- The missing day : John Howard Griffin and the specter of Joseph Franklin -- A secondhand kind of terror : Grace Halsell and the ironies of empathy -- Empathy TV : family and racial intimacy on Black. White -- Epilogue : the last soul sister
Control code
980304433
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 213 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469632841
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1n5jc22
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)980304433

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