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By Stephen P. Knadler

ISBN-10: 1578065062

ISBN-13: 9781578065066

ISBN-10: 1934110345

ISBN-13: 9781934110348

Denying its formative dialogues with minorities, the white race, Stephen P. Knadler contends, has been a fugitive race. whereas the "white question," just like the "Negro question," and the "woman query" a century past, has garnered substantial severe awareness between students seeking to locate new anti-race options, those investigations have to spotlight not only the exclusion of individuals of colour, but additionally study minority writers' resistance to and disruption of this privileged racial class.

"Highly unique, splendidly unique, and suggestion provoking," says Professor Candace Waid of Knadler's intellectually hard e-book.

even supposing excluded, humans of colour appeared again in anger, laughter, and knowledge to problem the unexamined lie of a self-evident whiteness. taking a look at fictional and nonfictional texts written among 1850 and 1984, The Fugitive Race lines a protracted cultural and literary historical past of the methods African americans, Asian american citizens, Jewish americans, Chicanos, gays, and lesbians have challenged the form and that means of so-called white identities.

From the antebellum interval to the Nineteen Eighties, the idea in a white racial superiority, or just a white distinction, has denied that individuals of colour could and do have a power at the supposedly natural or secure personality of whiteness. against this, this ebook makes an attempt to outline a brand new manner of studying minority literature that questions this segregated colour line. as well as making a new racial wisdom, many writers of colour attempted to intervene within the old formula of whiteness. They created unsettling moments while white readers needed to see themselves for the 1st time from the outside-in, or from the severe standpoint of non-white writers. those writers--including William Wells Brown, Pauline Hopkins, Abraham Cahan, Young-hill Kang, Zora Neale Hurston, and Arturo Islas--did now not easily withstand assimilation. They sought to dismantle the white identities that lay because the origin of the master's condo.

Stephen P. Knadler, an assistant professor of English at Spelman university, has been released in American Literature, American Literary History, American Quarterly, Minnesota Review, and Modern Fiction Studies.

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