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The border and the line : race, literature, and Los Angeles / / Dean J. Franco

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Autore: Franco Dean J. <1968-> Visualizza persona
Titolo: The border and the line : race, literature, and Los Angeles / / Dean J. Franco Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: Stanford, California : , : Stanford University Press, , [2019]
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (xi, 208 pages) : illustrations
Disciplina: 810.9920693
Soggetto topico: American literature - Minority authors - History and criticism
Ethnic neighborhoods in literature
Ethnicity in literature
Race relations in literature
Race in literature
Soggetto geografico: Los Angeles (Calif.) In literature
Soggetto genere / forma: Electronic books.
Soggetto non controllato: Boyle Heights
Budd Schulberg
Helena María Viramontes
James Baldwin
Los Angeles
Paul Beatty
Watts Writers Workshop
comparative race studies
Nota di bibliografia: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Nota di contenuto: Introduction : the borders and lines of social identities -- Redlining and realigning in East L.A. : the neighborhoods of Helena María Viramontes and Union de Vecinos -- The matter of the neighbor and the property of 'unmitigated blackness' -- 'My neighborhood' : private claims, public space, and Jewish Los Angeles -- Conclusion : love, space, and the grounds of comparative ethnic literature study.
Sommario/riassunto: Los Angeles is a city of borders and lines, from the freeways that transect its neighborhoods to streets like Pico Boulevard that slash across the city from the ocean to the heart of downtown, creating both ethnic enclaves and pathways for interracial connection. Examining neighborhoods in east, south central, and west L.A. - and their imaginative representation by Chicana, African American, and Jewish American writers - this book investigates the moral and political implications of negotiating space. The Border and the Line takes up the central conceit of "the neighbor" to consider how the geography of racial identification and interracial encounters are represented and even made possible by literary language. Dean J. Franco probes how race is formed and transformed in literature and in everyday life, in the works of Helena María Viramontes, Paul Beatty, James Baldwin, and the writers of the Watts Writers Workshop. Exploring metaphor and metonymy, as well as economic and political circumstance, Franco identifies the potential for reconciliation in the figure of the neighbor, an identity that is grounded by geographical boundaries and which invites their crossing.
Titolo autorizzato: The border and the line  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 1-5036-0778-X
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910467489503321
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Serie: Stanford studies in comparative race and ethnicity.