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

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

Stephany Rose


Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop examines white American male literature for its social remark at the building of whiteness within the usa. Whiteness has regularly been a contested racial id within the united states, one in a country of building and reconstruction all through severe cultural and old moments. this article examines how white American male writers have grappled with realizing themselves and their audiences as white beings.

Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop particularly brings a serious whiteness method of American literary feedback and strengthens the starting to be interdisciplinary box of severe whiteness stories within the humanities. severe whiteness stories shifts the eye from completely reading humans and views of colour in race discourse to addressing whiteness as an integral part of race ideology. the first contribution of this angle is in how whites build and notice whiteness, for the bigger goal of exploring the chances of the way they could come to now not build and notice themselves via whiteness. realizing this can be on the middle of latest discussions of post-raciality.

Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop makes use of the subsequent texts as canonical case stories: Puddn’head Wilson and Those impressive Twins via Mark Twain, The nice Gatsby and The appealing and the Damned by way of F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Angry Black White Boy and The finish of the Jews by Adam Mansbach. Each underscores the dialectic of formation, deformation, and reformation of whiteness at particular socio-historical moments established upon anxieties approximately race possessed by means of whites and highlighted by way of white fictionists. the chosen writers eventually serve dually as co-constructors of whiteness and social critics in their occasions via their literature.

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