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Title:
Legal fictions constituting race, composing literature
Author:
Holloway, Karla F. C., 1949-
ISBN:
9780822377054
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1 online resource (xv, 158 pages) : illustrations
Contents:
The capital in question -- Imagined liberalism -- Mapping racial reason -- Being in place : landscape, never inscape -- Secondhand tales and hearsay -- Black legibility : "Can I get a witness" -- Trying to read me -- "A novel-like tenor" -- Passing and protection -- A secluded colored neighborhood.
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Legal Fictions is a bold declaration that, in the U.S., the black body is thoroughly bound by law. It is an unflinchingly look at the implications of that claim and a virtuoso survey of the ways that black authors of literary fiction have engaged with the law's constructions of race since the era of slavery.