Beyond Ethnicity Consent and Descent in American Culture
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Description: This book looks at the role of 'ethnicity' in American literature and what that literature has said - and continues to say - about the diverse American culture. Discussing works from every period of American history, Sollors focuses particularly on the tension between 'descent' and 'consent' - between the concern for one's racial, ethnic, and familial heritage and the conflicting desire to choose one's own destiny, even if such choices go against one's heritage. The study ranges from Puritan autobiographies to those of 20th-century Afro-Americans and immigrants, from Royall Tyler and the first American plays to Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein, from the writings of Cotton Mather to Liquid Sky (a 'post-punk' science-fiction film by a Russian emigr). The author shows how the diverse creators of American culture have generally been attracted to what is most new and modern.
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Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/29/1987
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Werner Sollors is Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Professor of English Literature and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.
|Acknowledgments and Prefatory Remarks|
|Typology and Ethnogenesis|
|Romantic Love, Arranged Marriage, and Indian Melancholy|
|Interlude from Indian to Urban|
|Some Tales of Consent and Descent|
|the Ethics of Wholesome Provincialism|
|First Generation, Second Generation, Third Generation . . .: the Cultural Construction of Descent|
|Ethnicity and Literary Form|