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The Resource Legal fictions : constituting race, composing literature, Karla FC Holloway

Legal fictions : constituting race, composing literature, Karla FC Holloway

Label
Legal fictions : constituting race, composing literature
Title
Legal fictions
Title remainder
constituting race, composing literature
Statement of responsibility
Karla FC Holloway
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Legal Fictions, Karla FC Holloway both argues that U.S. racial identity is the creation of U.S. law and demonstrates how black authors of literary fiction have engaged with the law's constructions of race since the era of slavery. Exploring the resonance between U.S. literature and U.S. jurisprudence, Holloway reveals Toni Morrison's Beloved and Charles Johnson's Middle Passage as stories about personhood and property, David Bradley's The Chaneysville Incident and Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man as structured by evidence law, and Nella Larsen's Passing as intimately related to contract law."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holloway, Karla F. C.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • African Americans
  • Race discrimination
  • Race in literature
Label
Legal fictions : constituting race, composing literature, Karla FC Holloway
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-144) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xv, 158 pages
Isbn
9780822355953
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013025467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)854980326
Label
Legal fictions : constituting race, composing literature, Karla FC Holloway
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-144) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xv, 158 pages
Isbn
9780822355953
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013025467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)854980326

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