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Fritz Gysin, Cynthia S. Hamilton (Eds.)
Complexions of Race
The African Atlantic
Bd. 15, 2005, 264 S., 24.90 EUR, 24.90 CHF, br., ISBN 3-8258-9030-9
Complexions of Race: The African Atlantic reveals the ways in which conceptions of race have informed - and sometimes over-determined - readings of American experience. The first section is concerned with the geography of racial identity, with race, place, and with mapping. The second explores the way racial identities are constructed, reconstructed, or enforced through performance. The final section explores the way literary forms, generic constructions, linguistic strategies, and critical practices construct, re-construct, or reposition identities assigned or claimed on the basis of race.