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Author Jerng, Mark C., author.

Title Racial worldmaking : the power of popular fiction / Mark C. Jerng
Edition First edition
Published New York : Fordham University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 284 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction: Racial Worldmaking; Part I: Yellow Peril Genres; 1. Worlds of Color; 2. Futures Past of Asiatic Racialization; Part II: Plantation Romance; 3. Romance and Racism after the Civil War; 4. Reconstructing Racial Perception; Part III: Sword and Sorcery; 5. The "Facts" of Blackness and Anthropological Worlds; 6. Fantasies of Blackness and Racial Capitalism; Part IV: Alternate History; 7. Racial Counterfactuals and the Uncertain Event of Emancipation; 8. Alternate Histories of World War II
Or, How the Race Concept Organizes the WorldConclusion: On the Possibilities of an Antiracist Racial Worldmaking; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Examines the relationship between race representation and popular fiction from 1893 to the present, as well as its impact on historiography, economics, and law
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (JSTOR, viewed March 26, 2019)
Subject Andrae, A.
American fiction -- History and criticism.
Asians in literature.
Blacks in literature.
English fiction -- History and criticism.
Group identity in literature.
Literature and society.
Race discrimination -- United States.
Racism in literature.
American fiction.
Asians in literature.
Asiaten Motiv
Blacks in literature.
English fiction.
Ethnische Gruppe Motiv
Ethnische Identit├Ąt Motiv
Group identity in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
Literature and society.
Race discrimination.
Racism in literature.
Rassismus Motiv
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- General.
Schwarze Motiv
United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0823277771
Other Titles Power of popular fiction