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Author: Pamela E. Barnett

Title: "Miscegenation, "Rape, and "Race"in Alice Walker's Meridian

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Journal: The Southern Quarterly: A Journal of the Arts in the South

Volume: 39

Issue: 3

Year: Spring 2001

Pages: 65-81

ISSN: 0038-4496 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | U.S. History | Representations Literature / Alice Walker


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Author: Pamela E. Barnett, College of Arts & Sciences, Trinity Washington University

Abstract: »Examines Alice Walker's novel 'Meridian,' in terms of how race is constructed first through a prevailing taboo against interracial desire and, second, through the dominant story of the black male rapist of white women. Elaboration on how the counter hegemonic discourses of civil rights and black nationalism affect or alter the racial construction; Issue on the notions of essential racial difference; Description of the characters.« (Source: EBSCOhost)

Wikipedia: Alice Walker: Meridian (novel)