The Myth of Aunt Jemima: White Women Representing Black Women, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Myth of Aunt Jemima

White Women Representing Black Women, 1st Edition

By Diane Roberts

Routledge

240 pages

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The Myth of Aunt Jemima is a bold and exciting look at the way three centuries of white women writers have tackled the subject of race in both Britain and America. Diane Roberts challenges the widely-held belief that white women writers have simply acquiesed in majority cultural inscriptions of race. The Myth of Aunt Jemima shows how 'the mythic spheres of race, of the separation of black and white into low and high, other and originary, tainted and pure, remain to trouble a society struggling still to free itself from debilitating racial representations.'

Beautifully written with a powerful series of textual readings, The Myth of Aunt Jemima pushes at the boundaries of thought around the issues of race and gender. An important and innovative book.

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LITERARY CRITICISM / General