Comparative American Identities: Race, Sex and Nationality in the Modern Text (Essays of the English Institute)
by Hortense J. Spillers
Publication Date: Apr 12, 1991
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Format: Paperback, 206 pages
Parent Company: Routledge
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What constitutes the pervasive cultural assumptions known to us as "America?" Since the American hemisphere actually encompasses a variety of national identities, can it make sense to speak of a unified "American" identity? Can a place for marginalized identities be established within the cultural mainstream? Comparative American Identities maps out a dynamic terrain of "New World" cultural identities, questions and problems. The essays attempt to locate "America" as a cultural and historical site of plurality and division, a discursive space of multiple differences which becomes, paradoxically, the ground for a new notion of American unity.
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