Hitting a straight lick with a crooked stick

race and gender in the work of Zora Neale Hurston
Author: Susan Edwards Meisenhelder
Publisher: University Alabama Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 258
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Various critics have concluded that Zora Neale Hurston simply capitulated to external demands, writing stories white people wanted to hear. Susan Edwards Meisenhelder, however, argues that Hurston's response to her situation was much more sophisticated than her critics have recognized. Meisenhelder suggests, in fact, that Hurston's work, both fictional and anthropological, constitutes an extended critique of the values of white culture and a rejection of white models for black people. Repeatedly, Hurston's work shows the divisive effects that traditional white values, including class divisions and gender imbalances, have on blacks.Although Hurston openly criticized white culture in letters, in articles for black publications, and in the manuscript version of her autobiography, her attack is more indirect in her work published by white publishers and in white periodicals. Meisenhelder convincingly demonstrates that Hurston, drawing a lesson from African American folk tales dealing with black survival in a,white world, plays the role of artful trickster in such publications. In the tales of Daddy Mention, High John de Conquer, and other figures that she recorded and commented on in her anthropological works, Hurston found models of black people self-consciously donning a mask of subservience, even living up to racist stereotypes, to make fun of and win something from whites. Seeing Hurston as such a trickster figure in her writing invites substantial reinterpretation of many of her works.

Nineteenth-century Literature Criticism


Author: Laurie Lanzen Harris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literature, Modern
Page: N.A
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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1800 and 1900, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.

The Mirror

Issue 2648 September 17 2005
Author: Margaret Safo (Mrs.)
Publisher: Graphic Communications Group
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Violence and Gender

An Interdisciplinary Reader
Author: Paula Ruth Gilbert,Kimberly K. Eby
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131116313
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
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Using different disciplinary approaches, this collection of thoughtful and timely selections focuses on integrating issues related to violence and gender. Violence and Gender enables readers to learn about these complex issues so they can work to lessen the occurrence of violence in their personal and professional lives. The introductory section presents a number of theories of violence that ground readers in different theories and reasons for violent behavior. The subsequent sections deal with the topics of gender, youth violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, violence and sports, and media representation of violence. Because of its comprehensive coverage of many issues, this book can serve as an excellent resource for sociologists, criminologists, justice administrators, psychologists, therapists, and those involved in social work.

The Interior


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Chicago (Ill.)
Page: N.A
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Issues for Jan 12, 1888-Jan. 1889 include monthly "Magazine supplement".

Black writers

a selection of sketches from Contemporary authors : contains more than four hundred entries on twentieth-century black writers, all updated or originally written for this volume
Author: Hal May,Susan M. Trosky
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 619
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Cherry

Roman
Author: Nico Walker
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641235111
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Cleveland, 2003. Ein junger Mann beginnt sein Studium am College, wo er Emily kennenlernt. Sie verlieben sich Hals über Kopf und heiraten. Aber bald zieht Emily zurück zu ihrer Familie nach Pennsylvania, während er die Uni verlässt und der Armee beitritt. Im Irakkrieg erlebt er die Schrecken des Krieges, die er nach seiner Rückkehr nicht mehr aus dem Kopf bekommt. Der Kriegsheld verfällt den Drogen, während die Opioid-Epidemie Amerika überschwemmt. Um seine Sucht zu finanzieren, beginnt er Banken auszurauben.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge
Author: Norman Don
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800648105
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“