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The Resource Race, Ralph Ellison and American Cold War intellectual culture, Richard Purcell

Race, Ralph Ellison and American Cold War intellectual culture, Richard Purcell

Label
Race, Ralph Ellison and American Cold War intellectual culture
Title
Race, Ralph Ellison and American Cold War intellectual culture
Statement of responsibility
Richard Purcell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"After World War II, writers and literary critics - black and white - engaged in heated debates centred on the literary and imaginative problem of representing African-Americans in American literature. As the Cold War unfolded, many of these debates began to appear in journals, conferences and other events, including those directly sponsored by the Congress for Cultural Freedom and other organisations funded by U.S. and British intelligence agencies. Ralph Ellison, who would eventually join the American Congress for Cultural Freedom, was one of the most famous and frequently published critics on the 'Negro Problem' in literature during this period. Using never before published materials from Ralph Ellison's papers at the Library of Congress, Purcell contextualises his thinking on the Negro Problem - in particular its bearing on American literary history, Modernism and broader American geo-politics - within the shadow of the CCF's influence. Therefore, not only does the book explore how the Cold War's ideological battles influenced these debates, it illuminates the important role 'race' and more specifically African-American writers and intellectuals played in the cultural Cold War"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Purcell, Richard
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Language, discourse, society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ellison, Ralph
  • American literature
  • Literature and society
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • United States
Label
Race, Ralph Ellison and American Cold War intellectual culture, Richard Purcell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgements Introduction: From Popular Fronts to Liberal Conspiracies 1. Figura of a Negro Problem 2. Ellison from the Heart of Europe 3. 1965 and the Battle Over Who Speaks for the Negro 4. An Integrative Vernacular 5. Ellison, Obama and Post-Race Politics in the 21st Century Notes Bibliography Index
Control code
825047277
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 200 pages
Isbn
9780230321434
Lccn
2013043661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)825047277
Label
Race, Ralph Ellison and American Cold War intellectual culture, Richard Purcell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgements Introduction: From Popular Fronts to Liberal Conspiracies 1. Figura of a Negro Problem 2. Ellison from the Heart of Europe 3. 1965 and the Battle Over Who Speaks for the Negro 4. An Integrative Vernacular 5. Ellison, Obama and Post-Race Politics in the 21st Century Notes Bibliography Index
Control code
825047277
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 200 pages
Isbn
9780230321434
Lccn
2013043661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)825047277

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