Uncoupling American Empire: Cultural Politics of Deviance and Unequal Difference, 1890-1910 Yu-Fang Cho

ISBN: 9781438448992

Published: January 6th 2014

Hardcover

212 pages


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Uncoupling American Empire: Cultural Politics of Deviance and Unequal Difference, 1890-1910  by  Yu-Fang Cho

Uncoupling American Empire: Cultural Politics of Deviance and Unequal Difference, 1890-1910 by Yu-Fang Cho
January 6th 2014 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 212 pages | ISBN: 9781438448992 | 3.61 Mb

A radical revision of the politics of race and sexuality within racial capitalism, Uncoupling American Empire provides an original cultural genealogy of how the institutionalization of marriage shaped imagined relationships among working people whoMoreA radical revision of the politics of race and sexuality within racial capitalism, Uncoupling American Empire provides an original cultural genealogy of how the institutionalization of marriage shaped imagined relationships among working people who were seen as sexually deviant in nineteenth-century U.S.

imperial cultures. Departing from the longstanding focus on domesticity as a middle-class white women s imaginary construct of home, nation, and empire, this book foregrounds the relationship between marriage and subjects marked by slavery, prostitution, indentured labor, and colonialism through tracing overlooked linkages among the period s fiction texts, journalistic accounts, pictorial illustrations, and missionary narratives. Yu-Fang Cho s feminist intersectional approaches illuminate the complex web of social difference that uneven access to marriage has historically produced- the cumulative effects of the ironic and indeed cynical promise of freedom, equality, and inclusion through sexual conformity- and the central role that cultural imagination plays in forging alternative relations among minoritized subjects.



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