The Myth of Aunt Jemima: White Women Representing Black Women by Diane RobertsThe Myth of Aunt Jemima: White Women Representing Black Women by Diane Roberts

The Myth of Aunt Jemima: White Women Representing Black Women

byDiane RobertsEditorDiane Roberts

Paperback | July 9, 1994

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The Myth of Aunt Jemimais 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 Jemimashows 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 Jemimapushes at the boundaries of thought around the issues of race and gender. An important and innovative book.
Title:The Myth of Aunt Jemima: White Women Representing Black WomenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.8 inPublished:July 9, 1994Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415049199

ISBN - 13:9780415049191


Editorial Reviews

"impresses with its logic, thoroughness, and intellectual force. We come away with a far better understanding of how race as cultural and social markers have been complicated, supported, and undercut by white women writers.."-"American Literature "As commentary on the discourse of culture, the book adds a new angle to studies of the dynamics of identification, subjectivity, and desire.... the book is very well researched and its arguments are lucid and compelling.... My highest praise for Diane Robert's "The Myth "of Aunt Jemima: Representations of Race and Region is that it will be an excellent centerpiece for my newly designed graduate Women's STudies Course, "Gender and Representation....". Overall, Robert's book is an engaging commentary on objectification and control and the problems of gender and subjectivity.."-"Research in African Literatures "Roberts' analysis of the tangled relationship between recism and gender stereotyping is as much disheartening as enlightening. A hundred years after emancipation, and twenty five years after integration, we haven't learned a damn thing.."-"Southern Exposure