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Black Like Me

Written By: John Howard Griffin
  • ID Book : 1609401085
  • Publisher : Wings Press
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 847
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : black-like-me.pdf

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This American classic has been corrected from the original manuscripts and indexed, featuring historic photographs and an extensive biographical afterword.

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  • File Pdf: black-like-who.pdf

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  • File Pdf: counseling-across-cultures.pdf

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  • File Pdf: blood-sugar.pdf

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  • Publisher : Wings Press
  • Isbn : 1609401441
  • Pages : 320
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  • File Pdf: nuni.pdf

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  • Pages : 432
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  • Pages : 256
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Book Summary:

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Black Like Me (Study Guide)

By BookCaps Study Guides Staff
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
  • Isbn : 1610429052
  • Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 252
  • File Pdf: black-like-me.pdf

Book Summary:

The perfect companion to John Howard Griffin's "Black Like Me," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.

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By David Erik Nelson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Isbn : 0737768061
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
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  • File Pdf: race-in-john-howard-griffin-s-black-like-me.pdf

Book Summary:

This comprehensive edition explores the life of John Howard Griffin as well as the issue of race as presented in his most famous work, Black Like Me, which details Griffin's experiment darkening his skin to pass as a black man during the Jim Crow era. This volume also presents modern perspectives on race in twenty-first-century America, with commentators asserting that while progress has been made, racism is still a significant issue.

Available Light

By John Howard Howard Griffin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wings Press
  • Isbn : 1609401115
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 762
  • File Pdf: available-light.pdf

Book Summary:

Culled from previously unpublished material, this collection of writing and photography by John Howard Griffin was taken from the period during which he was writing and revising what would be his most famous book, the bestselling "Black Like Me." Living in exile in Mexico at the time, along with his young family and aging parents, Griffin had been forced from his home town of Mansfield, Texas, by death threats from local white racists. Knowing that he would become a controversial public figure once he returned to the states, he kept an intimate journal of his ethical queries on racism and injustice--and to escape from his worries he also immersed himself in the culture of the Tarascan Indians of Michoacan. Accordingly, Robert Bonazzi's introduction contains substantial unpublished portions of the journals, and the main body of the book is made up of three essays by Griffin--one on photography and two about trips he made to photograph rural Mexico.

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By Marian Singleton-McCullum
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
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  • Pages : 106
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 112
  • File Pdf: words-that-speaks-to-me.pdf

Book Summary:

Words That Speaks To Me is a collection of poems that dealing with the Holy Spirit and the almight Creator. Some of the poems they are reflect life as it is now.

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By Gayle Wald
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  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Isbn : 0822380927
  • Pages : 266
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • File Pdf: crossing-the-line.pdf

Book Summary:

As W. E. B. DuBois famously prophesied in The Souls of Black Folk, the fiction of the color line has been of urgent concern in defining a certain twentieth-century U.S. racial “order.” Yet the very arbitrariness of this line also gives rise to opportunities for racial “passing,” a practice through which subjects appropriate the terms of racial discourse. To erode race’s authority, Gayle Wald argues, we must understand how race defines and yet fails to represent identity. She thus uses cultural narratives of passing to illuminate both the contradictions of race and the deployment of such contradictions for a variety of needs, interests, and desires. Wald begins her reading of twentieth-century passing narratives by analyzing works by African American writers James Weldon Johnson, Jessie Fauset, and Nella Larsen, showing how they use the “passing plot” to explore the negotiation of identity, agency, and freedom within the context of their protagonists' restricted choices. She then examines the 1946 autobiography Really the Blues, which details the transformation of Milton Mesirow, middle-class son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, into Mezz Mezzrow, jazz musician and self-described “voluntary Negro.” Turning to the 1949 films Pinky and Lost Boundaries, which imagine African American citizenship within class-specific protocols of race and gender, she interrogates the complicated representation of racial passing in a visual medium. Her investigation of “post-passing” testimonials in postwar African American magazines, which strove to foster black consumerism while constructing “positive” images of black achievement and affluence in the postwar years, focuses on neglected texts within the archives of black popular culture. Finally, after a look at liberal contradictions of John Howard Griffin’s 1961 auto-ethnography Black Like Me, Wald concludes with an epilogue that considers the idea of passing in the context of the recent discourse of “color blindness.” Wald’s analysis of the moral, political, and theoretical dimensions of racial passing makes Crossing the Line important reading as we approach the twenty-first century. Her engaging and dynamic book will be of particular interest to scholars of American studies, African American studies, cultural studies, and literary criticism.

Black Like You

By John Strausbaugh
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101216050
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 112
  • File Pdf: black-like-you.pdf

Book Summary:

A refreshingly clearheaded and taboo-breaking look at race relations reveals that American culture is neither Black nor White nor Other, but a mix-a mongrel. Black Like You is an erudite and entertaining exploration of race relations in American popular culture. Particularly compelling is Strausbaugh's eagerness to tackle blackface-a strange, often scandalous, and now taboo entertainment. Although blackface performance came to be denounced as purely racist mockery, and shamefacedly erased from most modern accounts of American cultural history, Black Like You shows that the impact of blackface on American culture was deep and long-lasting. Its influence can be seen in rock and hiphop; in vaudeville, Broadway, and gay drag performances; in Mark Twain and "gangsta lit"; in the earliest filmstrips and the 2004 movie White Chicks; on radio and television; in advertising and product marketing; and even in the way Americans speak. Strausbaugh enlivens themes that are rarely discussed in public, let alone with such candor and vision: - American culture neither conforms to knee-jerk racism nor to knee-jerk political correctness. It is neither Black nor White nor Other, but a mix-a mongrel. - No history is best forgotten, however uncomfortable it may be to remember. The power of blackface to engender mortification and rage in Americans to this day is reason enough to examine what it tells us about our culture and ourselves. - Blackface is still alive. Its impact and descendants-including Black performers in "whiteface"-can be seen all around us today.

State of Minds

By Don Graham
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Isbn : 0292773382
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 924
  • File Pdf: state-of-minds.pdf

Book Summary:

John Steinbeck once famously wrote that "Texas is a state of mind." For those who know it well, however, the Lone Star State is more than one mind-set, more than a collection of clichés, more than a static stereotype. There are minds in Texas, Don Graham asserts, and some of the most important are the writers and filmmakers whose words and images have helped define the state to the nation, the world, and the people of Texas themselves. For many years, Graham has been critiquing Texas writers and films in the pages of Texas Monthly and other publications. In State of Minds, he brings together and updates essays he published between 1999 and 2009 to paint a unique, critical picture of Texas culture. In a strong personal voice—wry, humorous, and ironic—Graham offers his take on Texas literary giants ranging from J. Frank Dobie to Larry McMurtry and Cormac McCarthy and on films such as The Alamo, The Last Picture Show, and Brokeback Mountain. He locates the works he discusses in relation to time and place, showing how they sprang (or not) from the soil of Texas and thereby helped to define Texas culture for generations of readers and viewers—including his own younger self growing up on a farm in Collin County. Never shying from controversy and never dull, Graham's essays in State of Minds demolish the notion that "Texas culture" is an oxymoron.

Class Unknown

By Mark Pittenger
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Isbn : 0814724302
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 825
  • File Pdf: class-unknown.pdf

Book Summary:

Since the Gilded Age, social scientists, middle-class reformers, and writers have left the comforts of their offices to "pass" as steel workers, coal miners, assembly-line laborers, waitresses, hoboes, and other working and poor people in an attempt to gain a fuller and more authentic understanding of the lives of the working class and the poor. In this first, sweeping study of undercover investigations of work and poverty in America, award-winning historian Mark Pittenger examines how intellectuals were shaped by their experiences with the poor, and how despite their sympathy toward working-class people, they unintentionally helped to develop the contemporary concept of a degraded and "other" American underclass. While contributing to our understanding of the history of American social thought, Class Unknown offers a new perspective on contemporary debates over how we understand and represent our own society and its class divisions.

Das fremde Selbst in John H. Griffins Tagebuch "Black Like Me"

By Annika Wappelhorst
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn : 3668956227
  • Pages : 16
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 642
  • File Pdf: das-fremde-selbst-in-john-h-griffins-tagebuch-black-like-me.pdf

Book Summary:

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2017 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Sonstiges, Note: 1,0, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Fakultät Medien), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In dieser Hausarbeit möchte ich mich dem Thema des fremden Selbst Griffins annähern und herausfinden: Wie stellt sich Griffin in seinem Tagebuch dar, während er aufgrund der Schwarzen Haut nicht mehr als "er selbst" erkannt wird? Inwiefern ist Black Like Me überhaupt dem Genre des Tagebuchs zuzuordnen? Wie prägen Stereotype Griffins Handeln als "fremdes Selbst" und die Art, wie er diese Erfahrungen niederschreibt? Wie kann die Authentizität der Niederschriften Griffins beurteilt werden? Weiter soll angesprochen werden, dass "Black Like Me" ein zeitloses Werk ist, das auch interkulturell verstanden werden kann.

Scattered Shadows

By John Howard Griffin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wings Press
  • Isbn : 1609401174
  • Pages : 340
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 445
  • File Pdf: scattered-shadows.pdf

Book Summary:

This never before published memoir by the author of Black Like Me is an extraordinary chronicle of the triumph of the human spirit.


By Mollie Godfrey,Vershawn Young
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Isbn : 025205024X
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 590
  • File Pdf: neo-passing.pdf

Book Summary:

African Americans once passed as whites to escape the pains of racism. Today's neo-passing has pushed the old idea of passing in extraordinary new directions. A white author uses an Asian pen name; heterosexuals live "out" as gay; and, irony of ironies, whites try to pass as black. Mollie Godfrey and Vershawn Ashanti Young present essays that explore practices, performances, and texts of neo-passing in our supposedly postracial moment. The authors move from the postracial imagery of Angry Black White Boy and the issues of sexual orientation and race in ZZ Packer's short fiction to the politics of Dave Chappelle's skits as a black President George W. Bush. Together, the works reveal that the questions raised by neo-passing—questions about performing and contesting identity in relation to social norms—remain as relevant today as in the past. Contributors: Derek Adams, Christopher M. Brown, Martha J. Cutter, Marcia Alesan Dawkins, Michele Elam, Alisha Gaines, Jennifer Glaser, Allyson Hobbs, Brandon J. Manning, Loran Marsan, Lara Narcisi, Eden Osucha, Gayle Wald, and Deborah Elizabeth Whaley

Cultivating Racial and Linguistic Diversity in Literacy Teacher Education

By Marcelle M. Haddix
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 131791337X
  • Pages : 138
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 641
  • File Pdf: cultivating-racial-and-linguistic-diversity-in-literacy-teacher-education.pdf

Book Summary:

Cultivating Racial and Linguistic Diversity in Literacy Teacher Education examines how English and literacy teacher education—a space dominated by White, English-monolingual, middle class perspectives—shapes the experiences of preservice teachers of color and their construction of a teacher identity. Significant and timely, this book focuses attention on the unique needs and perspectives of racially and linguistically diverse preservice teachers in the field of literacy and English education and offers ways to improve teacher training to better meet the needs of preservice teachers from all racial, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds. These changes have the potential to diversify the teacher force and cultivate teachers who bring rich racial, cultural, and linguistic histories to the field of teaching.

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