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Passing Interest
summary
Explores how the trope of racial passing continues to serve as a touchstone for gauging public beliefs and anxieties about race in this multiracial era.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Series Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface: The “Posts” of Passing
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. 1. Introduction: The (Not So) New Face of America
  2. Julie Cary Nerad
  3. pp. 1-38
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  1. 2. On the Margins of a Movement: Passing in Three Contemporary Memoirs
  2. Irina Negrea
  3. pp. 39-68
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  1. 3. “A Cousin to Blackness”: Race and Identity in Bliss Broyard’s One Drop: My Father’s Hidden Life
  2. Lynn Washington and Julie Cary Nerad
  3. pp. 69-94
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  1. 4. Can One Really Choose? Passing and Self-Identification at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century
  2. Jené Schoenfeld
  3. pp. 95-122
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  1. 5. Passing in Blackface: The Intimate Drama of Post-Racialism on Black.White.
  2. Eden Osucha
  3. pp. 123-148
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  1. 6. Broke Right in Half: Passing of/in Alice Randall’s The Wind Done Gone
  2. Julie Cary Nerad
  3. pp. 149-178
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  1. 7. Passing for Chicano, Passing for White: Negotiating Filipino American Identity in Brian Ascalon Roley’s American Son
  2. Amanda Page
  3. pp. 179-202
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  1. 8. Race in the Marketplace: Postmodern Passing and Ali G
  2. Ana Cristina Mendes
  3. pp. 203-228
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  1. 9. Passing for Black, White, and Jewish: Mixed-Race Identity in Rebecca Walker and Danzy Senna
  2. Lori Harrison‑Kahan
  3. pp. 229-254
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  1. 10. Smiling Faces: Chameleon Street, Racial Passing/Performativity, and Film Blackness
  2. Michael B. Gillespie
  3. pp. 255-282
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  1. 11. Consuming Performances: Race, Media, and the Failure of the Cultural Mulatto in Bamboozled and Erasure
  2. Meredith McCarroll
  3. pp. 283-306
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 307-328
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  1. Contributor Biographies
  2. pp. 329-332
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 333-348
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  1. Back Cover
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