Abstract

Focusing on the representation of Harlem, I examine how Wallace Thurman’s 1929 The Blacker the Berry explicitly challenges the notion of “the emancipatory city” while emphasizing the spatial aspect of subject formation. Thurman underscores both the city’s liberating potential and its simultaneous tendency to reinforce dominant normative schemes.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1925-5683
Print ISSN
0027-1276
Pages
pp. 59-74
Launched on MUSE
2013-12-12
Open Access
No
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