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The stories whiteness tells itself : racial myths and our American narratives / David Mura.

Mura, David, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library 305.8009 MUR (Text) 33500013738869 New Checked out 02/15/2023

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781517914547
  • ISBN: 151791454X
  • Physical Description: 292 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2022]

Content descriptions

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Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Killing of Philando Castile and the Negation of Black Innocence -- Black Lives Matter and the Social Contract -- James Baldwin and the Repetitions of History: From the Harlem Riots to Ferguson, Baltimore, and BLM -- White Memory and the Psychic Sherpa -- How We Think-or Don't Think-about It: Racial Epistemologies and Ontologies -- Jefferson, the Enlightenment, and the Purposes of History -- Black History: The Master/Slave Dialectic and the Signifying Monkey -- Whiteness in Storytelling: Amistad, the Film and the Novel -- Portraits of Slavery: Faulkner and Morrison -- Lincoln Was a Great American, Lincoln Was a Racist -- Racial Regression: Trump, Obama, and the Legacy of Reconstruction -- The Contemporary White Literary Imagination -- Racial Absence and Racial Presence in Jonathan Franzen and ZZ Packer -- Psychotherapy and a New National Narrative -- Questions of Identity -- James Baldwin: I Am Not Your Negro -- Abandoning Whiteness -- "I Can't Breathe" -- Coda: Daunte Wright.
Summary, etc.:
"From the country's founding through the summer of Black Lives Matter in 2020, David Mura unmasks how white stories about race attempt to erase the brutality of the past and underpin systemic racism in the present. Mura shows how deeply we need to change our racial narratives to dissolve the myth of Whiteness and fully acknowledge the experiences of Black Americans"-- Provided by publisher.
Author Notes

David Mura is a poet, writer of creative nonfiction and fiction, critic, and playwright. He is author of A Stranger’s Journey: Race, Identity, and Narrative Craft in Writing and the memoirs Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei and Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality, and Identity. He is coeditor, with Carolyn Holbrook, of We Are Meant to Rise: Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World (Minnesota, 2021). He lives in Minneapolis.

Subject: United States > Race relations.
White people > Race identity > United States.
Racism > United States.

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