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Item Open AccessAmerican Romantic Tradition and the Proletarian Novel in the 1930's(1996) Grieco, Peter Item Open AccessMastering the master's tongue: bigger as oppressor in Richard Wright's native son(Mississippi State University, 1997) Demirtürk, E. L.Part of a special issue on Richard Wright. Race is the basic element of the discourse of difference that pervades interracial relations. Wright's Native Son addresses the dire consequences of the whites' image-formation of blacks as it analyzes the role of perception in interracial relations. Stereotypical images of blacks that have been part of colonialist discourse are also part of the white stereotyping of Bigger Thomas. Bigger's violent killing of the rat in the opening scenes of the novel juxtaposes Bigger's anger with the rat's fear. Having become a murderer in order not to enact the white myth of the black rapist, Bigger is trapped by police in the closing scenes of the novel and becomes the rat whose final cry of defiance is to no avail. Unlike the rat at the beginning, however, he is able to attack both physically and mentally at the end. Item Open AccessThe servant and the served: Ellen Douglas's can't quit you, baby(University of North Carolina Press, 1998) Bomberger, A. M. Item Open AccessTeaching African-American literature in Turkey: the politics of pedagogy(The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999) Demirtürk, E. L. Item Open AccessMigrant labor, folklore, and resistance in Hurston's Polk county: reframing mules and men(Indiana State University, 1999) Nicholls, D. G. Item Open AccessThe healthful art of dancing: Luther Halsey Gulick, gender, the body and the performativity of national identity(Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc., 1999) Winter, T. Item Open AccessThe folk as alternative modernity: Claude McKay’s Banana Bottom and the romance of nature(Indiana University Press, 1999) Nicholls, D. G. Item Open AccessMapping the terrain of whiteness: Richard Wright's savage holiday(Oxford University Press, 1999-03-01) Demirtürk, L. Item Open AccessPersonality, character, and self-expression: the YMCA and the construction of manhood and class, 1877-1920(Sage Publications, Inc., 2000) Winter, T.Historians have largely neglected to explore the ways in which emerging constructions of middle-class manhood were contingent on defining and structuring class difference. Using the YMCA's efforts with railroad and industrial workers from the 1870s to the end of World War I as a case study, the author argues that definitions of class difference were an integral part to new articulations of middle-class manhood. YMCA officials hoped that workingmen would abstain from political radicalism and industrial unrest once they adopted an ideal of Christian manhood. Bringing an ideal of Christian manhood to the workers, the YMCA presumed, could engender a workforce that would set examples of sacrifice and service and exude goodwill and selflessness. While YMCA officials took part in the remaking of middle-class men's notions about the meaning of manhood, they also constructed and affirmed class differences through their cultural practices. Item Open AccessDeveloping a humanities core curriculum program in Turkey(Modern Language Association, 2000) Komins, B. T.; Nicholls, D. G. Item Open AccessThe making and unmaking of whiteness: Richard Wright's rite of passage(Oxford University Press, 2001) Demirtürk, E. L. Item Open AccessThe erotic economy of Ellen Glasgow’s barren ground: how success almost spoiled dorinda oakley(The University of North Carolina Press, 2001) Bunch, D. Item Open AccessDangerous spending habits: the epistemology of Edna Pontellier's extravagant expenditures in the awakening(Mississippi State University, 2001) Bunch, Dianne Item Open AccessTeaching social conflict in Turkish American studies(Duke University Press, 2002) Palmer, S. C.