African Americans and the Culture of Pain

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In this compelling new study, Debra Walker King considers fragments of experience recorded in oral histories and newspapers as well as those produced in twentieth-century novels, films, and television that reveal how the black body in pain functions as a rhetorical device and as political strategy. King's primary hypothesis is that, in the United States, black experience of the body in pain is as much a construction of social, ethical, and economic politics as it is a physiological phenomenon. As an essential element ...

African Americans and the Culture of Pain 2008, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813926810

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African Americans and the Culture of Pain 2008, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813926803

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