The Resource The social imperative : race, close reading, and contemporary literary criticism, Paula M.L. Moya, (ebook)

The social imperative : race, close reading, and contemporary literary criticism, Paula M.L. Moya, (ebook)

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The social imperative : race, close reading, and contemporary literary criticism
Title
The social imperative
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race, close reading, and contemporary literary criticism
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Paula M.L. Moya
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eng
Summary
In the context of the ongoing crisis in literary criticism, The Social Imperative reminds us that while literature will never by itself change the world, it remains a powerful tool and important actor in the ongoing struggle to imagine better ways to be human and free. Figuring the relationship between reader and text as a type of friendship, the book elaborates the social-psychological concept of schema to show that our multiple social contexts affect what we perceive and how we feel when we read. Championing and modeling a kind of close reading that attends to how literature reflects, promotes, and contests pervasive sociocultural ideas about race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality, Paula M. L. Moya demonstrates the power of works of literature by writers such as Junot Diaz, Toni Morrison, and Helena Maria Viramontes to alter perceptions and reshape cultural imaginaries. Insofar as literary fiction is a unique form of engagement with weighty social problems, it matters not only which specific works of literature we read and teach, but also how we read them, and with whom. This is what constitutes the social imperative of literature
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Midwest
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Moya, Paula M. L
Dewey number
813.009/355
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Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Race in literature
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adult
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The social imperative : race, close reading, and contemporary literary criticism, Paula M.L. Moya, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780804797030
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MWT11891827
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The social imperative : race, close reading, and contemporary literary criticism, Paula M.L. Moya, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780804797030
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11891827
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891827
System control number
MWT11891827
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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