The Resource Psychology Comes to Harlem : Rethinking the Race Question in Twentieth-Century America, Jay Garcia

Psychology Comes to Harlem : Rethinking the Race Question in Twentieth-Century America, Jay Garcia

Label
Psychology Comes to Harlem : Rethinking the Race Question in Twentieth-Century America
Title
Psychology Comes to Harlem
Title remainder
Rethinking the Race Question in Twentieth-Century America
Statement of responsibility
Jay Garcia
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the years preceding the modern civil rights era, cultural critics profoundly affected American letters through psychologically informed explorations of racial ideology and segregationist practice. Jay Garcia's probing look at how and why these critiques arose and the changes they wrought demonstrates the central role Richard Wright and his contemporaries played in devising modern antiracist cultural analysis. Departing from the largely accepted existence of a "Negro Problem," Wright and such literary luminaries as Ralph Ellison, Lillian Smith, and James Baldwin described and challenged a racist social order whose psychological undercurrents implicated all Americans and had yet to be adequately studied. Motivated by the elastic possibilities of clinical and academic inquiry, writers and critics undertook a rethinking of "race" and assessed the value of psychotherapy and psychological theory as antiracist strategies. Garcia examines how this new criticism brought together black and white writers and became a common idiom through fiction and nonfiction that attracted wide readerships. An illuminating picture of mid-twentieth-century American literary culture and intellectual life, Psychology Comes to Harlem reveals the critical and intellectual innovation of literary artists who bridged psychology and antiracism to challenge segregation."--Project Muse
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Cataloging source
Nz
Dewey number
810.9/896073
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
G24 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
New studies in American intellectual and cultural history
Label
Psychology Comes to Harlem : Rethinking the Race Question in Twentieth-Century America, Jay Garcia
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Richard Wright and the "the unconscious machinery of race relations" -- Richard Wright reading: the promise of social psychiatry -- "The problem of race and minorities from below": the wartime cultural criticism of Chester Himes, Horace Cayton, Ralph Ellison and C.L.R. James -- Strange fruit: Lillian Smith and the making of whiteness -- Notes of a native son: James Baldwin in postwar America
Control code
ocn821708011
Extent
1 online resource (232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421405414
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33949815
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)821708011
  • pebcs1421405415

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