White-to-Black: Racechange and Authenticity, from John Howard Griffin to Rachel Dolezal
- Piotr Skurowski
This article deals with the challenges posed by transgressing racial boundaries, where the perceptions and evaluations of such acts as "(in)authentic" provide a highly important dimension. Autobiographical texts by John Howard Griffin and grace Halsell are examined, in an effort to show the effect of the racial "passing" experience on subjectivity.
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- Pantuchowicz Agnieszka, Agnieszka Pantuchowicz Warso Anna Anna Warso (eds.): Culture(s) and Authenticity. The Politics of Translation and the Poetics of Imitation, Cultures in translation. Interdisciplinary studies in language, translation, culture and literature, vol. 1, 2017, Berlin, Peter Lang Publishing Group, Peter Lang, 207 p., ISBN 978-3-631-73239-7. DOI:10.3726/b11652 opening in a new tab
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- authenticity, racial cross-dressing, passing, whiteness, blackness
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