White-to-Black: Racechange and Authenticity, from John Howard Griffin to Rachel Dolezal

Piotr Skurowski

Abstract

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.
Author Piotr Skurowski (Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych)
Piotr Skurowski,,
- Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych
Pages69-86
Publication size in sheets0.85
Book Pantuchowicz Agnieszka, Warso Anna (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, Peter Lang Publishing Group, Peter Lang, ISBN 978-3-631-73239-7, [978-3-631-73240-3, 978-3-631-73241-0, 978-3-631-73242-7], 207 p., DOI:10.3726/b11652
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Keywords in Englishauthenticity, racial cross-dressing, passing, whiteness, blackness
Languageen angielski
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P. Skurowski White to black - oswiadczenie.pdf 420.82 KB
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