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Unformatted text preview: English 213 03/02/09The Bluest Eye 1. What the book is about a. Provokes sorrow, anger, rage. b. More than just trying to convey emotions. c. P116not just about how something went wrong, but how it could have gone wrong. About effectsof racism. Trying to explain conditions. d. Representation of a particular experience. e. How racial identity gets constructed in the first place. The conditions that create people as racialized subjects. 2. Distinction between form and content. a. At level of CONTENTclearly see effects of racism on people (how the behave, react). b. Level of FORM (language, plot structure, sequence)how racisim is constructed; social processes. i. Mechanism of racism. c. P3Dick and Jane story. Content establishes picture of family life that would alienate a certain race. Everyone recognizes it as a white family. It, however, doesnt say anywhere that Dick and Jane is white. Whiteness not considered a racial categoryit is a non-norm; it is universal. i. Normal family. ii. Ideal family. iii. The picture you have in your head of Dick and Jane would be of a white family. d. Formof Dick and Jane story....
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2009 for the course ENGLISH 213-0 taught by Professor Law during the Winter '09 term at Northwestern.
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