The Resource "We pay the devil rent for living in hell, 'cause the projects was built on the spot where Lucifer fell" : theorizing Richard Wright's Native son and Iceberg Slim's Pimp as urban neo-slave narratives, by Jennifer M. Wilmot, (electronic resource)

"We pay the devil rent for living in hell, 'cause the projects was built on the spot where Lucifer fell" : theorizing Richard Wright's Native son and Iceberg Slim's Pimp as urban neo-slave narratives, by Jennifer M. Wilmot, (electronic resource)

Label
"We pay the devil rent for living in hell, 'cause the projects was built on the spot where Lucifer fell" : theorizing Richard Wright's Native son and Iceberg Slim's Pimp as urban neo-slave narratives
Title
"We pay the devil rent for living in hell, 'cause the projects was built on the spot where Lucifer fell"
Title remainder
theorizing Richard Wright's Native son and Iceberg Slim's Pimp as urban neo-slave narratives
Statement of responsibility
by Jennifer M. Wilmot
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Thesis advisor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This thesis is devoted to arguing for recognition of the urban neo-slave narrative, and to analyzing two examples of such novels: Richard Wright's Native son and Iceberg Slim's Pimp. My study is focused on expanding the neo-slave genre opening it up and making it subject to a new, innovative scholarship. By expanding the genre, we are recognizing contemporary writers whose urban texts (autobiographic and fictional), just like "traditional" neo-slave narratives (such as Booker T. Washington's 1901 Up from Slavery and Octavia Butler's 1979 Kindred) rely on imaginations, oral histories, and experience to produce texts that document the "escape from bondage to freedom" (Bell 1989: 289). Though Blacks are no longer in physical bondage, they remain captives of their historic fear of white supremacy - a terrorism that has kept them enslaved socially, politically, and economically, as best discussed by Dr. Joy Degruy Leary in her theory of "Post-traumatic slave syndrome" (PTSS). By undertaking such an analysis, I hope to encourage more scholarship within this genre. By expanding the genre to reflect the ever-present and growing body of work, which is not limited to discussions of chattel slavery, we can recognize among other things, that the genre should not be restricted to written texts, but should include visual and oral texts as well
Cataloging source
MUU
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1984-
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Wilmot, Jennifer M.
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2010.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Prahlad, Anand
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  • Wright, Richard
  • Washington, Booker T
  • Butler, Octavia E
  • Iceberg Slim
  • American literature
  • Slave narratives
Target audience
specialized
Label
"We pay the devil rent for living in hell, 'cause the projects was built on the spot where Lucifer fell" : theorizing Richard Wright's Native son and Iceberg Slim's Pimp as urban neo-slave narratives, by Jennifer M. Wilmot, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on December 29, 2010)
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Anand Prahlad
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
694763548
Extent
1 online resource (iii, 55 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
MU: Access is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)694763548
Label
"We pay the devil rent for living in hell, 'cause the projects was built on the spot where Lucifer fell" : theorizing Richard Wright's Native son and Iceberg Slim's Pimp as urban neo-slave narratives, by Jennifer M. Wilmot, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on December 29, 2010)
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Anand Prahlad
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
694763548
Extent
1 online resource (iii, 55 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
MU: Access is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)694763548

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