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Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies

Geography and the Political Imaginary in the Novels of Toni Morrison

Authors: Beavers, Herman

  • Positions Toni Morrison's novels within the timely framework of geocriticism and spatial studies
  • Covers a wide range of Morrison's oeuvre, including Love, A Mercy, and Jazz
  • Highlights not only the significance of Morrison's novels within literary studies but also her intellectual, political, and cultural influence
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This book examines Toni Morrison’s fiction as a sustained effort to challenge the dominant narratives produced in the white supremacist political imaginary and conceptualize a more inclusive political imaginary in which black bodies are valued. Herman Beavers closely examines politics of scale and contentious politics in order to discern Morrison's larger intent of revealing the deep structure of power relations in black communities that will enable them to fashion counterhegemonic projects. The volume explores how Morrison stages her ruminations on the political imaginary in neighborhoods or small towns; rooms, houses or streets. Beavers argues that these spatial and domestic geographies are sites where the management of traumatic injury is integral to establishing a sense of place, proposing these “tight spaces” as sites where narratives are produced and contested; sites of inscription and erasure, utterance and silence.  

About the authors

Herman Beavers is Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Beavers, Herman

    Pages 1-22

  • Held in the Thrall: Morrison’s Southern Men and the Arrested Motion of Tight Space

    Beavers, Herman

    Pages 25-56

  • From Zero to Nowhere: Tight Space and the Topophilia of Violence

    Beavers, Herman

    Pages 57-87

  • The Housing of Hurt: The Optic of Tight Space in Jazz

    Beavers, Herman

    Pages 89-126

  • A Measure of Last Resort: Limerence and the Geometrical Shape of Community in Love

    Beavers, Herman

    Pages 129-161

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65999-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65998-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geography and the Political Imaginary in the Novels of Toni Morrison
Authors
Series Title
Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65999-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65999-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65998-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 253
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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