Rassismus, Schwarze, Stereotyp, Uncle Tom -- (Fictitious character), Stowe, Harriet Beecher -- 1811-1896 -- Uncle Tom's cabin, African Americans in popular culture, African Americans in mass media, African Americans -- Social conditions, Stereotypes (Social psychology), and Uncle Tom's cabin (Stowe, Harriet Beecher)
'Jackie Robinson, President Barack Obama, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, O. J. Simpson, and Christopher Darden have all been accused of being an Uncle Tom during their careers. How, why, and with what consequences for our society did Uncle Tom morph first into a servile old man and then into a racial epithet hurled at African American men deemed, by other Black people, to have betrayed their race? Uncle Tom, the eponymous figure in Harriet Beecher Stowe's sentimental anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, was a loyal Christian who died a martyr's death. But soon after the best-selling novel appeared, theatre troupes across North America and Europe transformed Stowe's story into minstrel shows featuring white men in blackface. In Uncle, Cheryl Thompson traces Tom's journey from literary character to racial trope. She exposes the relentless reworking of Uncle Tom into a nostalgic, racial metaphor with the power to shape how we see Black men, a distortion visible in everything from Uncle Ben and Rastus the Cream of Wheat chef to the first interracial dance partners in Hollywood, Shirley Temple and Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson. In a post-truth North America, where nostalgia is used as a political tool to rewrite history, Uncle makes the case for why understanding the production of racial stereotypes matters more than ever before.'
Empfindsamkeit, Roman, Sentimentalism in literature, American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism, Communities in literature, Stowe, Harriet Beecher -- 1811-1896 -- Uncle Tom's cabin, Hawthorne, Nathaniel -- 1804-1864 -- House of the seven gables, Melville, Herman -- 1819-1891 -- Pierre, House of the seven gables (Hawthorne, Nathaniel), Pierre (Melville, Herman), Uncle Tom's cabin (Stowe, Harriet Beecher), American fiction, 1800-1899, and Criticism, interpretation, etc
'The Logic of Sentiment is a study of sentimentality, a literary mode that aims to answer the question, 'What hold us together?' Against the grain of cultural studies, which understands sentimentality as consolidating communities on the basis of material or historical foundations, Kenneth Dauber takes a philosophical approach. He argues that sentimentality is love conceptualized in denial of a skepticism--understood as the problem of people's otherness to each other--that material associations cannot dispel. Through close readings in the style of 'ordinary language' criticism, Dauber analyzes mid-19th-century American novels, where sentimentality achieved its most complete articulation, with a focus on three novels published nearly simultaneously-Uncle Tom's Cabin, The House of the Seven Gables, and Pierre. Referencing a wide range of philosophical and literary texts, Dauber examines the response of sentimental writers to their growing awareness of love's lack of foundation, the waywardness with which individuals dispose themselves as they succeed and fail in achieving a viable 'we.' The Logic of Sentiment traces the movement from sentimentality to realism, the relation between epistemology and ethics, and the kind of investments that writers attempt to solicit from their readers'