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Literature in English, North America

City University of New York (CUNY)

James Baldwin

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Into The Heart Of The Great Wilderness: Understanding Baldwin’S Quarrel With Négritude, Christopher Winks Jan 2013

Into The Heart Of The Great Wilderness: Understanding Baldwin’S Quarrel With Négritude, Christopher Winks

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Papas' Baby: Impossible Paternity In Going To Meet The Man, Matt Brim Jan 2006

Papas' Baby: Impossible Paternity In Going To Meet The Man, Matt Brim

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"Papas' Baby: Impossible Paternity in Going to Meet the Man" employs the conceit of “impossible” fatherhood to critique mutually reinforcing racist and heteronormative constructions of reproduction. It argues, first, that the white paternal fantasy of creating “pure” white sons is undermined by the homoerotic necessity of bring the phantasmatic black eunuch, castrated yet powerfully potent, into the procreative white bed. The “fact” of the “white” child produced in that marital bed, however, not only cloaks the failure of racial reproduction in the living proof of success but also occludes the male/male union that subtends the heteronormative fantasy of reproduction ...