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Staging Whiteness
Mary F. Brewer

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• “That’s White of You...”: Civilizing Whiteness
• Militant Whiteness: G.B. Shaw’s Captain Brassbound’s Conversation
• The Heart of Whiteness: W. Somerset Maugham’s The Explorer
• Waving the White Flag: W.H. Auden’s and Christopher Isherwood’s The Ascent of F6
• The Borders of Whiteness in the New World
• Emasculated Whiteness: Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape
• Violating the Color Line: Langston Hughes’ Mulatto
• The Grammar of Whiteness: Thornton Wilder’s Our Town
• White Reconstruction: Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
• Whiteness in Post-Imperial Britain
• Whiteness at War: Bridget Boland’s The Cockpit
• Whiteness and Polite Society: T.S. Eliot’s The Cocktail Party
• Angry White Men: John Osborne’s The Entertainer
• Locating Race in Post-War US Culture
• Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Whiteness: Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh
• Primitive Whiteness: Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire
• Queering Whiteness: Arthur Miller’s View From the Bridge
• Countercultures of Whiteness
• White Absurdities: Edward Albee’s The American Dream
• Castrating Whiteness: Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman
• Whiteness as a Simulacrum of Death: David Rabe’s Sticks and Bones
• The U.S. Women's Movement and Black Feminist Subculture
• White Talking Black: Adrienne Kennedy’s A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White
• Undigestible Difference: Powellism and New White Racism
• Whiteness made Flesh: Edward Bond’s Early Morning
• Legends of White Britannia: John Arden’s and Margaretta D’Arcy’s The Island of the Mighty
• Feminism in Britain: Black versus White Responses to Women's Subordination
• Racial Oppression: Caryl Churchill’s Cloud Nine
• The White Backlash: A Second U.S. Revolution
• Postfeminism and White Womanhood: Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles
• White Identity Politics: Tony Kushner’s Angels in America
• (E)Racing American History: Suzan-Lori Parks’ The America Play
• “Swamped by People with a Different Culture”: Race, Sexuality and The Active British Citizen
• White/Balck Paradigms and Brtitish Gay Sub-Culture: Philip Osment’s This Island’s Mine
• Being Black, Seeing White: Michael Ellis’ Chameleon
• The State of Whiteness: David Hare’s The Absence of War
• Notes
• Works Cited
• Index

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