Games of Property: Law, Race, Gender, and Faulkner's Go Down, Moses
Duke University Press, 07.07.2003 - 339 Seiten
In Games of Property, distinguished critic Thadious M. Davis provides a dazzling new interpretation of William Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses. Davis argues that in its unrelenting attention to issues related to the ownership of land and people, Go Down, Moses ranks among Faulkner’s finest and most accomplished works. Bringing together law, social history, game theory, and feminist critiques, she shows that the book is unified by games—fox hunting, gambling with cards and dice, racing—and, like the law, games are rule-dependent forms of social control and commentary. She illuminates the dual focus in Go Down, Moses on property and ownership on the one hand and on masculine sport and social ritual on the other. Games of Property is a masterful contribution to understandings of Faulkner’s fiction and the power and scope of property law.
Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben
Es wurden keine Rezensionen gefunden.
Andere Ausgaben - Alle anzeigen
Games of Property: Law, Race, Gender, and Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses
Thadious M. Davis
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 2003
according action American attempt authority Bear Beauchamp become body Books boundaries Buck called Carothers century child civil claims codes concept condition connection Constitution construction Court cultural daughter death defined desire discourse domination economic enslaved existence father Faulkner female freedom function gender human hunt identity Ike's individual inheritance issues justice labor land ledgers linked lives Lucas male marked marriage master McCaslin meaning Miss Mississippi moral Moses mother moves narrative nature Negro object owners ownership person plantation play political position possession possible protection race racial reading relations remains represented resistance response rules sexual shame slave slavery social society South Southern space story studies suggests theory tion Tomey's Tomey’s Turl Turl's understanding United University Press wife woman women York
Seite 21 - if there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.
Seite 1 - They had for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations; and so far inferior, that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect; 19 Howard and that the negro might justly and lawfully be reduced p.«".
Seite 1 - The question is simply this : Can a negro, whose ancestors were imported into this country, and sold as slaves, become a member of the political community formed and brought into existence by the Constitution of the United States, and as such become entitled to all the rights and privileges and immunities guaranteed by that instrument to the citizen ? One of which rights is the privilege of suing in a court of the United States in the cases specified in the Constitution.