Citizen : an American lyric

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Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2014].


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169 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
9781555976903 (trade pbk.), 1555976905 (trade pbk.)


Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-168)
"Claudia Rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV--everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person's ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named 'post-race' society."--from publisher's description.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Rankine, C. (2014). Citizen: an American lyric . Graywolf Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rankine, Claudia, 1963-. 2014. Citizen: An American Lyric. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rankine, Claudia, 1963-. Citizen: An American Lyric Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Rankine, Claudia. Citizen: An American Lyric Graywolf Press, 2014.

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