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Racial Identity in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man

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dc.contributor.author Bochra Ouali, Meryem Hana Karouche
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-19T13:42:04Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-19T13:42:04Z
dc.date.issued 2019-06
dc.identifier.other an003/2019
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.univ-msila.dz:8080//xmlui/handle/123456789/14417
dc.description.abstract Bochra ABSTRACT The present study highlights and explores the relationship between racism and the construction of the African American identity in Ralph Ellison’s novel Invisible Man (1952). The selected novel examines the aspects of racism in the American society and its impact on the life of African American individuals during the late 1920’s and the beginning of 1930’s. Furthermore, this study provides a view on the socio-historical events such as the Harlem Renaissance and Jazz music that led to the rise of Black people’s voice and their quest for equality and identity. In addition, it highlights the mindset of oppressed people and their self-discovery affected by racism, white supremacy and society’s stereotypes. Moreover, it sheds light on the issue of internalized racism, that is to say, Black people also oppress and segregate fellow black people. To this end, this dissertation is divided into two chapters; the first one offers a socio-historical background to the era in which the novel was written in order to provide a better view of the issues dealt with in the second chapter. This latter, in its turn, examines and analyses both stylistically and thematically the protagonist’s experience and his psychological struggle to formulate his identity using Critical Race Theory. en_US
dc.language.iso other en_US
dc.subject Key Words: Racism, Identity, Double Consciousness, Jazz Age, Harlem Renaissance. en_US
dc.title Racial Identity in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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