Projections of Passing

Colored Man (1912), Nella Larsen's Passing (1929), and Fannie Hurst's Imitation of Life (1933).13 Authors like ... Statistical estimates for the number of people who passed as white in the interwar period vary enormously from a few ...

Author: N. Megan Kelley

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496806284

Category: Performing Arts

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A key concern in postwar America was "who's passing for whom?" Analyzing representations of passing in Hollywood films reveals changing cultural ideas about authenticity and identity in a country reeling from a hot war and moving towards a cold one. After World War II, passing became an important theme in Hollywood movies, one that lasted throughout the long 1950s, as it became a metaphor to express postwar anxiety. The potent, imagined fear of passing linked the language and anxieties of identity to other postwar concerns, including cultural obsessions about threats from within. Passing created an epistemological conundrum that threatened to destabilize all forms of identity, not just the longstanding American color line separating white and black. In the imaginative fears of postwar America, identity was under siege on all fronts. Not only were there blacks passing as whites, but women were passing as men, gays passing as straight, communists passing as good Americans, Jews passing as gentiles, and even aliens passing as humans (and vice versa). Fears about communist infiltration, invasion by aliens, collapsing gender and sexual categories, racial ambiguity, and miscegenation made their way into films that featured narratives about passing. N. Megan Kelley shows that these films transcend genre, discussing Gentleman's Agreement, Home of the Brave, Pinky, Island in the Sun, My Son John, Invasion of the Body-Snatchers, I Married a Monster from Outer Space, Rebel without a Cause, Vertigo, All about Eve, and Johnny Guitar, among others. Representations of passing enabled Americans to express anxieties about who they were and who they imagined their neighbors to be. By showing how pervasive the anxiety about passing was, and how it extended to virtually every facet of identity, Projections of Passing broadens the literature on passing in a fundamental way. It also opens up important counter-narratives about postwar America and how the language of identity developed in this critical period of American history.
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A Treatise on Projections

In passing then from the point whose projection is defined by 5 , 7 to the point on the small meridian whose projection is defined by 5 + d5 , n + dn , 5 and , must vary by the variation of o alone , or d = Ndo dn = Qdo and the distance ...

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An Elementary Course in Descriptive Geoemetry

To analyze the positions of lines in space whose projections are given , Problem . ... To draw the projections of a line passing through a given point and intersecting a given line , when either projection of the point of intersection ...

Author: Solomon Woolf

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ISBN: UOMDLP:abn2787:0001.001

Category: Geometry, Descriptive

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The Encyclopaedia Britannica

When pn is greater than pa , the ellipse POP ' , and vP , vP ' cutting lr in pp ' : these are the projections touches the ... 15 , abs being a projection the sphere passing through in which an equatorial point is in the point of vision ...

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The Encyclop dia Britannica

When pm is greater than pa , the ellipse | PoP ' , and vP , vP ' cutting lr in pp ' : these are the projections touches ... 15 , abs being a projection the sphere passing through in which an equatorial point is in the point of vision ...

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The Academy of Science and Art

I. Every great circle which passes through the projecting point is projected into a straight line , passing through the centre of the primitive ; and every arch of it , reckoning from the other pole of the primitive , is projected into ...

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ISBN: BL:A0022856589

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Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

A fire - pot comprising an upper section , a series of a movable compression plate having projections at its fingers ... and means surrounding the lower portions exhaust gases pass and a receptacle in which the water of of said fingers ...

Author: United States. Patent Office

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ISBN: PSU:000064090436

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Universal Geography

We shall next consider the horizontal stereographic projection , the most Horizontal interesting application of this method ... The projections of the meridians which will all pass through the points pp ' , will have , at the same time ...

Author: Conrad Malte-Brun

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