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Article Number - 4638C2540962


Vol.3(9), pp. 135-139 , December 2011
DOI: 10.5897/AJHC10.024
ISSN: 2141-6672



Review

The cultural logic of racism in Richard Wright’s Native Son


 

Meryem Ayan

 

 




English Language and Literature Department, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey. 


Email: meriayan2003@yahoo.com






 Accepted: 26 July 2011  Published: 31 December 2011

Copyright © 2011 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


 

Richard Wright in his astonishing novel, Native Son (1940) has created a controversial world shocking the sensibilities of both Black and White America by presenting the cultural and logical realities behind racism that has been a matter of question in the United States for centuries. In fact, race differences and prejudice attitudes always caused problem whenever Black and White wanted to unite and live together because the racial stereotypical picture held in both groups' mind/logic, made them act in a prejudice way that gave harm to both groups/cultures. Thus, this study aimed to discuss how the racial stereotypical picture held in both groups’ mind became destructive and double-edged racism by focusing on racism, race prejudice, fear, anger, cultural conflicts and cultural logic of racism in Wright’s Native Son.

 

Key words: Richard Wright, native son, racism, race prejudice, cultural logic.


APA (2011). The cultural logic of racism in Richard Wright’s Native Son. African Journal of History and Culture, 3(9), 135-139.
Chicago   Meryem Ayan    . "The cultural logic of racism in Richard Wright’s Native Son." African Journal of History and Culture 3, no. 9 (2011): 135-139.
MLA   Meryem Ayan    . "The cultural logic of racism in Richard Wright’s Native Son." African Journal of History and Culture 3.9 (2011): 135-139.
   
DOI 10.5897/AJHC10.024
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/AJHC/article-abstract/4638C2540962

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