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Gender in Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun

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The landmark play A Raisin in the Sun takes its title from a Langston Hughes poem which poses the question What happens to a dream deferred?/ Does it dry up/ like a raisin in the sun? Focusing on a working-class African-American family in Chicago who save enough to purchase either a business in a black neighborhood or a house in a white neighborhood, the plays exposes issues of racism and gender as the women of the family make important decisions that push against both racial and gender lines. This volume discusses gender in the play, looking at how the female characters fight both racism and male chauvinism, how the play is dominated by strong female characters, and how characters resist the stereotype of the emasculating female. The book also presents contemporary perspectives on race and feminism in the twenty-first century. Contributors include Barbara Ehrenreich, Jewelle L. Gomez, and Sharon Friedman.
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Full title gender in lorraine hansberry s a raisin in the sun
Author gary wiener book
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subject_facet African American families in literature, African Americans in literature, Electronic books, Hansberry, Lorraine, -- 1930-1965 -- Social and political views, Hansberry, Lorraine, -- 1930-1965. -- Raisin in the sun, Sex differences (Psychology), Sex role in literature
title_display Gender in Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun
title_full Gender in Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun / Gary Wiener, book editor, Gender in Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun [electronic resource] / Gary Wiener, book editor
title_short Gender in Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun
topic_facet African American families in literature, African Americans in literature, Hansberry, Lorraine, Sex differences (Psychology), Sex role in literature, Social and political views