miscegenation


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mis·ce·ge·na·tion

(mis'e-jĕ-nā'shŭn),
Marriage or interbreeding of individuals of different races.
[L. misceo, to mix, + genus, descent, race]

miscegenation

Interbreeding between people of different racial backgrounds.

miscegenation

(mĭs″ĕ-jē-nā′shŭn) [L. miscere, to mix, + genus, race]
Sexual relations or marriage between those of different races.
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While dominant social perceptions read miscegenation as a threat to Anglo-Saxon racial purity and also to the integrity of the republic, Collins recasts miscegenation as a symbol of inclusive democracy for the republic's future and likewise epitomizes sexual virtue in her black female characters.
An examination of the role the railroads and the industrialization of the South's forests play in the creation of the socioeconomic conditions that fuel Ike's fear of contamination from without will allow us to understand why Ike employs the master metaphor of miscegenation to describe the processes that created the deswamped, derivered, and rail-linked Mississippi that he decries in "Delta Autumn.
In the attempt to resist the threat of dissolution which the Emmett Till narrative provides and to symbolically rebuild a sense of self, it is necessary for Cleaver to isolate and define moments of miscegenation and homosexual desire - which he classifies as manifestations of unbounded, unrestricted desire - as potentially "obvious" disruptions in the maintenance of boundaries of a raced and masculinized self.
appearance more "White" and less African, Indian, or mestizo after generations of miscegenation, they passed into the casta category, and eventually joined the White group.
Although Randall Kennedy and Jamie Wacks have contributed excellent original essays to the volume (especially noteworthy is Wacks's essay, which draws upon previously unknown trial records of the Rhinelander miscegenation suit), only three of the pieces were published after 1990.
ravages of racism and political oppression by means of miscegenation
Her play Paupaulekejo invokes the greatest fear held by Anglo-American males, that social contact between black and white Americans could lead to miscegenation, not as white male access to black women, but through white women's choice of African American partners.
Over several years Colescott produced a number of variations on this theme, including Eat Dem Taters, 1975 (a riff on van Gogh's The Potato Eaters of 1885), and Natural Rhythm: Thank You Jan Van Eyck, 1976, in which the female figure in Van Eyck's 1434 The Arnolfini Portrait is rendered in crude blackface, her swollen belly now alluding to the history of cultural attitudes toward miscegenation.
The principal focus, though, is on the years following the Civil War, a period in which miscegenation laws in the United States became more universal, when transgressions were punished more severely, and when many states redefined the boundary between white and nonwhite racial identities in an effort to make "whiteness" more exclusive.
It also includes scenes of miscegenation (Rhett leaves Scarlett for Cynara) and gay and lesbian characters (Ashley Wilkes is finally outed) that are unimaginable, if deliciously latent, in the original.
Miscegenation in America is often a spectacular story, even when neither participant is famous: black/white liaisons in the United States are imbued with the love and hate, attraction and repulsion, desire and fear that exists across the color line.
That night, sheriffs break into their home and arrest them for violating miscegenation laws .