ERIC Number: EJ798830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
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"I May Be Crackin', But Um Fackin": Racial Humor in "The Watsons Go To Birmingham--1963"
McNair, Jonda C.
Children's Literature in Education, v39 n3 p201-212 Sep 2008
This article examines the utilization of racial humor in Christopher Paul Curtis' novel, "The Watsons Go To Birmingham--1963." The theoretical perspectives that inform the analysis include critical race theory and humor theory. The results of the analysis reveal that the use of humor in this book is influenced to a significant degree by race and racism.
Descriptors: Race, Humor, Novels, Critical Theory, Childrens Literature, African American Literature
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