The racial discrimination from romantic perspective : a postcolonial study of Langston Hughes's selected poems

Other Title(s)

التمييز العرقي : دراسة في ما وراء المستعمرات لقصائد مختارة لأنكستن هيوز

Author

Muslih, Walid Shihan

Source

Al-Ustath Journal for Human and Social Sciences

Issue

Vol. 1, Issue 216 (31 Mar. 2016), pp.11-22, 12 p.

Publisher

University of Baghdad College of Education for Human Science / Ibn Rushd

Publication Date

2016-03-31

Country of Publication

Iraq

No. of Pages

12

Main Topic

Political Sciences
Literature

Topics

Abstract EN

Postcolonial literary theory critically studies the cultural, societal and historical analysis and modes of discourse of the people of the colonies in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Third World.

Moreover, postcolonial studies deal with forms of imperialism particularly the domination of some nations and people by other nations.

Thus,"this rethinking of empire has brought the United States into focus as an object of postcolonial [studies]both as a contemporary empire and as itself a postcolonial nation"(Abrams,1960:307,8).African-American studies, however, fit together well with postcolonial studies as it "forms a number of angels interrogates the relations between the west pretty much the rest of the world in the light of the history or Western expansion and military and economic domination"(Bertens,2001:112).On this basis, it is possible to read and analyze the African-American literary themes through a postcolonial vision.

However, the prevailing theme that most African-American poems tackle in common is the theme of racial discrimination, but it is rather meticulous to say what the poems share in terms of theme instead of mode.

The present study aims at examining Langston Hughes's selected poems to judge whether the modes of these poems are romantic or racial and the motive behind this.

This will give a better understanding of the personal and the psychological factors that affected the life of the African-American individual in the heyday of the racial segregation.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Muslih, Walid Shihan. 2016. The racial discrimination from romantic perspective : a postcolonial study of Langston Hughes's selected poems. Al-Ustath Journal for Human and Social Sciences،Vol. 1, no. 216, pp.11-22.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-689689

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Muslih, Walid Shihan. The racial discrimination from romantic perspective : a postcolonial study of Langston Hughes's selected poems. Al-Ustath Journal for Human and Social Sciences Vol. 1, no. 216 (2016), pp.11-22.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-689689

American Medical Association (AMA)

Muslih, Walid Shihan. The racial discrimination from romantic perspective : a postcolonial study of Langston Hughes's selected poems. Al-Ustath Journal for Human and Social Sciences. 2016. Vol. 1, no. 216, pp.11-22.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-689689

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 21

Record ID

BIM-689689