Gender Identity in Toni Morrison’s Tar Baby

Authors

  • Ahmed Seif Eddine Nefnouf PhD Candidate, Literary Studies/ Szeged University Szeged, Hungary, Europe

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijohmn.v5i3.101

Keywords:

Blacks, Whites, Racism, Identity

Abstract

In this paper, I am going to conduct a feminist reading of Tar Baby by using feminist theory. We are going to look at the issues of gender identity according to feminist’s ideologies and principles in term of oppression against black in general and black women specifically. In addition to that, we are going to use one of the main principles of feminism, which is the patriarchy system between gender and origin. This analysis based on the actions, thoughts and behaviors of the major characters in Toni Morrison’s Tar Baby to gain their identity, also to understand the nature of gender inequality and examining women's social roles, experience and interests.

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References

Hardiman, R., Jackson, B. W., & Griffin, P. Conceptual foundations. In B. Adams, Castaneda, Hackman, Peters & Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 26-35).2010.

Hooks, Bell. Feminist Theory: from Margin to Center. South End Press, 2000.

Morrison, Toni. Tar Baby. Paw Prints, 2008.

Tyson, Lois. Critical Theory Today: a User-Friendly Guide. Routledge, 2015.

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Published

2019-06-07

How to Cite

Nefnouf, A. S. E. (2019). Gender Identity in Toni Morrison’s Tar Baby . IJOHMN (International Journal Online of Humanities), 5(3), 64-76. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijohmn.v5i3.101