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White lies and black consequences: Margaret Jones and the complex dynamics of the publishing industry

Metcalf, Josephine

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Dr Jo Metcalf J.Metcalf@hull.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in American History and Culture



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Claire Oberon Garcia
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Vershawn Ashanti Young
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Charise Pimentel
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Abstract

Numerous autobiographies have been released over the past two decades documenting contemporary African American and Mexican American urban life, including themes of violent gangbanging, drug hustling, and the inner-city search for economic stability and social recognition. This cycle of contemporary street gang memoirs commenced in 1993 with Sanyika Shakur’s Monster and Luis Rodriguez’s Always Running and often took as its setting Los Angeles (LA), the city that has been dubbed “the gang capital of America” (Serjeant). A relatively recent contribution to this literary trend is Margaret Jones’s Love and Consequences, published 2008; its subtitle is A Memoir of Hope and Survival.

Citation

Metcalf, J. (2014). White lies and black consequences: Margaret Jones and the complex dynamics of the publishing industry. In C. O. Garcia, V. Ashanti Young, & C. Pimentel (Eds.), From Uncle Tom's Cabin to The help : critical perspectives on white-authored narratives of black life (143-157). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137446268_11

Acceptance Date Aug 1, 2015
Publication Date 2014
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Pages 143-157
Book Title From Uncle Tom's Cabin to The help : critical perspectives on white-authored narratives of black life
Chapter Number 10
ISBN 9781137446251
DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137446268_11
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/428808