Keywords

Vocabulary: Environment
Term ID Term Parentsort descending Description
4616 Lavatory Public
5508 Park Public
2806 Pasture Public

There is already an entry for Domestic Space -> Pasture. This refers to a pasture that is not part of a domestic space. JB

1673 Pioneer settlement Public
4524 Poolhall Public
3405 Post office Public
3960 Railroad tracks Public
3493 Restaurant Public
691 Road Public
3547 School Public
2765 Sidewalk Public
491 Store Public
2262 Store porch Public
3496 Store window Public
2039 Street Public
1495 Supply house Public
4497 Telegraph office Public
4043 Town hall Public
1038 Town Square Public
2769 Train Station/Train depot Public
1839 Zoo Public
Vocabulary: Cultural Issues
Term ID Term Parentsort descending Description
5372 Aryan Race
5012 Aunt as term for black woman Race
4816 Behaving "white" Race
4636 Behaving/becoming "black" Race

This tag is used when a white character's appearance or behavior is associated with "blackness." Examples: when Jason Compson says in The Sound and the Fury that Miss Quentin's promiscuous behavior means she is "acting like a nigger" (181) or when Vardaman Bundren notes how his brother Cash's injured foot and his brother Jewel's burned back are turning black, "like a nigger's foot" or back (224). The trope isn't simply descriptive: it implies a loss of status, a threat to one's racial identity.

5418 Black body Race

Whenever a Black body is described or there is a touch between a White body and Black body. For example, the unnamed narrator describing Job's body in "Uncle Willy": "he felt like a handful of scrawny dried sticks" (246).

2948 Black family working for white Race
5413 Black foresight Race

Any time a black character appears to have a premonition or intuition about how events will play out. I'm thinking her of Job in "Uncle Willy" who melancholically tags along even though he knows things will end badly. The same could be said for any number of Black servants who are forced to entertain their master's fancies. Dilsey is another example. JB

3116 Black incarceration Race
996 Black property ownership Race
1500 Black stereotype Race
826 Chickasaw Race
1513 Clothes Race
3524 Colored people as acceptable terminology Race
1853 Colorism Race
3669 Disenfranchisement Race
1446 Division Race
5302 Economic basis of racism Race
2716 Equal rights Race
783 Etiquette Race
2899 Friendly interaction Race

Any time in the text during which different races meet in the same space and have a friendly, uncharged interaction. The specific example is the horse race in The Reivers.

2042 Genealogy Race

Any time a character's possible racial ancestries is germane to the text. J. Burgers

615 Hierarchical Race
1346 Imaginary Negro men Race
5415 Indistinguishable Race

Whenever a white and black character cannot be distinguished from one another, or when a white character looks black and vice versa. I'm thinking here of Uncle Willy and Secretary in the plane in "Uncle Willy", "Uncle Willy and Secretary side by side and looking exactly alike, I don't mean in the face but exactly alike two tines of a garden fork look exactly alike before they chop into the ground" (244). JB

4167 Inequalities Race

Created to capture the pervasive patterns of difference caused by race - specifically, that the white hunters in "Race at Morning" carry good guns while Simon carries an old "britchloader slung on a piece of plow line" (298). Could also be used to capture what Bayard calls the "arrangements" between him and Ringo, etc. SR

1802 Integration Race
4590 Inverting a stereotype Race
5312 Jewish Race

This is listed under cultural identity and ethnic identity, but in "Death Drag" it is very clear that this is a racial difference. The text states, "When he came up the spectators saw that he, like the limping man, was also a Jew. That is, they knew at once that two of the strangers were of a different race from themselves, without being able to say what the difference was" (188). Not sure if it makes to consolidate with the other forms of identifying Jewishness. JHB

2640 Ku Klux Klan Race
546 Law Race
5459 Loyal blacks Race
751 Masquerade Race

I created "Masquerade" to address Lucas’s dissimulation with Roth Edmonds, the inscrutability of his racial performance. JW

1587 Miscegenation Race
793 Mixed race Race
2280 Naming Race

The informal names given to people of another race, especially African-Americans. In particular, names like "Uncle" or "Mammy" stand out here. This is a bit distinct from "Naming slavery" as these practices post-date enslavement. JB

1600 Native American Race

I added this in addition to the more specific Indian tribal identifications because I thought that it would be useful to have a larger umbrella term for users searching for Faulkner's Native American material. LW

5599 Native American stereotype Race
4756 Negro reporting white behavior Race
4980 Negro-lover Race
4241 Passing Race
3698 Playing to racial expectations / stereotypes Race
3527 Race as a form of behavior Race
3525 Racial consciousness Race
3526 Racial identity Race
5333 Racial resentment Race
1577 Racial spheres Race

TMT: I created this keyword to highlight the differences between the young woman's racial experience in the North and the South, where certain kinds of labor are done by certain races--in this case, taking in laundry by black women.

1414 Racist child Race
2639 Riots Race
3707 Rules / norms for addressing whites Race
4817 Segregated space Race
1584 Segregation Race
855 Self emancipation Race
1409 Self-abnegation Race
1564 Shadow of Negro Race
2585 Solidarity Race

Whenever characters feel a relationship or shared purpose with another character due to racial affinity. In the specific example, Lucius imagines that Ned and Minnie have some type of relationship because they are both African-American (117). JB

3647 Stereotype black women's sexual promiscuity Race
1124 Stereotype cannibalism Race
872 Stereotype eyes Race
4566 Stereotype lower intelligence Race
1499 Stereotype mule Race
4584 Stereotype Superstitious Race
991 Stereotype sweat Race
837 Stereotype: smell Race
1940 Stereotype: teeth Race
3694 Subservient / Obsequious to whites Race
4589 Subverting a stereotype Race
3528 Uncle as term for black man Race
3697 Uncle Tom Race
5342 Uppitiness Race
4762 Using a Negro as messenger Race
4962 White fear Race
2401 White race Race
1007 White savior Race
2530 White supremacists Race
Vocabulary: Aesthetics
Term ID Term Parentsort descending Description
5632 Ab Snopes at De Spain's house Recurring Episodes
5077 Ab's war wound Recurring Episodes
5056 Architect captured Recurring Episodes
5046 Battle of Jefferson Recurring Episodes
5218 Bayard and the lost generation Recurring Episodes

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