British Black Box: A Return to Race and Science in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleBritish Black Box: A Return to Race and Science in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth Author(S)Mindi McMann (Author)
Abstract  This essay argues that the rhetoric of science and race have real effects on the characters and relationships in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth. Through reading the anxieties about race, ethnicity, and science that permeate the novel in conjunction with the cybernetic term “black box,” two things become evident. First, race and science become the primary categories through which the characters comprehend each other. ...Paginationp 616-636
SubjectLiteratureDescriptorsEnglish fiction
Journal TitleModern Fiction Studies  
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