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Spectacular Blackness

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Informationen zum Autor Amy Abugo Ongiri is Assistant Professor in the English Department and Film and Media Studies Program at th... Weiterlesen
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Informationen zum Autor Amy Abugo Ongiri is Assistant Professor in the English Department and Film and Media Studies Program at the University of Florida. Klappentext Exploring the interface between the cultural politics of the Black Power and the Black Arts movements and the production of postwar African American popular culture! Amy Ongiri shows how the reliance of Black politics on an oppositional image of African Americans was the formative moment in the construction of "authentic blackness" as a cultural identity. While other books have adopted either a literary approach to the language! poetry! and arts of these movements or a historical analysis of them! Ongiri's captures the cultural and political interconnections of the postwar period by using an interdisciplinary methodology drawn from cinema studies and music theory. She traces the emergence of this Black aesthetic from its origin in the Black Power movement's emphasis on the creation of visual icons and the Black Arts movement's celebration of urban vernacular culture. Zusammenfassung Exploring the interface between cultural politics of Black Power and the Black Arts movements and the production of postwar African American popular culture! this book shows how the reliance of Black politics on an oppositional image of African Americans was the formative moment in the construction of authentic blackness as a cultural identity.

Klappentext

Exploring the interface between the cultural politics of the Black Power and the Black Arts movements and the production of postwar African American popular culture, Amy Ongiri shows how the reliance of Black politics on an oppositional image of African Americans was the formative moment in the construction of "authentic blackness" as a cultural identity. While other books have adopted either a literary approach to the language, poetry, and arts of these movements or a historical analysis of them, Ongiri's captures the cultural and political interconnections of the postwar period by using an interdisciplinary methodology drawn from cinema studies and music theory. She traces the emergence of this Black aesthetic from its origin in the Black Power movement's emphasis on the creation of visual icons and the Black Arts movement's celebration of urban vernacular culture.



Zusammenfassung
Exploring the interface between cultural politics of Black Power and the Black Arts movements and the production of postwar African American popular culture, this book shows how the reliance of Black politics on an oppositional image of African Americans was the formative moment in the construction of authentic blackness as a cultural identity.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Spectacular Blackness
Untertitel: The Cultural Politics of the Black Power Movement and the Search for a Black Aesthetic
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EAN: 9780813928609
ISBN: 0813928605
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: University Press of Virginia
Anzahl Seiten: 236
Gewicht: 369g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T14mm
Jahr: 2009