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To Vote and to Marry: Locating a Gendered and Historicized Model of Interpretation

CLAUDIA TATE

in Domestic Allegories of Political Desire: The Black Heroine’s Text at the Turn of the Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108576
eISBN:
9780199855094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108576.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

In this chapter, the antagonistic discourses of marriage and freedom are highlighted in two modern novels by black people. Comparing the axioms of twentieth-century “black aesthetics” to the ... More


Black Post-Blackness: The Black Arts Movement and Twenty-First-Century Aesthetics

Margo Natalie Crawford

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041006
eISBN:
9780252099557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041006.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Black Post-Blackness compares the black avant-garde of the 1960s and 1970s Black Arts Movement with the most innovative spins of twenty-first century black aesthetics. Crawford zooms in on the 1970s ... More


The Black Arts Movement: Let Me Count the Ways

Carmen L. Phelps

in Visionary Women Writers of Chicago's Black Arts Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036804
eISBN:
9781621039174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036804.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses the contributions of female artists, activists, and intellectuals from the Black Arts Movement (BAM) to the expansion of black aesthetic. The BAM fulfilled its ideological aims ... More


That Spirit Is Black

Josef Sorett

in Spirit in the Dark: A Religious History of Racial Aesthetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199844937
eISBN:
9780190606640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844937.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

To observe the 1960s was to witness an attempt to fundamentally rethink the spiritual terms of black existence, more generally. Black Arts theorists aimed to institutionalize and evangelize on behalf ... More


“What Was Is”: The Time and Space of Entanglement Erased by Post-Blackness

Margo Natalie Crawford

in The Trouble with Post-Blackness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169349
eISBN:
9780231538503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169349.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the Black Arts movement (BAM) of the 1960s and 1970s and uses the notion of “black post-blackness” as a way to understand the continuity between the BAM and twenty-first-century ... More


An International Spirit

Josef Sorett

in Spirit in the Dark: A Religious History of Racial Aesthetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199844937
eISBN:
9780190606640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844937.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Beginning with the first Negro Writers’ Conference, which featured a keynote address by Lorraine Hansberry, and then James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, this chapter tracks the transition from the ... More


Fury in the “Promised Land”: Comic Rage in George C. Wolfe’s and Paul Beatty’s

Terrence T. Tucker

in Furiously Funny: Comic Rage from Ralph Ellison to Chris Rock

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054360
eISBN:
9780813053059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054360.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the development of comic rage after the civil rights movement. These works push back against the popular narrative of America’s colorblindness and that the 1980s initiated a ... More


Afterword: From Pilloried to Post-Soul: The Future of African American Satire

Darryl Dickson-Carr

in Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781617039973
eISBN:
9781626740280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter offers a snapshot of the current state of African American satire and muses on the possible directions it may take in the future. Using Trey Ellis’s formulation of the New Black ... More


“I am King”: Hip-Hop Culture, Fashion Advertising, and the Black Male Body

in Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226253022
eISBN:
9780226253053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253053.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter investigates how the black male body becomes the iconic figure for a consumer culture rooted in urban music, black masculine aesthetics, and nationalism. The successes of hip-hop moguls ... More


Sexuality as a Site of Memory and the Metaphysical Dilemma of Being a Colored Girl

L. H. Stallings

in Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039591
eISBN:
9780252097683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039591.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses partying as an alternative model of intimacy, black aesthetics, and art inclusive of nonhuman being. It studies eroticism and representations of sex work through the plays of ... More


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