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The Long Road Home

Erin Aubry Kaplan

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/9780231169349.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter critiques the rhetoric of post-blackness as being universalizing, reducing institutional and structural realities facing African Americans into an abstract concept that streamlines black ... More


Thirteen Ways of Looking At Post-Blackness (after Wallace Stevens)

Emily Raboteau

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/9780231169349.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter critiques post-blackness in poetic form, mixing imagism and ideology to think through blackness and perspective. Taking a cue from Wallace Stevens’s imagistic poem “Thirteen Ways of ... 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


Who’s Afraid of Post-Soul Satire?: Touré’s “Black Widow” Trilogy in <i>The Portable Promised Land</i>

Bertram D. Ashe

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/9781617039973.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter provides an analysis of Touré’s fiction in light of his later non-fiction Work that addresses racial authenticity. In Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?, Touré explores the fluid ... More


The Trouble with Post-Blackness

Houston Baker and K. Merinda Simmons (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169349
eISBN:
9780231538503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169349.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

An America in which the color of one’s skin no longer matters would be unprecedented. With the election of President Barack Obama in 2008, that future suddenly seemed possible. Obama’s rise reflects ... More


Introduction: Searching for Identity

Deborah Gray White

in Lost in the USA: American Identity from the Promise Keepers to the Million Mom March

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040900
eISBN:
9780252099403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040900.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explains that the book looks at masculinity by examining, in both contemporary and historical perspective, the different ways that the Promise Keepers, the Million Man marchers and gay ... More


The Fierce Urgency of Unity: The Advent of Post-Blackness

Deborah Gray White

in Lost in the USA: American Identity from the Promise Keepers to the Million Mom March

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040900
eISBN:
9780252099403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040900.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the Million Man and Million Woman marches and shows that African Americans marched more for unity than in unity. The rights movements of the 60s and 70s changed black Americans’ ... More


Introduction: The Dubious Stage of Post-Blackness—Performing Otherness, Conserving Dominance

K. Merinda Simmons

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/9780231169349.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book challenges the premise, advanced by black intellectuals, that the Obama administration ushered in a “post-racial” era in the United States. It brings together a collection of voices that ... More


Black Literary Writers and Post-Blackness

Stephanie Li

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/9780231169349.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines what post-blackness means for black literary writers by offering a reading of Toni Morrison’s Desdemona as an opportunity to invite creative and literary traditions into the ... More


African Diasporic Blackness Out of Line: Trouble for “Post-Black” African Americanism

Greg Thomas

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/9780231169349.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter explores themes of history and identity and relates them to rubrics of nation, exchange, and market forces. It considers what it sees to be the monocultural tendencies of “post”-based ... More


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