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Introduction: “Cruel Stack O'Lee”: Trickster Badness and the Fight against Subordination in African American Vernacular Culture

in Under a Bad Sign: Criminal Self-Representation in African American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226550350
eISBN:
9780226550374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226550374.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is the black popular cultural producers' perpetuation of a criminal vision of themselves and their community. The book examines the ... More


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