Literary Criticism

Staging Black Fugitivity

Author: Stacie Selmon McCormick

Publisher: Black Performance and Cultural

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Argues that contemporary black dramas use the slave past to complicate views of the history of slavery, of the realities of racial progress, and of black subjectivity.
Education

Researching Resistance

Author: M. Francyne Huckaby

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

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Category: Education

Page: 224

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Researching Resistance: Public Education After Neoliberalism serves two vital functions. First, it explores, explicates, and encourages critical qualitative research that engages the arts and born-digital scholarship. Second, it offers options for understanding neoliberalism, revealing its impact on communities, and resisting it as ideology, practice, and law. The book delves into • strategies for engaging neoliberalism • the Black feminist cyborg theoretical assumptions and intentions of the ethnographic web-based film project • the research and arts-based methodology that walks the fault line between film and ethnography, and • the relationships between the researcher, the activist organizations, and the activism. While the book will focus on neoliberalism within the realm of public education, the implications extend to many other areas of public life. This is an excellent text for classes in qualitative research and public policy. It is the companion text to the digital native ethnographic film project entitled Public Education|Participatory Democracy: After Neoliberalism.
Social Science

Slavery and the Post-Black Imagination

Author: Bertram D. Ashe

Publisher: University of Washington Press

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Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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From Kara Walker’s hellscape antebellum silhouettes to Paul Beatty’s bizarre twist on slavery in The Sellout and from Colson Whitehead’s literal Underground Railroad to Jordan Peele’s body-snatching Get Out, this volume offers commentary on contemporary artistic works that present, like musical deep cuts, some challenging “alternate takes” on American slavery. These artists deliberately confront and negotiate the psychic and representational legacies of slavery to imagine possibilities and change. The essays in this volume explore the conceptions of freedom and blackness that undergird these narratives, critically examining how artists growing up in the post–Civil Rights era have nuanced slavery in a way that is distinctly different from the first wave of neo-slave narratives that emerged from the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. Slavery and the Post-Black Imagination positions post-blackness as a productive category of analysis that brings into sharp focus recent developments in black cultural productions across various media. These ten essays investigate how millennial black cultural productions trouble long-held notions of blackness by challenging limiting scripts. They interrogate political as well as formal interventions into established discourses to demonstrate how explorations of black identities frequently go hand in hand with the purposeful refiguring of slavery’s prevailing tropes, narratives, and images. A V Ethel Willis White Book
Literary Criticism

The Fugitive Race

Author: Stephen P. Knadler

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 208

Denying its formative dialogues with minorities, the white race, Stephen P. Knadler contends, has been a fugitive race. While the "white question," like the "Negro question," and the "woman question" a century earlier, has garnered considerable critical attention among scholars looking to find new anti-race strategies, these investigations need to highlight not just the exclusion of people of color, but also examine minority writers' resistance to and disruption of this privileged racial category. "Highly original, wonderfully detailed, and thought provoking," says Professor Candace Waid of Knadler's intellectually challenging book. Although excluded, people of color looked back in anger, laughter, and wisdom to challenge the unexamined lie of a self-evident whiteness. Looking at fictional and nonfictional texts written between 1850 and 1984, The Fugitive Race traces a long cultural and literary history of the ways African Americans, Asian Americans, Jewish Americans, Chicanos, gays, and lesbians have challenged the shape and meaning of so-called white identities. From the antebellum period to the 1980s, the belief in a white racial superiority, or simply a white difference, has denied that people of color might and do have an influence on the supposedly pure or protected character of whiteness. In contrast, this book attempts to define a new way of analyzing minority literature that questions this segregated color line. In addition to creating a new racial awareness, many writers of color tried to interfere in the historical formulation of whiteness. They created unsettling moments when white readers had to see themselves for the first time from the outside-in, or from the critical perspective of non-white writers. These writers--including William Wells Brown, Pauline Hopkins, Abraham Cahan, Young-hill Kang, Zora Neale Hurston, and Arturo Islas--did not simply resist assimilation. They sought to dismantle the white identities that lay as the foundation of the master's house. Stephen P. Knadler, an assistant professor of English at Spelman College, has been published in American Literature, American Literary History, American Quarterly, Minnesota Review, and Modern Fiction Studies.
Biography & Autobiography

Fugitive Man

Author: Robert K. Cromwell

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 146

View: 439

We've all seen how the criminal justice system is portrayed on TV. From NCIS and Law & Order to White Collar and Cops, were led to believe that we know how the system works. But how much do we really know about what goes on?
Social Science

Black Bostonians

Author: James Oliver Horton

Publisher: Holmes & Meier Pub

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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Social Science

Black Saga

Author: Charles Melvin Christian

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

View: 233

A survey of the people, events, and places of black history from 1492 to the present includes the forgotten stories of escaped slaves, little-known entrepreneurs, and civil rights activists
Drama

Staging Ground

Author: Leslie Stainton

Publisher: Keystone Books

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Category: Drama

Page: 226

View: 980

"Through both history and personal memoir, examines the role of the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in the shaping of American identity from colonial times to the present"--Provided by publisher.
African Americans

Black Politics

Author: Hanes Walton (Jr.)

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN:

Category: African Americans

Page: 246

View: 99

History

Black Empire

Author: Michelle Ann Stephens

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 366

View: 325

DIVExpores the writings of Marcus Garvey, Claude McKay and C.L.R. James and argues that these black transnationals articulated a novel conception of black identity that reconfigures the meaning of American nationality./div
United States

The Limits of Liberty

Author: Maldwyn Allen Jones

Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: United States

Page: 680

View: 563

A history of America between the years 1607 and 1980.
History

Milestone Documents in African American History: 1853-1900

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Schlager Group Inc

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 525

View: 186

The fourth publication in the award-winning, critically acclaimed Milestone Documents sereis, Milestone Documents in African American History explores the fundamental primary sources in African American history. This four-volume set covers 135 iconic primary documents from the 1600's to the present. Each entry offers the full text of the document in question as well as an in-depth, analytical essay that places the document in its historical context.
Drama

African-Canadian Theatre

Author: Maureen Anne Moynagh

Publisher: Critical Perspectives on Canad

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 130

View: 555

Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English sets out to make the best critical and scholarly work in the field readily available. The series publishes the work of scholars and critics who have traced the coming-into-prominence of a vibrant theatrical community in English Canada.
History

Moralists and Modernizers

Author: Steven Mintz

Publisher:

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Category: History

Page: 179

View: 361

Arguing that the reform impulse grew out of the era's peculiar mix of fear and hope, Steven Mintz shows that reform arose not only from fears of social disorder, family fragmentation, and widening class divisions but also from a millennialist sense of possibility rooted in new religious and philosophical ideas. He then examines three distinct responses to pre-Civil War America's pressing social problems. Moral reform sought to create a Christian moral order using moral suasion. Social reform combatted poverty, crime, and ignorance through new institutions offering nonauthoritarian forms of social control. Radical reform sought to regenerate American society by eliminating fundamental sources of inequality such as slavery and racial and sexual discrimination. In an epilogue, Mintz fits antebellum reform into the larger context of America's liberal tradition.
African Americans

Black Americans Information Directory

Author: Furtaw

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN:

Category: African Americans

Page: 556

View: 747

Contains over 4700 entries providing contact information on a wide range of non-profit, private, public, educational and governmental organizations and agencies concerned with black Americans. There are also descriptions of important sources of information, educational programmes, media, and more.