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Black Culture And Black Consciousness

Author : Lawrence W. Levine
ISBN : 9780195305692
Genre : History
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A critical reconstruction of African-American folk thought in the United States between the 1840s and 1950, defining the main features of preemancipated slave thought and the effects of freedom upon that thought.
Category: History

From Slavery To Freedom V2 9th

Author : John Hope Franklin
ISBN : 0077407520
Genre : History
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Documents the African American experience, from their origin in Africa to slavery in the Western Hemisphere and their successful struggle for freedom.
Category: History

Soul Babies

Author : Mark Anthony Neal
ISBN : 9781135290559
Genre : Social Science
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In Soul Babies, Mark Anthony Neal explains the complexities and contradictions of black life and culture after the end of the Civil Rights era. He traces the emergence of what he calls a "post-soul aesthetic," a transformation of values that marked a profound change in African American thought and experience. Lively and provocative, Soul Babies offers a valuable new way of thinking about black popular culture and the legacy of the sixties.
Category: Social Science

Chicago S New Negroes

Author : Davarian L. Baldwin
ISBN : 0807887609
Genre : Social Science
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As early-twentieth-century Chicago swelled with an influx of at least 250,000 new black urban migrants, the city became a center of consumer capitalism, flourishing with professional sports, beauty shops, film production companies, recording studios, and other black cultural and communal institutions. Davarian Baldwin argues that this mass consumer marketplace generated a vibrant intellectual life and planted seeds of political dissent against the dehumanizing effects of white capitalism. Pushing the traditional boundaries of the Harlem Renaissance to new frontiers, Baldwin identifies a fresh model of urban culture rich with politics, ingenuity, and entrepreneurship. Baldwin explores an abundant archive of cultural formations where an array of white observers, black cultural producers, critics, activists, reformers, and black migrant consumers converged in what he terms a "marketplace intellectual life." Here the thoughts and lives of Madam C. J. Walker, Oscar Micheaux, Andrew "Rube" Foster, Elder Lucy Smith, Jack Johnson, and Thomas Dorsey emerge as individual expressions of a much wider spectrum of black political and intellectual possibilities. By placing consumer-based amusements alongside the more formal arenas of church and academe, Baldwin suggests important new directions for both the historical study and the constructive future of ideas and politics in American life.
Category: Social Science

Just My Soul Responding

Author : Brian Ward
ISBN : 0520212983
Genre : Music
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Explores the relationship between rhythm and blues and race relations
Category: Music

Soul Thieves

Author : Baruti N. Kopano
ISBN : 0230108970
Genre : History
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This book looks at the misappropriation of African American popular culture through various genres. Hip-hop, the current most dominant African American popular culture creation, serves as the underpinning for the core areas of this book which delineates music, dance, television and film, sports, technology, fashion, sexuality, and religion. However, Soul Thieves is a historically inclusive documentation of the misappropriation of black popular culture, thus spanning other areas and genres besides the current craze. Perhaps the most daring and unique charge here is that most African American cultural creations have the inherent potential to be healing agents, and while many whites acknowledge these potential curative inclinations, they exploit the art for commercial purposes and to maintain and expand white ruling class hegemony over the black and white masses. However, Soul Thieves moves beyond victimization to analyze the roles that some African Americans play in the exploitation of African American popular culture.
Category: History


Author : bell hooks
ISBN : 9781317588153
Genre : Social Science
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For bell hooks, the best cultural criticism sees no need to separate politics from the pleasure of reading. Yearning collects together some of hooks's classic and early pieces of cultural criticism from the '80s. Addressing topics like pedagogy, postmodernism, and politics, hooks examines a variety of cultural artifacts, from Spike Lee's film Do the Right Thing and Wim Wenders's film Wings of Desire to the writings of Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison. The result is a poignant collection of essays which, like all of hooks's work, is above all else concerned with transforming oppressive structures of domination.
Category: Social Science

The Opening Of The American Mind

Author : Lawrence W. Levine
ISBN : 0807031194
Genre : Education
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In response to recent books attacking the contemporary university and blaming educators for a decline in American culture, the author argues that the "opening up" of American education and of a changing society are inextricably linked
Category: Education

The Unpredictable Past

Author : Lawrence W. Levine
ISBN : 0195082974
Genre : History
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This collection of fourteen stimulating, insightful essays by Lawrence Levine, one of our most original American historians, covers American history, historiography, aspects of black culture, and American popular culture during the Great Depression.
Category: History

Black Comedians On Black Comedy

Author : Darryl Littleton
ISBN : 1557837309
Genre : Performing Arts
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(Applause Books). Black Comedians on Black Comedy is the only up-to-date book to examine African-American humor. Comedian Darryl Littleton traces the history and evolution of "black comedy" in his narrative and through the 125 interviews he conducted with some of the top African-American comedians in the world. Those interviewed include Dick Gregory, Sinbad, Eddie Murphy, Mike Epps, Cedric the Entertainer, Nick Cannon, Bernie Mac, Eddie Griffin, Damon Wayans, Arsenio Hall, Chris Rock, Marla Gibbs, Robert Townsend, and John Witherspoon.
Category: Performing Arts