Black Women As Cultural Readers

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Black Women As Cultural Readers

Author : Jacqueline Bobo
ISBN : 0231083955
Genre : Performing Arts
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A pathbreaking study of African-American women's responses to literature and film. . . . Bobo focuses on a small group of middle-class African-American women as they process literature (by Terry McMillan, Alice Walker) that addresses their own experiences. . . . This work should command the attention of all scholars of American popular culture. -- Choice How do black women react as an audience to representations of themselves, and how do their patterns of consumption differ from other groups? Interviews with ordinary black women from many backgrounds uses novels and films to reveal how black female audiences absorb works. -- Midwest Book Review
Category: Performing Arts

The Color Purple

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ISBN : OCLC:426829943
Genre :
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Black Women Film And Video Artists

Author : Jacqueline Bobo
ISBN : 9781135225421
Genre : Performing Arts
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Performing Arts

Black Feminist Cultural Criticism

Author : Jacqueline Bobo
ISBN : 0631222405
Genre : Social Science
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Black Feminist Cultural Criticism is the first comprehensive analysis of the full range of Black women's creative achievements. In this outsdanding collection, writers and scholars in literature, film, television, theatre, music, art, material culture, and other cultural forms explicate Black women's artistry within the context of an activist framework. The contributors are concerned with the politics of cultural production and the ways in which Black women have confronted institutional and social barriers.
Category: Social Science

Black Women Identity And Cultural Theory

Author : Kevin Everod Quashie
ISBN : 0813533678
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Ultimately moves beyond these to propose a new cultural aesthetic that aims to center black women and their philosophies. Book jacket.
Category: Literary Criticism

Black British Cultural Studies

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ISBN : 0226144828
Genre : History
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Black British Cultural Studies has attracted significant attention recently in the American academy both as a model for cultural studies generally and as a corrective to reigning constructions of Blackness within African-American studies. This anthology offers the first book-length selection of writings by key figures in this field. From Stuart Hall's classic study of racially structured societies to an interview by Manthia Diawara with Sonia Boyce, a leading figure in the Black British arts movement, the papers included here have transformed cultural studies through their sustained focus on the issue of race. Much of the book centers on Black British arts, especially film, ranging from a historical overview of Black British cinema to a weighing of the costly burden on Black artists of representing their communities. Other essays consider such topics as race and representation and colonial and postcolonial discourse. This anthology will be an invaluable and timely resource for everyone interested in cultural studies. It also has much to offer students of anthropology, sociology, media and film studies, and literary criticism.
Category: History

The Gender And Consumer Culture Reader

Author : Jennifer Scanlon
ISBN : 9780814781319
Genre : Business & Economics
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From its sweaty beats to the pulsating music on the streets, Latin/o America is perceived in the United States as the land of heat, the toy store for Western sex. It is the territory of magical fantasy and of revolutionary threat, where topography is the travel guide of desire, directing imperial voyeurs to the exhibition of the flesh. Jose Quiroga flips the stereotype upside down: he shows how Latin/o American lesbians and gay men have consistently eschewed notions of sexual identity for a politics of intervention. In Tropics of Desire, Quiroga reads hesitant Mexican poets as sex-positive voices, he questions how outing and identity politics can fall prey to the manipulations of the state, and explores how invisibility has been used as a tactical tool in opposition to the universal imperative to come out. Drawing on diverse cultural examples such as the performance of bolero and salsa, film, literature, and correspondence, and influenced by masters like Roland Barthes, Walter Benjamin and a rich tradition of Latin American stylists, Quiroga argues for a politics that denies biological determinism and cannibalizes cultural stereotypes for the sake of political action.
Category: Business & Economics

Black Professional Women In Recent American Fiction

Author : Carmen Rose Marshall
ISBN : 0786481226
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The last three decades of the 20th century have marked the triumph of many black professional women against great odds in the workplace. Despite their success, few novels celebrate their accomplishments. Black middle-class professional women want to see themselves realistically portrayed by protagonists who work to achieve significant productivity and visibility in their careers, desire stability in their personal lives, aspire to accrue wealth, and live elegantly though not consumptively. The author contends that most recent American realistic fiction fails to represent black professional women protagonists performing their work effectively in the workplace. Identifying the extent to which contemporary novels satisfy the “readerly desires” of black middle-class women readers, this book investigates why the readership wants the texts, as well as what they prefer in the books they buy. It also examines the technical and cultural factors that contribute to the lack of books with self-empowered black professional female protagonists, and considers The Salt Eaters by Toni Cade Bambara and Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan, two novels that function as significant markers in the development of contemporary black women writers’ texts.
Category: Literary Criticism

African American Communication Identities

Author : Ronald L. Jackson
ISBN : 9780761928461
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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African American Communication and Identities brings together key essays concerning communicative aspects of African American identities. This book explains the disciplinary dimensions of African American communication literature: communication theory & identity; language & rhetoric; relational contexts; gendered contexts; organizational & instructional contexts; mass mediated contexts. This is the first anthology of well-known essays concerning the study of both African American communication and African American identities, showing how each mutually informs the other.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

African American Literature

Author : Paul Q. Tilden
ISBN : UOM:39015058091474
Genre : Literary Collections
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Having its origins in the slave narratives and the folktales transmitted orally during that period, the literature of the African American has been rich and varied. Beginning with the first published work of fiction (Clotel; Or, the President's Daughter) in 1853, continuing under the influence of W.E.B. Du Bois during the first part of this century, and reaching a flowering during the Harlem Renaissance, major contributions have been made to American literature. Today African American writers, such as Toni Morrison, Alex Haley, and Maya Angelou are recognized as among the most significant and popular authors in this country. This new book presents an important overview of African-American literature as well as a comprehensive bibliography with easy access provided by title, subject, and author indexes.
Category: Literary Collections

The Feminism And Visual Culture Reader

Author : Amelia Jones
ISBN : 0415267056
Genre : Art
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Bringing together key writings on art, film, architecture, popular culture, new media and other visual fields, this key reader combines classic texts by leading feminist thinkers with six previously unpublished polemical new pieces. It explores how issues of race, class, nationality and sexuality, enter into debates about feminism, and includes work by feminist critics, artists and activists. Articles are grouped into six thematic sections: * representation * difference * disciplines/strategies * mass culture/media interventions * the body * technology. A valuable reference for students of visual culture and gender studies, this is both a framework within which to understand the shifts in feminist thinking in visual studies and an overview of the most significant feminist theories in this area.
Category: Art

Feminist Frontiers

Author : Verta A. Taylor
ISBN : 0073196088
Genre : Social Science
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The most widely used anthology of feminist writings and the first to incorporate issues of sexual orientation and sexual diversity, Feminist Frontiers has stood the test of time. With classic and contemporary readings that cut across disciplines and generational lines, Feminist Frontiers presents the full diversity of women's issues and experiences, exploring their similarities as well as their interconnected differences. Feminist Frontiers offers analyses of the causes and consequences of gender inequality in a global context and introduces students to feminist theory and methodology. A sociological analysis opens each of the four parts and eleven sections of the book. Boxed inserts featuring personal stories, news articles, and other items from popular culture complement the readings.
Category: Social Science

Womanist And Black Feminist Responses To Tyler Perry S Productions

Author : L. Manigault-Bryant
ISBN : 9781137429568
Genre : Social Science
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Tyler Perry has made over half a billion dollars through the development of storylines about black women, black communities and black religion. Yet, a text that responds to his efforts from the perspective of these groups does not exist.
Category: Social Science

Black Popular Culture

Author : Michele Wallace
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009120440
Genre : African American arts
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The latest publication in the award-winning Discussions in Contemporary Culture series, Black Popular Culture gathers together an extraordinary array of critics, scholars, and cultural producers. 30 essays explore and debate current directions in film, television, music, writing, and other cultural forms as created by or with the participation of black artists.
Category: African American arts

Discussions In Contemporary Culture

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ISBN : UCSC:32106015298075
Genre : Aesthetics, Modern
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Texts and transcripts from a series of weekly discussions sponsored by the Dia Art Foundation.
Category: Aesthetics, Modern

Blaxploitation Blues

Author : Aaron Kabir Celious
ISBN : UOM:39015055167129
Genre : African American women
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Category: African American women

Black On Black

Author : Celeste A. Fisher
ISBN : UOM:39015063368321
Genre : Performing Arts
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"Fisher provides insight into how meaning is determined by a multicultural audience in response to a particularly controversial representation of "blackness" in America. Her research provides a greater understanding of how hood films are interpreted, and her inquiries help to explain the violence that accompanied the screenings of some of these films. Black on Black is suitable for scholars and students interested in the subject, as well as anyone interested in film, race, multiculturalism, and identity politics."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Performing Arts

Black British Feminism

Author : Heidi Safia Mirza
ISBN : 0415152887
Genre : Social Science
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A collection of classic texts and new black feminist scholarship that traces the crucial developments and debates of the last twenty years. It is the first volume entirely dedicated to the writings of black women in a British context.
Category: Social Science