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The Resource Color & culture : Black writers and the making of the modern intellectual, Ross Posnock

Color & culture : Black writers and the making of the modern intellectual, Ross Posnock

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Color & culture : Black writers and the making of the modern intellectual
Title
Color & culture
Title remainder
Black writers and the making of the modern intellectual
Statement of responsibility
Ross Posnock
Title variation
Color and culture
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this book, Ross Posnock shows that black writers, far from being recent arrivals, were arguably the first modern American intellectuals. W.E.B. Du Bois's ideal of a "higher and broader and more varied human culture" is at the heart of a cosmopolitan tradition that Posnock identifies as a missing chapter in American literary and cultural history. The book offers a much needed historical perspective on "black intellectuals" as a social category, ranging over a century - from Frederick Douglass to Patricia Williams, from Du Bois, Pauline Hopkins, and Charles Chesnutt to Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, and Alain Locke, from Ralph Ellison and James Baldwin to Samuel Delany and Adrienne Kennedy. These writers challenge two durable assumptions: that high culture is "white culture" and that racial uplift is the sole concern of the black intellectual
  • In this book, Ross Posnock shows that black writers, far from being recent arrivals, were arguably the first modern American intellectuals. W. E. B. Du Bois's ideal of a "higher and broader and more varied human culture" is at the heart of a cosmopolitan tradition that Posnock identifies as a missing chapter in American literary and cultural history. The book offers a much needed historical perspective on "black intellectuals" as a social category, ranging over a century - from Frederick Douglass to Patricia Williams, from Du Bois, Pauline Hopkins, and Charles Chesnutt to Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, and Alain Locke, from Ralph Ellison and James Baldwin to Samuel Delany and Adrienne Kennedy. These writers challenge two durable assumptions: that high culture is "white culture" and that racial uplift is the sole concern of the black intellectual
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DLC
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Posnock, Ross
Dewey number
810.9/896073
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
P68 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Language and culture
  • American literature
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in literature
  • Blacks
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Language and culture
  • American literature
  • African Americans
  • Du Bois, W. E. B.
  • African Americans in literature
  • Locke, Alain
  • Blacks
  • United States
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Color & culture : Black writers and the making of the modern intellectual, Ross Posnock
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [331]-346) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Culture Has No Color -- 1. After Identity Politics -- 2. The Unclassified Residuum -- 3. Black Intellectuals and Other Oxymorons: Du Bois and Fanon -- 4. The Distinction of Du Bois: Aesthetics, Pragmatism, Politics -- 5. Divine Anarchy: Du Bois and the Craving for Modernity -- 6. Motley Mixtures: Locke, Ellison, Hurston -- 7. The Agon Black Intellectual: Baldwin and Baraka -- 8. Cosmopolitan Collage: Samuel Delany and Adrienne Kennedy
Control code
38257956
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9780674143098
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98011604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Color & culture : Black writers and the making of the modern intellectual, Ross Posnock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [331]-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Culture Has No Color -- 1. After Identity Politics -- 2. The Unclassified Residuum -- 3. Black Intellectuals and Other Oxymorons: Du Bois and Fanon -- 4. The Distinction of Du Bois: Aesthetics, Pragmatism, Politics -- 5. Divine Anarchy: Du Bois and the Craving for Modernity -- 6. Motley Mixtures: Locke, Ellison, Hurston -- 7. The Agon Black Intellectual: Baldwin and Baraka -- 8. Cosmopolitan Collage: Samuel Delany and Adrienne Kennedy
Control code
38257956
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9780674143098
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98011604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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