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The Resource Cultural melancholy : readings of race, impossible mourning, and African American ritual, Jermaine Singleton

Cultural melancholy : readings of race, impossible mourning, and African American ritual, Jermaine Singleton

Label
Cultural melancholy : readings of race, impossible mourning, and African American ritual
Title
Cultural melancholy
Title remainder
readings of race, impossible mourning, and African American ritual
Statement of responsibility
Jermaine Singleton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A daring cultural and literary studies investigation, Cultural Melancholy explores the legacy of unresolved grief produced by ongoing racial oppression and resistance in the United States. Using acute analysis of literature, drama, musical performance, and films, Singleton demonstrates how rituals of racialization and resistance transfer and transform melancholy discreetly across time, consolidating racial identities and communities along the way. He also argues that this form of impossible mourning binds racialized identities across time and social space by way of cultural resistance efforts. Singleton develops the concept of "cultural melancholy" as a response to scholarship that calls for the separation of critical race studies and psychoanalysis, excludes queer theoretical approaches from readings of African American literatures and cultures, and overlooks the status of racialized performance culture as a site of serious academic theorization. In doing so, he weaves critical race studies, psychoanalysis, queer theory, and performance studies into conversation to uncover a host of hidden dialogues--psychic and social, personal and political, individual and collective--for the purpose of promoting a culture of racial grieving, critical race consciousness, and collective agency. Wide-ranging and theoretically bold, Cultural Melancholy counteracts the racial legacy effects that plague our twenty-first century multiculture"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
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Singleton, Jermaine
Dewey number
810.9/896073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
S553 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Grief in literature
  • Mourning customs
  • African Americans
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • African Americans
  • American literature
  • Grief in literature
  • Mourning customs
  • United States
Label
Cultural melancholy : readings of race, impossible mourning, and African American ritual, Jermaine Singleton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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.
Control code
907966166
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 153 pages
Isbn
9780252039621
Lccn
2015019415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907966166
Label
Cultural melancholy : readings of race, impossible mourning, and African American ritual, Jermaine Singleton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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.
Control code
907966166
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 153 pages
Isbn
9780252039621
Lccn
2015019415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907966166

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