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In search of the Black fantastic : politics and popular culture in the post-Civil Rights era, Richard Iton

Label
In search of the Black fantastic : politics and popular culture in the post-Civil Rights era
Title
In search of the Black fantastic
Title remainder
politics and popular culture in the post-Civil Rights era
Statement of responsibility
Richard Iton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Prior to the 1960s, when African Americans had little access to formal political power, black popular culture emerged as a tool to forge community and effect political change. And culture did play a key role in the subsequent civil rights era, as African American made remarkable progress toward formal political equality. In the post-civil rights era, however, many observers have noted a steady diminution in black popular culture's influence on the political sphere." "Yet as Richard Iton shows in this trenchant work, despite the changes brought about by the civil rights movement - and contrary to the wishes of those committed to narrower conceptions of politics - black artists have continued to play a significant role in the creation of critical social spaces that mediate between institutionalized politics and the culture of everyday life. Iton applies his remarkably authoritative knowledge of black popular culture to trace the connections between such artists as Paul Robeson, Lorraine Hansberry, Richard Pryor, Bob Marley, and Erykah Badu and activists working in the protest, electoral, and policymaking arenas from the late 1960s to the present. With an emphasis on questions of class, gender, sexuality, diaspora, and coloniality, Iton also illustrates how creative artists destabilize modern notions of both the proper location of politics and politics itself." "Ranging from theater to film, comedy to serious literature, and soul to hip hop, In Search of the Black Fantastic is a trailblazing account of how the black popular culture of our time poses fundamental challenges to our understanding of the relationship between aesthetics and politics."--BOOK JACKET
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Iton, Richard
Dewey number
323.1196/0730904
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.625
LC item number
.I76 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Transgressing boundaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Political culture
  • United States
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In search of the Black fantastic : politics and popular culture in the post-Civil Rights era, Richard Iton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-408) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
174112709
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
424 pages
Isbn
9780195178463
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007041197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)174112709
Label
In search of the Black fantastic : politics and popular culture in the post-Civil Rights era, Richard Iton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-408) 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
174112709
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
424 pages
Isbn
9780195178463
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007041197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)174112709

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