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The Resource Street players : black pulp fiction and the making of a literary underground, Kinohi Nishikawa

Street players : black pulp fiction and the making of a literary underground, Kinohi Nishikawa

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Street players : black pulp fiction and the making of a literary underground
Title
Street players
Title remainder
black pulp fiction and the making of a literary underground
Statement of responsibility
Kinohi Nishikawa
Title variation
Black pulp fiction and the making of a literary underground
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The uncontested center of the black pulp fiction universe for more than four decades was the Los Angeles publisher Holloway House. From the late 1960s until it closed in 2008, Holloway House specialized in cheap paperbacks with page-turning narratives featuring black protagonists in crime stories, conspiracy thrillers, prison novels, and Westerns. From Iceberg Slim's Pimp to Donald Goines's Never Die Alone, the thread that tied all of these books together--and made them distinct from the majority of American pulp - was an unfailing veneration of black masculinity. Zeroing in on Holloway House, Street Players explores how this world of black pulp fiction was produced, received, and recreated over time and across different communities of readers.0Kinohi Nishikawa contends that black pulp fiction was built on white readers' fears of the feminization of society--and the appeal of black masculinity as a way to counter it. In essence, it was the original form of blaxploitation: a strategy of mass-marketing race to suit the reactionary fantasies of a white audience. But while chauvinism and misogyny remained troubling yet constitutive aspects of this literature, from 1973 onward, Holloway House moved away from publishing sleaze for a white audience to publishing solely for black readers. The standard account of this literary phenomenon is based almost entirely on where this literature ended up: in the hands of black, male, working-class readers. When it closed, Holloway House was synonymous with genre fiction written by black authors for black readers - a field of cultural production that Nishikawa terms the black literary underground
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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Nishikawa, Kinohi
Dewey number
813.009/896073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
N57 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Holloway House Publishing Co
  • American fiction
  • Urban fiction, American
  • African Americans in literature
  • Race in literature
  • Holloway House Publishing Co
  • African Americans in literature
  • American fiction
  • Race in literature
  • Urban fiction, American
Label
Street players : black pulp fiction and the making of a literary underground, Kinohi Nishikawa
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-290) 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: from sleaze to street -- Origins -- Up from domesticity -- Street legends -- Black sleaze -- Transitions -- Missing the revolution -- Return of The Mack -- Trajectories -- Difference and repetition -- Reading the street -- The difference within -- Epilogue: and back again
Control code
1028911584
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780226586915
Lccn
2018010068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1028911584
Label
Street players : black pulp fiction and the making of a literary underground, Kinohi Nishikawa
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-290) 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: from sleaze to street -- Origins -- Up from domesticity -- Street legends -- Black sleaze -- Transitions -- Missing the revolution -- Return of The Mack -- Trajectories -- Difference and repetition -- Reading the street -- The difference within -- Epilogue: and back again
Control code
1028911584
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780226586915
Lccn
2018010068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1028911584

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