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The Resource Writing the future of Black America : literature of the hip-hop generation, Daniel Grassian

Writing the future of Black America : literature of the hip-hop generation, Daniel Grassian

Label
Writing the future of Black America : literature of the hip-hop generation
Title
Writing the future of Black America
Title remainder
literature of the hip-hop generation
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Grassian
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Writing the Future of Black America explores the work of eight representative African American writers of the hip-hop generation to assess their common themes and offer insights into contemporary race relations in America as expressed and challenged in their works. In this groundbreaking study, Daniel Grassian takes as his subjects a group of impressive novelists, essayists, poets, and playwrights-Paul Beatty, Trey Ellis, Terrence Hayes, Allison Joseph, Jake Lamar, Suzan-Lori Parks, Danzy Senna, and Colson Whitehead-to chart the depths of their literary work against that of their predecessors in the civil rights generation and their predominantly white contemporaries of Generation X. Characterized by the pursuit of empowerment through hybridity, social criticism, and personal expression, hip-hop has become the music and culture of choice for a sizable portion of America, regardless of race or socioeconomic standing. Meanwhile the writers of this generation have received little serious critical attention, aside from singular book reviews and occasional essays. Grassian fills in a gap in the discourse with his thorough analysis of the works crafted by these distinguished hip-hop writers, and he makes a case for the validity and value of studying their sophisticated engagements with race in contemporary America. Selected because their work addresses a broad range of African American life, these writers fathom such topics as what it means to be African American or multiethnic in an increasingly global society, what role art and literature play in affecting their communities, and what positive and negative authority has been assigned to popular culture (and hip-hop culture specifically) in modern African American life
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grassian, Daniel
Dewey number
810.9/896073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
G69 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • American prose literature
  • Hip-hop
Label
Writing the future of Black America : literature of the hip-hop generation, Daniel Grassian
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-193) 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 -- 1: Trey Ellis -- 2: Jake Lamar -- 3: Colson Whitehead -- 4: Paul Beatty -- 5: Danzy Senna -- 6: Allison Joseph and Terrence Hayes -- 7: Suzan-Lori Parks -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Works cited -- Index -- About the author
  • Trey Ellis -- Jake Lamar -- Colson Whitehead -- Paul Beatty -- Danzy Senna -- Allison Joseph and Terrence Hayes -- Suzan-Lori Parks
Control code
245021846
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9781570037818
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008036718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)245021846
Label
Writing the future of Black America : literature of the hip-hop generation, Daniel Grassian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-193) 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 -- 1: Trey Ellis -- 2: Jake Lamar -- 3: Colson Whitehead -- 4: Paul Beatty -- 5: Danzy Senna -- 6: Allison Joseph and Terrence Hayes -- 7: Suzan-Lori Parks -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Works cited -- Index -- About the author
  • Trey Ellis -- Jake Lamar -- Colson Whitehead -- Paul Beatty -- Danzy Senna -- Allison Joseph and Terrence Hayes -- Suzan-Lori Parks
Control code
245021846
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9781570037818
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008036718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)245021846

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