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Welcome To The Jungle

Author : Kobena Mercer
ISBN : 9781135204761
Genre : Art
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Welcome to the Jungle brings a black British perspective to the critical reading of a wide range of cultural texts, events and experiences arising from volatile transformations in the politics of ethnicity, sexuality and "race" during the 1980s. The ten essays collected here examine new forms of cultural expression in black film, photography and visual art exerging with a new generation of black British artists, and interprets this prolific creativity within a sociological framework that reveals fresh perspectives on the bewildering complexity of identity and diversity in an era of postmodernity. Kobena Mercer documents a wealth of insights opened up by the overlapping of Asian, African and Caribbean cultures that constitute Black Britain as a unique domain of diaspora.

Broken Men

Author : Kathrin Mädler
ISBN : 9783741000393
Genre : Social Science
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Gibt es eine Krise der Männlichkeit und wie zeigt sie sich in aktuellen Hollywood-Filmen? Die Autorin greift Überlegungen zu diesem Thema auf und stellt anhand der Analyse der Filme American Beauty, The Shipping News, Magnolia, Mystic River und Boys Don't Cry die Konstruktion und Dekonstruktion von Männlichkeit und Gender im Genre des Melodramas dar. Die Grenzen zwischen den Geschlechtern verwischen zusehends. Männlichkeit als performatives Konstrukt tritt an Stelle des weiblichen Subjets in den Identitätskonflikt im Melodrama ein. Männlichkeit wird daher immer öfter zum Diskussionsgegenstand. Diese Problemstellungen werden in den angeführten Hollywoodfilmen thematisiert und spiegeln so die tatsächliche gesellschaftliche Aktualität des Themas wieder.

Style Politics

Author : Philipp Dorestal
ISBN : 9783839421253
Genre : History
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Wie wird Style als Mittel der politischen Intervention eingesetzt? Die US-amerikanische Bürgerrechtsbewegung und afroamerikanische Organisationen wie die Black Panther Party oder die Nation of Islam - aber auch das Blaxploitation-Filmgenre - bedienten sich eines spezifischen Stylings, um darüber politische Identitäten wie Gender, Race und Sexualität zu inszenieren. Mithilfe der Performativitätstheorie und Ansätzen aus den Cultural Studies eröffnet Philipp Dorestal eine neue Perspektive auf die Geschichte der African Americans und leistet damit einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Kulturgeschichte des Politischen.

No Coward Soldiers

Author : Waldo E. Martin
ISBN : 9780674040687
Genre : History
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In a vibrant and passionate exploration of the twentieth-century civil rights and black power eras in American history, Martin uses cultural politics as a lens through which to understand the African-American freedom struggle. In the transformative postwar period, the intersection between culture and politics became increasingly central to the African-American fight for equality. In freedom songs, in the exuberance of an Aretha Franklin concert, in Faith Ringgold's exploration of race and sexuality, the personal and social became the political.

Travel See

Author : Kobena Mercer
ISBN : 9780822374510
Genre : Art
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Over the years, Kobena Mercer has critically illuminated the visual innovations of African American and black British artists. In Travel & See he presents a diasporic model of criticism that gives close attention to aesthetic strategies while tracing the shifting political and cultural contexts in which black visual art circulates. In eighteen essays, which cover the period from 1992 to 2012 and discuss such leading artists as Isaac Julien, Renée Green, Kerry James Marshall, and Yinka Shonibare, Mercer provides nothing less than a counternarrative of global contemporary art that reveals how the “dialogical principle” of cross-cultural interaction not only has transformed commonplace perceptions of blackness today but challenges us to rethink the entangled history of modernism as well.

Uptown Conversation

Author : Professor of English and African-American Studies Robert O'Meally
ISBN : 0231123515
Genre : Literary Criticism
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'Uptown Conversation' asserts that jazz is not only a music to define, it is a culture. The essays illustrate how for more than a century jazz has initiated a call and response across art forms, geographies, and cultures, inspiring musicians, filmmakers, painters and poets.

Exiles Diasporas Strangers

Author : Kobena Mercer
ISBN : 0262633582
Genre : Art
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The first thematic and cross-cultural overview of the experiences of migration and displacement that characterize so much of twentieth-century art.

Soul Babies

Author : Mark Anthony Neal
ISBN : 9781135290559
Genre : Social Science
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In Soul Babies, Mark Anthony Neal explains the complexities and contradictions of black life and culture after the end of the Civil Rights era. He traces the emergence of what he calls a "post-soul aesthetic," a transformation of values that marked a profound change in African American thought and experience. Lively and provocative, Soul Babies offers a valuable new way of thinking about black popular culture and the legacy of the sixties.

Feminist Film Studies

Author : Janet McCabe
ISBN : 9780231503006
Genre : Performing Arts
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An introduction to feminist film theory as a discourse from the early seventies to the present. McCabe traces the broad ranging theories produced by feminist film scholarship, from formalist readings and psychoanalytical approaches to debates initiated by cultural studies, race and queer theory.

Afroasian Encounters

Author : Heike Raphael-Hernandez
ISBN : 9780814776902
Genre : Social Science
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With a Foreword by Vijay Prashad and an Afterword by Gary Okihiro How might we understand yellowface performances by African Americans in 1930s swing adaptations of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, Paul Robeson's support of Asian and Asian American struggles, or the absorption of hip hop by Asian American youth culture? AfroAsian Encounters is the first anthology to look at the mutual influence of and relationships between members of the African and Asian diasporas. While these two groups have often been thought of as occupying incommensurate, if not opposing, cultural and political positions, scholars from history, literature, media, and the visual arts here trace their interconnections and interactions, as well as the tensions between the two groups that sometimes arise. AfroAsian Encounters probes beyond popular culture to trace the historical lineage of these coalitions from the late nineteenth century to the present. A foreword by Vijay Prashad sets the volume in the context of the Bandung conference half a century ago, and an afterword by Gary Okihiro charts the contours of a “Black Pacific.” From the history of Japanese jazz composers to the current popularity of black/Asian “buddy films” like Rush Hour, AfroAsian Encounters is a groundbreaking intervention into studies of race and ethnicity and a crucial look at the shifting meaning of race in the twenty-first century.

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