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Author Smethurst, James Edward.

Title The Black Arts Movement : literary nationalism in the 1960s and 1970s / James Edward Smethurst
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 471 pages) : illustrations
Series The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Contents Foreground and underground : the Left, nationalism, and the origins of the Black arts matrix -- Artists imagine the nation, the nation imagines art : the Black Arts Movement and popular culture, history, gender, performance, and textuality -- New York altar city : New York, the Northeast, and the development of Black arts cadres and ideologies -- Institutions for the people : Chicago, Detroit, and the Black Arts Movement in the Midwest -- Bandung world : the West Coast, the Black Arts Movement, and the development of revolutionary nationalism, cultural nationalism, third worldism, and multiculturalism -- Behold the land : regionalism, the Black nation, and the Black Arts Movement in the South
Summary James Smethurst examines the formation of the Black Arts Movement and demonstrates how it influenced the production and reception of literature and art in the US. The Movement, he argues, changed American attitudes to the relationship between popular culture and "high" art and transformed public funding for the arts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-458) and index
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Subject African Americans in literature.
African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
Black Arts movement.
Black nationalism in literature.
Black nationalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 080787650X (electronic bk.)
9780807876503 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)