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Title New thoughts on the Black arts movement / edited by Lisa Gail Collins and Margo Natalie Crawford
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 390 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Black light on the Wall of respect : the Chicago black arts movement / Margo Natalie Crawford -- Black west, thoughts on art in Los Angeles / Kellie Jones -- The Black arts movement and historically Black colleges and universities / James Smethurst -- A question of relevancy : New York museums and the Black arts movement, 1968-1971 / Mary Ellen Lennon -- Blackness in present future tense : Broadside press, Motown records, and Detroit techno / Wendy S. Walters -- A Black mass as Black gothic : myth and bioscience in Black cultural nationalism / Alondra Nelson -- Natural Black beauty and Black drag / Margo Natalie Crawford -- Sexual subversions, political inversions : women's poetry and the politics of the Black arts movement / Cherise A. Pollard -- Transcending the fixity of race : the Kamoinge workshop and the question of a "Black aesthetic" in photography / Erina Duganne -- Moneta Sleet, Jr. as active participant : the Selma march and the Black arts movement / Cherise Smith -- "If Bessie Smith had killed some White people" : racial legacies, the blues revival, and the Black arts movement / Adam Gussow -- A familiar strangeness : the spectre of whiteness in the Harlem renaissance and the Black arts movement / Emily Bernard -- The art of transformation : parallels in the Black arts and feminist art movements / Lisa Gail Collins -- Prison writers and the Black arts movement / Lee Bernstein -- "To make a poet Black" : canonizing Puerto Rican poets in the Black Arts movement / Michelle Joan Wilkinson -- Latin soul : cross-cultural connections between the Black arts movement and Pocho-Che / Rod Hernandez -- Black arts to Def Jam : Performing Black "spirit work" across generations / Lorrie Smith -- This bridge called "our tradition" : notes on Blueback, 'Round' midnight, Blacklight "connection" / Houston A. Baker, Jr
Summary During the 1960s and 1970s, a cadre of poets, playwrights, visual artists, musicians, and other visionaries came together to create a renaissance in African American literature and art. This charged chapter in the history of African American culture - which came to be known as the Black Arts Movement - has remained largely neglected by subsequent generations of critics. In this path-breaking and long overdue anthology, Lisa Gail Collins and Margo Natalie Crawford bring together seventeen original essays that uncover the rich complexity of this self-conscious cultural movement, "New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movement" includes essays that reexamine well-known figures such as Amiri Baraka, Larry Neal, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sonia Sanchez, Betye Saar, Jeff Donaldson, and Haki Madhubuti. In addition, the anthology expands the scope of the movement by offering essays that explore the racial and sexual politics of the era, links with other period cultural movements, the arts in prison, the role of Black colleges and universities, gender politics and the rise of feminism, color fetishism, photography, music, and more.; An invigorating look at a movement that has long begged for reexamination, this collection lucidly interprets the complex debates that surround this tumultuous era and demonstrates that the celebration of this movement need not be separated from its critique
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African American arts -- 20th century.
Arts -- Political aspects -- United States.
Black Arts movement.
Form Electronic book
Author Collins, Lisa Gail.
Crawford, Margo Natalie, 1969-
ISBN 0813541077 (electronic bk.)
9780813541075 (electronic bk.)