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Author Gilroy, Paul, 1956-

Title Small acts : thoughts on the politics of Black cultures / Paul Gilroy
Published London ; New York : Serpent's Tail, 1993


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 W'PONDS  305.896073 Gil/Sat  AVAILABLE
Description 257 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents Pt. 1. Black and English: a lived contradiction. One nation under a groove ; The peculiarities of the black English ; Nationalism, history and ethnic absolutism ; Art of darkness: black art and the problem of belonging to England ; Frank Bruno or Salman Rushdie? -- Pt. 2. Diaspora identities, diaspora aesthetics. Cruciality and the frog's perspective: an agenda of difficulties for the black arts movement in Britain ; D-Max ; It ain't where you're from, it's where you're at: the dialetics of diaspora identification ; On the beach: David A. Bailey ; Whose millennium is this? Blackness: pre-modern, post-modern, anti-modern ; Climbing the racial mountain: a conversation with Isaac Julien. -- Pt. 3. Black Atlantic exchanges. Living memory: a meeting with Toni Morrison ; Spiking the argument: Spike Lee and the limits of racial community ; It's a family affair: black culture and the trope of kinship ; A dialogue with bell hooks ; Wearing your art on your sleeve: notes towards a diaspora history of black ephemera
Summary "Small Acts charts the emergence of a distinctive cultural sensibility that accomplishes the difficult task of being simultaneously both black and English." "Straddling the field of popular cultural forms, Paul Gilroy shows how the African diaspora born from slavery has given rise to a web of intimate social relationships in which African-American, Caribbean and now black English elements combine. Discussions of Spike Lee and Frank Bruno, record sleeves, photographs, film and literature from Beloved to Yardie are used to show how new and exciting possibilities have arisen from the transnational flows that create cultural links between the global African diaspora." "Small Acts is a seminal work by an important young critic that changes the terms on which black culture will be understood and argued about."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Black persons Culture
Great Britain
Black persons Culture
Great Britain
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject African Americans in literature.
African diaspora.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
Arts, Black -- Great Britain.
Blacks -- Civilization.
Blacks -- Cultural assimilation.
Blacks -- Intellectual life.
Blacks -- Great Britain -- Politics and government.
Blacks -- Great Britain -- Social conditions.
Blacks -- Great Britain.
Nationalism -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
Racism -- Great Britain.
African Americans [MESH]
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1979-
Culture [MESH]
African Americans.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1979-1997.
Great Britain -- Race relations.
LC no. 93084757
ISBN 185242298X