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Title Black cultural production after civil rights / edited by Robert J. Patterson
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (x, 268 pages)
Contents Introduction: Dreams reimagined : political possibilities and the black cultural imagination / Robert J. Patterson -- Freedom now : black power and the literature of slavery / Madhu Dubey -- Generations : slavery and the post-civil rights literary imagination / Lisa Woolfork -- Slavery now : 1970s influence post-20th-century films on American slavery / Monica White Ndounou -- Movin' on up and out : remapping 1970s African American visual culture / Courtney R. Baker -- "Can you kill" : Vietnam, black power, and militancy in black feminist literature / Nadine M. Knight -- The future in black and white : Fran Ross, Adrienne Kennedy, and post-civil rights black feminist thought / Samantha Pinto -- Renegotiating racial discourse : the blues, black feminist thought, and post-civil rights literary renewal in Gayl Jones's Corregidora / Jermaine Singleton -- From blaxploitation to black macho : the angry black woman comes of age / Terrion L. Williamson -- From the ground up : readers and publishers in the making of a literary public / Kinohi Nishikawa -- A woman's trip : domestic violence and black feminist healing in Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls / Soyica Diggs Colbert -- Afterword: Post-soul : post-civil rights considerations in the 21st century / Robert J. Patterson
Summary "Robert J. Patterson and his contributors interrogate how African American writers and cultural producers use black modes of cultural expressivity to engage, make, and change history in order to imagine the future and to provide alternate ways of thinking, existing, and being for black subjects in particular, and American citizens in general, in the midst of this historical paradox. This volume insists that black cultural production during the 1970s anchors the philosophical, aesthetic, and political debates that animate contemporary debates in African American studies, and insists that, despite abject social and political conditions, black cultural production keeps imagining black thriving. Simultaneously, it demonstrates the specific ways that the cultural production itself re(imagines) ways to transform that which prevents black thriving. Thus, the volume argues that African American cultural production continues to engage in social critique and transformation and remains an important site for the (re)making of black politics"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 24, 2019)
Subject African American arts -- 20th century
African American arts -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism
African Americans in motion pictures.
African American artists.
African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
Politics and culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century
African American artists
African American arts
African Americans in motion pictures
African Americans -- Intellectual life
American literature -- African American authors
Politics and culture
United States
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Patterson, Robert J., 1980- editor.
LC no. 2019013708
ISBN 0252051637