Black Popular Culture

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Gina Dent
The New Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 373 pages
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A Village Voice Best Book of the Year, Black Popular Culture includes "spirited debate among African American artists and cultural critics about issues from essentialism to sexuality" (Publishers Weekly). Discussions in Contemporary Culture is an award-winning series copublished with the Dia Center for the Arts in New York City. These volumes offer rich and timely discourses on a broad range of cultural issues and critical theory. The collection covers topics from urban planning to popular culture and literature, and continually attracts a wide and dedicated readership.
  

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Contents

What is this Black in Black Popular Culture? Stuart Hall
21
Nihilism in Black America Cornel West
37
Oialectically Down with the Critical Program bell hooks
48
The Documentary Impulse in Contemporary Valerie Smith
56
Jacqueline Bobo
65
The Black Mans Burden Henry Louis Gates
75
Discussion
85
The Accusatory Space Jacquie Jones
95
The Production of Black Popular Culture
223
Thomas Allen Harris
234
Preface to a OneHundredandEighty Volume Greg Tate
243
Isaac Julien
255
Discussion
264
Coco Fusco
279
AfroKitsch Manthia Diawara
285
Race Identity and Political Culture Manning Marable
292

The Body in Question Lisa Kennedy
106
Romare Beardens Judith Wilson
112
Discussion
139
John Jeffries
153
Black Community Sherlej Anne Williams
164
Kofi Natambu
173
The Multicultural Wars Hazel V Carby
187
Popular Culture and the Economics Julianne Malveaux
200
Discussion
209
Its a Family Affair Paul Gilroy
303
Angela Y Davis
317
Discussion
325
Why Are There No Great Michele Wallace
333
Bibliography of Related Sources
347
Notes on Contributors
367
Photo Credits
373
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About the author (1998)

Nadine Poper has the best job in the world as a teacher and librarian for the Amanda Stout Elementary School in Reading, PA. She lives in Blandon, PA with her three handsome sons, loving husband, and dachshund named Buddy. This is her first book with plans for many more.

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