Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-soul Aesthetic

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Social Science - 221 pages
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In "Soul Babies, " Mark Anthony Neal explains the complexities and contradictions of black life and culture after the end of the Civil Rights era. He traces the emergence of what he calls a "post-soul aesthetic, " a transformation of values that marked a profound change in African American thought and experience. Lively and provocative, this book offers a valuable new way of thinking about black popular culture and the legacy of the sixties.
  

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Neal (African American studies & English, SUNY, Albany; What the Music Said: Black Popular Music & Black Popular Culture) has written a provocative study of African American popular culture since ... Read full review

Contents

You Remind Me of Something Toward a PostSoul Aesthetic
1
Sweetbacks Revenge Gangsters Sexploitation and Black MiddleClass Identity
23
Native Tongues Voices of the PostSoul Intelligentsia
130
A Soul Baby in Real Time Encountering Generation HipHop on Campus
174
Notes
194
Index
210
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Mark Anthony Neal is Associate Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Program in African and African-American Studies at Duke University. Neal is the author of What the Music Said, Soul Babies, and Songs in the Key of Black Life, all published by Routledge.

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