Invisibility Blues: From Pop to Theory

Front Cover
Verso, 2008 - Social Science - 267 pages
0 Reviews
First published in 1990, Michele Wallace's Invisibility Blues is widely regarded as a landmark in the history of black feminism. Wallace's considerations of the black experience in America include recollections of her early life in Harlem; a look at the continued underrepresentation of black voices in politics, media, and culture; and the legacy of such figures as Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Cade Bambara, Toni Morrison, and Alice Walker. Wallace addresses the tensions between race, gender, and society, bringing them into the open with a singular mix of literary virtuosity and scholarly rigor.

With an updated introduction, this new edition of Invisibility Blues challenges and informs with the plain-spoken truth that has made it an acknowledged classic.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Invisibility blues: from pop to theory

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

In these 24 essays, written from 1972 to 1990, the author aims to "comprehend the high visibility '' of black women in American culture "together with their almost total lack of voice . '' This ... Read full review

Contents

Black FeminismAutobiography
11
The Harlem I Love
13
A Black Feminists Search for Sisterhood
18
Copyright

22 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2008)

Michele Wallace earned her Ph.D. in Cinema Studies at New York University. She is a professor of English at the City College of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center. Her seminal book Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman is also available from Verso.

Mike Davis is the author of several books including Planet of Slums, City of Quartz, Ecology of Fear, Late Victorian Holocausts, and Magical Urbanism. He was recently awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. He lives in Papa'aloa, Hawaii.

Michael Sprinker was Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His Imaginary Relations: Aesthetics and Ideology in the History of Historical Materialism and History and Ideology in Proust are also published by Verso. Together with Mike Davis, he founded Verso's Haymarket Series and guided it until his death in 1999.

Bibliographic information