Perspectives of Black Popular Culture

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Harry B. Shaw
Popular Press, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 181 pages
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While blacks have made perhaps their most obvious and substantial contributions to Western popular culture through music and dance, they have developed a rich popular culture in a number of other areas, including the visual arts, mass media, health practices, recreation, and literature. Glimpsed through any medium, black popular culture is the DNA that runs throughout the various kinds of black—and American—artistic achievement and shared experience, helping to identify, explain, and retain Africanisms and the essential blackness that emanate from the everyday lives of black people.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Nella Larsens Use of the NearWhite Female in Quicksand
36
Setting In The Novels of Toni Morrison
58
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65
Self Definition and Redefinition
93
The Early Development and Growth
101
The Black Disc Jockey As a Cultural Hero
109
The Impact on Black Families
120
TV Auteur?
131
The AntiHeroic Hero in Frank Yerbys Historical Novels
144
Black America and the Black South African Literary Consciousness
155
The Weight of Sambos Woes
166
Contributors
180
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