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|| Introduction : performing citizenship / Vershawn Ashanti Young -- Performing responsibility. Bourgeois fugue : notes on the life of the negro intellectual / Houston A. Baker Jr. -- Pockets of sanity / Venise Berry -- Momma, Obama, and me : black leadership/black legitimacy / Dwight McBride -- Selling Dr. King's dream : blackness and tourism in Atlanta / Sara F. Mason -- The drug of white supremacy / Amiri Baraka -- Performing womanhood. Black girls and representative citizenship / Nazera Sadiq Wright -- Black bourgeois women's narratives in the post-Reagan, "post-civil rights," "postfeminist" era / Claire Oberon Garcia -- Rosiland / Eileen Cherry-Chandler -- Scenes from Single black female / Lisa B. Thompson -- Performing Media. Of afropunks and other anarchic signifiers of contrary negritude / Greg Tate -- Hip-hop and capitalistic interests / Damion Waymer -- Middle-class ideology in African American postwar comic strips / Angela M. Nelson -- Put some skirts on the cards! black women's visual performances in the art of Annie Lee / Deborah Elizabeth Whaley -- Melodrama of the movement : Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun / Harilaos Stecopoulos -- Performing sexuality. The black church and the blues body / Kelly Brown Douglas -- "A kind of end to blackness" : Reginald McKnight's He sleeps and the body politics of race and class / Candice M. Jenkins -- Black ladies and black magic women / Lisa Thompson -- "Boojie!": a question of authenticity / Bryant Keith Alexander -- Afterword / by Mary Pattillo.