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From bourgeois to boojie : Black middle-class performances / edited by Vershawn Ashanti Young with Bridget Harris Tsemo.

Young, Vershawn Ashanti. (Added Author). Tsemo, Bridget Harris, 1970- (Added Author).
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Subject: African Americans > Race identity.
Middle class > United States.
African Americans in the performing arts.
Genre: Electronic books.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780814336427
  • ISBN: 0814336426
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 366 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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