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Black Cultural Traffic: Crossroads in Global Performance and Popular Culture (Hardback)

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ISBN 10: 0472098403 / ISBN 13: 9780472098408
Edité par The University of Michigan Press, United States, 2005
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Fresh takes on key questions in black performance and black popular culture, by leading artists, academics, and critics Black Cultural Traffic traces how blackness travels globally in performance, engaging the work of an international and interdisciplinary mix of scholars, critics, and practicing artists. The book s sixteen essays provide nuanced and complex perspectives on black culture, not as a static set of shared beliefs and customs but as something that is contingent and dynamic. The essays engage with critical issues such as circulation, cultural appropriation, commodification, commercialization, and hybridity as they take up subjects that include television, hlp hop, RB, gospel, film, theater, fashion, and pop music celebrities in Africa, Europe, and the United States. The volume also features commentary by a range of prominent black artists including choreographer Donald Byrd, spoken-word artist Michael Franti, jazz bassist Christian McBride, performance artist Rhodessa Jones, and hip-hop theater artist Will Power.The book s engaging combination of scholarship with artists statements will appeal to a wide readership interested in understanding the circulation and multidirectional movements of black culture. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780472098408

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Titre : Black Cultural Traffic: Crossroads in Global...

Éditeur : The University of Michigan Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2005

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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"A shrewdly designed, generously expansive, timely contribution to our understanding of how 'black' expression continues to define and defy the contours of global (post)modernity. The essays argue persuasively for a transnational ethos binding disparate African and diasporic enactments, and together provide a robust conversation about the nature, history, future, and even possibility of 'blackness' as a distinctive mode of cultural practice."
--Kimberly Benston, author of Performing Blackness

"Black Cultural Traffic is nothing less than our generation's manifesto on black performance and popular culture. With a distinguished roster of contributors and topics ranging across academic disciplines and the arts (including commentary on film, music, literature, theater, television, and visual cultures), this volume is not only required reading for scholars serious about the various dimensions of black performance, it is also a timely and necessary teaching tool. It captures the excitement and intellectual innovation of a field that has come of age. Kudos!"
--Dwight A. McBride, author of Why I Hate Abercrombie & Fitch

"The explosion of interest in black popular culture studies in the past fifteen years has left a significant need for a reader that reflects this new scholarly energy. Black Cultural Traffic answers that need."
--Mark Anthony Neal, author of Songs in the Key of Black Life

"A revolutionary anthology that will be widely read and taught. It crisscrosses continents and cultures and examines confluences and influences of black popular culture -- music, dance, theatre, television, fashion and film. It also adds a new dimension to current discussions of racial, ethnic, and national identity."
--Horace Porter, author of The Making of a Black Scholar

About the Author:

Harry J. Elam, Jr. is Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities and Professor of Drama at Stanford University. He is author of The Past as Present in the Drama of August Wilson and Taking It to the Streets: The Social Protest Theater of Luis Valdez and Amiri Baraka. Kennell Jackson is Associate Professor of History at Stanford, and author of America Is Me.

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