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Examines how generations of African Americans perceive, proclaim, and name the combined performance of race and class across genres.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xiii-xxii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xxiii-xxvi
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  1. INTRODUCTION: Performing Citizenship
  2. pp. 1-38
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  1. PART I. PERFORMING RESPONSIBILITY
  2. pp. 39-40
  1. 1 Bourgeois Fugue: Notes on the Life of the Negro Intellectual
  2. pp. 41-48
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  1. 2 Pockets of Sanity
  2. pp. 49-60
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  1. 3 Momma, Obama, and Me: Black Leadership/Black Legitimacy
  2. pp. 61-68
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  1. 4 Selling Dr. King’s Dream: Blackness and Tourism in Atlanta
  2. pp. 69-84
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  1. 5 The Drug of White Supremacy
  2. pp. 85-88
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  1. PART II. PERFORMING WOMANHOOD
  2. pp. 89-90
  1. 6 Black Girls and Representative Citizenship
  2. pp. 91-110
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  1. 7 Black Bourgeois Women’s Narratives in the Post-Reagan, “Post–Civil Rights,” “Postfeminist” Era
  2. pp. 111-130
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  1. 8 Rosalind
  2. pp. 131-142
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  1. 9 Scenes from Single Black Female
  2. pp. 143-152
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  1. PART III. PERFORMING MEDIA
  2. pp. 153-154
  1. 10 Of Afropunks and Other Anarchic Signifiers of Contrary Negritude
  2. pp. 155-158
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  1. 11 Hip-hop and Capitalist Interests
  2. pp. 159-174
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  1. 12 Middle-Class Ideology in African American Postwar Comic Strips
  2. pp. 175-190
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  1. 13 Put Some Skirts on the Cards! Black Women’s Visual Performances in the Art of Annie Lee
  2. pp. 191-208
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  1. 14 Melodrama of the Movement: Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun
  2. pp. 209-232
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  1. PART IV. PERFORMING SEXUALITY
  2. pp. 233-234
  1. 15 The Black Church and the Blues Body
  2. pp. 235-260
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  1. 16 “A Kind of End to Blackness”: Reginald McKnight’s He Sleeps and the Body Politics of Race and Class
  2. pp. 261-286
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  1. 17 Black Ladies and Black Magic Women
  2. pp. 287-308
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  1. 18 "Boojie!”: A Question of Authenticity
  2. pp. 309-330
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  1. AFTERWORD
  2. pp. 331-338
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  1. CONTRIBUTORS
  2. pp. 339-346
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 347-366
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814336427
Print ISBN
9780814334683
MARC Record
OCLC
794413050
Pages
392
Launched on MUSE
2012-06-08
Language
English
Open Access
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