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Bodies in dissent : spectacular performances of race and freedom, 1850-1910

Author: Daphne Brooks
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Highlighting the connections between performance & construction of racial identities, this work argues that from the mid 19th century to the early 20th, black transatlantic entertainers often transformed the alienating conditions of social & political marginalisation into modes of self-actualisation through performance.
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Brooks, Daphne.
Bodies in dissent.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006001662
(OCoLC)63116988
Named Person: Henry Box Brown; Pauline E Hopkins; Henry Box Brown; Pauline E Hopkins; Henry Box Brown; Pauline E Hopkins; Pauline E Hopkins; Schwarze; Brown, Henry Box <né 1816>; Pauline E - (Pauline Elizabeth) - Critique et interprétation Hopkins
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daphne Brooks
ISBN: 9780822387558 0822387557 0822337223 9780822337225
OCLC Number: 879378505
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 475 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Our bodies, our/selves: racial phantasmagoria and cultural struggle --
The escape artist: Henry Box Brown, black abolitionist performance, and moving panoramas of slavery --
The deeds done in my body: performance, black(ened) women, and Adah Isaacs Menken in the racial imaginary --
Alien/nation: re-imagining the black body (politic) in Williams and Walker's In Dahomey --
Divas and diasporic consciousness: song, dance, and new negro womanhood in the veil --
Epilogue: theater, black women, and change.
Responsibility: Daphne A. Brooks.
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