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The Michael Eric Dyson reader

Author: Michael Eric Dyson
Publisher: New York : Basic Civitas Books, 2004.
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From the Publisher: Acclaimed for his writing on Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Tupac Shakur, and many more, Michael Eric Dyson has emerged as the leading African American intellectual of his generation. This collection gathers the best of Dyson's vast and growing body of work from the last several years: his most incisive commentary, the most stirring passages, and the sharpest, most probing and broadminded  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dyson, Michael Eric.
Michael Eric Dyson reader.
New York : Basic Civitas Books, 2004
(OCoLC)607070101
Online version:
Dyson, Michael Eric.
Michael Eric Dyson reader.
New York : Basic Civitas Books, 2004
(OCoLC)607747294
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Eric Dyson
ISBN: 0465017681 9780465017683 0465017711 9780465017713
OCLC Number: 52887312
Description: xxviii, 547 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
Introduction / Why I am an intellectual --
1: Dysonography --
1: Not from some Zeus's head: my intellectual development --
2: Letter to my brother --
3: This I believe --
2: Theories Of Race --
4: Liberal theory of race --
5: When you're a credit to your race, the bill will come due: OJ Simpson and our trial by fire --
3: Affirmative Action --
6: Debating affirmative action --
7: Reprieve for affirmative action --
4: Multiculturalism --
8: Leonard Jeffries and the struggle for the black mind --
9: Shakespeare and Smokey Robinson: revisiting the culture wars --
5: Whiteness Studies --
10: Labor of whiteness, the whiteness of labor, and the perils of white wishing --
11: Giving whiteness a black eye --
6: Gender Views --
12: Plight of black men --
13: Another Saturday night, or have all the brothers gone to white women? --
14: In OJ's shadow: Kobe Bryant's predicament --
7: Afro-Baptist Radicalism And Rhetoric --
15: God Almighty has spoken from Washington DC: American society and Christian faith --
16: Gardner Taylor: the poet Laureate of the American pulpit --
17: Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech: constructing a unique voice --
8: Religion And Sexuality --
18: When you divide body and soul, problems multiply: the black church and sexuality --
19: Hometextualities: the bible, sexual ethics, and the theology of homoeroticism --
9: Biocriticism And Black Icons --
20: X marks the plots: a critical reading of Malcolm's readers --
21: Mixed blessings: Martin Luther King, Jr, and the lessons on an ambiguous heroism --
22: Give me a paper and pen: Tupac's place in hip-hop --
10: Cinema Noir --
23: Spike Lee's neonationalist vision --
24: Between Apocalypse and redemption: John Singleton's Boyz N the Hood --
25: Ghettocentricity and the new black cinema --
11: Soul Musics Of Black Folk --
26: Promise and perils of contemporary gospel music --
27: Mariah Carey and "authentic" black music --
28: Aretha Franklin, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, and me --
29: Great next: jazz origins and the anatomy of improvisation --
12: Hip-Hop Culture --
30: Culture of hip-hop --
31: Gangsta rap and American culture --
32: We never were what we used to be: black youth, pop culture, and the politics of nostalgia --
13: Predicament Of Postmodernity --
33: Michael Jackson's postmodern spirituality --
34: Be like Mike? Michael Jordan and the pedagogy of desire --
35: Is postmodernism just modernism in drag? --
14: Coda: The Life Of The Mind --
36: It's not what you know, it's how you show it: black public intellectuals --
Notes --
Credits --
Index.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Michael Eric Dyson.
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: At last in one place-and in paperback-the best and most important writing from the leading African-American intellectual of his generation.  Read more...

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"Michael Eric Dyson is the most talented and articulate intellectual of his generation." Cornel West"

 
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