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The Michael Eric Dyson Reader.

Author: Michael Eric Dyson
Publisher: Washington : Basic Books, 2008.
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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.
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Dyson, Michael Eric.
Michael Eric Dyson Reader.
Washington : Basic Books, ©2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Eric Dyson
ISBN: 9780786725106 0786725109
OCLC Number: 817924172
Notes: [PART FOURTEEN] Coda: the Life of the Mind.
Description: 1 online resource (577 pages)
Contents: FOREWORD (Robin D.G. Kelley); PREFACE; INTRODUCTION: Why I Am An Intellectual; [PART ONE] Dysonography; ONE: Not From Some Zeus's Head: My Intellectual Development; TWO: Letter to my Brother, Everett, In Prison; THREE: This I Believe; [PART TWO] Theories of Race; FOUR: The Liberal Theory of Race; FIVE: When You're a Credit to Your Race, the Bill Will Come Due: O.J. Simpson and Our Trial by Fire; [PART THREE] Affirmative Action; SIX: Debating Affirmative Action; SEVEN: A Reprieve for Affirmative Action; [PART FOUR] Multiculturalism. EIGHT: Leonard Jeffries and the Struggle for the Black MindNINE: Shakespeare and Smokey Robinson: Revisiting the Culture Wars; [PART FIVE] Whiteness Studies; TEN: The Labor of Whiteness, the Whiteness of Labor, and the Perils of Whitewashing; ELEVEN: Giving Whiteness a Black Eye; [PART SIX] Gender Views; TWELVE: The Plight of Black Men; THIRTEEN: Another Saturday Night, or Have All the Brothers Gone to White Women?; FOURTEEN: In O.J.'s Shadow: Kobe Bryant's Predicament; [PART SEVEN] Afro-Babtist Radicalism and Rhetoric. FIFTEEN: "God Almighty Has Spoken from Washington, D.C.": American Society and Christian FaithSIXTEEN: Gardner Taylor: The Poet Laureate of the American Pulpit; SEVENTEEN: "Somewhere I Read of the Freedom of Speech": Contstructing a Unique Voice; [PART EIGHT] Religion and Sexuality; EIGHTEEN: When You Divide Body and Soul, Problems Multiply: The Black Church and Sexuality; NINETEEN: Homotextualities: The Bible, Sexual Ethics, and the Theology of Homoeroticism; [PART NINE] Biocriticism and Black Icons; TWENTY: X Marks the Plots: A Critical Reading of Malcolm's Readers. TWENTY-ONE: Mixed Blessings: Martin Luther King Jr., and the Lessons of an Ambiguous HeroismTWNETY-TWO: "Give Me a Paper and Pen": Tupac's Place in Hip-Hop; [PART TEN] Cinema Noir; TWENTY-THREE: Spike Lee's Neonationalist Vision; TWENTY-FOUR: Between Apocalypse and Redemption: John Singleton's Boys in the Hood; TWENTY-FIVE: Ghettocentricity and the New Black Cinema; [PART ELEVEN] The Soul Musics of Black Folk; TWENTY-SIX: The Promise and Perils of Contemporary Gospel Music; TWENTY-SEVEN: Mariah Carey and "Authentic" Black Music. TWENTY-EIGHT: Aretha Franklin, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, and MeTWENTY-NINE: The Great Next: Jazz Origins and the Anatomy of Improvisation; [PART TWELVE] Hip-Hop Culture; THIRTY: The Culture of Hip-Hop; THIRTY-ONE: Gangsta Rap and American Culture; THIRTY-TWO: We Never Were What We Used to Be: Black Youth, Pop Culture, and the Politics of Nostalgia; [PART THIRTEEN] The Predicament of Postmodernity; THIRTY-THREE: Michael Jackson's Postmodern Spirituality; THIRTY FOUR: Be Like Mike? Michael Jordan and the Pedagogy of Desire; THIRTY-FIVE: Is Postmodernism Just Modernism in Drag?

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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.

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