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Spectacular blackness : the cultural politics of the Black power movement and the search for a Black aesthetic

Author: Amy Abugo Ongiri
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2010.
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Exploring the interface between cultural politics of Black Power and the Black Arts movements and the production of postwar African American popular culture, this book shows how the reliance of Black  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ongiri, Amy Abugo, 1968-
Spectacular blackness.
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009023618
(OCoLC)401714905
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Abugo Ongiri
ISBN: 9780813929606 0813929601
OCLC Number: 753976363
Description: 1 online resource (x, 223 p.)
Contents: Cotton comes to Harlem, an introduction --
"Black is beautiful!", Black power culture, visual culture, and the Black Panther Party --
Radical chic, affiliation, identification, and the Black Panther Party --
"We waitin' on you", Black power, Black intellectuals, and the search to define a Black aesthetic --
"People get ready!", music, revolutionary nationalism, and the Black arts movement --
"You better watch this good shit!", Black spectatorship, Black masculinity, and Blaxploitation film --
Conclusion, Dick Gregory at the Playboy Club.
Responsibility: Amy Abugo Ongiri.

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