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The Trouble with Post-Blackness

Author: Houston A Baker; K Merinda Simmons
Publisher: New York Columbia University Press 2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An America in which the color of one's skin no longer matters would be unprecedented. With the election of President Barack Obama, that future suddenly seemed possible. Obama's rise reflects a nation of fluid populations and fortunes, a society in which a biracial individual could be embraced as a leader by all. Yet complicating this vision are the shifting demographics, rapid redefinitions of race, and instant  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Houston A Baker; K Merinda Simmons
ISBN: 9780231169349 0231169345 9780231538503 0231538502
OCLC Number: 904238032
Description: 1 online resource (289 Seiten)
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: The Dubious Stage of Post-Blackness--
Performing Otherness, Conserving Dominance / Simmons, K. Merinda --
1. "What Was Is": The Time and Space of Entanglement Erased by Post-Blackness / Crawford, Margo Natalie --
2. Black Literary Writers and Post-Blackness / Li, Stephanie --
3. African Diasporic Blackness Out of Line: Trouble for "Post-Black" African Americanism / Thomas, Greg --
4. Fear of a Performative Planet: Troubling the Concept of "Post-Blackness" / Shavers, Rone --
5. E-Raced: #Touré, Twitter, and Trayvon / Richardson, Riché --
6. Post-Blackness and All of the Black Americas / Russell, Heather D. --
7. Embodying Africa: Roots-Seekers and the Politics of Blackness / Holsey, Bayo --
8. "The world is a ghetto": Post-Racial America(s) and the Apocalypse / Rankine, Patrice --
9. The Long Road Home / Kaplan, Erin Aubry --
10. Half as Good / Jackson, John L. --
11. "Whither Now and Why": Content Mastery and Pedagogy--
A Critique and a Challenge / Williams, Dana A. --
12. Fallacies of the Post-Race Presidency / Reed, Ishmael --
13. Thirteen Ways of Looking at Post-Blackness (after Wallace Stevens) / Raboteau, Emily --
Conclusion: Why the Lega Mask Has Many Mouths and Multiple Eyes / Baker, Houston A. --
List of Contributors --
Index --
Frontmatter --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: The Dubious Stage of Post-Blackness--
Performing Otherness, Conserving Dominance / Simmons, K. Merinda --
1. "What Was Is": The Time and Space of Entanglement Erased by Post-Blackness / Crawford, Margo Natalie --
2. Black Literary Writers and Post-Blackness / Li, Stephanie --
3. African Diasporic Blackness Out of Line: Trouble for "Post-Black" African Americanism / Thomas, Greg --
4. Fear of a Performative Planet: Troubling the Concept of "Post-Blackness" / Shavers, Rone --
5. E-Raced: #Touré, Twitter, and Trayvon / Richardson, Riché --
6. Post-Blackness and All of the Black Americas / Russell, Heather D. --
7. Embodying Africa: Roots-Seekers and the Politics of Blackness / Holsey, Bayo --
8. "The world is a ghetto": Post-Racial America(s) and the Apocalypse / Rankine, Patrice --
9. The Long Road Home / Kaplan, Erin Aubry --
10. Half as Good / Jackson, John L. --
11. "Whither Now and Why": Content Mastery and Pedagogy--
A Critique and a Challenge / Williams, Dana A. --
12. Fallacies of the Post-Race Presidency / Reed, Ishmael --
13. Thirteen Ways of Looking at Post-Blackness (after Wallace Stevens) / Raboteau, Emily --
Conclusion: Why the Lega Mask Has Many Mouths and Multiple Eyes / Baker, Houston A. --
List of Contributors --
Index.
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