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Understanding blackness through performance : contemporary arts and the representation of identity

Author: Anne Crémieux; Xavier Lemoine; Jean-Paul Rocchi
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
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How does the performance of blackness reframe issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality? Here, the contributors look into representational practices in film, literature, fashion, and theatre and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Crémieux; Xavier Lemoine; Jean-Paul Rocchi
ISBN: 9781137325075 1137325070
OCLC Number: 846912088
Description: vi, 282 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction. Black beings, black embodyings: notes on contemporary artistic performances and their cultural interpretations / Jean-Paul Rocchi with Anne Crémieux and Xavier Lemoine --
Black being, black embodying: the power of auto-ethnography. Each taking risk, performing self: theorizing (dis)narratives / Myron Beasley --
Transformative womanist rhetorical strategies: contextualizing discourse and the performance of black bodies of desire / Toniesha L. Taylor --
"Is anybody walkin"?: the black body on the runway as a performance of the politics of desire / Gayle Baldwin --
Shattered frames and the onlooker: strategies and significations. Transgressive (re)presentations: black women, vaudeville and the politics of performance in early trans-Atlantic theatre / Zakiya R. Adair --
Kara Walker's War on racism: mining (mis)representations of blackness / Vanina Géré --
Between Mumblecore and post-black Aesthetics: Barry Jenkins's Medicine for melancholy / Simon Dickel --
From book to film: desire in Precious (Lee Daniels, 2009), adapted from Push by Sapphire (1995) / Anne Crémieux --
Through performance: desire and the black subject. Black queer studies, freedom and other human possibilities / Rinaldo Walcott --
About face, or, what is this "back" in b(l)ack popular culture?: from Venus Hottentot to video hottie / Mae G. Henderson --
Margin me: intentional marginality in the queered borderlands of hip-hop / Stephany Spaulding --
Shifting paradigms of identities. Sculpting black queer bodies and desires: the case of Richmond Barthé / James Smalls --
I am not a race man: racial uplift and the post-black aesthetic in Percival Everett's I am not Sidney Poitier / Kristin Leigh Moriah --
Embodying hybridity: Anna Deavere Smith's identity cross-overs / Xavier Lemoine.
Responsibility: edited by Anne Crémieux, Xavier Lemoine, and Jean-Paul Rocchi.
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