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Black is beautiful : a philosophy of black aesthetics

Author: Paul Christopher Taylor
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2016.
Series: Foundations of the philosophy of the arts, 6
Edition/Format:   Computer file : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Black is Beautiful identifies and explores the most significant philosophical issues that emerge from the aesthetic dimensions of black life, providing a long-overdue synthesis and the first extended  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Christopher Taylor
ISBN: 9781118328675 1118328671 9781118328699 1118328698 9781119118527 1119118522 1405150629 9781405150620 9781405150637 1405150637
OCLC Number: 965795523
Notes: Assembly, not birth -- Inquiry and assembly -- On blackness -- On the black aesthetic tradition -- Black aesthetics as/and philosophy.
Awards: Winner of The American Society for Aesthetics Outstanding Monograph Prize 2017 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments vii 1 Assembly, Not Birth 1 1 Introduction 1 2 Inquiry and Assembly 3 3 On Blackness 6 4 On the Black Aesthetic Tradition 12 5 Black Aesthetics as/and Philosophy 19 6 Conclusion 26 2 No Negroes in Connecticut: Seers, Seen 32 1 Introduction 33 2 Setting the Stage: Blacking Up Zoe 35 3 Theorizing the (In)visible 36 4 Theorizing Visuality 43 5 Two Varieties of Black Invisibility: Presence and Personhood 48 6 From Persons to Characters: A Detour 51 7 Two More Varieties of Black Invisibility: Perspectives and Plurality 58 8 Unseeing Nina Simone 63 9 Conclusion: Phronesis and Power 69 3 Beauty to Set the World Right: The Politics of Black Aesthetics 77 1 Introduction 77 2 Blackness and the Political 80 3 Politics and Aesthetics 83 4 The Politics Aesthetics Nexus in Black; or, "The Black Nation: A Garvey Production" 85 5 Autonomy and Separatism 87 6 Propaganda, Truth, and Art 88 7 What is Life but Life? Reading Du Bois 91 8 Apostles of Truth and Right 94 9 On "Propaganda" 98 10 Conclusion 99 4 Dark Lovely Yet And; Or, How To Love Black Bodies While Hating Black People 104 1 Introduction 105 2 Circumscribing the Topic: Definitions and Distinctions 107 3 Circumscribing the Topic, cont'd: Context and Scope 109 4 The Cases 110 5 Reading the Cases 115 6 Conclusion 129 5 Roots and Routes: Disarming Authenticity 132 1 Introduction 132 2 An Easy Case: The Germans in Yorubaland 134 3 A Harder Case: Kente Capers 136 4 Varieties of Authenticity 138 5 From Exegesis to Ethics 144 6 The Kente Case, Revisited 151 6 Make It Funky; Or, Music's Cognitive Travels and the Despotism of Rhythm 155 1 Introduction 156 2 Beyond the How ]Possible: Kivy's Questions 157 3 Stimulus, Culture, Race 159 4 Preliminaries: Rhythm, Brains, and Race Music 162 5 The Flaw in the Funk 168 6 (Soul) Power to the People 172 7 Funky White Boys and Honorary Soul Sisters 174 8 Conclusion 177 7 Conclusion: "It Sucks That I Robbed You"; Or, Ambivalence, Appropriation, Joy, Pain 182 Index 186
Series Title: Foundations of the philosophy of the arts, 6
Responsibility: Paul C. Taylor.

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