Black post-blackness : the Black Arts Movement and twenty-first-century aesthetics (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Black post-blackness : the Black Arts Movement and twenty-first-century aesthetics

Author: Margo Natalie Crawford
Publisher: Urbana, Illinois : University of Illinois Press, [2017]
Series: New Black Studies Series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A 2008 cover of The New Yorker featured a much-discussed Black Power parody of Michelle and Barack Obama. The image put a spotlight on how easy it is to flatten the Black Power movement as we imagine new types of blackness. Margo Natalie Crawford argues that we have misread the Black Arts Movement's call for blackness. We have failed to see the movement's anticipation of the "new black" and "post-black." Black  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margo Natalie Crawford
ISBN: 9780252041006 0252041003 9780252082498 0252082494
OCLC Number: 1001518180
Description: xi, 264 Seiten. : Illustrationen. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The aesthetics of anticipation --
The politics of abstraction --
The counter-literacy of black mixed media --
The local and the global : BLKARTSOUTH and Callaloo --
The satire of black post-blackness --
Black inside/out : public interiority and black aesthetics --
Who's afraid of the black fantastic? The substance of surface --
Epilogue: Feeling black post-black.
Series Title: New Black Studies Series
Responsibility: Margo Natalie Crawford.
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A 2008 cover of The New Yorker featured a much-discussed Black Power parody of Michelle and Barack Obama. The image put a spotlight on how easy it is to flatten the Black Power movement as we imagine new types of blackness. Margo Natalie Crawford argues that we have misread the Black Arts Movement's call for blackness. We have failed to see the movement's anticipation of the "new black" and "post-black." Black Post-Blackness compares the black avant-garde of the 1960s and 1970s Black Arts Movement with the most innovative spins of twenty-first century black aesthetics. Crawford zooms in on the 1970s second wave of the Black Arts Movement and shows the connections between this final wave of the Black Arts movement and the early years of twenty-first century black aesthetics. She uncovers the circle of black post-blackness that pivots on the power of anticipation, abstraction, mixed media, the global South, satire, public interiority, and the fantastic.

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