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Charisma and the fictions of Black leadership

Author: Erica R Edwards
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2012.
Series: Difference incorporated.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Social and political change is impossible in the absence of gifted male charismatic leadership -- this is the fiction that shaped African American culture throughout the twentieth century. If we understand this, Erica R. Edwards tells us, we will better appreciate the dramatic variations within both the modern black freedom struggle and the black literary tradition.
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Edwards, Erica R. (Erica Renee).
Charisma and the fictions of Black leadership.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011031793
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erica R Edwards
ISBN: 9780816680221 0816680221 0816675457 9780816675456 0816675465 9780816675463 9781452947488 1452947481
OCLC Number: 794492298
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 249 pages).
Contents: Restaging the charismatic scenario: fictions of African American leadership --
Leadership's looks: the aesthetics of black political modernity --
Moses, monster of the mountain: gendered violence in Zora Neale Hurston's Gothic --
Disappearing the leader: the vanishing spectacle in civil rights fiction --
"Cyanide in the kool-aid": black politics and popular culture after civil rights --
Claim ticket lost: Toni Morrison's Paradise and American literature's Holy hollow.
Series Title: Difference incorporated.
Responsibility: Erica R. Edwards.

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