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What's my name? : Black vernacular intellectuals

Author: Grant Farred
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this study of four citizens of the African diaspora--American boxer Muhammad Ali, West Indian Marxist critic C.L.R. James, British cultural theorist Stuart Hall, and Jamaican musician Bob Marley--Farred develops a new category of engaged thinker: the vernacular intellectual. He offers a vision of intellectual activity that is as valid in the boxing ring as in academia.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Farred, Grant.
What's my name?.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2003006543
Named Person: Muhammad Ali; C L R James; Stuart Hall; Bob Marley; Muhammad Ali; C L R James; Stuart Hall; Bob Marley; Muhammad Ali; Stuart Hall; C L R James; Bob Marley; C L R James; Stuart Hall; Bob Marley
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Grant Farred
ISBN: 9780816690114 0816690111 9780816652792 0816652791
OCLC Number: 133166310
Description: 1 online resource (x, 316 pages)
Contents: Introduction : thinking in the vernacular --
Muhammad Ali, third-world contender --
C.L.R. James, marginal intellectual --
Stuart Hall, the scholarship boy --
Bob Marley, postcolonial sufferer.
Responsibility: Grant Farred.

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In this study of four citizens of the African diaspora--American boxer Muhammad Ali, West Indian Marxist critic C.L.R. James, British cultural theorist Stuart Hall, and Jamaican musician Bob Marley--Farred develops a new category of engaged thinker: the vernacular intellectual. He offers a vision of intellectual activity that is as valid in the boxing ring as in academia.

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