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Title Understanding blackness through performance : contemporary arts and the representation of identity / edited by Anne Crémieux, Xavier Lemoine, and Jean-Paul Rocchi.
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
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 Floor4  PN1590.B53 U53 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description vi, 282 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 Gere -- 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 hiphop / Stephany Spaulding -- Shifting paradigms of identities. Sculpting black queer bodies and desires: the case of Richmond Barth / 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.
Subject Blacks in the performing arts.
Blacks -- Race identity.
Race awareness.
Related Names Crémieux, Anne, editor.
Lemoine, Xavier, editor.
Rocchi, Jean-Paul, editor.
ISBN 9781137325075 alkaline paper
1137325070 alkaline paper
OCLC number 846912088