Signifyin(g), sanctifyin', & slam dunking : a reader in African American expressive culture / edited by Gena Dagel Caponi.

Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c1999.
viii, 467 p. ; 24 cm.

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Signifyin', sanctifyin', & slam dunking
Signifying, sanctifying, & slam dunking
signifying, sanctifying, and slam dunking
Signifyin(g), sanctifyin', and slam dunking
African Americans -- Social life and customs.
United States -- Civilization -- African American influences.
Popular culture -- United States.
African American dance.
African Americans -- Music.
African American aesthetics.
African Americans -- Language.
African Americans -- Sports.
From preface to the books of American Negro spirituals / James Weldon Johnson
An aesthetic of the cool: West African dance / Robert Farris Thompson
Africa and the West Indies / Marshall Stearns and Jean Stearns
Playing the blues / Albert Murray
Africans, Europeans and the making of music / Christopher Small
Ring shout! Literary studies, historical studies, and Black music inquiry / Samuel A. Floyd, Jr.
The heterogeneous sound ideal in African-American music / Olly Wilson
The impact of gospel music on the secular music industry / Portia K. Matltsby
Flow, layering, and rupture in post industrial New York / Tricia Rose
"Keep to the rhythm and you'll keep to life": meaning and style in African American vernacular dance / Jacqui Malone
Lester Young and the birth of cool / Joel Dinerstein
On the Jazz musician's love/hate relationship with the audience / Bertram D. Ashe
Characteristics of Negro expression / Zora Neale Hurston
Signifying, loud-talking and marking / Claudia Mitchell-Kernan
Stylin' outta the Black pulpit / Grace Sims Holt
A resistance too civilized to notice / William D. Piersen
The Black and White truth about basketball / Jeff Greenfield
The hero of the blues / Gerald Early
Michael Jordan leaps the great divide / John Edgar Wideman
Be like Mike? Michael Jordan and the pedagogy of desire / Michael Eric Dyson
African-American festive style / William D. Peirsen
From "strolling, jooking, and fixy clothes" / Shane White and Graham White.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [453]-459) and index.
Caponi, Gena Dagel, 1953-
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