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New media in Black women's autobiography : intrepid embodiment and narrative innovation / Tracy Curtis.

Author/Creator:
Curtis, Tracy, author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 226 pages ; 23 cm
Subjects:
American prose literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American prose literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
African American women authors -- Biography -- History and criticism.
African American women authors -- Biography.
American prose literature -- African American authors.
American prose literature -- Women authors.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
" Using 1980 as a starting point, Curtis explores how black women's insistence on writing embodiment into their narratives addresses and supplants images deployed against them. She argues that although many stereotypes rely on the notion that black female identity comes only from and through the body, emphasis on corporeality serves these women well. Joining somatic experience with complicated inner lives compels at least understanding and perhaps empathy. Privileging their experiences as the only road to truths about their lives succeeds across formats. Deployed by black women, new media facilitate well-executed, defiant, creative autobiographical gestures that should be considered among the most effective and innovative in their respective milieus"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note:
Introduction
1. Whose Tools?: Audre Lorde's Narrative Mastery in The Cancer Journals and Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
2. Naming All These Women: Jill Nelson's Portrayals in Volunteer Slavery and Straight, No Chaser
3. Born Into This Body: Black Women's Use of Buddhism in Autobiographical Narratives
4. Moving on From Control: Janet Jackson's Lot Improves as She Loses the Uniform
5. Down a Dangerous Cyber Street: Black Women's Online Writing
6. At Arms' Length: The Selfie, Public Personae, and Instagram Use in Young Black Women and Adolescents
Conclusion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781137428851
1137428856
OCLC:
891125885
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