In search of the Black fantastic [electronic resource] : politics and popular culture in the post-Civil Rights era / Richard Iton.
- New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2008.
- Transgressing boundaries.
1 online resource (433 p.)
- African Americans -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
African Americans in popular culture.
Popular culture -- Political aspects -- United States.
African Americans -- Race identity -- Political aspects.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
Political culture -- United States.
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects.
- Electronic books.
- Prior to the 1960's, when African Americans had little access to formal political power, black popular culture emerged as a tool to forge community and effect political change. However, with the new avenues opened to African Americans in the post-Civil Rights era, many believe the influence of black popular culture on the political sphere began to diminish steadily. Yet as Richard Iton shows in this uniquely trenchant volume, despite the changes brought about by the Civil Rights movement--and contrary to the wishes of those committed to narrower conceptions of politics--black artists have...
- Contents; 1 Known Rivers/New Forms; 2 Remembering the Family; 3 Nation Time; 4 Let Them Only See Us; 5 Variations on the Solidarity Blues; 6 Round Trips on the Black Star Line; 7 Not as Others; 8 Space Is the Place; Notes; Acknowledgments; Index;
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-408) and index.
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