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Destructive desires : rhythm and blues culture and the politics of racial equality / Robert J. Patterson.

Author/Creator:
Patterson, Robert J., 1980- author.
Publication:
New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 246 pages ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Rhythm and blues music -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Rhythm and blues music -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.
Rhythm and blues music -- History and criticism.
African Americans -- Attitudes.
African Americans -- Attitudes.
Rhythm and blues music.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Contents:
Preface : RJP and the rhythm and blues imagination
Introduction : (Re)Reading destructive desires and cultural longings in post-Civil Rights Era rhythm and blues culture, life, and politics
Reading race, gender, and sex : Black intimate relations, black inequality, and the rhythm and blues imagination
"Whip appeal" : Reading Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
"Freak like me" : Reading Adina Howard
"Didn't we almost have it all?" : Reading Whitney Houston
Epilogue : "It's just another sad love song" : Reading Toni Braxton
Appendices. Select list of Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds's song ; Select awards and honors ; Robert J. Patterson interviews Adina Houston.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-236) and index.
ISBN:
9781978803596
1978803591
9781978803589
1978803583
OCLC:
1041193869
Publisher Number:
99980987475
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