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Making a Promised Land : Harlem in Twentieth-Century Photography and Film.

Author/Creator:
Massood, Paula J.
Publication:
New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2013.
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Book
1 online resource (264 pages)
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Subjects:
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- In motion pictures.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
In Making a Promised Land, Paula J. Massood examines the interconnected histories of African American representation, urban life, and citizenship as documented in still and moving images of Harlem over the last century. She analyzes how photography and film have been used over time to make African American culture visible to itself and to a wider audience and charts the ways in which Harlem, the "Mecca of the New Negro," became a battleground in the struggles to define African American politics, aesthetics, and citizenship.
Contents:
Intro
Title Page
Copyright Page
Dedication
Frontispiece
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction. The Era of the New Negro: African American Politics and Aesthetics in Twentieth-Century Harlem
Chapter 1. African American Aesthetics and the City: Picturing the Black Bourgeoisie in New York
Chapter 2. Heaven and Hell in Harlem: Urban Aesthetics for a Renaissance People
Chapter 3. Delinquents in the Making: Harlem's Representational Turn toward "Marketable Shock
Chapter 4. Gangster's Paradise: Drugs and Crime in Harlem, from Blaxploitation to New Jack Cinema
Chapter 5. Echoes of a Renaissance: Harlem's Nostalgic Turn
Conclusion. Making and Remaking a Promised Land: Harlem's Continuing Revisions
Notes
Index
About the Author.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Massood, Paula J. Making a Promised Land
ISBN:
9780813555898
9780813555874
OCLC:
853364246