Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity / Edition 1

Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity / Edition 1

by E. Patrick Johnson
     
 

A consideration of the performance of Blackness and race in general, in relation to sexuality and critiques of authenticity.

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A consideration of the performance of Blackness and race in general, in relation to sexuality and critiques of authenticity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822331919
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
365
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: "Blackness" and Authenticity: What's Performance Got to Do with It?1
1The Pot Is Brewing: Marlon Riggs's Black Is ... Black Ain't17
2Manifest Faggotry: Queering Masculinity in African American Culture48
3Mother Knows Best: Blackness and Transgressive Domestic Space76
4"Nevah Had uh Cross Word": Mammy and the Trope of Black Womanhood104
5Sounds of Blackness Down Under: The Cafe of the Gate of Salvation160
6Performance and/as Pedagogy: Performing Blackness in the Classroom219
App. AMary Rhyne's Narrative257
App. BInterview with Mrs. Smith311
Notes315
Bibliography345
Index361

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