Color And Culture

Color And Culture

by Ross Posnock
     
 

Ross Posnock offers a much needed and startlingly new historical perspective on "black intellectuals" as a social category, ranging over a century--from Frederick Douglass to Patricia Williams, from W. E. B. Du Bois to Samuel Delany and Adrienne Kennedy. These writers challenge two durable assumptions: that high culture is "white culture" and that racial uplift is… See more details below

Overview

Ross Posnock offers a much needed and startlingly new historical perspective on "black intellectuals" as a social category, ranging over a century--from Frederick Douglass to Patricia Williams, from W. E. B. Du Bois to Samuel Delany and Adrienne Kennedy. These writers challenge two durable assumptions: that high culture is "white culture" and that racial uplift is the sole concern of the black intellectual.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674003798
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/15/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
0.76(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Culture Has No Color

1. After Identity Politics

2. The Unclassified Residuum

3. Black Intellectuals and Other Oxymorons: Du Bois and Fanon

4. The Distinction of Du Bois: Aesthetics, Pragmatism, Politics

5. Divine Anarchy: Du Bois and the Craving for Modernity

6. Motley Mixtures: Locke, Ellison, Hurston

7. The Agon Black Intellectual: Baldwin and Baraka

8. Cosmopolitan Collage: Samuel Delany and Adrienne Kennedy

Notes

Works Cited

Index

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