The Ideologies of African American Literature: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Nationalist R / Edition 384

The Ideologies of African American Literature: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Nationalist R / Edition 384

by Robert E. Washington
     
 

This book challenges the long-held assumption that African American literature aptly reflects black American social consciousness. Offering a novel sociological approach, Washington delineates the social and political forces that shaped the leading black literary works. Washington shows that deep divisions between political thinkers and writers prevailed throughout

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Overview

This book challenges the long-held assumption that African American literature aptly reflects black American social consciousness. Offering a novel sociological approach, Washington delineates the social and political forces that shaped the leading black literary works. Washington shows that deep divisions between political thinkers and writers prevailed throughout the 20th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742509504
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/15/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Black American Literature in Sociological Perspective Chapter 2 The Era of the Primitivist School: The Beginning of Black American Literature's Public Role Chapter 3 The Era of the Naturalistic Protest School: The Politicization of Black American Literature Chapter 4 The Era of the Existentialist School: Political Disillusionment and Retreat into Individualism Chapter 5 The Era of the Moral Suasion School: Political Re-Engagement through Protest for Civil Rights Chapter 6 Amiri Baraka and the Rise of the Counterhegemonic Black Cultural Nationalist School Chapter 7 A Theoretical Overview Chapter 8 Epilogue: The New Postpolitical Black Literary Culture Chapter 9 Index

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