New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movement / Edition 1 by Lisa Gail Collins | 9780813536958 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movement / Edition 1

New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movement / Edition 1

by Lisa Gail Collins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813536952

ISBN-13: 9780813536958

Pub. Date: 02/15/2006

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

During the 1960s and 1970s, a cadre of poets, playwrights, visual artists, musicians, and other visionaries came together to create a renaissance in African American literature and art. This charged chapter in the history of African American culture—which came to be known as the Black Arts Movement—has remained largely neglected by subsequent

Overview

During the 1960s and 1970s, a cadre of poets, playwrights, visual artists, musicians, and other visionaries came together to create a renaissance in African American literature and art. This charged chapter in the history of African American culture—which came to be known as the Black Arts Movement—has remained largely neglected by subsequent generations of critics. New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movement includes essays that reexamine well-known figures such as Amiri Baraka, Larry Neal, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sonia Sanchez, Betye Saar, Jeff Donaldson, and Haki Madhubuti. In addition, the anthology expands the scope of the movement by offering essays that explore the racial and sexual politics of the era, links with other period cultural movements, the arts in prison, the role of Black colleges and universities, gender politics and the rise of feminism, color fetishism, photography, music, and more. An invigorating look at a movement that has long begged for reexamination, this collection lucidly interprets the complex debates that surround this tumultuous era and demonstrates that the celebration of this movement need not be separated from its critique.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813536958
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
02/15/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
406
Sales rank:
765,251

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >