Open Mike: Reflections on Philosophy, Race, Sex, Culture and Religion

Open Mike: Reflections on Philosophy, Race, Sex, Culture and Religion

by Michael Eric Dyson
     
 

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Essays and interviews from one of the most insightful and thought-provoking black intellectuals to emerge since the heyday of the civil rights movement.See more details below

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Essays and interviews from one of the most insightful and thought-provoking black intellectuals to emerge since the heyday of the civil rights movement.

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Publishers Weekly
This is a collection of interviews with Dyson (Race Rules; Making Malcolm; etc.), the professor, public intellectual and Baptist minister, on topics ranging from homoeroticism and the Bible to jazz and hip-hop. The most prominent emphases are contemporary critical theory and religion, which don't necessarily lend themselves to improvisation. However, the format makes Dyson's reflections more inviting than they might otherwise be to casual readers. If the fresh insights are only occasional, the book is still a useful collation of many contemporary issuesDthough the occasional selection, like the chapter on rapper Tupac ("Searching for the Black Jesus") suffers equally from excess and partialityDDyson's Holler if You Hear Me: Searching for Tupac Shakur has already argued the rapper's case. 12-city author tour. (Jan.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465017652
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,369,346
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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