Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic

Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic

by Mark Anthony Neal, Antho Neal Mark
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415926572

ISBN-13: 9780415926577

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In Soul Babies, Mark Anthony Neal explains the complexities and contradictions of black life and culture after the end of the Civil Rights era. He traces the emergence of what he calls a "post-soul aesthetic," a transformation of values that marked a profound change in African American thought and experience. Lively and provocative, Soul Babies offers a valuable new

Overview

In Soul Babies, Mark Anthony Neal explains the complexities and contradictions of black life and culture after the end of the Civil Rights era. He traces the emergence of what he calls a "post-soul aesthetic," a transformation of values that marked a profound change in African American thought and experience. Lively and provocative, Soul Babies offers a valuable new way of thinking about black popular culture and the legacy of the sixties.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415926577
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxiii
1."You Remind Me of Something": Toward a Post-Soul Aesthetic1
2.Sweetback's Revenge: Gangsters, Blaxploitation, and Black Middle-Class Identity23
3.Baby Mama (Drama) and Baby Daddy (Trauma): Post-Soul Gender Politics57
4.The Post-Soul Intelligentsia: Mass Media, Popular Culture, and Social Praxis99
5.Native Tongues: Voices of the Post-Soul Intelligentsia131
Epilogue: A Soul Baby in Real Time: Encountering Generation Hip-Hop on Campus175
Notes195
Selected Bibliography207
Index211

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