Soul / Edition 1

Soul / Edition 1

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by Mark Kann, Richard Green
     
 

No other word in the English language is more endemic to contemporary Black American culture and identity than "Soul". Since the 1960s Soul has been frequently used to market and sell music, food, and fashion. However, Soul also refers to a pervasive belief in the capacity of the Black body/spirit to endure the most trying of times in an ongoing struggle for

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No other word in the English language is more endemic to contemporary Black American culture and identity than "Soul". Since the 1960s Soul has been frequently used to market and sell music, food, and fashion. However, Soul also refers to a pervasive belief in the capacity of the Black body/spirit to endure the most trying of times in an ongoing struggle for freedom and equality. While some attention has been given to various genre manifestations of Soul-as in Soul music and food-no book has yet fully explored the discursive terrain signified by the term. In this broad-ranging, free-spirited book, a diverse group of writers, artists, and scholars reflect on the ubiquitous but elusive concept of Soul. Topics include: politics and fashion, Blaxploitation films, language, literature, dance, James Brown, and Schoolhouse Rock. Among the contributors are Angela Davis, Manning Marable, Paul Gilroy, Lyle Ashton Harris, Michelle Wallace, Ishmael Reed, Greg Tate, Manthia Diawara, and dream hampton.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814730850
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
By Way of an Introduction1
Pt. 1Black Power5
Introduction: On Black Power7
1It's All in the Timing: The Latest Moves, James Brown's Grooves, and the Seventies Race-Consciousness Movement in Salvador, Bahia-Brazil9
2Afro Images: Politics, Fashion, and Nostalgia23
3Notes of a Prodigal Son: James Baldwin and the Apostasy of Soul32
4Fragmented Souls: Call and Response with Renee Cox45
5Wailin' Soul: Reggae's Debt to Black American Music56
6Aunt Emma's Zuni Recipe for Soul Transition75
Pt. 2Black Politics87
Introduction: Afrofem Aesthetic Manifested89
7From Freedom to Equality: The Politics of Race and Class95
8From Sesame Street to Schoolhouse Rock: Urban Pedagogy and Soul Iconography in the 1970s105
9A Sexual Revolution: From Punk Rock to Soul121
10Soul, Transnationalism, and Imaginings of Revolution: Tanzanian Ujamaa and the Politics of Enjoyment126
11Soul's Revival: White Soul, Nostalgia, and the Culturally Constructed Past139
12"Soul": A Photo Essay159
Pt. 3Black Pleasure167
Introduction: Black Pleasure - An Oxymoron169
13Ethnophysicality, or An Ethnography of Some Body172
14Black Bodies Swingin': Race, Gender, and Jazz191
15Stoned Soul Picnic: Alvin Ailey and the Struggle to Define Official Black Culture216
16The Legend of Soul: Long Live Curtis Mayfield!227
17The Stigmatization of "Blaxploitation"236
18Question of a "Soulful Style": Interview with Paul Gilroy250
Pt. 4Black Conversation267
19"Ain't We Still Got Soul?" Roundtable Discussion with Greg Tate, Portia Maultsby, Thulani Davis, Clyde Taylor, and Ishmael Reed269
20From This Ivory Tower: Race as a Critical Paradigm in the Academy (A Discussion in Two Acts)284
Introduction284
Act One289
Act Two: Summaries of Roundtable Discussions by Houston A. Baker Jr., and Phillip B. Harper, Trudier Harris, and Tricia Rose299
Contributors313
Index319

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