Tradition and the Black Atlantic: Critical Theory in the African Diaspora / Edition 1

Tradition and the Black Atlantic: Critical Theory in the African Diaspora / Edition 1

by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
ISBN-10:
0465014100
ISBN-13:
2900465014100
Pub. Date:
08/24/2010
Publisher:
Basic Books
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Tradition and the Black Atlantic: Critical Theory in the African Diaspora / Edition 1


Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s Tradition and the Black Atlantic is both a vibrant romp down the rabbit hole of cultural studies and an examination of the discipline's roots and role in contemporary thought. In this conversational tour through the halls of theory, Gates leaps from Richard Wright to Spike Lee, from Pat Buchanan to Frantz Fanon, and ultimately to the source of anticolonialist thought: the unlikely figure of Edmund Burke.

Throughout Tradition and the Black Atlantic, Gates shows that the culture wars have presented us with a surfeit of either/ors—tradition versus modernity; Eurocentrism versus Afrocentricism. Pointing us away from these facile dichotomies, Gates deftly combines rigorous scholarship with humor, looking back to the roots of cultural studies in order to map out its future course.

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ISBN-13: 2900465014100
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 08/24/2010
Edition description: NE
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

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