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Slavery and the Post-Black Imagination
  

Slavery and the Post-Black Imagination (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Edited by Ashe, Bertram D.
Edited by Saal, Ilka

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  • Pub Date
    5 Jan 20

From Kara Walker's hellscape antebellum silhouettes to Paul Beatty's bizarre twist on slavery in The Sellout and from Colson Whitehead's literal Underground Railroad to Jordan Peele's body-snatching Get Out, this volume offers commentary on contemporary artistic works that presen...t, like musical deep cuts, some challenging alternate takes on American slavery. These artists deliberately confront and negotiate the psychic and representational legacies of slavery to imagine possibilities and change. The essays in this volume explore the conceptions of freedom and blackness that undergird these narratives, critically examining how artists growing up in the post-Civil Rights era have nuanced slavery in a way that is distinctly different from the first wave of neo-slave narratives that emerged from the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. Slavery and the Post-Black Imagination positions post-blackness as a productive category of analysis that brings into sharp focus recent developments in black cultural productions across various media. These ten essays investigate how millennial black cultural productions trouble long-held notions of blackness by challenging limiting scripts. They interrogate political as well as formal interventions into established discourses to demonstrate how explorations of black identities frequently go hand in hand with the purposeful refiguring of slavery's prevailing tropes, narratives, and images.
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ISBN 9780295746630
Released NZ 5 Jan 2020
Publisher UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO - LAW
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Availability
Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 5 Jan 2020

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ISBN-13 9780295746630
Stock Release date is 5 January 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 5 Jan 2020
Publisher UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO - LAW
Imprint University of Washington Press
Released 5 Jan 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Ashe, Bertram D.
Edited by Saal, Ilka
Category Literature: History & Criticism
Media Studies
Social & Cultural History
Ethnic Studies
Number of Pages 248
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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