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              Framing the Margins: The Social Logic of Postmodern Culture
               

              Framing the Margins: The Social Logic of Postmodern Culture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Harper, Phillip Brian

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              In this reassessment of postmodernism, the author contends that the fragmentation considered to be characteristic of the postmodern age can in fact be traced to the status of marginalized American and Afro-American writers of the 1930s to 1950s, such as West, Nin, Barnes, Allison... and Brooks.
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              ISBN 9780195082395
              Released NZ 6 Jan 1994
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Are We Not Men?: Masculine Anxiety and the Problem of African-American Identity
               

              Are We Not Men?: Masculine Anxiety and the Problem of African-American Identity (Paperback)

              By Harper, Phillip Brian

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              Harper's book explores how various kinds of social difference are negotiated in a number of African-American cultural contexts. Some of his examples originate within the African-American community itself, but the emphasis of his work is on the effect of the mass media in the larg...er culture.
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              ISBN 9780195126549
              Released NZ 1 Sep 1998
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

              The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (Paperback, Critical edition)

              By Johnson, James Weldon; Edited by Goldsby, Jacqueline; Volume editor Harper, Phillip Brian

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              The Norton Critical Edition of this influential Harlem Renaissance novel includes related materials available in no other edition.

              ISBN 9780393972863
              Released NZ 23 Mar 2015
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Norton Critical Editions
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              Private Affairs: Critical Ventures in the Culture of Social Relations
                

              Private Affairs: Critical Ventures in the Culture of Social Relations (Hardback)

              By Harper, Phillip Brian

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              One of a series which promotes scholarship about the experiences of sexual minorities, this book explores the social and cultural significance of the private. The author proposes that, far from a universal right, privacy is limited by one's racial - and sexual - minority status.

              ISBN 9780814735930
              Released NZ 1 Jun 1999
              Publisher New York University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Sexual Cultures
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              Abstractionist Aesthetics: Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture
                

              Abstractionist Aesthetics: Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Harper, Phillip Brian

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              In a major reassessment of African American culture, Phillip Brian Harper intervenes in the ongoing debate about the proper depiction of black people. He advocates for African American aesthetic abstractionism--a representational mode whereby an artwork, rather than striving for ...realist verisimilitude, vigorously asserts its essentially artificial character. Maintaining that realist representation reaffirms the very social facts that it might have been understood to challenge, Harper contends that abstractionism shows up the actual constructedness of those facts, thereby subjecting them to critical scrutiny and making them amenable to transformation. Arguing against the need for positive representations, Abstractionist Aesthetics displaces realism as the primary mode of African American representational aesthetics, re-centers literature as a principal site of African American cultural politics, and elevates experimental prose within the domain of African American literature. Drawing on examples across a variety of artistic production, including the visual work of Fred Wilson and Kara Walker, the music of Billie Holiday and Cecil Taylor, and the prose and verse writings of Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, and John Keene, this book poses urgent questions about how racial blackness is made to assume certain social meanings. In the process, African American aesthetics are upended, rendering abstractionism as the most powerful modality for Black representation.
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              ISBN 9781479818365
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2015
              Publisher New York University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series NYU Series in Social & Cultural Analysis
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              Private Affairs: Critical Ventures in the Culture of Social Relations

              Private Affairs: Critical Ventures in the Culture of Social Relations (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Harper, Phillip Brian

              • RRP: $65.00
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              One of a series which promotes scholarship about the experiences of sexual minorities, this book explores the social and cultural significance of the private. The author proposes that, far from a universal right, privacy is limited by one's racial - and sexual - minority status.

              ISBN 9780814735947
              Released NZ 15 Jun 1999
              Publisher New York University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Sexual Cultures
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              Abstractionist Aesthetics: Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture
                

              Abstractionist Aesthetics: Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture (Hardback)

              By Harper, Phillip Brian

              • Imp. $325.50
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              In a major reassessment of African American culture, Phillip Brian Harper intervenes in the ongoing debate about the proper depiction of black people. He advocates for African American aesthetic abstractionism--a representational mode whereby an artwork, rather than striving for ...realist verisimilitude, vigorously asserts its essentially artificial character. Maintaining that realist representation reaffirms the very social facts that it might have been understood to challenge, Harper contends that abstractionism shows up the actual constructedness of those facts, thereby subjecting them to critical scrutiny and making them amenable to transformation. Arguing against the need for positive representations, Abstractionist Aesthetics displaces realism as the primary mode of African American representational aesthetics, re-centers literature as a principal site of African American cultural politics, and elevates experimental prose within the domain of African American literature. Drawing on examples across a variety of artistic production, including the visual work of Fred Wilson and Kara Walker, the music of Billie Holiday and Cecil Taylor, and the prose and verse writings of Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, and John Keene, this book poses urgent questions about how racial blackness is made to assume certain social meanings. In the process, African American aesthetics are upended, rendering abstractionism as the most powerful modality for Black representation.
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              ISBN 9781479865437
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2015
              Publisher New York University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series NYU Series in Social & Cultural Analysis
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