Paperback. Herman Gray takes a sweeping look at black popular culture over the past decade to explore culture's role in the push for black political power and social recognition. In a series of .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 257 pages. 0.376. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Herman Gray takes a sweeping look at black popular culture over the past decade to explore culture's role in the push for black political power and social recognition. In a series of linked essays, he finds that black artists, scholars, musicians, and others have been instrumental in reconfiguring social and cultural life in the United States and he provocatively asks how black culture can now move beyond a preoccupation with inclusion and representation.
Gray considers how Wynton Marsalis and his creation of a jazz canon at Lincoln Center acted to establish cultural visibility and legitimacy for jazz. Other essays address such topics as the work of the controversial artist Kara Walker; the relentless struggles for representation on network television when those networks are no longer the primary site of black or any other identity; and how black musicians such as Steve Coleman and George Lewis are using new technology to shape and extend black musical traditions and cultural identities.
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"For many years now, Herman Gray has crafted brilliant cultural criticism that has illumined and interrogated the complex dimensions of black culture. In Cultural Moves, Gray sends his probing intellect into the fierce battles in black life over representation, identity, and sources of recognition and legitimacy in forms as varied as television and new technologies. He is as fluent in the languages of critical theory of black social and aesthetic agency as he is in the lucid observation of everyday politics that shape black culture. Cultural Moves is one of the most daring, creative, and wise books of black cultural criticism from one of our most gifted critics."—Michael Eric Dyson, author of The Michael Eric Dyson Reader
"Cultural Moves demonstrates that Herman Gray is the most compelling critical theorist of cultural politics today. Focusing on the defining conditions of black cultural formation, Gray provides us with a critical vocabulary for comprehending what moves culture and what makes culture moving, institutionally and politically, technologically and economically, representationally and emotionally. A must read."—David Theo Goldberg, Director, Humanities Research Institute, University of California at Irvine
Title: Cultural Moves: African Americans and the ...
Publication Date: 2005
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Book Description University of California Press, 2005. Paperback. Condition: Very Good+. Text clean and tight; American Crossroads; 0.71 x 8.82 x 5.98 Inches; 257 pages. Seller Inventory # 190742
Book Description Univ of California Pr, Berkeley, 2005. Paperback. Condition: VG+. 249pp. Index, Biblio., Notes. Light wear. Seller Inventory # 144286