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Entertaining race : performing Blackness in America

Dyson, Michael Eric (author.).

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Summary: "For more than thirty years, Michael Eric Dyson has played a prominent role in the nation as a public intellectual, university professor, cultural critic, social activist and ordained Baptist minister. He has presented a rich and resourceful set of ideas about American history and culture. Now for the first time he brings together the various components of his multihued identity and eclectic pursuits. Entertaining Race is a testament to Dyson's consistent celebration of the outsized impact of African American culture and politics on this country. Black people were forced to entertain white people in slavery, have been forced to entertain the idea of race from the start, and must find entertaining ways to make race an object of national conversation. Dyson's career embodies these and other ways of performing Blackness, and in these pages, ranging from 1991 to the present, he entertains race with his pen, voice and body, and occasionally, alongside luminaries like Cornel West, David Blight, Ibram X. Kendi, Master P, MC Lyte, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Alicia Garza, John McWhorter, and Jordan Peterson. Most of this work will be new to readers, a fresh light for many of his long-time fans and an inspiring introduction for newcomers. Entertaining Race offers a compelling vision from the mind and heart of one of America's most important and enduring voices"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781250135988
  • ISBN: 1250135974
  • ISBN: 9781250135971
  • Physical Description: x, 530 pages ; 25 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2021.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Command performance -- The arts. I love music: on the concert stage ; Do you see what I see?: in the photograph ; Act like you know: in the theater ; Represent: on the silver screen -- Religion. Holy hallways: in divinity school ; Do you hear what I hear?: God in the public square ; I love to tell the story: in the pulpit ; Eulogizing ancestors: in the grieving sanctuary -- Bodies in motion. Balling out: in the arena ; To live up to their own constitution: in politics ; Cooler than the other side of the pillow: in Black masculine style -- The life of the mind. Class notes: at the lectern ; Think about it: in the study -- Talk back. Tete-a-tete: in conversation with the younger generation ; Battling brains: on the debate state -- Publics. The right address: speeches on the public state ; The right of the people peaceably to assembly: protest orations ; Read the papers!: opinion pages ; Graduated tax: on the commencement stage.
Subject: African Americans Social life and customs
African Americans Social conditions
African Americans Intellectual life
African Americans in popular culture
African American arts
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / American / African American & Black Studies
United States Race relations
United States Civilization African American influences
Popular culture United States
African American arts
African Americans Intellectual life
African Americans in popular culture
African Americans Social life and customs
African Americans Social conditions
United States
Race relations
Popular culture
Civilization African American influences
Genre: Essays.
Essays.
Essays.

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