The Resource The souls of mixed folk : race, politics, and aesthetics in the new millennium, Michele Elam, (ebook)

The souls of mixed folk : race, politics, and aesthetics in the new millennium, Michele Elam, (ebook)

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The souls of mixed folk : race, politics, and aesthetics in the new millennium
Title
The souls of mixed folk
Title remainder
race, politics, and aesthetics in the new millennium
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Michele Elam
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Language
eng
Summary
The Souls of Mixed Folk examines representations of mixed race in literature and the arts that redefine new millennial aesthetics and politics. Focusing on black-white mixes, Elam analyzes expressive works-novels, drama, graphic narrative, late-night television, art installations-as artistic rejoinders to the perception that post-Civil Rights politics are bereft and post-Black art is apolitical. Reorienting attention to the cultural invention of mixed race from the social sciences to the humanities, Elam considers the creative work of Lezley Saar, Aaron McGruder, Nate Creekmore, Danzy Senna, Colson Whitehead, Emily Raboteau, Carl Hancock Rux, and Dave Chappelle. All these writers and artists address mixed race as both an aesthetic challenge and a social concern, and together, they gesture toward a poetics of social justice for the "mulatto millennium." The Souls of Mixed Folk seeks a middle way between competing hagiographic and apocalyptic impulses in mixed race scholarship, between those who proselytize mixed race as the great hallelujah to the "race problem" and those who can only hear the alarmist bells of civil rights destruction. Both approaches can obscure some of the more critically astute engagements with new millennial iterations of mixed race by the multi-generic cohort of contemporary writers, artists, and performers discussed in this book. The Souls of Mixed Folk offers case studies of their creative work in an effort to expand the contemporary idiom about mixed race in the so-called post-race moment, asking how might new millennial expressive forms suggest an aesthetics of mixed race? And how might such an aesthetics productively reimagine the relations between race, art, and social equity in the twenty-first century?
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Midwest
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Elam, Michele
Dewey number
810.9/352905
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • American literature
  • Racially mixed people in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Race in literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • Passing (Identity) in literature
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adult
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The souls of mixed folk : race, politics, and aesthetics in the new millennium, Michele Elam, (ebook)
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multicolored
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txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780804777308
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT11891300
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11891300
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MWT11891300
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The souls of mixed folk : race, politics, and aesthetics in the new millennium, Michele Elam, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780804777308
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11891300
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891300
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MWT11891300
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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