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The Resource Radical aesthetics and modern Black nationalism, GerShun Avilez

Radical aesthetics and modern Black nationalism, GerShun Avilez

Label
Radical aesthetics and modern Black nationalism
Title
Radical aesthetics and modern Black nationalism
Statement of responsibility
GerShun Avilez
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This project links the engagement of Black nationalist activism to artistic experimentation in recent African American literature, visual art, and film. GerShun Avilez argues that the ideology of modern Black nationalism functions as a dominant means for artistic and theoretical experimentation in African-American literary and visual artwork in the late twentieth century and into the twenty-first. The project provides a new genealogy of contemporary African American artistic production while also shedding new light on the Black Arts Movement (1965-1975) and placing emphasis on how questions of gender and sexuality guide the artistic experimentation discussed throughout the work. More specifically, Avilez unravels how the artistic production of the Black Arts era provides a set of critical methodologies and paradigms rooted in the disidentification with Black nationalist discourses, which gives rise to a subjectivity Avilez refers to as aesthetic radicalism. This term describes the engaged critique of nationalist rhetoric that appears prominently during the 1960s and that continues to offer novel means for expressing Black intimacy and embodiment and producing experimental works of art and innovate artistic methods.--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Avilez, GerShun
Dewey number
320.54/60973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.89.I56
LC item number
A85 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The new Black studies series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Black nationalism
  • American literature
  • Black Arts movement
  • African American arts
Label
Radical aesthetics and modern Black nationalism, GerShun Avilez
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223117705526
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The art of revolution -- The question of "closing ranks" -- The claim of innocence: deconstructing the machinery of whiteness -- The suspicion of kinship: critiquing the construct of black unity -- The bodily logic of "revolutionizing the mind" -- The demands on reproduction: worrying the limits of gender identity -- The space of sex: reconfiguring the coordinates of subjectivity -- Conclusion: queering representation
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780252081613
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015041928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20160826-060
System control number
(OCoLC)926062524
Label
Radical aesthetics and modern Black nationalism, GerShun Avilez
Publication
Bar code
31223117705526
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The art of revolution -- The question of "closing ranks" -- The claim of innocence: deconstructing the machinery of whiteness -- The suspicion of kinship: critiquing the construct of black unity -- The bodily logic of "revolutionizing the mind" -- The demands on reproduction: worrying the limits of gender identity -- The space of sex: reconfiguring the coordinates of subjectivity -- Conclusion: queering representation
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780252081613
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015041928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20160826-060
System control number
(OCoLC)926062524

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