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Black British Cultural Studies A Reader

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ISBN-10: 0226144828

ISBN-13: 9780226144825

Edition: 1996

Authors: Manthia Diawara, Houston A. Baker, Ruth H. Lindeborg

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Black British Cultural Studies has attracted significant attention recently in the American academy both as a model for cultural studies generally and as a corrective to reigning constructions of Blackness within African-American studies. This anthology offers the first book-length selection of writings by key figures in this field. From Stuart Hall's classic study of racially structured societies to an interview by Manthia Diawara with Sonia Boyce, a leading figure in the Black British arts movement, the papers included here have transformed cultural studies through their sustained focus on the issue of race. Much of the book centers on Black British arts, especially film, ranging from a historical overview of Black British cinema to a weighing of the costly burden on Black artists of representing their communities. Other essays consider such topics as race and representation and colonial and postcolonial discourse. This anthology will be an invaluable and timely resource for everyone interested in cultural studies. It also has much to offer students of anthropology, sociology, media and film studies, and literary criticism.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Houston Baker is one of the most persistent voices in African American literary criticism, one that has helped to establish a tradition in black literature from slave narratives and spirituals to blues and modern African American writing. He is a frequent contributor to literary journals, author and editor of numerous books, and a leading mover in the diversification of American literature.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Representing Blackness/Representing Britain: Cultural Studies and the Politics of Knowledge
Race, Articulation, and Societies Structured in Dominance Stuart Hall
White Woman Listen! Black Feminism and the Boundaries of Sisterhood
The Other Question: Difference, Discrimination, and the Discourse of Colonialism
Black Cinemas, Film Theory, and Dependent Knowledge Robert Crusz
Minimal Selves
Digging for Britain: An Excavation in Seven Parts
New Ethnicities Stuart Hall
Two Kinds of Otherness: Black Film and the
The Cultural Context of Black British Cinema
De Margin and De Center Isaac Julien
Cultural Identity and Cinematic Representation
British Cultural Studies and the Pitfalls of Identity
Beyond the Boundary: The Work of Three Black Women Artists in Britain
Just Looking for Trouble: Robert Mapplethorpe and Fantasies of Race
Black British Cinema: Spectatorship and Identity Formation in Territories
The Art of Identity: A Conversation Sonia Boyce
A Selected Bibliography
Contributors
Index