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Welcome to the Jungle New Positions in Black Cultural Studies

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ISBN-10: 0415906350

ISBN-13: 9780415906357

Edition: 1994

Authors: Kobena Mercer

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Welcome to the Jungle brings a black British perspective to the critical reading of a wide range of cultural texts, events and experiences arising from volatile transformations in the politics of ethnicity, sexuality and "race" during the 1980s. The ten essays collected here examine forms of cultural expression in black film, photography and visual art exerging with a new generation of black British artists, and interprets this prolific creativity within a sociological framework that reveals fresh perspectives on the bewildering complexity of identity and diversity in an era of postmodernity. Kobena Mercer documents a wealth of insights opened up by the overlapping of Asian, African and…    
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List price: $45.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/29/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.65" wide x 9.09" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Introduction: Black Britain and the Cultural Politics of Diaspora
Monster Metaphors: Notes on Michael Jackson's Thriller
Diaspora Culture and the Dialogic Imagination: The Aesthetics of Black Independent Film in Britain
Recoding Narratives of Race and Nation
Black Hair/Style Politics
Black Masculinity and the Sexual Politics of Race: True Confessions (with Isaac Julien); Racism and the Politics of Masculinity; AIDS, Racism and Homophobia; Engendered Species
Reading Racial Fetishism: The Photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe Imaging The Black Man's Sex (1986) Skin Head Sex Thing: Racial Difference and the Homoerotic Imaginary (1989)
Dark & Lovely: Black Gay Image-Making
Black Art and the Burden of Representation
Welcome to the Jungle: Identity and Diversity in Postmodern Politics
"1968": Periodizing Politics and Identity