%{search_type} search results

4 catalog results

RSS feed for this result
Book
277 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction : mixed race in the post-race era
  • The mis-education of mixed race
  • The "ethno-ambiguo hostility syndrome" of the "halfrican American" : mixed race in Aaron Mcgruder's The boondocks and Nate Creekmore's Maintaining
  • Passing in the post-race era : Danzy Senna's Caucasia, Philip Roth's The human stain, and Colson Whitehead's The intuitionist
  • People just like us : Emily Raboteau's The professor's daughter, Danzy Senna's Symptomatic, and the mixed race anti-Bildungsroman
  • "They's mo to bein' black than meets the eye!" : performing mixed race in Dave Chappelle's "The racial draft" and Carl Hancock Rux's Talk.
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?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804756303 20160605
Green Library
AFRICAAM-226-01, AMSTUD-152K-01, CSRE-152K-01, ENGLISH-152K-01
Book
174 pages ; 20 cm
Contains the verbatim words of people who experienced the Los Angeles riots, exposing and exploring the devestating human impact of that event. From nine months of interviews with more than two hundred people, the author has chosen the voices that best reflect the diversity and tension of a city in turmoil.
Green Library
AFRICAAM-226-01, AMSTUD-152K-01, CSRE-152K-01, ENGLISH-152K-01

3. Caucasia [1998]

Book
353 p. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
AFRICAAM-226-01, AMSTUD-152K-01, CSRE-152K-01, ENGLISH-152K-01

4. Oreo

Book
212 p. 23 cm.
Green Library
AFRICAAM-226-01, AMSTUD-152K-01, CSRE-152K-01, ENGLISH-152K-01