Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
"Young provides an excellent rendering of the "black body" as screen for racializing projection, demonstrating how contemporary Americans "continue to share in the experiences of their ancestors who were viewed as 'other, ' unjustly incarcerated, and subjected to limitless violence."
--Choice, T. F. DeFrantz, Duke University (Highly Recommended)
"Providing singularly fresh new readings of some of the ur-texts of African American studies ... Harvey Young's Embodying Black Experience also forge[s] new ground by placing these works in conversation with offerings that have as yet garnered scant scholarly attention."
--American Literature--Suzanne Schneider, Bryn Mawr College "American Literature "
"The innovative approaches to the Agassiz daguerrotypes... speak to important points of similarity and difference in current studies of early African American photography."
--American Studies-- (07/03/2013)
"Embodying Black Experience is performance studies scholarship at its engaged and engaging best."
"Performance studies scholarship at its engaged and engaging best. Harvey Young's book contributes valuable detailed local readings of several sites of academic debate... a very significant contribution to our understanding of the performance of race, the performance of memory, and the phenomenology of the body."