In Search of the Black Fantastic: Politics and Popular Culture in the Post-Civil Rights Era - Transgressing Boundaries: Studies in Black Politics and Black Communities (Hardback)Richard Iton (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 534 g
Dimensions: 242 x 168 x 22 mm
By interweaving many complex issues, In Search of the Black Fantastic moves across the disciplines with ease-politics, history, sociology, American studies, and African American studies-thereby representing one of the most thorough examinations of post-war black culture. * Political Science Quarterly *
Iton's work possesses the depth of wide reading in modernist theory and the breadth of wide-open eyes and ears for the popular... challenging, illuminating and groundbreaking. For both lay reader and academician, it may well 'compel a revision of our notions of the political. * Publishers Weekly *
A fresh, meticulously well researched study...The book is grounded in a solid historical base, surveying the dilemmas faced by black artists from the Cold War to the present...I strongly recommend In Search of the Black Fantastic to serious scholars of black literature and culture. By so perceptively engaging the relationship between popular art and the politics of marginalized people, it helps to clear the way to a truer, deeper understanding of an important subject which rarely gets such penetrating analysis. * African American Review *
Brimming with ideas... In Search of the Black Fantastic offers thought-provoking insights throughout its 400 pages and will certainly stimulate further work in numerous areas of African American history. * American Historical Review *
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