Are you entertained? : Black popular culture in the twenty-first century / edited by Simone C. Drake and Dwan K. Henderson.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "ARE YOU ENTERTAINED? re-examines Blackness in popular culture in the digital age. Inspired by Stuart Hall's essay "What is this 'Black' in Black popular culture?" this book contains essays and interviews which explore the complexities of Black popular culture with a focus on the history that has led to this point. Highlighting the challenge Black popular culture must negotiate as it contends with white consumerism and the white gaze, this book emphasizes the cultural changes of the last quarter century and their impacts. ARE YOU ENTERTAINED? covers both new and little known material, bridging the gap between early scholarship on Black popular culture and new scholarship. The collection offers a wide range of perspectives on aspects of popular culture across time period, medium and genre"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      Performing Blackness -- "Mutts like me" : mixed-race jokes and post-racial rejection in the Obama era / Ralina L. Joseph -- Black radio : Robert Glasper, Esperanza Spalding, and Janelle Monae? / Emily Lordi -- Camping and vamping across borders : locating cabaret singers in the Black cultural spectrum / Vincent Stephens -- The art of Black popular culture / Ike Okafor-Newsum -- Interview: Lisa B. Thompson -- Politicizing Blackness -- "Refashioning political cartoons : comics of Jackie Ormes, 1938-1958" / Kelly Jo Fulkerson-Dikuua -- Queer kinship and worldmaking in Black queer web series : Drama queenz and No shade / Eric Pritchard -- Styling and profiling : ballers, Blackness, the sartorial Ppolitics of the NBA / David J. Leonard -- Interview: Tracy Whiting-Sharpley -- Owning Blackness -- The subaltern is signifyin(g) : Black Twitter as a site of resistance / Sheneese Thompson -- Authentic Black cool? : branding and trademarks in contemporary African American culture / Richard Schur -- Black culture without Black people : hip hop and dance beyond appropriation discourse / Imani Johnson -- At the corner of chaos & divine : Black ritual theater, performance and politics / Nina Angela Mercer -- Interview: Mark Anthony Neal -- Loving Blackness -- The booty don't lie : pleasure, agency, and resistance in Black popular dance / Takiyah Nur Amin -- He said nothing : sonic space and the production of quietude in Barry Jenkins' Moonlight / Simone Drake -- Black women readers and the uses of urban fiction / Kinohi Nishikawa -- Interview: Patricia Hill Collins.
    • Notes:
      Other title: Black popular culture in the 21st century.
      Includes bibliographical references and index.
    • Other Titles:
      Black popular culture in the twenty-first century. Black popular culture in the 21st century.
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