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The Resource African American arts : activism, aesthetics, and futurity, edited by Sharrell D. Luckett

African American arts : activism, aesthetics, and futurity, edited by Sharrell D. Luckett

Label
African American arts : activism, aesthetics, and futurity
Title
African American arts
Title remainder
activism, aesthetics, and futurity
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sharrell D. Luckett
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Signaling such recent activist and aesthetic concepts in the work of Kara Walker, Childish Gambino, BLM, Janelle Monae, and Kendrick Lamar, and marking the exit of the Obama Administration and the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, this anthology explores the role of African American arts in shaping the future, and further informing new directions we might take in honoring and protecting the success of African Americans in the U.S. The essays in 'African American Arts: Activism, Aesthetics, and Futurity' engage readers in critical conversations by activists, scholars, and artists reflecting on national and transnational legacies of African American activism as an element of artistic practice, particularly as they concern artistic expression and race relations, and the intersections of creative processes with economic, sociological, and psychological inequalities. Scholars from the fields of communication, theater, queer studies, media studies, performance studies, dance, visual arts, and fashion design, to name a few, collectively ask: What are the connections between African American arts, the work of social justice, and creative processes? If we conceive the arts as critical to the legacy of Black activism in the United States, how can we use that construct to inform our understanding of the complicated intersections of African American activism and aesthetics? How might we as scholars and creative thinkers further employ the arts to envision and shape a verdant society?
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
2016
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Luckett, Sharrell D.,
  • African-American Arts : Activism and Aesthetics (Conference)
Series statement
The Griot project
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American arts
  • Arts and society
  • United States
  • Arts and society
  • Civilization
  • United States
Label
African American arts : activism, aesthetics, and futurity, edited by Sharrell D. Luckett
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Essays and presentations primarily prepared for The Griot Institute for Africana Studies' convening on African-American art, activism, and aesthetics held in fall 2016 at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Bodies of Activism.
  • Trans Identity as Embodied Afrofuturism
  • Amber Johnson
  • Designing Our Freedom: Toward a New Discourse on Fashion as a Strategy for Self-Liberation
  • Rikki Byrd
  • Pearl Primus's Choreo-Activism: 1943-1949
  • Doria E. Charlson
  • Performing New Nationalism/Performing a Living Culture: Josefina Báez's Dominicanish
  • Florencia V. Cornet
  • Ethnicity, Ethicalness, Excellence: Armond White's All-American Humanism
  • Series Editor Foreword
  • Daniel McNeil
  • Race and History on the Operatic Stage: Caterina jarboro Sings Aida
  • Lucy Caplan
  • Part II:
  • Music and Visual Art as Activism.
  • "I Am Basquiat": Tracing Jean-Michel Basquiat's Alterity and Activism in Paint and Performance
  • Genevieve Hyacinthe
  • "I Luh God" : Erica Campbell, Trap Gospel and the Moral Mask of Language Discrimination
  • Sammantha McCalla
  • The Hidden Code of the Kongo Cosmogram in African American Art and Culture
  • Carmen Gillespie
  • Nettrice R. Gaskins
  • From Baldwin to Beyoncé: Exploring the Responsibility of the Artist in Society---Re-envisioning the Black Female Sonic Artist as Citizen
  • Abby Dobson
  • Slaying "Formation": A Queering of Black Radical Tradition
  • J. Michael Kinsey
  • Part III:
  • Institutions of Activism.
  • Centering Blackness through Performance in Every 28 Hours
  • Shondrika Moss-Bouldin
  • Dancing for Justice Philadelphia: Embodiment, Dance, and Social Change
  • Visual Foreword
  • Julie B. Johnson
  • A conversation with Freddie Hendricks of the Freddie Hendricks Youth Ensemble of Atlanta
  • Sharrell D. Luckett
  • The Conciliation Project as a Social Experiment : Behind the Mask of Uncle Tom-ism and the Performance of Blackness
  • Jasmine Coles & Tawnya Pettiford-Wates
  • Afterword:
  • Blackballin' : a Play
  • by Rickerby Hinds
  • Carrie Mae Weems
  • Introduction:
  • African American Arts in Action
  • Sharrell D. Luckett
  • Part I:
Control code
1085577436
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 323 pages
Isbn
9781684481538
Lccn
2019005251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029652943
Other physical details
illustrations in color
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
w018542
System control number
(OCoLC)1085577436
Label
African American arts : activism, aesthetics, and futurity, edited by Sharrell D. Luckett
Publication
Note
Essays and presentations primarily prepared for The Griot Institute for Africana Studies' convening on African-American art, activism, and aesthetics held in fall 2016 at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Bodies of Activism.
  • Trans Identity as Embodied Afrofuturism
  • Amber Johnson
  • Designing Our Freedom: Toward a New Discourse on Fashion as a Strategy for Self-Liberation
  • Rikki Byrd
  • Pearl Primus's Choreo-Activism: 1943-1949
  • Doria E. Charlson
  • Performing New Nationalism/Performing a Living Culture: Josefina Báez's Dominicanish
  • Florencia V. Cornet
  • Ethnicity, Ethicalness, Excellence: Armond White's All-American Humanism
  • Series Editor Foreword
  • Daniel McNeil
  • Race and History on the Operatic Stage: Caterina jarboro Sings Aida
  • Lucy Caplan
  • Part II:
  • Music and Visual Art as Activism.
  • "I Am Basquiat": Tracing Jean-Michel Basquiat's Alterity and Activism in Paint and Performance
  • Genevieve Hyacinthe
  • "I Luh God" : Erica Campbell, Trap Gospel and the Moral Mask of Language Discrimination
  • Sammantha McCalla
  • The Hidden Code of the Kongo Cosmogram in African American Art and Culture
  • Carmen Gillespie
  • Nettrice R. Gaskins
  • From Baldwin to Beyoncé: Exploring the Responsibility of the Artist in Society---Re-envisioning the Black Female Sonic Artist as Citizen
  • Abby Dobson
  • Slaying "Formation": A Queering of Black Radical Tradition
  • J. Michael Kinsey
  • Part III:
  • Institutions of Activism.
  • Centering Blackness through Performance in Every 28 Hours
  • Shondrika Moss-Bouldin
  • Dancing for Justice Philadelphia: Embodiment, Dance, and Social Change
  • Visual Foreword
  • Julie B. Johnson
  • A conversation with Freddie Hendricks of the Freddie Hendricks Youth Ensemble of Atlanta
  • Sharrell D. Luckett
  • The Conciliation Project as a Social Experiment : Behind the Mask of Uncle Tom-ism and the Performance of Blackness
  • Jasmine Coles & Tawnya Pettiford-Wates
  • Afterword:
  • Blackballin' : a Play
  • by Rickerby Hinds
  • Carrie Mae Weems
  • Introduction:
  • African American Arts in Action
  • Sharrell D. Luckett
  • Part I:
Control code
1085577436
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 323 pages
Isbn
9781684481538
Lccn
2019005251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029652943
Other physical details
illustrations in color
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
w018542
System control number
(OCoLC)1085577436

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