The Resource Radical aesthetics and modern Black nationalism, GerShun Avilez

Radical aesthetics and modern Black nationalism, GerShun Avilez

Label
Radical aesthetics and modern Black nationalism
Title
Radical aesthetics and modern Black nationalism
Statement of responsibility
GerShun Avilez
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This project links the engagement of Black nationalist activism to artistic experimentation in recent African American literature, visual art, and film. GerShun Avilez argues that the ideology of modern Black nationalism functions as a dominant means for artistic and theoretical experimentation in African-American literary and visual artwork in the late twentieth century and into the twenty-first. The project provides a new genealogy of contemporary African American artistic production while also shedding new light on the Black Arts Movement (1965-1975) and placing emphasis on how questions of gender and sexuality guide the artistic experimentation discussed throughout the work. More specifically, Avilez unravels how the artistic production of the Black Arts era provides a set of critical methodologies and paradigms rooted in the disidentification with Black nationalist discourses, which gives rise to a subjectivity Avilez refers to as aesthetic radicalism. This term describes the engaged critique of nationalist rhetoric that appears prominently during the 1960s and that continues to offer novel means for expressing Black intimacy and embodiment and producing experimental works of art and innovate artistic methods.--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
320.54/60973
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.89.I56
LC item number
A85 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The new Black studies series
Label
Radical aesthetics and modern Black nationalism, GerShun Avilez
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The art of revolution -- The question of "closing ranks" -- The claim of innocence: deconstructing the machinery of whiteness -- The suspicion of kinship: critiquing the construct of black unity -- The bodily logic of "revolutionizing the mind" -- The demands on reproduction: worrying the limits of gender identity -- The space of sex: reconfiguring the coordinates of subjectivity -- Conclusion: queering representation
Control code
ocn946085856
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252098321
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18j8ckm
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34234056
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)946085856
  • ebl0252098323

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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