The Resource Coloring whiteness : acts of critique in Black performance, Faedra Chatard Carpenter

Coloring whiteness : acts of critique in Black performance, Faedra Chatard Carpenter

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Coloring whiteness : acts of critique in Black performance
Title
Coloring whiteness
Title remainder
acts of critique in Black performance
Statement of responsibility
Faedra Chatard Carpenter
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Coloring Whiteness pays homage to the ways that African American artists and performers have interrogated tropes and mythologies of whiteness to reveal racial inequalities, focusing on comedy sketches, street theater, visual art, video, TV journalism, and voice-over work since 1964. By investigating enactments of whiteness--from the use of white makeup and suggestive masks, to literary motifs and cultural narratives regarding "white" characteristics and qualities--Faedra Chatard Carpenter explores how artists have challenged commonly held notions of racial identity. Through its layered study of expressive culture, her book considers how artistic and performance strategies are used to "color" whiteness and complicate blackness in our contemporary moment. Utilizing theories of performance and critical race studies, Coloring Whiteness is also propelled by Carpenter's dramaturgical sensibilities. Her analysis of primary performance texts is informed not only by traditional print and visual materials, but also by her interviews with African American theater artists, visual artists, and cultural critics. The book is an invaluable contribution to the fields of theater and performance studies, African American studies, cultural studies, critical race studies, and American studies"--
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Carpenter, Faedra Chatard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2270.A35
LC item number
C37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Theater: theory/text/performance
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American theater
  • African Americans
  • Whites
  • African Americans in the performing arts
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Television / History & Criticism
  • African American theater
  • African Americans in the performing arts
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Whites
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Coloring whiteness : acts of critique in Black performance, Faedra Chatard Carpenter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dramaturgies of whiteness in contemporary in contemporary African American performance -- Douglas Turner Ward's play on whiteness: Day of Absence on America's public stages -- Staging hegemonic whiteness: The Bluest Eye and the performative paradoxes of (in)visibility -- Whiteness as "becoming": the corporeal crossovers of Daniel Tisdale and Michael Jackson -- "Mixing it up": enacting whiteness in the comedic world of Dave Chappelle -- "Sounding off on sounding white": aural whiteness, linguistic whiteface, and the economics of opportunity -- Whiteface to postrace?: the artful interrogations of Jefferson Pinder
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 299 pages
Isbn
9780472072361
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014027614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)887975596
  • (OCoLC)ocn887975596
Label
Coloring whiteness : acts of critique in Black performance, Faedra Chatard Carpenter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dramaturgies of whiteness in contemporary in contemporary African American performance -- Douglas Turner Ward's play on whiteness: Day of Absence on America's public stages -- Staging hegemonic whiteness: The Bluest Eye and the performative paradoxes of (in)visibility -- Whiteness as "becoming": the corporeal crossovers of Daniel Tisdale and Michael Jackson -- "Mixing it up": enacting whiteness in the comedic world of Dave Chappelle -- "Sounding off on sounding white": aural whiteness, linguistic whiteface, and the economics of opportunity -- Whiteface to postrace?: the artful interrogations of Jefferson Pinder
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 299 pages
Isbn
9780472072361
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014027614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)887975596
  • (OCoLC)ocn887975596

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