The Resource Darker than blue : on the moral economies of Black Atlantic culture, Paul Gilroy

Darker than blue : on the moral economies of Black Atlantic culture, Paul Gilroy

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Darker than blue : on the moral economies of Black Atlantic culture
Title
Darker than blue
Title remainder
on the moral economies of Black Atlantic culture
Statement of responsibility
Paul Gilroy
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Paul Gilroy seeks to awaken a new understanding of W. E. B. Du Bois's intellectual and political legacy. At a time of economic crisis, environmental degradation, ongoing warfare, and heated debate over human rights, how should we reassess the changing place of black culture?" "Gilroy considers the ways that consumerism has diverted African Americans' political and social aspirations. Luxury goods and branded items, especially the automobile - rich in symbolic value and the promise of individual freedom - have restratified society, weakened citizenship, and diminished the collective spirit, Jazz, blues, soul, reggae, and hip hop are now seen as generically American, yet artists like Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Berry, and Bob Marley, who questioned the allure of mobility and speed, are not understood by people who have drained their music of its moral power." "Gilroy explores the way in which objects and technologies can become dynamic social forces, ensuring black culture's global reach while undermining the drive for equality and justice. Drawing on the work of a number of thinkers, including Michel Foucault, Hannah Arendt, Primo Levi, and Frantz Fanon, he examines the ethical dimensions of living in a society that celebrates the object. What are the implications for our notions of freedom?" "With his provocative analysis and astonishing range of reference, Gilroy revitalizes the study of African American culture. He traces the shifting character of black intellectual and social movements, and shows how we can construct an account of moral progress that reflects today's complex realities."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilroy, Paul
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.D73
LC item number
G56 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The W.E.B. Du Bois lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Du Bois, W. E. B.
  • Du Bois, William E. B
  • Du Bois, W. E. B.
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Liberty
  • African Americans
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Human rights
  • Geopolitics
  • Konsumgesellschaft
  • Politisches Bewusstsein
  • Afro-Américain (peuple)
  • Afro-Américain (peuple)
  • Afro-Américain (peuple)
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Geopolitics
  • Human rights
  • Liberty
  • Moral conditions
  • Political and social views
  • Race relations
  • Schwarze
  • Gruppenidentität
  • Globalisierung
  • Amerikanisierung
  • Verbraucherverhalten
  • Kulturwandel
  • United States
  • United States
  • Amerika
  • Schwarze
  • United States
  • USA
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Darker than blue : on the moral economies of Black Atlantic culture, Paul Gilroy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Get free or die tryin' -- Declaration of rights -- Troubadours, warriors, and diplomats
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
207 p.
Isbn
9780674035706
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009022179
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318421047
  • (OCoLC)ocn318421047
Label
Darker than blue : on the moral economies of Black Atlantic culture, Paul Gilroy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Get free or die tryin' -- Declaration of rights -- Troubadours, warriors, and diplomats
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
207 p.
Isbn
9780674035706
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009022179
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318421047
  • (OCoLC)ocn318421047

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