The Resource The Trouble with Post-Blackness, edited by Houston A. Baker, K. Merinda Simmons

The Trouble with Post-Blackness, edited by Houston A. Baker, K. Merinda Simmons

Label
The Trouble with Post-Blackness
Title
The Trouble with Post-Blackness
Statement of responsibility
edited by Houston A. Baker, K. Merinda Simmons
Contributor
Editor
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
An America in which the color of one's skin no longer matters would be unprecedented. With the election of President Barack Obama in 2008, that future suddenly seemed possible. Obama's rise reflects a nation of fluid populations and fortunes, a society in which a biracial individual could be embraced as a leader by all. Yet complicating this vision are shifting demographics, rapid redefinitions of race, and the instant invention of brands, trends, and identities that determine how we think about ourselves and the place of others.This collection of original essays confronts the premise, advanced by black intellectuals, that the Obama administration marked the start of a "post-racial" era in the United States. While the "transcendent" and post-racial black elite declare victory over America's longstanding codes of racial exclusion and racist violence, their evidence relies largely on their own salaries and celebrity. These essays strike at the certainty of those who insist life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are now independent of skin color and race in America. They argue, signify, and testify that "post-blackness" is a problematic mythology masquerading as fact--a dangerous new "race science" motivated by black transcendentalist individualism. Through rigorous analysis, these essays expose the idea of a post-racial nation as a pleasurable entitlement for a black elite, enabling them to reject the ethics and urgency of improving the well-being of the black majority
Biographical or historical data
Houston A. Baker is Distinguished University Professor at Vanderbilt University and a scholar of African American literature and culture. He is a member of the pioneering generation of the 1960s that sought to expand the canons and definitions of the humanities in the academy. He served as director of Afro-American studies and founded and directed the Center for the Study of Black Literature and Culture at the University of Pennsylvania. His book Betrayal: How Black Intellectuals Have Abandoned the Ideals of the Civil Rights Era received an American Book Award.K. Merinda Simmons is assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Alabama. She is author of Changing the Subject: Writing Women Across the African Diaspora and coeditor, with Maha Marouan, of Race and Displacement: Nation, Migration, and Displacement in the Twenty-first Century. Her areas of research and publication combine literary, religious, and Southern studies, with critical emphases on theories of gender and race.
Cataloging source
IN-ChSCO
Government publication
other
LC call number
  • E185.625
  • E185.625
LC item number
.T76 2015
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Baker, Houston A.
  • Simmons, K. Merinda
  • De Gruyter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Identity politics
  • Post-racialism
  • Social change
  • African American philosophy
  • Literary Studies, general
  • Literary Studies
  • Literature in Diverse Languages
  • Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
  • Literary Collections
  • Social Science
  • Social Science
Target audience
specialized
Label
The Trouble with Post-Blackness, edited by Houston A. Baker, K. Merinda Simmons
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Li, Stephanie
  • 3. African Diasporic Blackness Out of Line: Trouble for "Post-Black" African Americanism
  • Thomas, Greg
  • 4. Fear of a Performative Planet: Troubling the Concept of "Post-Blackness"
  • Shavers, Rone
  • 5. E-Raced: #Touré, Twitter, and Trayvon
  • Richardson, Riché
  • 6. Post-Blackness and All of the Black Americas
  • Russell, Heather D.
  • 7. Embodying Africa: Roots-Seekers and the Politics of Blackness
  • Frontmatter
  • Holsey, Bayo
  • 8. "The world is a ghetto": Post-Racial America(s) and the Apocalypse
  • Rankine, Patrice
  • 9. The Long Road Home
  • Kaplan, Erin Aubry
  • 10. Half as Good
  • Jackson, John L.
  • 11. "Whither Now and Why": Content Mastery and Pedagogy— A Critique and a Challenge
  • Williams, Dana A.
  • 12. Fallacies of the Post-Race Presidency
  • Contents
  • Reed, Ishmael
  • 13. Thirteen Ways of Looking at Post-Blackness (after Wallace Stevens)
  • Raboteau, Emily
  • Conclusion: Why the Lega Mask Has Many Mouths and Multiple Eyes
  • Baker, Houston A.
  • List of Contributors
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Dubious Stage of Post-Blackness— Performing Otherness, Conserving Dominance
  • Simmons, K. Merinda
  • 1. "What Was Is": The Time and Space of Entanglement Erased by Post-Blackness
  • Crawford, Margo Natalie
  • 2. Black Literary Writers and Post-Blackness
  • Li, Stephanie
  • 3. African Diasporic Blackness Out of Line: Trouble for "Post-Black" African Americanism
  • Thomas, Greg
  • 4. Fear of a Performative Planet: Troubling the Concept of "Post-Blackness"
  • Shavers, Rone
  • Introduction: The Dubious Stage of Post-Blackness— Performing Otherness, Conserving Dominance
  • 5. E-Raced: #Touré, Twitter, and Trayvon
  • Richardson, Riché
  • 6. Post-Blackness and All of the Black Americas
  • Russell, Heather D.
  • 7. Embodying Africa: Roots-Seekers and the Politics of Blackness
  • Holsey, Bayo
  • 8. "The world is a ghetto": Post-Racial America(s) and the Apocalypse
  • Rankine, Patrice
  • 9. The Long Road Home
  • Kaplan, Erin Aubry
  • Simmons, K. Merinda
  • 10. Half as Good
  • Jackson, John L.
  • 11. "Whither Now and Why": Content Mastery and Pedagogy— A Critique and a Challenge
  • Williams, Dana A.
  • 12. Fallacies of the Post-Race Presidency
  • Reed, Ishmael
  • 13. Thirteen Ways of Looking at Post-Blackness (after Wallace Stevens)
  • Raboteau, Emily
  • Conclusion: Why the Lega Mask Has Many Mouths and Multiple Eyes
  • Baker, Houston A.
  • 1. "What Was Is": The Time and Space of Entanglement Erased by Post-Blackness
  • List of Contributors
  • Index
  • Crawford, Margo Natalie
  • 2. Black Literary Writers and Post-Blackness
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(288 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231538503
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7312/bake16934
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)458236
  • (OCoLC)904238032
  • (OCoLC)904404537
  • (DE-B1597)9780231538503
Label
The Trouble with Post-Blackness, edited by Houston A. Baker, K. Merinda Simmons
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Li, Stephanie
  • 3. African Diasporic Blackness Out of Line: Trouble for "Post-Black" African Americanism
  • Thomas, Greg
  • 4. Fear of a Performative Planet: Troubling the Concept of "Post-Blackness"
  • Shavers, Rone
  • 5. E-Raced: #Touré, Twitter, and Trayvon
  • Richardson, Riché
  • 6. Post-Blackness and All of the Black Americas
  • Russell, Heather D.
  • 7. Embodying Africa: Roots-Seekers and the Politics of Blackness
  • Frontmatter
  • Holsey, Bayo
  • 8. "The world is a ghetto": Post-Racial America(s) and the Apocalypse
  • Rankine, Patrice
  • 9. The Long Road Home
  • Kaplan, Erin Aubry
  • 10. Half as Good
  • Jackson, John L.
  • 11. "Whither Now and Why": Content Mastery and Pedagogy— A Critique and a Challenge
  • Williams, Dana A.
  • 12. Fallacies of the Post-Race Presidency
  • Contents
  • Reed, Ishmael
  • 13. Thirteen Ways of Looking at Post-Blackness (after Wallace Stevens)
  • Raboteau, Emily
  • Conclusion: Why the Lega Mask Has Many Mouths and Multiple Eyes
  • Baker, Houston A.
  • List of Contributors
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Dubious Stage of Post-Blackness— Performing Otherness, Conserving Dominance
  • Simmons, K. Merinda
  • 1. "What Was Is": The Time and Space of Entanglement Erased by Post-Blackness
  • Crawford, Margo Natalie
  • 2. Black Literary Writers and Post-Blackness
  • Li, Stephanie
  • 3. African Diasporic Blackness Out of Line: Trouble for "Post-Black" African Americanism
  • Thomas, Greg
  • 4. Fear of a Performative Planet: Troubling the Concept of "Post-Blackness"
  • Shavers, Rone
  • Introduction: The Dubious Stage of Post-Blackness— Performing Otherness, Conserving Dominance
  • 5. E-Raced: #Touré, Twitter, and Trayvon
  • Richardson, Riché
  • 6. Post-Blackness and All of the Black Americas
  • Russell, Heather D.
  • 7. Embodying Africa: Roots-Seekers and the Politics of Blackness
  • Holsey, Bayo
  • 8. "The world is a ghetto": Post-Racial America(s) and the Apocalypse
  • Rankine, Patrice
  • 9. The Long Road Home
  • Kaplan, Erin Aubry
  • Simmons, K. Merinda
  • 10. Half as Good
  • Jackson, John L.
  • 11. "Whither Now and Why": Content Mastery and Pedagogy— A Critique and a Challenge
  • Williams, Dana A.
  • 12. Fallacies of the Post-Race Presidency
  • Reed, Ishmael
  • 13. Thirteen Ways of Looking at Post-Blackness (after Wallace Stevens)
  • Raboteau, Emily
  • Conclusion: Why the Lega Mask Has Many Mouths and Multiple Eyes
  • Baker, Houston A.
  • 1. "What Was Is": The Time and Space of Entanglement Erased by Post-Blackness
  • List of Contributors
  • Index
  • Crawford, Margo Natalie
  • 2. Black Literary Writers and Post-Blackness
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(288 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231538503
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7312/bake16934
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)458236
  • (OCoLC)904238032
  • (OCoLC)904404537
  • (DE-B1597)9780231538503

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