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Black Movements

Performance and Cultural Politics

Soyica Diggs Colbert (author)

ISBN: 9780813588520

Publication Date: Mar 2017

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

Analyses how artists and activists of recent decades reference earlier freedom movements in order to imagine and produce a more expansive and inclusive democracy. Through an exploration of the way that black movements create circuits connecting people across space and time, Colbert offers important interventions into performance, literary, diaspora, and American studies.
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Black Movements analyzes how artists and activists of recent decades reference earlier freedom movements in order to imagine and produce a more expansive and inclusive democracy. Through an exploration of the way that black movements create circuits connecting people across space and time, Colbert offers important interventions into performance, literary, diaspora, and American studies.
Illustrations 19 photographs
Pages 232
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Mar 2017
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Subject/s Individual actors & performers   Art treatments & subjects   Theatre studies   Art styles not defined by date   Black & Asian studies   Ethnic studies  
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Webs of Affiliation
  • 1 Flying Africans in Spaceships
  • 2 Entrapping and Ensnaring Entanglements
  • 3 Prophesying in Octavia Butler's Parable Series
  • 4 Marching
  • Epilogue: "Why do you look for the living among the dead?": Locating the Future of Black Studies
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Soyica Diggs Colbert is an associate professor of African American studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She is the coeditor of The Psychic Hold of Slavery: Legacies in American Expressive Culture (Rutgers University Press).

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