Are you entertained? : Black popular culture in the twenty-first century /

ARE YOU ENTERTAINED? reexamines Blackness in popular culture in the digital age. Inspired by Stuart Hall's essay "What is this 'Black' in Black popular culture?" this book contains essays and interviews which explore the complexities of Black popular culture with a focus on...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Drake, Simone C., 1975- (Editor), Henderson, Dwan K., 1971- (Editor)
Format: Book
Published: Durham, North Carolina : Duke University Press, [2020]
Table of Contents:
  • Performing Blackness
  • "Mutts like me" : mixed-race jokes and post-racial rejection in the Obama era / Ralina L. Joseph
  • Black radio : Robert Glasper, Esperanza Spalding, and Janelle Monae? / Emily Lordi
  • Camping and vamping across borders : locating cabaret singers in the Black cultural spectrum / Vincent Stephens
  • The art of Black popular culture / Ike Okafor-Newsum
  • Interview: Lisa B. Thompson
  • Politicizing Blackness
  • "Refashioning political cartoons : comics of Jackie Ormes, 1938-1958" / Kelly Jo Fulkerson-Dikuua
  • Queer kinship and worldmaking in Black queer web series : Drama queenz and No shade / Eric Pritchard
  • Styling and profiling : ballers, Blackness, the sartorial Ppolitics of the NBA / David J. Leonard
  • Interview: Tracy Whiting-Sharpley
  • Owning Blackness
  • The subaltern is signifyin(g) : Black Twitter as a site of resistance / Sheneese Thompson
  • Authentic Black cool? : branding and trademarks in contemporary African American culture / Richard Schur
  • Black culture without Black people : hip hop and dance beyond appropriation discourse / Imani Johnson
  • At the corner of chaos & divine : Black ritual theater, performance and politics / Nina Angela Mercer
  • Interview: Mark Anthony Neal
  • Loving Blackness
  • The booty don't lie : pleasure, agency, and resistance in Black popular dance / Takiyah Nur Amin
  • He said nothing : sonic space and the production of quietude in Barry Jenkins' Moonlight / Simone Drake
  • Black women readers and the uses of urban fiction / Kinohi Nishikawa
  • Interview: Patricia Hill Collins.