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Title:
The invention of race : Black culture and the politics of representation
Author:
Lott, Tommy Lee, 1946-
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Publication Information:
Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 1999.
Physical Description:
227 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780631210184

9780631210191
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Book

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Frank E. Merriweather Library E185.615 .L67 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Black History Non-Circ
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Summary

Summary

One of the most startlingly original and provocatively radical scholars currently engaged in the study of culture and the concept of race.


Author Notes

Tommy Lott is Professor of Philosophy at San Jose State University. He is editor of Subjugation and Bondage: Critical Essays on Slavery and Social Philosophy (1998), co-editor with John Pittman of Blackwell's forthcoming Companion to African-American Philosophy, and author of Like Rum in the Punch: Alain Locke and the Theory of African American Culture, also forthcoming, as well as numerous articles.


Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Racist Discourse and the Negro-Ape Metaphor
2 Slavery, Modernity and the Reclamation of Anterior Cultures
3 Frederick Douglass on the Myth of the Black Rapist
4 Du Bois on the Invention of Race
5 Black Consciousness in the Art of Sargent Johnson
6 Black Vernacular Representation and Cultural Malpractice
7 Marooned in America: Black Urban Youth Culture and Social Pathology
8 Black Marxist in Babylon: Bayard Rustin and the 1968 UFT Strike
9 A No-Theory Theory of Contemporary Black Cinema
10 Prime Time Blackness
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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