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The Resource Black performance on the outskirts of the left : a history of the impossible, Malik Gaines

Black performance on the outskirts of the left : a history of the impossible, Malik Gaines

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Black performance on the outskirts of the left : a history of the impossible
Title
Black performance on the outskirts of the left
Title remainder
a history of the impossible
Statement of responsibility
Malik Gaines
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Language
eng
Summary
This book illustrates the black political ideas that radicalized the artistic endeavors of musicians, playwrights, and actors beginning in the 1960s. These ideas paved the way for imaginative models for social transformation through performance. Using the notion of excess its transgression, multiplicity, and ambivalence Malik Gaines considers how performances of that era circulated a black political discourse capable of unsettling commonplace understandings of race, gender, and sexuality. Following the transnational route forged by W.E.B. Du Bois, Josephine Baker, and other modern political actors, from the United States to West Africa, Europe and back, this book considers how artists negotiated at once the local, national, and diasporic frames through which race has been represented. Looking broadly at performances found in music, theater, film, and everyday life from American singer and pianist Nina Simone, Ghanaian playwrights Efua Sutherland and Ama Ata Aidoo, Afro-German actor Gunther Kaufmann, to California-based performer Sylvester Gaines explores how shared signs of racial legacy and resistance politics are articulated with regional distinction. Bringing the lens forward through contemporary art performance at the 2015 Venice Biennial, Gaines connects the idea of sixties radicality to today s interest in that history, explores the aspects of those politics that are lost in translation, and highlights the black expressive strategies that have maintained potent energy
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Gaines, Malik
Dewey number
791.08996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sexual cultures
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  • Black people in the performing arts
  • Black people
  • Blacks in the performing arts
  • Blacks
Label
Black performance on the outskirts of the left : a history of the impossible, Malik Gaines
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a legacy of radical differences -- Nina Simone's quadruple consciousness -- Efua Sutherland, Ama Ata Aidoo, the state, and the stage -- The radical ambivalence of Günther Kaufmann -- The Cockettes, Sylvester, and performance as life -- Afterword : a history of impossible progress
Control code
ocn961160674
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 233 pages
Isbn
9781479837038
Lccn
2017003882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Black performance on the outskirts of the left : a history of the impossible, Malik Gaines
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a legacy of radical differences -- Nina Simone's quadruple consciousness -- Efua Sutherland, Ama Ata Aidoo, the state, and the stage -- The radical ambivalence of Günther Kaufmann -- The Cockettes, Sylvester, and performance as life -- Afterword : a history of impossible progress
Control code
ocn961160674
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 233 pages
Isbn
9781479837038
Lccn
2017003882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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