Black feminist cultural criticism / edited by Jacqueline Bobo.

by Bobo, JacquelineLooking glass.

Series: Keyworks in cultural studies: Publisher: Malden, Mass. ; Blackwell, 2001.Description: xxv,337 pages ; 24cm.ISBN: 0631222391; 0631222405.Subject(s): African American artsLooking glass | African American women artistsLooking glass | Feminism and the arts -- United States | Feminist criticism -- United StatesNote: Includes bibliographical references (pages [325]-327) and index.
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Black Feminist Cultural Criticism is the first comprehensive analysis of the full range of Black women's creative achievements. In this outsdanding collection, writers and scholars in literature, film, television, theatre, music, art, material culture, and other cultural forms explicate Black women's artistry within the context of an activist framework. The contributors are concerned with the politics of cultural production and the ways in which Black women have confronted institutional and social barriers.

Includes bibliographical references (pages [325]-327) and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface: Bearing Witness
  • Part I Foundations
  • Overview
  • 1 Their Fiction Becomes Our Reality: Black Women Image Makers
  • 2 Toward a Black Feminist Criticism
  • 3 New Directions for Black Feminist Criticism
  • 4 But What Do We Think We Are Doing Anyway: The State of Black Feminist Criticism(s) or My Version of a Little Bit of History
  • Supplementary Readings
  • Media Resources
  • Part II The Moving Image
  • Overview
  • 5 Some Reflections on the Negro Actress: The Tattered Queens
  • 6 Daughters of the Dust
  • 7 Below the Line: (Re)Calibrating the Filmic Gaze
  • 8 In My Mother's House: Black Feminist Aesthetics, Television, and A Raisin in the Sun
  • Supplementary Readings
  • Media Resources
  • Part III Art
  • Overview
  • 9 African-American Women Artists: An Historical Perspective
  • 10 In Search of a Discourse and Critique/s That Center the Art of Black Women Artists
  • 11 In Their Own Image
  • 12 The Freedom to Say What She Pleases: A Coversation with Faith Ringgold
  • Supplementary Readings
  • Media Resources
  • Part IV Music and Spoken Word
  • Overview
  • 13 Black Women and Music: A Historical Legacy of Struggle
  • 14 Never Trust a Big Butt and a Smile
  • 15 Divas Declare a Spoken-Word Revolution
  • 16 'A Laying on of Hands': Transcending the City in Ntozake Shange's for Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf
  • Supplementary Readings
  • Media Resources
  • Part V Material Culture
  • Overview
  • 17 The Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power
  • 18 African American Quilts: Paradigms of Black Diversity
  • 19 Harriet Powers: Portrait of An African-American Quilter
  • 20 Empathy, Energy, and Eating: Politics and Power in The Black Family Dinner Quilt Cookbook
  • Supplementary Reading
  • Media Resources
  • Contributors
  • Media Resources Directory of Distributors
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Jacqueline Bobo is Chair and Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Associate Director of the Center for Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She holds a Ph.D. in Film and is author of Black Women as Cultural Readers (1995) and editor of Black Women Film and Video Artists (1998). Her areas of research focus on Black women as producers, audience members, and critics of cultural forms.