The Resource Black like you : blackface, whiteface, insult & imitation in American popular culture, John Strausbaugh

Black like you : blackface, whiteface, insult & imitation in American popular culture, John Strausbaugh

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Black like you : blackface, whiteface, insult & imitation in American popular culture
Title
Black like you
Title remainder
blackface, whiteface, insult & imitation in American popular culture
Statement of responsibility
John Strausbaugh
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An exploration of race relations in American popular culture, focusing particularly on blackface--strange, often scandalous, and now taboo entertainment. Although blackface performance came to be denounced as purely racist mockery, and shamefacedly erased from most modern accounts of American cultural history, Strausbaugh shows that, nevertheless, its impact has been deep and longlasting. Strausbaugh illuminates truths about race rarely discussed in public, including: --American culture conforms neither to knee-jerk racism nor to political correctness. It is neither Black nor White nor Other, but a mix. --No history is best forgotten--however uncomfortable it may be to remember. The power of blackface to enrage and mortify Americans to this day is reason enough to examine what it still tells us about our culture and ourselves. --Blackface is still alive. Its impact and derivations--including Black performers in "whiteface"--Can be seen all around us.--From publisher description
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Strausbaugh, John
Dewey number
305.896/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.625
LC item number
.S77 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans in popular culture
  • Racism in popular culture
  • Blackface entertainers
  • Imitation
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • African Americans
  • Whites
  • United States
  • Popular culture
Label
Black like you : blackface, whiteface, insult & imitation in American popular culture, John Strausbaugh
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-370)
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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
A pestilence of ignunce: blackface in the twenty-first century -- Queer people of the world: Africans on display -- Black like you: blackface minstrelsy, the rock & roll years -- "You may be a Hawaiian on Broadway ... ": the minstrel show, coon songs & vaudeville -- Black ink: Negro-dialect literature -- Black & white film, reel one: Uncle Tom's cinema -- Black & white film, reel two: from race movies to White Chicks -- Black market: negrobilia and Black Americana -- Yackety yack, don't talk black: ebonics and American English -- Pimp Jim Crow: wiggaz, niggaz & a wonky -- Afterword: trickin' the paddies with Uncle Aglio e Oglio / Darius James
Control code
ocm64625021
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781585424986
Lccn
2006040940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781585424986
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)64625021
Label
Black like you : blackface, whiteface, insult & imitation in American popular culture, John Strausbaugh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-370)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A pestilence of ignunce: blackface in the twenty-first century -- Queer people of the world: Africans on display -- Black like you: blackface minstrelsy, the rock & roll years -- "You may be a Hawaiian on Broadway ... ": the minstrel show, coon songs & vaudeville -- Black ink: Negro-dialect literature -- Black & white film, reel one: Uncle Tom's cinema -- Black & white film, reel two: from race movies to White Chicks -- Black market: negrobilia and Black Americana -- Yackety yack, don't talk black: ebonics and American English -- Pimp Jim Crow: wiggaz, niggaz & a wonky -- Afterword: trickin' the paddies with Uncle Aglio e Oglio / Darius James
Control code
ocm64625021
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781585424986
Lccn
2006040940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781585424986
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)64625021

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