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Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity
Performance artist and scholar E. Patrick Johnson’s provocative study examines how blackness is appropriated and performed—toward widely divergent ends—both within and outside African American culture. Appropriating Blackness develops from the contention that blackness in the United States is necessarily a politicized identity—avowed and disavowed, attractive and repellent ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 13th 2003 by Duke University Press Books
(first published January 1st 2003)
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So amazing...really made me stop and seriously think about Blackness and the ways in which it is performed. Also caused me to question the theory of performance and its relation to essentialism....his chapter on the Australian Gospel choir is what did that...if youre into Black Cultural Studies...must read!!!
E. Patrick Johnson (Ph.D.) is an African-American performance artist, ethnographer, and scholar.More about E. Patrick Johnson...