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The Sellout

The Sellout Book
Author : Paul Beatty
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-03-24
ISBN : 1786070162
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Book of the Decade, 2010-2020 (Independent) ‘Outrageous, hilarious and profound.’ Simon Schama, Financial Times ‘The longer you stare at Beatty’s pages, the smarter you’ll get.’ Guardian ‘The most badass first 100 pages of an American novel I’ve read.’ New York Times A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. Born in Dickens on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles, the narrator of The Sellout spent his childhood as the subject in his father's racially charged psychological studies. He is told that his father’s work will lead to a memoir that will solve their financial woes. But when his father is killed in a drive-by shooting, he discovers there never was a memoir. All that’s left is a bill for a drive-through funeral. What’s more, Dickens has literally been wiped off the map to save California from further embarrassment. Fuelled by despair, the narrator sets out to right this wrong with the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in the Supreme Court. In his trademark absurdist style, which has the uncanny ability to make readers want to both laugh and cry, The Sellout is an outrageous and outrageously entertaining indictment of our time.

The Sellout

The Sellout Book
Author : Charles Gasparino
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-11-03
ISBN : 0061892483
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the spirit of Barbarians at the Gate and Liar’s Poker comes The Sellout, the definitive book on the recent collapse of Wall Street, one of the most dramatic and anxiety-ridden era in national socioeconomic history. In this powerful business narrative, Charles Gasparino, the author of Blood on the Floor and King of the Club, captures how avarice, arrogance, and sheer stupidity eroded Wall Street’s dominance, made many of our country’s most fabled financial institutions vulnerable to significant new foreign control, and profoundly weakened the financial security of millions of poor and middle-class American families.

The Face of Terror and the Other Plays The Sellout Af Ase Gbe jo

The Face of Terror  and the Other Plays   The Sellout   Af  Ase Gbe  jo Book
Author : Chima Okereke
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sellout

Sellout Book
Author : Randall Kennedy
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2008-01-08
ISBN : 0307377202
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this incisive and unflinching study, Randall Kennedy, author of Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, tackles another stigma of America's racial discourse: “selling out.” He explains the origins of the concept and shows how fear of this label has haunted prominent members of the black community—including, most recently, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Barack Obama. Sellout also contains a rigorously fair case study of America's quintessential racial “sellout”—Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. In the book's final section, Kennedy recounts how he himself has dealt with accusations of being a sellout after meeting fierce criticism at Harvard upon the publication of his book, Nigger.

Slavery and the Post Black Imagination

Slavery and the Post Black Imagination Book
Author : Bertram D. Ashe,Ilka Saal
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Release : 2019-12-24
ISBN : 0295746653
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From Kara Walker’s hellscape antebellum silhouettes to Paul Beatty’s bizarre twist on slavery in The Sellout and from Colson Whitehead’s literal Underground Railroad to Jordan Peele’s body-snatching Get Out, this volume offers commentary on contemporary artistic works that present, like musical deep cuts, some challenging “alternate takes” on American slavery. These artists deliberately confront and negotiate the psychic and representational legacies of slavery to imagine possibilities and change. The essays in this volume explore the conceptions of freedom and blackness that undergird these narratives, critically examining how artists growing up in the post–Civil Rights era have nuanced slavery in a way that is distinctly different from the first wave of neo-slave narratives that emerged from the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. Slavery and the Post-Black Imagination positions post-blackness as a productive category of analysis that brings into sharp focus recent developments in black cultural productions across various media. These ten essays investigate how millennial black cultural productions trouble long-held notions of blackness by challenging limiting scripts. They interrogate political as well as formal interventions into established discourses to demonstrate how explorations of black identities frequently go hand in hand with the purposeful refiguring of slavery’s prevailing tropes, narratives, and images. A V Ethel Willis White Book

Tuff

Tuff Book
Author : Paul Beatty
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-03-16
ISBN : 1786072246
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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‘Beatty insistently finds poetry in the projects, dignity on the street.’ Guardian ‘Beatty’s blunt, impious, streetwise eloquence [is] transfixing’ New York Times ‘The writing here is seamless and teeming with momentum’ New York Times Book Review Winston ‘Tuffy’ Foshay is a 19-year-old, 24-stone ‘player-king’ to a hapless gang in Spanish Harlem, a denizen who breaks jaws and shoots dogs. His best friend is a disabled Muslim man who wants to rob banks, his guiding light is an ex-hippie Asian woman who worked for Malcolm X, and his wife he married over the phone whilst in jail. When the frustrated Tuffy agrees to run for City Council, so begins a zany, riotous concoction of nonstop hip-hop chatter and brilliant mainstream social satire, as the indomitable Beatty again demonstrates why he is hailed as one of the shrewdest cultural commentators and hilarious cutups of his generation.

Bad Men

Bad Men Book
Author : Howard Rambsy II.
Publisher : University of Virginia Press
Release : 2020-04-01
ISBN : 0813944147
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How have African American writers drawn on "bad" black men and black boys as creative touchstones for their evocative and vibrant art? This is the question posed by Howard Rambsy’s new book, which explores bad men as a central, recurring, and understudied figure in African American literature, and music. By focusing on how various iterations of the bad black man figure serve as creative muse and inspiration for literary production, Rambsy puts a wide variety of contemporary African American literary and cultural works in conversation with creativity research for the first time. Employing concepts such as playfulness, productivity, divergent thinking, and problem finding, Rambsy examines the works of a wide range of writers—including Elizabeth Alexander, Amiri Baraka, Paul Beatty, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tyehimba Jess, Trymaine Lee, Adrian Matejka, Aaron McGruder, Evie Shockley, and Kevin Young—who have drawn on notions of bad black men and boys to create innovative and challenging works in a variety of genres. Through groundbreaking readings, Rambsy demonstrates the fruitfulness of viewing black literary art through the lens of creativity research.

Common Legal Framework for Takeover Bids in Europe

Common Legal Framework for Takeover Bids in Europe  Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2008-11-27
ISBN : 110732002X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Council Directive of 21 April 2004 on takeover bids sets forth the general principles applicable to takeover bids and clarifies certain minimum rules with respect to the procedure for a takeover bid, the obligation to make a mandatory bid in the event a minimum threshold is crossed and the majority shareholder's squeeze-out right as well as the minority shareholders' sell-out right. Furthermore, the Directive defines the authority which is competent to approve offer documents and supervise takeover bids, and provides for optional restrictions on the actions of the target company's management and on defence mechanisms. This book discusses the Takeover Directive and its implementing rules in each Member State of the European Union and the European Economic Area, providing companies and their advisors with useful insight into the legal framework and principles applicable to takeover bids in the region.

Corporate Governance and Regulatory Impact on Mergers and Acquisitions

Corporate Governance and Regulatory Impact on Mergers and Acquisitions Book
Author : Greg N. Gregoriou,Luc Renneboog
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2007-07-26
ISBN : 0080549322
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Corporate Governance and regulatory presssures have been much in the news lately. How they affect the bottom line of corporations has been difficult to quantify, and research is just beginning to be published that addresses this crucial question. This book is the first collection for new research about the impact of takeover regulation and corporate governance on M&A financial results. It will be essential reading to any M&A specialist, an investment banker, a hedge fund manager, a private equity director, or a venture capitalist. Also a must read for financial analysts who follow M&A targets. The book presents research from around the world so it provides a global perspective on this important topic. *The first and only book of research on takeover regulation and corporate governance affecting M&A results *Stands out from all the "How to" books on M&A and M&A disaster books because it provides solid high-quality research on what works and how different decisions affect company and shareholder value *Research provides a guideline for decisionmakers in investment banks, private equity companies, and for financial analysts

Tuff

Tuff Book
Author : Paul Beatty
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2021-07-13
ISBN : 0374722900
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From Paul Beatty, the author of the Man Booker Prize winner The Sellout, comes Tuff, a novel as fast-paced and hard-edged as the Harlem streets it portrays. Age nineteen and weighing in at 320 pounds, Winston “Tuffy” Foshay is an East Harlem denizen who breaks jaws and shoots dogs and dreams of earning millions from his idea for Cap’n Crunch: The Movie, starring Danny DeVito. His best friend is a disabled Muslim who wants to rob banks, his guiding light is an ex-hippie Asian woman who worked for Malcolm X, and he married his wife, Yolanda, over the phone from jail. He’s funny and fierce, frustrated and feared. And when Tuff decides to run for City Council, this dazzling novel goes from astoundingly funny to acerbically sublime. By turns profound and irreverent, and populated with a hilarious supporting cast, Paul Beatty's Tuff is satire at its razor-sharp best. “An extravagant, satirical cri de couer...Beatty’s blunt, impious, streetwise eloquence has a kind of transfixing power.” —The New York Times Book Review “Masterfully conceived and highly entertaining...Richly textured and unforgettable.”—The Boston Globe

Summary of The Sellout

Summary of The Sellout Book
Author : Whizbooks
Publisher : Blurb
Release : 2019-05-23
ISBN : 9781388329853
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Summary of The Sellout: A Novel by Paul Beatty: Trivia Books Published in 2015, The Sellout is a novel set in Los Angeles, where the protagonist Me, makes a living growing watermelons and marijuana. He tries to reinstate slavery and segregation in his majorly black neighborhood. This leads to a Supreme Court case, in which the protagonist is tried for his crime. He ultimately wins the case, making a mockery of the concept of justice for all. The Sellout proved to be very popular, especially after it was awarded the Man Booker Prize in 2016, the first time it was awarded to an American. The book also won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion & discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this copy for your enjoyment.

Jawbreaker s 24 Hour Revenge Therapy

Jawbreaker s 24 Hour Revenge Therapy Book
Author : Ronen Givony
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2018-04-19
ISBN : 1501323113
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Two and a half decades on, Jawbreaker's 24 Hour Revenge Therapy (1993-94) is the rare album to have lost none of its original loyalty, affection, and reverence. If anything, today, the cult of Jawbreaker-in their own words, "the little band that could but would probably rather not"-is now many times greater than it was when they broke up in 1996. Like the best work of Fugazi, The Clash, and Operation Ivy, the album is now is a rite of passage and a beloved classic among partisans of intelligent, committed, literary punk music and poetry. Why, when a thousand other artists came and went in that confounding decade of the 90s, did Jawbreaker somehow come to seem like more than just another band? Why do they persist, today, in meaning so much to so many people? And how did it happen that, two years after releasing their masterpiece, the band that was somehow more than just a band to its fans-closer to equipment for living-was no longer? Ronen Givony's 24 Hour Revenge Therapy is an extended tribute in the spirit of Nicholson Baker's U & I: a passionate, highly personal, and occasionally obsessive study of one of the great confessional rock albums of the 90s. At the same time, it offers a quizzical look back to the toxic authenticity battles of the decade, ponders what happened to the question of "selling out," and asks whether we today are enriched or impoverished by that debate becoming obsolete.

Real Black

Real Black Book
Author : John L. Jackson Jr.
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2005-11-15
ISBN : 9780226390017
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New York's urban neighborhoods are full of young would-be emcees who aspire to "keep it real" and restaurants like Sylvia's famous soul food eatery that offer a taste of "authentic" black culture. In these and other venues, authenticity is considered the best way to distinguish the real from the phony, the genuine from the fake. But in Real Black, John L. Jackson Jr. proposes a new model for thinking about these issues--racial sincerity. Jackson argues that authenticity caricatures identity as something imposed on people, imprisoning them within stereotypes--turning them into racial objects and inanimate things, instead of living, breathing human beings. Contending that such assumptions deny people agency--not to mention humanity--in their search for identity, Jackson counterposes sincerity, an internal and more productive analytical model for thinking about race. Moving in and around Harlem and Brooklyn, Jackson offers a kaleidoscope of subjects and stories that directly and indirectly address how race is negotiated in today's world--including tales of name-changing hip-hop emcees, book-vending numerologists, urban conspiracy theorists, corrupt police officers, mixed-race neo-Nazis, and high-school gospel choirs forbidden to catch the Holy Ghost. Enlisting "Anthroman," his cape-crusading critical alter ego, Jackson records and retells these interconnected sagas in virtuosic detail and, in the process, shows us how race is defined and debated, imposed and confounded every single day.

100 Things Nebraska Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

100 Things Nebraska Fans Should Know   Do Before They Die Book
Author : Sean Callahan
Publisher : Triumph Books
Release : 2013-11-01
ISBN : 1623682851
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is one of the most storied and decorated football programs in NCAA history—since its inception in 1890, the program has claimed five National Championships, all of which are explored in this essential guide, along with the personalities, events, and facts that any and every Cornhuskers fan should know. The book recalls the key moments and players from Tom Osborne’s reign on the Nebraska sidelines from the 1970s to the 1990s—an unprecedented period that included 13 conference championships and three national championships—as well as the program’s early years and recent success under head coach Bo Pelini. Author Sean Callahan also includes the unforgettable players who have worn the Scarlet and Cream, including Johnny Rodgers, Mike Rozier, Tommie Frazier, and Ndamukong Suh. More than a century of team history is distilled to capture the essential moments, highlighting the personalities, games, rivalries, and plays that have come together to make Nebraska one of college football’s legendary programs.

Progressive Dystopia

Progressive Dystopia Book
Author : Michael Ozga
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2012-02-01
ISBN : 1467040320
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We are at a crossroads in our nation s history and presented with two distinct choices; liberty or tyranny. We either believe in American exceptionalism and the founding principle that man can rule himself. Or we choose a style of governance that centrally plans our very existence. We either believe in the principles espoused by Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, et al...or we believe in the principles espoused by Marx, Engels, Bismarck, Lenin, et al... Following The Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin said we have a Republic if we can keep it. A warning against apathy and a call to arms that freedom requires eternal vigilance. Reagan planted his flag and asked, if not us who, if not now, when? We are presented with a choice, between a style of government whereby the power is derived from the people and a style of government that usurps all power from the governed. Progressivism is a villainous perfidy and a style of government completely antithetical to our founding principles.

Selling Electronic Media

Selling Electronic Media Book
Author : Ed Shane
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 1999-02-17
ISBN : 1136026266
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Selling is identifying and satisfying customer needs profitably. Profitable for you, profitable for them." Diane Sutter, President and CEO of Shooting Star Broadcasting , owner of KTAB-TV, Abilene, Texas This is the definition of sales used throughout Ed Shane's comprehensive and timely textbook Selling Electronic Media. This new definition reflects the customer-orientation of today's marketing environment as well as the product-orientation of selling. Today's selling is a win/win proposition, a win for the seller and a win for the customer. Using interviews with industry leaders and reports of their selling experiences, Selling Electronic Media shares insight and practical advice in the basics of selling: · prospecting · qualifying · needs analysis · presentations · answering objections · closing · relationship management Focusing on the merging and converging of electronic media and the need for branding of media at all levels, this highly readable book offers complete coverage of advertising sales for radio, television and cable, plus the new and emerging mass communication technologies, primarily those generated by the Internet. Selling Electronic Media is enhanced with review highlights and discussion points and illustrated throughout with visuals used by media outlets to market commercials and their audience reach. Students pursuing sales and marketing careers in electronic media and professionals wishing to reinforce their understanding of the merging and converging media environment will find what they need in the pages of this book.

Cannons and Codes

Cannons and Codes Book
Author : Alison L. LaCroix,Jonathan S. Masur,Martha C. Nussbaum
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2021-03-02
ISBN : 0197509398
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It can be said that western literature begins with a war story, the Iliad; and that this is true too of many non-Western literary traditions, such as the Mahabharata. And yet, though a profoundly human subject, war often appears to be by definition outside the realm of structures such as law and literature. When we speak of war, we often understand it as incapable of being rendered into rules or words. Lawyers struggle to fit the horrors of the battlefield, the torture chamber, or the makeshift hospital filled with wounded and dying civilians into the framework of legible rules and shared understandings that law assumes and demands. In the West's centuries-long effort to construct a formal law of war, the imperative has been to acknowledge the inhumanity of war while resisting the conclusion that it need therefore be without law. Writers, in contrast, seek to find the human within war--an individual story, perhaps even a moment of comprehension. Law and literature might in this way be said to share imperialist tendencies where war is concerned: toward extending their dominion to contain what might be uncontainable. Law, literature, and war are thus all profoundly connected--and it is this connection this edited volume aims to explore, assembling essays by preeminent scholars to discuss the ways in which literary works can shed light on legal thinking about war, and how a deep understanding of law can lead to interpretive insights on literary works. Some of the contributions concern the lives of soldiers; others focus on civilians living in war zones who are caught up in the conflict; still others address themselves to the home front, far from the theatre of war. By collecting such diverse perspectives, the volume aims to illuminate how literature has reflected the totalizing nature of war and the ways in which it distorts law across domains.

Seeds of Revolution

Seeds of Revolution Book
Author : Iam A. Freeman
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2014-03-26
ISBN : 1440185301
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Collection of Axioms, Passages & Proverbs From • Che Guevara • Bob Marley • Mao Tse Tung • George Jackson • Noam Chomsky • Patrice Lumumba • Leonard Peltier • Richard Pryor • Bruce Lee • H. Rap Brown • Will Rogers • Kwame Ture • Plato • Chief Seattle • Maurice Bishop • Anne Wilson Schaef • Martin Luther King, Jr. • Mahatma Gandhi • Helen Keller • Stevie Wonder • Buddha • Fidel Castro • Ptah-Hotep • Denzel Washington • Socrates • Karl Marx • Arundhati Roy • Paul Robeson • Zhuge Liang • Malcolm X • Confucius • Sekou Toure’ • Marvin Gaye • Mother Jones • Hugo Chavez • Kwame Nkrumah • Ho Chi Minh • Amilcar Cabral • Eugene V. Debs • Jose’ Martí • James Loewen • Marcus Garvey • Augusto Sandino • Aesop’s Fables • Harriet Tubman • Chief Joseph • Frantz Fanon • Mark Twain • Simon Bolivar • Thomas Sankara • Lao Tzu • Miriam Makeba • Howard Zinn • Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. • Subcomandante Marcos • Mumia Abu-Jamal • Kim Il Sung • Sitting Bull • W.E.B. Du Bois • Red Cloud • Paramahansa Yogananda • David Walker • Assata Shakur • Albert Camus • Steve Biko • KRS-One • George Santayana • Carter G. Woodson • Black Hawk • Muhammad Ali • John Lennon • Chuck D • John H. Clarke • I Ching • Jean-Jacques Rousseau • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe • Victor Hugo • Salvador Allende • Dick Gregory • Emiliano Zapata • Oprah Winfrey • Upton Sinclair • Bill Cosby • Cesar Chavez • John Brown • Various International Proverbs • Jack London • Henry David Thoreau • Frederick Douglass • Emma Goldman • Michael Jordan • George Orwell • Rage Against The Machine • Albert Einstein • Kareem Abdul-Jabar • Voltaire • Thomas Carlyle • Lauryn Hill • Sojourner Truth • Depak Chopra • The Bible • Prophet Muhammad • Rumi • V.I. Lenin • Meister Eckhart • Fred Hampton • Michael Moore • The Tao • George Carlin • Ralph Nader • Rosa Parks • Margaret Storm Jameson • Louis Farrakhan • Nina Simone • Yuri Kochiyama • Woody Guthrie • Bertrand Russell • Rosa Luxemburg • Willie Nelson • Joan Baez • Bhagavad-Gita • Gen. Smedley Butler • Fyodor Dostoyevsky • Duke Ellington • Ralph Waldo Emerson • Jawanza Kunjufu • Erich Fromm • Jimi Hendrix • Big Elk • Fannie Lou Hamer • Immanuel Kant • Ziggy Marley • Poor Richard’s Almanac • Public Enemy • Bill Russell • Kenneth Stampp • Spock • Peter Tosh • Nat Turner • Desmond Tutu • Sun Tzu • Booker T. Washington • Saul Alinsky • The Zulu Declaration • Brother • A Collection of Axioms, Passages & Proverbs On • God • Faith • Endurance • Agitate ...Organize • Unity • Commun-all-ism • Comrades • Enemies • No (Know) Sellouts • United Snakes of America • The Rich & Greedy • Warmongers • The Slick, Selfish & Wicked • The Humble, Righteous & Just • Resistance • Independence • Criticism/Self-Criticism • Time • Tell-Lie-Vision • Poverty/Class Struggle • Poli-tricks • The (In) Just-Us System • Women • Children • Family • Pride • Death • Culture • History • Slavery • The African Holocaust • The Question of Race • Religion • Money • Work • Education • Knowledge & Wisdom • Political Power • Socialism • Revolution • Free the Land • Afreeka • God •

The Sellout

The Sellout Book
Author : Paul Beatty
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Double Negative

Double Negative Book
Author : Racquel J. Gates
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2018-08-10
ISBN : 1478002239
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the antics of Flavor Flav on Flavor of Love to the brazen behavior of the women on Love & Hip Hop, so-called negative images of African Americans are a recurrent mainstay of contemporary American media representations. In Double Negative Racquel J. Gates examines the generative potential of such images, showing how some of the most disreputable representations of black people in popular media can strategically pose questions about blackness, black culture, and American society in ways that more respectable ones cannot. Rather than falling back on claims that negative portrayals hinder black progress, Gates demonstrates how reality shows such as Basketball Wives, comedians like Katt Williams, and movies like Coming to America play on "negative" images to take up questions of assimilation and upward mobility, provide a respite from the demands of respectability, and explore subversive ideas. By using negativity as a framework to illustrate these texts' social and political work as they reverberate across black culture, Gates opens up new lines of inquiry for black cultural studies.