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The Resource Critical appropriations : African American women and the construction of transnational identity, Simone C. Drake

Critical appropriations : African American women and the construction of transnational identity, Simone C. Drake

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Critical appropriations : African American women and the construction of transnational identity
Title
Critical appropriations
Title remainder
African American women and the construction of transnational identity
Statement of responsibility
Simone C. Drake
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the novels of Toni Morrison to the music of Beyoncé Knowles, the cultural prevalence of a transnational black identity, as created by African American women, is more than a product of geographic mobility. Rather, as author Simone C. Drake shows, these constructions illuminate our understanding of a chronically marginalized demographic. In Critical Appropriations, Drake contends that these fluid and hetero-geneous characterizations of black females arise from multiple creative outlets literature, film, and music videos and reflect African Ameri-can women's evolving concept of home, community, gender, and family. Through a close examination of Toni Morrison's Paradise, Danzy Senna's Caucasia, Gayl Jones's Corregidora, Erna Brodber's Louisiana, and Kasi Lemmons's film Eve's Bayou, as well as Beyoncé Knowles's B-Day album and music-video collaboration with Shakira, Beautiful Liar, Drake reveals how concepts of hybridity whether positioned as créolité, Candomblé, négritude, Latinidad, or Brasilidade are appropriated in each work of art as a way of challenging the homogeneous paradigm of black cultural studies. This redefined notion of identity enables African American women to embrace a more complex, transnational blackness that is not only more liberating but also more pertinent to their experiences. Drawing from this borderless exchange of ideas and a richer concept of self, Critical Appropriations offers a rewarding reconsideration of the creative implications for African American women, mapping new directions in black women's studies. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1975-
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Drake, Simone C.
Dewey number
810.9/928708996073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
D73 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Southern literary studies
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  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Women, Black
  • Women, Black, in literature
  • African diaspora in literature
Label
Critical appropriations : African American women and the construction of transnational identity, Simone C. Drake
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
When home is paradise: appropriating acts in Toni Morrison's Paradise -- Romanticizing diaspora and remembering Zora in Erna Brodber's Louisiana -- Transnational sisterhood: Beyonce and Shakira sexing the difference -- He said nothing: Brasilidade and Aphasia in Danzy Senna's Caucasia and Gayl Jones's Corregiadora -- The sight/site of transgression in Eve's Bayou -- Epilogue: Loose your mother: a different route home
Control code
853113573
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 186 pages
Isbn
9780807153871
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013024531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)853113573
Label
Critical appropriations : African American women and the construction of transnational identity, Simone C. Drake
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
When home is paradise: appropriating acts in Toni Morrison's Paradise -- Romanticizing diaspora and remembering Zora in Erna Brodber's Louisiana -- Transnational sisterhood: Beyonce and Shakira sexing the difference -- He said nothing: Brasilidade and Aphasia in Danzy Senna's Caucasia and Gayl Jones's Corregiadora -- The sight/site of transgression in Eve's Bayou -- Epilogue: Loose your mother: a different route home
Control code
853113573
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 186 pages
Isbn
9780807153871
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013024531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)853113573

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