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The Resource The Word of the Lord is upon me : the righteous performance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Jonathan Rieder

The Word of the Lord is upon me : the righteous performance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Jonathan Rieder

Label
The Word of the Lord is upon me : the righteous performance of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Title
The Word of the Lord is upon me
Title remainder
the righteous performance of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Rieder
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""You don't know me," Martin Luther King, Jr., once declared to those who criticized his denunciation of the Vietnam War, who wanted to confine him to the ghetto of "black" issues. Now, forty years after being felled by an assassin's bullet, it is still difficult to take the measure of the man: apostle of peace or angry prophet; sublime exponent of a beloved community or fiery Moses leading his people up from bondage; black preacher or translator of blackness to the white world? This book explores the extraordinary performances through which King played with all of these possibilities, and others too, blending and gliding in and out of idioms and identities. Taking us deep into King's backstage discussions with colleagues, his preaching to black congregations, his exhortations in mass meetings, and his crossover addresses to whites, Jonathan Rieder tells a powerful story about the tangle of race, talk, and identity in the life of one of America's greatest moral and political leaders." --Book jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rieder, Jonathan
Dewey number
323.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.K5
LC item number
R54 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Martin Luther
  • King, Martin Luther
Label
The Word of the Lord is upon me : the righteous performance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Jonathan Rieder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [339]-382) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The artistry of argument -- pt. 2. Inside the circle of the tribe -- The geometry of belonging -- Brotherhood and "brother"hood -- Backstage and blackstage -- Race men and real men -- The prophetic backstage -- pt. 2. Son of a (black) preacher man -- Flight from the folk? -- Homilies of black liberation -- Raw and refined -- pt. 3. King in the mass meetings -- Beloved black community -- The physics of deliverance -- The rationality of defiance -- The courage to be -- Free riders and freedom riders -- pt. 4. Crossing over into beloved community -- Artifice and authenticity -- Practicing what you preach -- Validating the movement -- The allure of rudeness -- Black interludes in the crossover moment
Control code
179801111
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 394 pages
Isbn
9780674028227
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007047272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)179801111
Label
The Word of the Lord is upon me : the righteous performance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Jonathan Rieder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [339]-382) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The artistry of argument -- pt. 2. Inside the circle of the tribe -- The geometry of belonging -- Brotherhood and "brother"hood -- Backstage and blackstage -- Race men and real men -- The prophetic backstage -- pt. 2. Son of a (black) preacher man -- Flight from the folk? -- Homilies of black liberation -- Raw and refined -- pt. 3. King in the mass meetings -- Beloved black community -- The physics of deliverance -- The rationality of defiance -- The courage to be -- Free riders and freedom riders -- pt. 4. Crossing over into beloved community -- Artifice and authenticity -- Practicing what you preach -- Validating the movement -- The allure of rudeness -- Black interludes in the crossover moment
Control code
179801111
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 394 pages
Isbn
9780674028227
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007047272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)179801111

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