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Blues, Ideology and Afro-American Literature : A Vernacular Theory - Houston A. Baker

Blues, Ideology and Afro-American Literature

A Vernacular Theory

Paperback Published: 1st January 1984
ISBN: 9780226035383
Number Of Pages: 240

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Relating the blues to American social and literary history and to Afro-American expressive culture, Houston A. Baker, Jr., offers the basis for a broader study of American culture at its "vernacular" level. He shows how the "blues voice" and its economic undertones are both central to the American narrative and characteristic of the Afro-American way of telling it.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Figurations for a New American Literary History: Archaeology, Ideology, and Afro-American Discourse
Discovering America: Generational Shifts, Afro-American Literary Criticism, and the Study of Expressive Culture
A Dream of American Form: Fictive Discourse, Black (W)holes, and a Blues Book
Most Excellent
Conclusion
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780226035383
ISBN-10: 0226035387
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st January 1984
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 14.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition