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Open Mike - Michael Dyson

Paperback Published: 24th December 2002
ISBN: 9780465017652
Number Of Pages: 448
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Essays and interviews from one of the most insightful and thought-provoking black intellectuals to emerge since the heyday of the civil rights movement.. Here, collected for the first time, are interviews and essays representing Michael Eric Dyson's most important thinking on race and identity. Exploring such topics as "whiteness" as seen through a black man's eye, modernism and postmodernism in black culture, and the emancipating role of black music from the plantation to the ghetto, Open Mike is a perfect introduction to Dyson's work and a must-have for students and scholars in African American Studies and Cultural Studies.

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xix
Philosophy, Theory, and Race
Not from Some Racial Zeus's Head: My Intellectual Developmentp. 3
Textual Acts and Semiotic Gestures: Race, Writing, and Technotopiap. 23
Baptizing Theory, Representing Truth: Religious Discourse, Poststructuralist Theory, and Multiculturalismp. 42
More Than Academic: Seamless Theory, Racial Disruptions, and Public Intellectuals in the Ebony Towerp. 61
Trump Cards: Racial Paradigms, Postcolonial Theory, and Feminist Thoughtp. 79
Giving Whiteness a Black Eye: Excavating White Identities, Ideologies, and Institutionsp. 99
"Is It Something I Said?": Dissident Speech, Plantation Negro Syndrome, and the Politics of Self-Respectp. 126
Cultural Studies
Is Postmodernism Just Modernism in Drag? Black Identities in Fluxp. 151
The Great Next: Jazz Origins and the Anatomy of Improvisationp. 179
Black Fists and Sole Brothers: The 1968 Olympicsp. 207
Adjusting the Color: Television, Race, and Culturep. 227
"I Love Black People, But I Hate Niggas": Intellectuals, Black Comedy, and the Politics of Self-Criticismp. 248
Religious Beliefs, Theological Arguments
"Searching for Black Jesus": The Nietzschean Quest of a Metaphysical Thugp. 267
"Speech Is My Hammer": Black Preaching, Social Justice, and Rap Rhetoricp. 289
Ecstasy, Excess, and Eschatology: Black Religion in Crisisp. 305
The Anatomy of Radical Christianity: Tracing Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dangerous Legacyp. 321
Prophetic Black Islamic Ethics: Malcolm X, Spiritual Warfare, and Angry Black Lovep. 341
Homotextualities: The Bible, Sexual Ethics, and the Theology of Homoeroticismp. 360
Bibliographyp. 385
Acknowledgmentsp. 416
Indexp. 418
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ISBN: 9780465017652
ISBN-10: 0465017657
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 11+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 24th December 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1