Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic

Author:   Mark Anthony Neal
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN:  

9780415926584


Pages:   240
Publication Date:   02 November 2001
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Mark Anthony Neal
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.70cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.340kg
ISBN:  

9780415926584


ISBN 10:   0415926580
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   02 November 2001
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. You Remind Me of Something : Towards a Post-Soul Aesthetic. 2. Sweetback's Revenge: Gangsters, Blacxploitation, and Black Middle Class Identity. 3. Baby Mama (Drama) and Baby Daddy (Trauma): Post-Soul Gender Politics. 4. The Post-Soul Intelligentsia: Mass Media, Popular culture and Social Praxis. 5. Native Tongues: Voices of the Post-Soul Intelligentsia. 6. A Soul Baby in Real Time: Generation Hip-hop on Campus. Epilogue

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... validates Neal's intellectual and practical contribution to the fields of popular culture and Black cultural studies. <br>-Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, American Studies, Fall 2002 <br> [Neal] makes a significant theoretical contribution to the existing intellectual work on Black popular culture. <br>-Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, American Studies, Fall 2002 <br>... .carves out a well-defined intellectual and theoretical space for the post-soul generation--the soul babies of history. <br>-Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, American Studies, Fall 2002 <br> this is a subtle and refreshing look at the aesthetic sensibilities of Generation Hip-Hop . . .. <br>-Choice, June 2002 <br> Mark Anthony Neal is that rare and gifted writer and thinker who can move easily between street corners and academia, hip-hop heads and high-brow intellectuals, as well as pop cultural markers as different as Good Times and Batman. Indeed, Soul Babies recalls the best iconoclastic work of W.E.B. DuBois, E. Franklin Frazier, and bell hooks. Yes, Neal is that kind of intellectual giant-in-the-making: brutally honest with razor-sharp insights, and so ahead of his time that he is one of the voices we will look to many years from now for interpretations of these first days of the 21st century.. <br>-Kevin Powell, editor of Step Into a World: A Global Anthology of the New Black Literature <br>


... validates Neal's intellectual and practical contribution to the fields of popular culture and Black cultural studies. -Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, American Studies, Fall 2002 [Neal] makes a significant theoretical contribution to the existing intellectual work on Black popular culture. -Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, American Studies, Fall 2002 ... .carves out a well-defined intellectual and theoretical space for the post-soul generation--the soul babies of history. -Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, American Studies, Fall 2002 this is a subtle and refreshing look at the aesthetic sensibilities of Generation Hip-Hop . . .. -Choice, June 2002 Mark Anthony Neal is that rare and gifted writer and thinker who can move easily between street corners and academia, hip-hop heads and high-brow intellectuals, as well as pop cultural markers as different as Good Times and Batman. Indeed, Soul Babies recalls the best iconoclastic work of W.E.B. DuBois, E. Franklin Frazier, and bell hooks. Yes, Neal is that kind of intellectual giant-in-the-making: brutally honest with razor-sharp insights, and so ahead of his time that he is one of the voices we will look to many years from now for interpretations of these first days of the 21st century.. -Kevin Powell, editor of Step Into a World: A Global Anthology of the New Black Literature


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Mark Anthony Neal is Associate Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Program in African and African-American Studies at Duke University. Neal is the author of What the Music Said, Soul Babies, and Songs in the Key of Black Life, all published by Routledge.

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