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

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

9780415926577


Pages:   240
Publication Date:   02 November 2001
Format:   Hardback
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Soul Babies examines the world of black youth since the Black Power and Civil Rights era. Reading political events, musical works, social forms, media representations and literary productions, Mark Anthony Neal introduces a strong new concept of the Post-Soul Aesthetic to black cultural criticism that gives a name to the values and concerns of African Americans since the 1960s. In the films of Spike Lee, and the music or R. Kelley, the rise of a new urban working class, and the formation of Hip-Hop intellectuals, Neal argues that the Post-Soul Asthetic is repudating much of the black modern traditions and focusing instead on contemporary problems of culture and identity. traditions and focuses instead on contemporary problems of culture and identity.

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Author:   Mark Anthony Neal
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 2.10cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.499kg
ISBN:  

9780415926577


ISBN 10:   0415926572
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   02 November 2001
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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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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