Darkest America [E–pub/E–book]


  • Hardcover
  • 364
  • Darkest America
  • Yuval Taylor
  • English
  • 28 September 2020
  • 9780393070989

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Read Darkest America é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ck and white audiences We now consider minstrelsy an embarrassing relic but once blacks and whites alike saw it as a black art form and embraced it as such And as the authors reveal black minstrelsy remains deeply relevant to popular black entertainment particularly in the work of contemporary artists like Dave Chappelle Flavor Flav Spi. What this book did for me was to expose me to concepts and cultural allusions I d never heard of before Some of them I had heard of but very infreuently I m reviewing this a few years after I read it but it doesn t necessarily resonate on any level except general interest for me It also offered some other readings which might better contextualize the content As someone not versed in any kind of analysis of comedy I m loathe to say read it or not It s accessible and certainly a starting point False Pretences years after I read it but it doesn t necessarily resonate on any level except general interest for me It also offered some other readings which might better contextualize the content As someone not versed in any kind of analysis of comedy I m loathe to say read it or not It s accessible and certainly a starting point

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Read Darkest America é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free An exploration and celebration of a controversial tradition that contrary to popular opinion is alive and active after than 150 yearsYuval Taylor and Jake Austen investigate the complex history of black minstrelsy adopted in the mid nineteenth century by African American performers who played the grinning blackface fool to entertain bla. The things this book does well it does really well It s worth reading just for the easy to understand description of what a minstrel show was likeBut the uestion at the heart of the book Why did black people enjoy black blackface minstrelsy never gets a good answer And I think this is in part because they too easily dismiss white blackface minstrelsy as merely racist and full of degrading stereotypesIt was but it was also premised on the idea that black culture at least as imagined by whites had value though not the value black people might ascribe to it When all other popular culture treats you as either worthless or non existent of course you re going to be attracted to the art that treats your culture as if it has valueI was surprised that the authors didn t talk about that

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Read Darkest America é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ke Lee and Lil Wayne Darkest America explores the origins heyday and present day manifestations of this tradition exploding the myth that it was a form of entertainment that whites foisted on blacks and shining a sure to be controversial light on how these incendiary performances can be not only demeaning but also paradoxically liberati. I learned a lot about minstrel shows and minstrelsy but I really didn t think the book connected to hip hop well or adeuately and the last few chapters somewhat felt like padding The discussion of Zora Neale Hurston and Their Eyes Were Watching God specifically wasn t substantial enough to convince me of their argument and it was so out of order in terms of the chronological structure of this book that it seemed like a strange accidental editorial decision The section discussing Bill Cosby s influence on television was especially heartbreaking given the scandals surrounding him His legacy has likely been tarnished beyond repair which is such a loss for many reasons


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  1. says: Darkest America [E–pub/E–book] Yuval Taylor É 5 Read

    Darkest America [E–pub/E–book] The things this book does well it does really well It's worth reading just for the easy to understand description of what a minstrel show was likeBut the uestion at the heart of the book Why did black people enjoy black blackface minstrelsy? never gets a good answer And I think this is in part because they too e

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    Darkest America [E–pub/E–book] Very frustrating read The conclusion such as it is is that almost every performance by African American artists is subject to devolving into minstrelsy By not carefully defining terms the author strings together

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    Darkest America [E–pub/E–book] So i am doing research on various minstrel traditions particularly the black face tradition Ultimately this book aimed for popular consumption is strangely written and the authors do not position themselves well I

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    Darkest America [E–pub/E–book] I appreciate the reviews written by Betsy Phillips and Oliver BatemanI read the book not having yet? viewed most of the pe

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    Darkest America [E–pub/E–book] What this book did for me was to expose me to concepts and cultural allusions I'd never heard of before Some of them I had heard of but very infreuently I'm reviewing this a few years after I read it but it doesn't necessarily reson

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    Darkest America [E–pub/E–book] Read ¶ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É Yuval Taylor Yuval Taylor É 5 Read I simply lost interest May return to it someday

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    Darkest America [E–pub/E–book] Yuval Taylor É 5 Read Free download Darkest America Two white dudes Yuval Taylor and Jake Austen decided to tackle minstrelsy's complicated history in an accessible work that takes the subject right up to the present and here's what we got It's not bad really there's good info here the Zulu Krewe chapter is a nice bit of hands on reportage rarely seen in these things and their work on Flavor Flav is better than what I've seen elsewhere But at the end of the day there's not much there ther

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    Free download Darkest America Yuval Taylor É 5 Read Darkest America [E–pub/E–book] I learned a lot about minstrel shows and minstrelsy but I really didn't think the book connected to hip hop well or adeuately and the last few chapters somewhat felt like padding The discussion of Zora Neale Hursto

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    Yuval Taylor É 5 Read Darkest America [E–pub/E–book] interesting read on the past and present application of black minstrel characterization as well as which ones were inherently racist and what w

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    Darkest America [E–pub/E–book] Read ¶ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É Yuval Taylor Very interesting history of a key element of American pop cultureSuffers some from repeatedly citing Bill Cosby as a thoughtful critic of minstrelsy it really dates the book to coming out before Cosby's scandal broke out

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