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Reading Contemporary African American Literature

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Reading Contemporary African American Literature focuses on the subject of contemporary African American popular fiction by women. Bragg's study addresses why such work should be the subject of scholarly examination, describes the events and attitudes which account for the critical neglect of this body of work, and models a critical approach to such narratives that demonstrates the distinctive ways in which this literature captures the complexities of post-civil rights era black experiences. In making her arguments regarding the value of popular writing, Bragg argues that black women's popular fiction foregrounds gender in ways that are frequently missing from other modes of narrative production. They exhibit a responsiveness and timeliness to the shifting social terrain which is reflected in the rapidly shifting styles and themes which characterize popular fiction. In doing so, they extend the historical function of African American literature by continuing to engage the black body as a symbol of political meaning in the social context of the United States. In popular literature Beauty Bragg locates a space from which black women engage a variety of public discourses.

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Publisher: Lexington Books

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  • Release date: November 12, 2014

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  • ISBN: 9780739188798
  • Release date: November 12, 2014

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  • ISBN: 9780739188798
  • File size: 956 KB
  • Release date: November 12, 2014

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  • ISBN: 9780739188798
  • File size: 1273 KB
  • Release date: November 12, 2014

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Reading Contemporary African American Literature focuses on the subject of contemporary African American popular fiction by women. Bragg's study addresses why such work should be the subject of scholarly examination, describes the events and attitudes which account for the critical neglect of this body of work, and models a critical approach to such narratives that demonstrates the distinctive ways in which this literature captures the complexities of post-civil rights era black experiences. In making her arguments regarding the value of popular writing, Bragg argues that black women's popular fiction foregrounds gender in ways that are frequently missing from other modes of narrative production. They exhibit a responsiveness and timeliness to the shifting social terrain which is reflected in the rapidly shifting styles and themes which characterize popular fiction. In doing so, they extend the historical function of African American literature by continuing to engage the black body as a symbol of political meaning in the social context of the United States. In popular literature Beauty Bragg locates a space from which black women engage a variety of public discourses.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Lexington Books

    Kindle Book
    Release date: November 12, 2014

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780739188798
    Release date: November 12, 2014

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9780739188798
    File size: 956 KB
    Release date: November 12, 2014

    PDF ebook
    ISBN: 9780739188798
    File size: 1273 KB
    Release date: November 12, 2014

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
    PDF ebook
  • Languages
    English