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Post Black

how a new generation is redefining African American identity

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This edition was published in by Lawrence Hill Books in Chicago, Ill.

Written in English

206 pages

"As a young journalist covering black life at large, author Ytasha L. Womack found herself straddling her culture's rarely acknowledged generation gaps and cultural divides. Traditional images show blacks unified culturally, politically, and socially, united by race at venues such as churches and community meetings. But in the "post black" era, individuals do not necessarily define themselves by tradition as much as by personal interests, points of view, and lifestyle. Although grateful to generations that have paved the way, many cannot relate to the rhetoric of pundits who speak as ambassadors of black life any more than they see themselves in exaggerated hip-hop images." "In Post Black: How a New Generation Is Redefining African American Identity, Womack takes a fresh look at the dynamics shaping the lives of contemporary African Americans. Combining interviews, opinions of experts, and extensive research, Post Black will open the eyes of some, validate the lives of others, and provide a realistic picture of the expanding community."--BOOK JACKET.

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"As a young journalist covering black life at large, author Ytasha L. Womack found herself straddling her culture's rarely acknowledged generation gaps and cultural divides. Traditional images show blacks unified culturally, politically, and socially, united by race at venues such as churches and community meetings. But in the "post black" era, individuals do not necessarily define themselves by tradition as much as by personal interests, points of view, and lifestyle. Although grateful to generations that have paved the way, many cannot relate to the rhetoric of pundits who speak as ambassadors of black life any more than they see themselves in exaggerated hip-hop images." "In Post Black: How a New Generation Is Redefining African American Identity, Womack takes a fresh look at the dynamics shaping the lives of contemporary African Americans. Combining interviews, opinions of experts, and extensive research, Post Black will open the eyes of some, validate the lives of others, and provide a realistic picture of the expanding community."--BOOK JACKET.

Post Black

how a new generation is redefining African American identity

This edition was published in by Lawrence Hill Books in Chicago, Ill.


Edition Description

"As a young journalist covering black life at large, author Ytasha L. Womack found herself straddling her culture's rarely acknowledged generation gaps and cultural divides. Traditional images show blacks unified culturally, politically, and socially, united by race at venues such as churches and community meetings. But in the "post black" era, individuals do not necessarily define themselves by tradition as much as by personal interests, points of view, and lifestyle. Although grateful to generations that have paved the way, many cannot relate to the rhetoric of pundits who speak as ambassadors of black life any more than they see themselves in exaggerated hip-hop images." "In Post Black: How a New Generation Is Redefining African American Identity, Womack takes a fresh look at the dynamics shaping the lives of contemporary African Americans. Combining interviews, opinions of experts, and extensive research, Post Black will open the eyes of some, validate the lives of others, and provide a realistic picture of the expanding community."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Introduction: identity theft
The generation gap: the young Black professional
The African diaspora: new immigrants in African America
Bridges: biracial, bicultural identity
Black, gay, lesbian, and proud: GLBT in Black America
Spirituality: the new Black religious experience
The hip-hop factor: Black art in a commercial landscape
Black entrepreneurs: new urban impresarios and postracial shopkeepers
Talented tenth revisited: capitalism versus social responsibility
Neofeminism: womanist values in the age of the video girl
The Obama factor: redefining possibility.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Library of Congress
E185.625 .W595 2010

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Open Library
OL24461303M
Internet Archive
postblackhownewg0000woma
ISBN 10
1556528051
ISBN 13
9781556528057
LC Control Number
2009029619
OCLC/WorldCat
368040330

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