Blues Legacies and Black Feminism

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism

The works of Rainey, Smith, and Holiday have been largely misunderstood by critics.

Author: Angela Y. Davis

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307574442

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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From one of this country's most important intellectuals comes a brilliant analysis of the blues tradition that examines the careers of three crucial black women blues singers through a feminist lens. Angela Davis provides the historical, social, and political contexts with which to reinterpret the performances and lyrics of Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday as powerful articulations of an alternative consciousness profoundly at odds with mainstream American culture. The works of Rainey, Smith, and Holiday have been largely misunderstood by critics. Overlooked, Davis shows, has been the way their candor and bravado laid the groundwork for an aesthetic that allowed for the celebration of social, moral, and sexual values outside the constraints imposed by middle-class respectability. Through meticulous transcriptions of all the extant lyrics of Rainey and Smith−published here in their entirety for the first time−Davis demonstrates how the roots of the blues extend beyond a musical tradition to serve as a conciousness-raising vehicle for American social memory. A stunning, indispensable contribution to American history, as boldly insightful as the women Davis praises, Blues Legacies and Black Feminism is a triumph.
Categories: Social Science

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism

Author: Angela Yvonne Davis

Publisher:

ISBN: 0704346443

Category: African American women musicians

Page: 448

View: 792

Categories: African American women musicians

A Black Women s History of the United States

A Black Women s History of the United States

For lyrics to “Black Eye Blues,” see Angela Y. Davis, Blues Legacies and Black
Feminism: Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday (New York:
Vintage Books, 1998), 204. On Ma Rainey, see Davis, Blues Legacies and Black
 ...

Author: Daina Ramey Berry

Publisher: ReVisioning American History

ISBN: 9780807033555

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 180

"A Black Women's History of the United States is a critical survey of black women's complicated legacy in America, as it takes into account their exploitation and victimization as well as their undeniable and substantial contributions to the country since its inception"--
Categories: History

Challenging Misrepresentations of Black Womanhood

Challenging Misrepresentations of Black Womanhood

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude “Ma Rainey” Bessie Smith, and
Billie Holiday. New York: Pantheon Books. De Wilde, Karen. 2015. “RHOA
Season 7 Reunion 'Epic' and 'Surprising: Kandi Burruss, Claudia Jordan, Kenya
Moore, ...

Author: Marquita M. Gammage

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781783089383

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 899

'Challenging Misrepresentations of Black Womanhood' investigates the stereotyping of Black womanhood and the larger sociological impact on Black women's self-perceptions. It details the historical and contemporary use of stereotypes against Black women and how Black women work to challenge and dispel false perceptions, and highlights the role of racist ideas in the reproduction and promotion of stereotypes of Black femaleness in media, literature, artificial intelligence and the perceptions of the general public. Contributors in this collection identify the racists and sexist ideologies behind the misperceptions of Black womanhood and illuminate twenty-first-century stereotypical treatment of Black women such as Michelle Obama and Serena Williams, and explore topics such as comedic expressions of Black motherhood, representations of Black women in television dramas and literature, and identity reclamation and self-determination. The five sections of the book provide a brief historical overall of the long-standing use of stereotypes used against Black women; explore the systematic attack on Black motherhood and how Black mothers use self-determination to thrive; investigate treatments of Black womanhood in media, television and literature; examine the political impact of stereotyped frameworks used for deconstructing Black female public figures; and discuss self-affirmation and identity reclamation among Africana women. 'Challenging Misrepresentations of Black Womanhood' establishes the criteria with which to examine the role of stereotypes in the lives of Black females and, more specifically, its impact on their social and psychological well-being.
Categories: Social Science

Black Pearls

Black Pearls

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Author: Daphne Duval Harrison

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813512808

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 299

View: 266

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Categories: Literary Collections

Imagining Queer Methods

Imagining Queer Methods

Babylon Girls: Black Women Performers and the Shaping of the Modern. ... “
Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of
Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory, ... Blues Legacies and Black
Feminism.

Author: Amin Ghaziani

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479821020

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 426

Reimagines the field of queer studies by asking “How do we do queer theory?” Imagining Queer Methods showcases the methodological renaissance unfolding in queer scholarship. This volume brings together emerging and esteemed researchers from all corners of the academy who are defining new directions for the field. From critical race studies, history, journalism, lesbian feminist studies, literature, media studies, and performance studies to anthropology, education, psychology, sociology, and urban planning, this impressive interdisciplinary collection covers topics such as humanistic approaches to reading, theorizing, and interpreting, as well as scientific appeals to measurement, modeling, sampling, and statistics. By bringing together these diverse voices into an unprecedented single volume, Amin Ghaziani and Matt Brim inspire us with innovative ways of thinking about methods and methodologies in queer studies.
Categories: Social Science

Erotic Eruptions and Communal Disruptions

Erotic Eruptions and Communal Disruptions

60 Christian , “ Afro - American Women Poets : A Historical Introduction , ” in
Black Feminist Criticism : Perspectives on Black ... Angela Davis , in Blues
Legacies and Black Feminism : Gertrude ' Ma ' Rainey , Bessie Smith , and Billie
Holiday ...

Author: Shubha Venugopal

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015055439577

Category:

Page:

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On the Relationship Between Altruism and African American Women in Contemporary Popular Music

On the Relationship Between Altruism and African American Women in Contemporary Popular Music

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism ( New York : Pantheon Books , 1998 ) p . 33
. " ? As quoted in Patricia Hill Collins Black Feminist Thought : Knowledge ,
Consciousness and the Politics of Empowerment , p.99 18 Angela Y. Davis .
Blues ...

Author: Dianne Bartlow

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822028523496

Category: African American women

Page: 688

View: 284

Categories: African American women

Black Geographies and the Politics of Place

Black Geographies and the Politics of Place

Katherine McKittrick, Clyde Adrian Woods. Blues , ” Radical America , 20 : 4 (
1986 ) ; Angela Yvonne Davis , Blues Legacies and Black Feminism : Gertrude
Ma ' Rainey , Bessie Smith , and Billie Holiday ( New York : Vintage Books , 1999
) .

Author: Katherine McKittrick

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 0896087735

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 493

Mapping a new world.
Categories: Education

Feminist Bookstore News

Feminist Bookstore News

BLACK FEMINISM Angela Y . Davis GERTRUDI MA RAINER SUSSIE SMITH ,
AND BILLIT NOLIDAY 3 CH RACESTE CORO FRA RECENT The Pig Farmer ' s
Daughter and Other Blues Legacies and Black Feminism THE Tales of American
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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046428275

Category: Feminist literature

Page:

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Categories: Feminist literature

The Gaither Reporter

The Gaither Reporter

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism : Gertrude “ MA ” Rainey , Bessie Smith ,
and Billie Holiday . New York : Pantheon , 1998 . Reviewed by Larvester Gaither
lues continues to be one of the most influential genres of music within Western ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556037457470

Category: African Americans

Page:

View: 974

Categories: African Americans

Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History

Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History

New York : Oxford University Press , 1987 . Collins , Patricia Hill . Black Feminist
Thought : Knowledge , Consciousness , and the Politics of Empowerment .
Boston : UnwinHyman , 1991 . Davis , Angela Y . Blues Legacies and Black
Feminism ...

Author: Colin A. Palmer

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN: UOM:39015063265659

Category: African Americans

Page: 2746

View: 868

Contains primary source material.
Categories: African Americans

G K Hall Interdisciplinary Bibliographic Guide to Black Studies

G K  Hall Interdisciplinary Bibliographic Guide to Black Studies

Bluesland : ( videorecording ) . New York : BMG Video , c1993 Davis , Angela
Yvonne , 1944 - Blues legacies and Black feminism . New York : Pantheon Books
, c1998 . ML3521 . D355 1998 Dunas , Jeff . State of the blues . Ist ed . New York
 ...

Author: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065694815

Category: African Americans

Page:

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Categories: African Americans

Preaching and Piety

Preaching and Piety

The Politics of Women's Voice in African-American Gospel Music with Special
Attention to Gospel Music Pioneer Lucie E. Campbell Roxanne Regina Reed.
tuxedos to ... Angela Davis in Blues Legacies and Black Feminism makes this
claim .

Author: Roxanne Regina Reed

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89079711784

Category: African American Baptists

Page: 309

View: 966

Categories: African American Baptists

Still Brave

Still Brave

Moving Beyond Boundaries : International Dimensions of Black Women ' s
Writings . New York : New York University Press . Davis , Angela Y . 1998 . Blues
Legacies and Black Feminism : Gertrude “ Ma ” Rainey , Bessie Smith , and Billie
 ...

Author: Stanlie Myrise James

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133009485

Category: Political Science

Page: 444

View: 806

A definitive guide to race and gender from the pioneers of black women's studies.
Categories: Political Science

Critical Reconstructions of History

Critical Reconstructions of History

( Angela Davis , Blues Legacies and Black Feminism 20 ) . 1 Cherry Muhanji (
born Jannette Washington ) is an African American lesbian fiction writer and
scholar . ? Her experiences as a light - skinned Black woman growing up in
1950s ...

Author: Mattie Udora Richardson

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3503384

Category:

Page: 498

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Channeling Blackness

Channeling Blackness

Blues legacies and Black feminism : Gertrude " Ma " Rainey , Bessie Smith , and
Billie Holiday . New York : Pantheon Books . Delano Brown , Jane , and Kenneth
Campbell . 1986 . Race and gender in music videos : The same beat but a ...

Author: Darnell M. Hunt

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015059290679

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 659

Blackness has always played a central role in the American imagination. Therefore, it should not be surprising that popular television--a medium that grew up with the Civil Rights Movement--has featured blackness as both a foil and a key narrative theme throughout its sixty-year existence. Ironically, in modern "colorblind" times, we are faced with a unique turn of events--blackness is actually over-represented in television sitcoms and dramas. Channeling Blackness: Studies on Television and Race in America presents fifteen classic and contemporary studies of the shifting, complex relationship between popular television and blackness. Using a variety of methodological and theoretical approaches, these essays examine four key issues that have framed popular and scholarly inquiries into the nature of race on television: * The black-white binary * The power of media * Distinguishing between "negative" and "positive" images * The relative importance of markets versus racial motives in television Firmly establishing popular television as a central cultural forum in our society, Channeling Blackness looks at how television has profoundly shaped and been shaped by America's ambivalent relationship with blackness. It provides numerous examples of how our current interaction with television distinguishes the lived experiences of today from those of the past. The book also shows how the entertainment function of television often masks its ideological purpose, particularly its role in reflecting and reproducing America's racial order. A useful supplement in any number of courses on race and society, Channeling Blackness is an ideal text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on race and media, media and society, television studies, television criticism, communication studies, and African American and ethnic studies.
Categories: Social Science

Womanist Theory and Research

Womanist Theory and Research

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism . Angela Davis . New York : Pantheon , 1998
. 11 . " Preface " and " Chapter One - The Ones that Got Away " of Stormy Weather
: The Music and Lives of a century of Jazz Women . Linda Dahl . New York ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078227884

Category: African American art

Page:

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Categories: African American art

Revolutions of the Mind

Revolutions of the Mind

Davis , Angela . Blues Legacies and Black Feminism : Gertrude “ Ma ” Rainey ,
Bessie Smith , and Billie Holiday . New York : Vintage Books , 1998 . Douglass ,
Lisa . The Power of Sentiment : Love , Hierarchy and the Jamaican Family Elite .

Author: Dionne Bennett

Publisher: University of California Center for Afro

ISBN: IND:30000102967035

Category: History

Page: 126

View: 112

Categories: History

Voice and Voicelessness

Voice and Voicelessness

Angela Davis ' Blues Legacies and Black Feminism , grounded the blues lyrics
and early blues singing women , like Gertrude “ Ma ” Rainey and Bessie Smith for
example , to black feminism . Davis ' book reinforces that working - class women
 ...

Author: Regina Vertell Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293024938593

Category: African American women in literature

Page: 444

View: 822

Categories: African American women in literature