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Blues Legacies and Black Feminism

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ISBN13: 9780679771265
ISBN10: 0679771263
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Davis provides the historical, social, and political contexts with which to reinterpret the performances and lyrics of many famous women blues singers as the articulation of a black, working-class feminist consciousness at odds with mainstream American culture.

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The author of "Women, Race and Class" suggests that "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday represent a black working-class, feminist ideology and historical consciousness. Davis' illuminating analysis of the songs performed by these artists provides readers with a compelling and transformative understanding of their musical and social contributions and of their relation to both the African-American community and American culture. of photos.

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mpeterssss, March 4, 2007 (view all comments by mpeterssss)
Through her writing, Davis takes her readers on a journey through the life of some of the famous female blues singers. She included some of her philosophies about societies views towards females. It was a great book and females as well as males should read it. Females who have doubts about their leadership potential should read this book because it gives us females confidence in ourselves and our abilities.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679771265
Author:
Davis, Angela Y.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Davis, Angela Yvonne
Author:
Davis, Angela Y.
Subject:
Blues
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Blues (music)
Subject:
Afro-American women
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Blues
Subject:
Blues (Music) -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Holiday, Billie
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
music;feminism;blues;women s studies;african american;history;women;billie holiday;race
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 PAGES OF BandW PHOTOS
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
7.97x5.16x.94 in. .92 lbs.

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Product details 464 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679771265 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The author of "Women, Race and Class" suggests that "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday represent a black working-class, feminist ideology and historical consciousness. Davis' illuminating analysis of the songs performed by these artists provides readers with a compelling and transformative understanding of their musical and social contributions and of their relation to both the African-American community and American culture. of photos.
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