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Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Classby Robin D. G. Kelley
Synopses & Reviews
"In a prose that is clear, full of real-world illustrations and sometimes outright funny, [Kelley] does something increasingly rare: he maintains political commitment while appreciating various kinds of aesthetic, social and political differences (rebel, rebel)." Quarterly Black Review
"A wide-ranging, challenging book that deserves attention by anyone seriously interested in African American culture." Choice
Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-338) and index.
About the Author
Robin D. G. Kelley is professor of history and Africana studies at New York University and author of Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression (1990).
Table of Contents
Foreword by George Lipsitz
Introduction: Writing Black Working-Class History from Way, Way Below
PART I. "WE WEAR THE MASK": HIDDEN HISTORIES OF RESISTANCE
1. Shiftless of the World Unite!
2. "We Are Not What We Seem": The Politics and Pleasures of Community
3. Congested Terrain: Resistance on Public Transportation
4. Birmingham's Untouchables: The Black Poor in the Age of Civil Rights
PART II. TO BE RED AND BLACK
5. "Afric's Sons With Banner Red": African American Communists and the Politics of Culture, 1919-1934
6. "This Ain't Ethiopia, But It'll Do": African Americans and the Spanish Civil War
PART III. REBELS WITHOUT A CAUSE?
7. The Riddle of the Zoot: Malcolm Little and Black Cultural Politics During World War II
8. Kickin' Reality, Kickin' Ballistics: "Gangsta Rap" and Postindustrial Los Angeles
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