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The Black Arts Movement: Literary Nationalism in the 1960s and 1970s (John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Cu)

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Emerging from a matrix of Old Left, black nationalist, and bohemian ideologies and institutions, African American artists and intellectuals in the 1960s coalesced to form the Black Arts Movement, the cultural wing of the Black Power Movement. In this comprehensive analysis, James Smethurst examines the formation of the Black Arts Movement and demonstrates how it deeply influenced the production and reception of literature and art in the United States through its negotiations of the ideological climate of the Cold War, decolonization, and the civil rights movement.

Taking a regional approach, Smethurst examines variations in the character of the local expressions of the nascent Black Arts Movement, a movement distinctive in its geographical reach and diversity, while always keeping the frame of the larger movement in view. The Black Arts Movement, he argues, fundamentally changed American attitudes about the relationship between popular culture and "high" art and dramatically transformed the landscape of public funding for the arts.

Synopsis:

Smethurst explores the Black Arts Movement, the "cultural wing" of the Black Power Movement, in which black artists and intellectuals negotiated the political and cultural moment of the Cold War, civil rights, decolonization, the Beats, the New York School, the California Renaissance, and the Black Mountain School.

About the Author

James Edward Smethurst is assistant professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is author of The New Red Negro: The Literary Left and African American Poetry, 1930-1946 and coeditor of Left of the Color Line: Race, Radicalism, and Twentieth-Century Literature of the United States.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807855980
Author:
Smethurst, James E.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Smethurst, James Edward
Subject:
History
Subject:
American - African American & Black
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Art & Politics
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Muhammad Ahmad (Max Stanford); Ernest Allen Jr. (Ernie Mkalimoto); Johari Amiri (Jewel Lattimore); Maya Angelou; Russell Atkins; James Baldwin; Toni Cade Bambara; Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones); Grace Boggs; James Boggs; Gwendolyn Brooks; Sterling Brown; Ed B
Subject:
African Americans in literature
Subject:
Muhammad Ahmad (Max Stanford)
Subject:
Ernest Allen Jr. (Ernie Mkalimoto)
Subject:
Johari Amiri (Jewel Lattimore)
Subject:
Maya Angelou
Subject:
Russell Atkins
Subject:
James Baldwin
Subject:
Toni Cade Bambara
Subject:
Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones)
Subject:
Grace Boggs
Subject:
James Boggs
Subject:
Gwendolyn Brooks
Subject:
Sterling Brown
Subject:
Ed B
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
Grace.
Subject:
Boggs
Subject:
Mu.
Subject:
hammad Ahmad (Max Stanford)
Subject:
Johari Amiri (
Subject:
Jewel Lattimore)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture
Publication Date:
May 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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"Synopsis" by , Smethurst explores the Black Arts Movement, the "cultural wing" of the Black Power Movement, in which black artists and intellectuals negotiated the political and cultural moment of the Cold War, civil rights, decolonization, the Beats, the New York School, the California Renaissance, and the Black Mountain School.
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