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In the shifting and conflicting currents of recent cultural criticism, no space is more ambiguous or difficult to define than that held by black feminism. In this new book, Michele Wallace poses the historical and conceptual questions which an emergent black feminist theory address.

The author begins with a consideration of the work of her mother, the artist Faith Ringgold, and moves on to recollections of her own early life in Harlem, and an account of her development as a writer in the 1970s. She examines the collective legacy with which black artists—from Zora Neale Hurston and Ntozake Shange, to Spike Lee and Michael Jackson—must contend in carving out a distinctive cultural practice.

Wallace’s book marks a new departure in contemporary criticism, as she combines the flair of a popular journalist with the rigor of a committed scholar. Invisibility Blues is certain to become a landmark in cultural studies and a fundamental document in the history of black feminism.

Synopsis:

A new and updated edition of the classic work of black feminism.

First published in 1990, Invisibility Blues is widely regarded as a landmark in the history of black feminism. The original edition includes an exploration of the work of her mother, the artist Faith Ringgold, recollections of her early life in Harlem, an account of her development as a writer in the 1970s, and investigations of the legacy of black artists such as Zora Neale Hurston, Spike Lee and Michael Jackson. To this long-awaited new edition, Michele Wallace has added an extensive new introduction, as well as some photographs from her family's collection documenting the 70s and 80s.

Michele Wallace asks the tough questions which any book about the black experience of America must address, and this new edition of Invisiblity Blues will challenge and inform a new audience with the combination of literary flair and scholarly rigor that has made it an acknowledged classic.

About the Author

Michele Wallace, who completed her PhD in Cinema Studies at New York University in 1999, is Professor of English at the City College of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780860915195
Author:
Wallace, Michele
Publisher:
Verso
Author:
Wallace, Michele
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Afro-American arts
Subject:
Afro-american artists
Subject:
Wallace, Michele
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
African American arts
Subject:
African American artists
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Popular culture -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Haymarket (Paperback)
Series Volume:
9312
Publication Date:
19901131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
278
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
18-18

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Product details 278 pages Verso - English 9780860915195 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A new and updated edition of the classic work of black feminism.

First published in 1990, Invisibility Blues is widely regarded as a landmark in the history of black feminism. The original edition includes an exploration of the work of her mother, the artist Faith Ringgold, recollections of her early life in Harlem, an account of her development as a writer in the 1970s, and investigations of the legacy of black artists such as Zora Neale Hurston, Spike Lee and Michael Jackson. To this long-awaited new edition, Michele Wallace has added an extensive new introduction, as well as some photographs from her family's collection documenting the 70s and 80s.

Michele Wallace asks the tough questions which any book about the black experience of America must address, and this new edition of Invisiblity Blues will challenge and inform a new audience with the combination of literary flair and scholarly rigor that has made it an acknowledged classic.

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