We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | June 11, 2015

    Michelle Goldberg: IMG How Authentic Is Modern Yoga?



    My decision to embark on The Goddess Pose: The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West, began with a question. I'd... Continue »
    1. $18.87 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$70.75
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
3 Remote Warehouse African American Studies- General

More copies of this ISBN

Other titles in the Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies series:

Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West (Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies)

by

Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West (Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos undertakes an interdisciplinary exploration of the African American West through close readings of texts from a variety of media. This approach allows for both an in-depth analysis of individual texts and a discussion of material often left out or underrepresented in studies focused only on traditional literary material. The book engages heretofore unexamined writing by Rose Gordon, who wrote for local Montana newspapers rather than for a national audience; memoirs and letters of musicians, performers, and singers (such as W. C. Handy and Taylor Gordon), who lived in or wrote about touring the American West; the novels and films of Oscar Micheaux; black-cast westerns starring Herb Jeffries; largely unappreciated and unexamined episodes from the "golden age of western television" that feature African American actors; film and television westerns that use science fiction settings to imagine a "postracial" or "postsoul" frontier; Percival Everett's fiction addressing contemporary black western experience; and movies as recent as Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained.

Despite recent interest in the history of the African American West, we know very little about how the African American past in the West has been depicted in a full range of imaginative forms. Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos advances our discovery of how the African American West has been experienced, imagined, portrayed, and performed.

Synopsis:

A study of representations of blackness in movies, music, performance art, and popular journalism

About the Author

Michael K. Johnson, Farmington, Maine, is professor of English at University of Maine at Farmington. He is the author of Black Masculinity and the Frontier Myth in American Literature, and his work has been published in African American Review, Literature/Film Quarterly, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and Western American Literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781617039287
Author:
Johnson, Michael K.
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
American West
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
Film History
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Copyright:
Series:
Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
287
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » History and Criticism
History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West (Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies) New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$70.75 In Stock
Product details 287 pages Oxford University Press, USA - English 9781617039287 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A study of representations of blackness in movies, music, performance art, and popular journalism
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.