Blues, Ideology, And Afro-american Literature: A Vernacular Theory by Houston A. Baker, Jr.

Blues, Ideology, And Afro-american Literature: A Vernacular Theory

byHouston A. Baker, Jr.

Paperback | February 15, 1987

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Relating the blues to American social and literary history and to Afro-American expressive culture, Houston A. Baker, Jr., offers the basis for a broader study of American culture at its "vernacular" level. He shows how the "blues voice" and its economic undertones are both central to the American narrative and characteristic of the Afro-American way of telling it.

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Title:Blues, Ideology, And Afro-american Literature: A Vernacular TheoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:295 pages, 9 × 5.75 × 0.7 inPublished:February 15, 1987Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226035387

ISBN - 13:9780226035383

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Figurations for a New American Literary History: Archaeology, Ideology, and Afro-American Discourse
2. Discovering America: Generational Shifts, Afro-American Literary Criticism, and the Study of Expressive Culture
3. A Dream of American Form: Fictive Discourse, Black (W)holes, and a Blues Book Most Excellent
Conclusion
Notes
Index