The Sovereignty Of Quiet: Beyond Resistance In Black Culture

deKevin Quashie

24 juillet 2012|
The Sovereignty Of Quiet: Beyond Resistance In Black Culture de Kevin Quashie
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African American culture is often considered expressive, dramatic, and even defiant. In The Sovereignty of Quiet, Kevin Quashie explores quiet as a different kind of expressiveness, one which characterizes a person''s desires, ambitions, hungers, vulnerabilities, and fears. Quiet is a metaphor for the inner life, and as such, enables a more nuanced understanding of black culture.

The book revisits such iconic moments as Tommie Smith and John Carlos''s protest at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and Elizabeth Alexander''s reading at the 2009 inauguration of Barack Obama. Quashie also examines such landmark texts as Gwendolyn Brooks''s Maud Martha, James Baldwin''s The Fire Next Time, and Toni Morrison''s Sula to move beyond the emphasis on resistance, and to suggest that concepts like surrender, dreaming, and waiting can remind us of the wealth of black humanity.

KEVIN QUASHIE is an associate professor of Afro-American studies at Smith College. He is the author of Black Women, Identity, and Cultural Theory: (Un)Becoming the Subject (Rutgers University Press).
Titre :The Sovereignty Of Quiet: Beyond Resistance In Black Culture
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :204 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :204 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 po
Publié le :24 juillet 2012
Publié par :Rutgers University Press
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780813553108

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