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The Resource Blues Legacies and Black Feminism

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism

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Blues Legacies and Black Feminism
Title
Blues Legacies and Black Feminism
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Summary
From one of this country's most important intellectuals comes a brilliant analysis of the blues tradition that examines the careers of three crucial black women blues singers through a feminist lens. Angela Davis provides the historical, social, and political contexts with which to reinterpret the performances and lyrics of Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday as powerful articulations of an alternative consciousness profoundly at odds with mainstream American culture. The works of Rainey, Smith, and Holiday have been largely misunderstood by critics. Overlooked, Davis shows, has been the way their candor and bravado laid the groundwork for an aesthetic that allowed for the celebration of social, moral, and sexual values outside the constraints imposed by middle-class respectability. Through meticulous transcriptions of all the extant lyrics of Rainey and Smith−published here in their entirety for the first time−Davis demonstrates..
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Davis, Angela Y
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Sociology
  • Music
  • Nonfiction
  • Women's Studies
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Blues Legacies and Black Feminism
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:de3ead2d-9306-4181-b134-8d6d40e3dfd0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9780307574442
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optical disk
Label
Blues Legacies and Black Feminism
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:de3ead2d-9306-4181-b134-8d6d40e3dfd0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307574442
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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