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Signifyin(g), sanctifyin' & slam dunking : a reader in African American expressive culture

Author: Gena Caponi-Tabery
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1999.
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A collection of readings that explore the role of black style in American culture. While each essay focuses on a different aspect of African-American culture, together they seek to reveal a set of  Read more...

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Signifyin(g), sanctifyin' & slam dunking.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c1999
(OCoLC)607397593
Online version:
Signifyin(g), sanctifyin' & slam dunking.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c1999
(OCoLC)630900886
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gena Caponi-Tabery
ISBN: 1558491821 9781558491823 155849183X 9781558491830
OCLC Number: 40820991
Description: viii, 467 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: From preface to the books of American Negro spirituals / James Weldon Johnson --
Aesthetic of the cool : West African dance / Robert Farris Thompson --
Africa and the West Indies / Marshall Stearns and Jean Stearns --
Playing the blues / Albert Murray --
Africans, Europeans and the making of music / Christopher Small --
Ring shout! Literary studies, historical studies, and Black music inquiry / Samuel A. Floyd, Jr. --
Heterogeneous sound ideal in African-American music / Olly Wilson --
Impact of gospel music on the secular music industry / Portia K. Maultsby --
Flow, layering, and rupture in post industrial New York / Tricia Rose --
"Keep to the rhythm and you'll keep to life" : meaning and style in African American vernacular dance / Jacqui Malone --
Lester Young and the birth of cool / Joel Dinerstein --
On the Jazz musician's love/hate relationship with the audience / Bertram D. Ashe --
Characteristics of Negro expression / Zora Neale Hurston --
Signifying, loud-talking and marking / Claudia Mitchell-Kernan --
Stylin' outta the Black pulpit / Grace Sims Holt --
Resistance too civilized to notice / William D. Piersen --
Black and White truth about basketball / Jeff Greenfield --
Hero of the blues / Gerald Early --
Michael Jordan leaps the great divide / John Edgar Wideman --
Be like Mike? : Michael Jordan and the pedagogy of desire / Michael Eric Dyson --
African-American festive style / William D. Peirsen --
From "strolling, jooking, and fixy clothes" / Shane White and Graham White.
Other Titles: Signifyin(g), sanctifyin', and slam dunking
Signifying, sanctifying, and slam dunking
Responsibility: edited by Gena Dagel Caponi.
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