Post-Soul Satire : Black Identity After Civil Rights /

"From 30 Americans to Angry White Boy, from Bamboozled to The Boondocks, from Chappelle's Show to The Colored Museum, this collection of essays takes an interdisciplinary look at the flowering of satire and its influence in defining new roles in black identity. As a mode of expression for...

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Other Authors: Maus, Derek C., (Editor), Donahue, James J., 1974- (Editor)
Format: Book
Published: Jackson [Mississippi] : University Press of Mississippi, [2014]
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Table of Contents:
  • "Mommy, what's a post-soul satirist?": an introduction / Derek C. Maus
  • Post-Black art and the resurrection of African American satire / Derek Conrad Murray
  • Blackness we can believe in: authentic Blackness and the evolution of Aaron McGruder's The boondocks / Terrence T. Tucker
  • The lower frequencies: hip-hop satire in the new millennium / Konohi Nishikawa
  • Knock, knock the hustle: resisting commercialism in the African American family film / Thomas R. Britt
  • Dirty pretty things: the racial grotesque and contemporary art / Michael B. Gillespie
  • Percival Everett's Erasure: that drat aporia when Black satire meets "the pleasure of the text" / Gillian Johns
  • Who's afraid of post-soul satire?: Touré's "Black widow" trilogy in The portable promised land / Bertram D. Ashe
  • Touré, ecstatic consumption, and Soul city: satire and the problem of monoculture / Linda Furgerson Selzer
  • "I felt like I was part of the troop": satire, feminist narratology, and the community / Brandon Manning
  • Pilgrims in an unholy land: satire and the challenge of African American leadership in The boondocks and The White boy shuffle / Cameron Leader-Picone
  • Dissimulating Blackness: the degenerative satires of Paul Beatty and Percival Everett / Christian Schmidt
  • "It's a Black thang maybe": satirical Blackness in Percival Everett's Erasure and Adam Mansbach's Angry Black White boy / Danielle Fuentes Morgan
  • Coal, charcoal, and chocolate comedy: the satire of John Killens and Matt Johnson / Keenan Norris
  • How a mama on the couch evolves into a Black man with watermelon: George C. Wolfe, Suzan-Lori Parks, and the theatre of "colored contradictions" / Jennifer Larson
  • "Slaves? With lines?": trickster aesthetic and satirical strategies in two plays by Lynn Nottage / Aimee Zygmonski
  • Satirizing satire: symbolic violence and subversion in Spike Lee's Bamboozled / Luvena Kopp
  • Charlie Murphy: American storyteller / James J. Donahue
  • Embodied and disembodied Black satire from Chappelle and Crockett to Key & Peele / Marvin McAllister
  • Television satire in the Black Americas: transnational border crossings in Chappelle's show and The ity and fancy cat show / Sam Vásquez
  • Afterword: From pilloried to post-soul: the future of African American satire / Darryl Dickson-Carr.