Power Relations in Black Lives : Reading African American Literature and Culture with Bourdieu and Elias /

According to relational sociology, power imbalances are at the root of human conflicts and consequently shape the physical and symbolic struggles between interdependent groups or individuals. This volume highlights the role of power relations in the African American experience by applying key concep...

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Other Authors: Buschendorf, Christa, (Editor)
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published:Bielefeld : Transcript-Verlag, [2018]
Series:American studies (Transcript (Firm)) ; volume 17.
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Online Access:ebook@2018 De Gruyter Open Access eBooks Access restricted to Concordia patrons.
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Summary:According to relational sociology, power imbalances are at the root of human conflicts and consequently shape the physical and symbolic struggles between interdependent groups or individuals. This volume highlights the role of power relations in the African American experience by applying key concepts of Pierre Bourdieu and Norbert Elias to black literature and culture. The authors offer new readings of power asymmetries as represented in works of canonical and contemporary black writers (Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Gwendolyn Brooks, Toni Morrison, Percival Everett, Colson Whitehead), rap music (e.g., Jay Z), images of black homelessness, and figurations of political activism (civil rights activist Bayard Rustin.

According to relational sociology, power imbalances are at the root of human conflicts and consequently shape the physical and symbolic struggles between interdependent groups or individuals. This volume highlights the role of power relations in the African American experience by applying key concepts of Pierre Bourdieu and Norbert Elias to black literature and culture. The authors offer new readings of power asymmetries as represented in works of canonical and contemporary black writers (Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Gwendolyn Brooks, Toni Morrison, Percival Everett, Colson Whitehead), rap music (e.g., Jay Z), images of black homelessness, and figurations of political activism (civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, #BlackLivesMatter in Ferguson).

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Copyright:©2017
Language Notes:In English.
Physical Description:1 online resource
Digital Characteristics:text file PDF
ISBN:9783839436608
3839436605
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Christa Buschendorf (PhD, Professor em.) taught American Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany).


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