BLACK LIKE YOU JOHN STRAUSBAUGH PDF
Black Like You: Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Culture. Front Cover. John Strausbaugh. Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, John Strausbaugh examines this phenomenon in Black Like You: Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Culture, a book. BLACK LIKE YOU. Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Culture. By John Strausbaugh. Tarcher/Penguin. pp.
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However, this excellently detailed account provides a more sympathetic examination of blackface — defined here as “a form of racist caricature invented by White Americans in the minstrel-show days of the s” — than Lee’s moralizing assessment. Black Like You is an erudite and entertaining exploration of race relations in American popular culture. Sep 16, Zeo rated it liked it. I’m done with this little ditty and the intellectual dust still has not ljke in johj mind.
I was excited to discover that works by George Pal and Oscar Micheaux, whom I had not known before, can be found on YouTube, and are lost treasures. They were shown these images everyday, they were encouraged to create these images, this was powerful propaganda. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Provided nice historical background li,e the minstrel show and cultural swapping in America.
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No trivia or quizzes yet. This book is a goldmine of unbelievable documents. It is neither Black nor White nor Other, but a mix-a mongrel. Customers who bought this item also bought. Mohn Yack, Don’t Talk Black: I like books that are easy to read, and a lot of history books are very much over my head.
Strausbaugh has no patience for either the antiblack racists nor the moralizing racists of the multiculti school.
Looking for More Great Reads? And it merely scratches the surface. Haidee rated it liked it Feb 10, Strausbaugg Designer Fashion Brands. Black Like Youis an erudite and entertaining exploration of race relations in American popular culture.
Black Like You : Blackface, Whiteface, Insult and Imitation in American Popular Culture
Strausbaugh enlivens themes that are rarely discussed in public, let alone with such candor and vision: Although blackface performance came to be denounced as purely racist mockery, and shamefacedly erased strwusbaugh most modern accounts of American cultural history, Strausbaugh shows that, nevertheless, its impact has been deep and longlasting. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A refreshingly clearheaded and taboo-breaking look at strausgaugh in America reveals our culture as neither Black nor White nor Other, but a mix-a mongrel.
It has made a great addition to my library, and I am glad it caught my eye in the bookstore.
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He also ojhn popular entertainers such as Bing Crosby as an active participant in Blackface, starring in the show Dixie. At the opposite extreme, Strausbaugh includes personal reflections, including the final chapter’s “payback” episode and his description of Shirley Q.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Although blackface performance came to be denounced as purely racist mockery, and shamefacedly erased from most modern accounts of American cultural history, Strausbaugh shows that, nevertheless, its impact has been deep and longlasting.
Hardcoverpages. There were black minstrel performers, and in fact at some points they were predominant, and black blackface minstrel shows outlasted the white blackface.
About The Author – John Strausbaugh
Reflections on the Birth of the Elvis Faith. Since John Strausbaugh has experience as a columnist and music journalist he knows what it takes to hold a reader’s attention and still present the facts.
He’s goes a little too far by suggesting that because American Overall it was good. Table of contents Black LikeList of Illustrations 1. Overall it was good. Sadly, his analysis of a culture of oppression is accurate.
Mike rated it liked it Aug 01, But keep telling me more about these lost pioneers of black cinema, because that is educational. The second is, John Strausbaugh is a pretty funny guy. It is neither Black nor Blaci nor Other, but a mix-a mongrel.