Under A Bad Sign

Under A Bad Sign

Criminal Self-representation in African American Popular Culture

eBook - 2011
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What accounts for the persistence of the figure of the black criminal in popular culture created by African Americans? Unearthing the overlooked history of art that has often seemed at odds with the politics of civil rights and racial advancement, Under a Bad Sign explores the rationale behind this tradition of criminal self-representation from the Harlem Renaissance to contemporary gangsta culture. In this lively exploration, Jonathan Munby takes a uniquely broad view, laying bare the way the criminal appears within and moves among literary, musical, and visual arts. Munby traces the legacy of.
Publisher: Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 2011
ISBN: 9780226550374
0226550370
Characteristics: 1 online resource (227 p.)

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