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Visionary Women Writers of Chicago's Black Arts Movement

Visionary Women Writers of Chicago's Black Arts Movement

by Carmen L. Phelps
Paperback
Publication Date: 30/12/2020
  $44.00

A disproportionate number of male writers, including such figures as Amiri Baraka, Larry Neal, Maulana Karenga, and Haki Madhubuti, continue to be credited for constructing the iconic and ideological foundations for what would be perpetuated as the Black Art Movement. Though there has arisen an increasing amount of scholarship that recognizes leading women artists, activists, and leaders of this period, these new perspectives have yet to recognize adequately the ways women aspired to far more than a mere dismantling of male-oriented ideals.

In Visionary Women Writers of Chicago's Black Arts Movement, Carmen L. Phelps examines the work of several women artists working in Chicago, a key focal point for the energy and production of the movement. Angela Jackson, Johari Amini, and Carolyn Rodgers reflect in their writing specific cultural, local, and regional insights, and demonstrate the capaciousness of Black Art rather than its constraints. Expanding from these three writers, Phelps analyzes the breadth of women's writing in the BAM. In doing so, Phelps argues that these and other women attained advantageous and unique positions to represent the potential of the BAM aesthetic, even if their experiences and artistic perspectives were informed by both social conventions and constraints. In this book, Phelps's examination brings forward a powerful and crucial contribution to the aesthetics and history of a movement that still inspires.

ISBN:
9781496830814
9781496830814
Category:
Black & Asian studies
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
30-12-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
228.6x152.4mm
Weight:
0kg

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