History/ popular culture

History/ popular culture


Did Black popular culture in the late 1960s and 1970s reflect or deflect from the intensity of struggle for Civil Rights during this period? How did this new Black popular culture draw on stereotypical representations of African-Americans in white popular culture?
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Kronengold, Charles. “Identity, Value and the Work of Genre: Black Action Films.” In The Seventies: The Age of Glitter in Popular Culture, edited by Shelton Waldrep. London: Routledge, 2001.
Landau, Jon. “Motown: a whiter shade of black.” In The Rock History Reader, edited by Theo Cateforis. New York: Routledge, 2007.

Mercer, Kobena. “Black Masculinity and the Sexual Politics of Race.” In Welcome to the Jungle: New Positions in Black Cultural Studies. New York: Routledge, 1994.

Quinn, Eithne. “‘Tryin’ to get over’: Super Fly, Black Politics and Post-Civil Rights Film Enterprise.” Cinema Journal 49(2), Winter (2010): pp. 86-105.

Van Deburg, William L. Black Camelot: African-American Culture Heroes in their Times 1960-1980. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1997, pp. 62-83.

Weems, Robert E. “Blaxploitation and Big Business.” In Desegregating the Dollar: African American Consumerism in the Twentieth Century. New York University Press, 1998.

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