Other essays address such topics as the work of the controversial artist Kara Walker; the relentless struggles for representation on network television when those networks are no longer the primary site of black or any other identity; and how black musicians such as Steve Coleman and George Lewis are using new technology to shape and extend black musical traditions and cultural identities.
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Television and the Struggle for Blackness and Producing Jazz: Television and the Politics of Difference 6. Different Dreams, Dreams of Difference 7. Is Cyber Space the Place?
Music, Identity, and New Technology Conclusion: African Americans and the Politics of Representation. In Cultural Moves , Gray sends his probing intellect into the fierce battles in black life over representation, identity, and sources of recognition and legitimacy in forms as varied as television and new technologies.
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He is as fluent in the languages of critical theory of black social and aesthetic agency as he is in the lucid observation of everyday politics that shape black culture. Cultural Moves is one of the most daring, creative, and wise books of black cultural criticism from one of our most gifted critics. English View all editions and formats Summary: Drawing on examples from jazz, television, and academia, Gray highlights cultural strategies for inclusion in the dominant culture as well as cultural tactics that move beyond the quest for mere recognition by challenging, disrupting, and unsettling dominant cultural representations and institutions.
In the end, Gray challenges the conventional wisdom about the centrality of representation and politics in black cultural production"--Provided by publisher.
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