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The Resource Ring shout, wheel about : the racial politics of music and dance in North American slavery, Katrina Dyonne Thompson

Ring shout, wheel about : the racial politics of music and dance in North American slavery, Katrina Dyonne Thompson

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Ring shout, wheel about : the racial politics of music and dance in North American slavery
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Ring shout, wheel about
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the racial politics of music and dance in North American slavery
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Katrina Dyonne Thompson
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eng
Summary
"In this ambitious project, historian Katrina Thompson examines the conceptualization and staging of race through the performance, sometimes coerced, of black dance from the slave ship to the minstrel stage. Drawing on a rich variety of sources, Thompson explicates how black musical performance was used by white Europeans and Americans to justify enslavement, perpetuate the existing racial hierarchy, and mask the brutality of the domestic slave trade. Whether on slave ships, at the auction block, or on plantations, whites often used coerced performances to oppress and demean the enslaved. As Thompson shows, however, blacks' "backstage" use of musical performance often served quite a different purpose. Through creolization and other means, enslaved people preserved some native musical and dance traditions and invented or adopted new traditions that built community and even aided rebellion. Thompson shows how these traditions evolved into nineteenth-century minstrelsy and, ultimately, raises the question of whether today's mass media performances and depictions of African Americans are so very far removed from their troublesome roots"--
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E7B
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
New Black Studies Series
Ring shout, wheel about : the racial politics of music and dance in North American slavery, Katrina Dyonne Thompson
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Ring shout, wheel about : the racial politics of music and dance in North American slavery, Katrina Dyonne Thompson
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/j.ctt7zw5wh
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Includes index
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The script : "Africa was but a blank canvas for Europe's imagination" -- Casting : "They sang their home-songs, and danced, each with his free foot slapping the deck" -- Onstage : "Dance you damned niggers, dance" -- Backstage : "White folks do as they please, and the darkies do as they can" -- Advertisement : "Dancing through the Streets and act lively" -- Same script, different actors : "Eb'ry time I weel about, I jump Jim Crow" -- Epilogue : the show must go on
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Extent
1 online resource (257 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252096112
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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