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The Resource The cultural politics of slam poetry : race, identity, and the performance of popular verse in America, Susan B.A. Somers-Willett

The cultural politics of slam poetry : race, identity, and the performance of popular verse in America, Susan B.A. Somers-Willett

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The cultural politics of slam poetry : race, identity, and the performance of popular verse in America
Title
The cultural politics of slam poetry
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race, identity, and the performance of popular verse in America
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Susan B.A. Somers-Willett
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Language
eng
Summary
"The cultural phenomenon known as slam poetry was born some twenty years ago in white working-class Chicago barrooms. Since then, the raucous competitions have spread internationally, launching a number of annual tournaments, inspiring a generation of young poets, and spawning a commercial empire in which poetry and hip-hop merge. The Cultural Politics of Slam Poetry is the first critical book to take an in-depth look at slam, shedding light on the relationships that slam poets build with their audiences through race and identity performance and revealing how poets come to celebrate (and at times exploit) the politics of difference in American culture. With a special focus on African American poets, Susan B.A. Somers-Willett explores the pros and cons of identity representation in the commercial arena of spoken word poetry and, in doing so, situates slam within a history of verse performance, from blackface minstrelsy to Def Poetry."--Book cover
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non fiction
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The cultural politics of slam poetry : race, identity, and the performance of popular verse in America, Susan B.A. Somers-Willett
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The cultural politics of slam poetry : race, identity, and the performance of popular verse in America, Susan B.A. Somers-Willett
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3998/mpub.322627
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-178) and index
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online resource
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cr
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multicolored
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Contents
On page and stage: slam poetry as a genre -- Poetry and the people: the cultural tensions of American popular verse in performance -- I sing the body authentic: slam poetry and the cultural politics of performing identity -- "Commercial niggas like me": spoken word poetry, hip-hop, and the racial politics of going mainstream
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9780472027088
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illustrations
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Electronic reproduction.
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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