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Tipping on a Tightrope: Divas in African American Literature (African-American Literature and Culture)


Mega Sale! Save 22% on the Tipping on a Tightrope: Divas in African American Literature (African-American Literature and Culture) by Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers at Translate This Website. SKU: 400493. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. When Black runway models began throwing phones and VH1’s «Divas Live» riveted viewers, a new paradigm for Black women had fully evolved in the form of the Black Diva. Tracing the trajectory of the Diva figure from the Italian castrati to Ntozake Shange’s Liliane: Resurrection of the Daughter suggests a way around staid and fixed stereotypes about Black womanhood. The Black Diva performs her demands as a quintessential act of survival in a hostile and racist world; she is both a product of


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When Black runway models began throwing phones and VH1’s «Divas Live» riveted viewers, a new paradigm for Black women had fully evolved in the form of the Black Diva. Tracing the trajectory of the Diva figure from the Italian castrati to Ntozake Shange’s Liliane: Resurrection of the Daughter suggests a way around staid and fixed stereotypes about Black womanhood. The Black Diva performs her demands as a quintessential act of survival in a hostile and racist world; she is both a product of and a mark against the male gaze, Black and white. Ultimately, Tipping on a Tightrope: Divas in African American Literature uses present popular culture incarnations of the Diva to detail her long relationship with Black American literary culture.

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Manufacturer:Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publisher:Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Studio:Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
SKU:400493
EAN:9781433105753
Item Weight:0.75 pounds
Item Size:0.5 x 9.25 x 9.25 inches
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Package Size:6 x 0.6 x 0.6 inches

Tipping on a Tightrope: Divas in African American Literature (African-American Literature and Culture) by Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers

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