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    [Free E–pub] Darkest America by Yuval Taylor The things this book does well it does really well It's worth reading just for the easy to understand description of what a minstrel show was likeBut the uestion at the heart of the book Why did black people enjoy black blackface minstrelsy? never gets a good answer And I think this is in part because they too easily dismiss white blackface minstrelsy as merely racist and full of degrading stereotypesIt was bu

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    [Free E–pub] Darkest America by Yuval Taylor Very frustrating read The conclusion such as it is is that almost every performance by African American artists is subject to devolving into minstrelsy By not carefully defining terms the author strings together trenchant reviews without posing constructive alternatives Surely it is not the case that no Black

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    free download ó eBook or Kindle ePUB é Yuval Taylor Yuval Taylor é 3 review [Free E–pub] Darkest America by Yuval Taylor So i am doing research on various minstrel traditions particularly the black face tradition Ultimately this book aimed for popular consumption is strangely written and the authors do not position themselves well I appreciate

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    [Free E–pub] Darkest America by Yuval Taylor I appreciate the reviews written by Betsy Phillips and Oliver BatemanI read the book not having yet? viewed most of the performances cited hoping to understand what is going on under this umbrella of sensitive or u

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    [Free E–pub] Darkest America by Yuval Taylor What this book did for me was to expose me to concepts and cultural allusions I'd never heard of before Some of them I had

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    [Free E–pub] Darkest America by Yuval Taylor Yuval Taylor é 3 review free read Darkest America I simply lost interest May return to it someday

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    [Free E–pub] Darkest America by Yuval Taylor Two white dudes Yuval Taylor and Jake Austen decided to tackle minstrelsy's complicated history in an accessible work that takes the subject right up to the present and here's what we got It's not bad really there's good info here the Zulu Krewe chapter is a nice bit of hands on reportage rarely seen in these things and their work on Flavor Flav is better than what I've seen elsewhere But at the end of the day

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    [Free E–pub] Darkest America by Yuval Taylor free download ó eBook or Kindle ePUB é Yuval Taylor Yuval Taylor é 3 review I learned a lot about minstrel shows and minstrelsy but I really didn't think the book connected to hip hop well or adeuately and the last few chapters somewhat felt like padding The discussion of Zora Neale Hurston and Their Eyes

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    free read Darkest America [Free E–pub] Darkest America by Yuval Taylor free download ó eBook or Kindle ePUB é Yuval Taylor interesting read on the past and present application of black minstrel characterization as well as which ones were inherently racist and what was not To me it is very intriguing the dynamics surrounding comedy turning from discomfortable performance to blatant racist which is both subtle and shocking I'd be interesting to dialogue book club fashion around this book with those that are nonwhite

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    free read Darkest America [Free E–pub] Darkest America by Yuval Taylor Yuval Taylor é 3 review Very interesting history of a key element of American pop cultureSuffers some from repeatedly citing Bill Cosby as a thoughtful critic of minstrelsy it really dates the book to coming out before Cosby's scandal broke out

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free download ó eBook or Kindle ePUB é Yuval Taylor review Darkest America Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB An exploration and celebration of a controversial tradition that contrary to popular opinion is alive and active after than 150 yearsYuval Taylor and Jake Austen investigate the complex history of black minstrelsy adopted in the mid nineteenth century by African American performers who played the grinning blackface fool to entertain bla. So i am doing research on various minstrel traditions particularly the black face tradition Ultimately this book aimed for popular consumption is strangely written and the authors do not position themselves well I appreciate their premise which is that blackface as a tradition in America is not only disparaging and hateful but that black people have felt pride and found freedom in using blackface However the execution I found fairly poor and unorganized and ultimately unconvincing although I do not disagree with the premise Chapter 4 on Bert William s is by far the clearest most well constructed chapter The poor ethnography at the end of chapter 3 also highlights the amateurish nature of this text Now for the longer reviewThese two white authors write a reception history of the complex history of black minstrelsy in order to understand the impact of black minstrelsy on American culture throughout the 20th century They are interested in trying to make sense of black enjoyment of black minstrel re productions In the introduction Watkins outlines three key modes of black engagement with the black minstrel tradition embracing signifying on and attackingrefuting that are all at play in the text This text refutes black minstrelsy as a practice of invectivity marking it instead as a practice of liberationfreedom for performers and audiences In their re collection of reception histories their major aim is to highlight the possibilities of performative outcomes and psychological impacts of black minstrel shows Their opening chapters 1 3 about the 19th century reads as conjecture and personal sentiments than historically rigorous writingresearch The middle four chapters 4 7 detail the drastic differences in the 20th century between various black entertainers engaging with black minstrelsy and waxing nostalgic on the tradition The final three chapters explore the distinction between Southern connections to black minstrel traditions Hurston Flavor Flav and Perry as compared with northern critics Wright Hughes Lee The two other crucial points the authors want to hit home is that there is racial progress across time and that black entertainers are particularly perhaps uniuely brilliant in their performances which far out do their white counterparts in terms of cleverness and innovation Both of these points seem to play into capitalist neo liberal narratives of racial uplift through individual talent that rises to the top in free market competition This popular history text has three main issues The first is a lack of theory or methodological reflection which would be helpful to the invectivity project The second is a lack of self reflection with regard to the authors social fact of whiteness how does their gaze on these events impact the text The third is a failure to fully flesh out the liberatory actuality that is referenced Bert Williams pride in his black face persona that tragically performs the sorrows of the human condition ch 4 or Zora Neale Hurston s appreciation for black southern dialogue and gestures ch 9 highlight a freedom in signifying on white expectations and bringing to the fore authentic complex black life that conjures a carefree world for black characters where they could thrive free from whites and their oppressive ways 276 A blackness that is creative and generative outside of the terror that most cultural critics mark as constitutive of blackness However these contours of liberation could be clearer What they do make clear is that all performances in blackface by whites are inflecting invectivity and further that all white audiences coerce by demanddesire steretotypical demeaning performances by black artists In this way the authors draw a distinction between white and black minstrelsy Black minstrelsy is characterized as engaging with authentic traditions using masking and foolishness to provide freedom as well as bondage 306 for black audience enjoyment while white blackface minstrelsy is characterized by invectivity In this way the book aims to complicate the general idea of invectivity in BFM by considering the long parrallel history of Black minstrelsy

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free download ó eBook or Kindle ePUB é Yuval Taylor review Darkest America Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB Ck and white audiences We now consider minstrelsy an embarrassing relic but once blacks and whites alike saw it as a black art form and embraced it as such And as the authors reveal black minstrelsy remains deeply relevant to popular black entertainment particularly in the work of contemporary artists like Dave Chappelle Flavor Flav Spi. I appreciate the reviews written by Betsy Phillips and Oliver BatemanI read the book not having yet viewed most of the performances cited hoping to understand what is going on under this umbrella of sensitive or unapproachable topics For cultures not of the USA minstrelsy is an unknown It has seemed to appear at times people wanted to dress like their guests or hosts to show them their differences are respected by trying to be like because people are comfortable with their own in group Cue the outcry of the offended Is there a world history book which might include many similar cultural offenses Or does history means sovereign states while sociology covers cultureMy take away is no matter how racist it is to act out stereotypes the performer can subvert it to their own ends such as the joy of performing earning an income or making fun of the stereotypedstereotyper as applicable Further performers whether stereotyped or stereotyper are freed of social conventions while on stageWith my new limited understanding of this mocking art form I wonder what about humor permits self deprecation but prohibits pretending to be self deprecating in order to point out the very same absurdity of the situation or stereotypes Happily Oliver Bateman identified a tome that may yield an answer for me Mel Watkin s On The Real Side

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free download ó eBook or Kindle ePUB é Yuval Taylor review Darkest America Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB Ke Lee and Lil Wayne Darkest America explores the origins heyday and present day manifestations of this tradition exploding the myth that it was a form of entertainment that whites foisted on blacks and shining a sure to be controversial light on how these incendiary performances can be not only demeaning but also paradoxically liberati. I learned a lot about minstrel shows and minstrelsy but I really didn t think the book connected to hip hop well or adeuately and the last few chapters somewhat felt like padding The discussion of Zora Neale Hurston and Their Eyes Were Watching God specifically wasn t substantial enough to convince me of their argument and it was so out of order in terms of the chronological structure of this book that it seemed like a strange accidental editorial decision The section discussing Bill Cosby s influence on television was especially heartbreaking given the scandals surrounding him His legacy has likely been tarnished beyond repair which is such a loss for many reasons

  • Hardcover
  • 364
  • Darkest America
  • Yuval Taylor
  • English
  • 15 July 2020
  • 9780393070989