Welcome to the Jungle
New Positions in Black Cultural Studies
By (author) Kobena Mercer
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Welcome to the Jungle by Kobena Mercer
Book DescriptionWelcome to the Jungle brings a black British perspective to the critical reading of a wide range of cultural texts, events and experiences arising from volatile transformations in the politics of ethnicity, sexuality and "race" during the 1980s. The ten essays collected here examine new forms of cultural expression in black film, photography and visual art exerging with a new generation of black British artists, and interprets this prolific creativity within a sociological framework that reveals fresh perspectives on the bewildering complexity of identity and diversity in an era of postmodernity. Kobena Mercer documents a wealth of insights opened up by the overlapping of Asian, African and Caribbean cultures that constitute Black Britain as a unique domain of diaspora.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415906357
(229mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Nov-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kobena Mercer
Travel & See, Paperback (April 2016)
In this set of essays that cover the period from 1992 to 2012, Kobena Mercer uses a diasporic model of criticism to analyze the cross-cultural aesthetic practice of African American and black British artists and to show how their refiguring of visual representations of blackness transform perceptions of race.
Hew Locke, Hardback (May 2011)
Hew Locke: Stranger in Paradise is a monograph focusing on the internationally renowned artist Hew Locke, who was short-listed for the Fourth Plinth Project in Trafalgar Square, London.
Exiles, Diasporas and Strangers, Paperback (February 2008)
The first thematic and cross-cultural overview of the experiences of migration and displacement that characterize so much of twentieth-century art.
Pop Art and Vernacular Cultures, Paperback (September 2007)» View all books by Kobena Mercer
A cross-cultural perspective on the aesthetics and politics of pop art.
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Author Biography - Kobena Mercer
Kobena Mercer is Assistant Professor in the Art History and History of Consciousness programs at the University of California at Santa Cruz.
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