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Description - Welcome to the Jungle by Kobena Mercer

Welcome 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 Details

ISBN: 9780415906357
ISBN-10: 0415906350
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Nov-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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