Black Popular Culture and Social Justice
Author : Lakeyta M. Bonnette-Bailey
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release Date : 2023-02-21
ISBN : 1000840425
Pages : 218 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (84 Download)
Download and Read Black Popular Culture and Social Justice PDF by Lakeyta M. Bonnette-Bailey Full Book and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2023-02-21 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume examines the use of Black popular culture to engage, reflect, and parse social justice, arguing that Black popular culture is more than merely entertainment. Moving beyond a focus on identifying and categorizing cultural forms, the authors examine Black popular culture to understand how it engages social justice, with attention to anti-Black racism. Black Popular Culture and Social Justice takes a systematic look at the role of music, comic books, literature, film, television, and public art in shaping attitudes and fighting oppression. Examining the ways in which artists, scholars, and activists have engaged, discussed, promoted, or supported social justice – on issues of criminal justice reform, racism, sexism, LGBTQIA rights, voting rights, and human rights – the book offers unique insights into the use of Black popular culture as an agent for change. This timely and insightful book will be of interest to students and scholars of race and media, popular culture, gender studies, sociology, political science, and social justice.