Journals Higher Education



06 June 2008

432 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195178463

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In Search of the Black Fantastic

Politics and Popular Culture in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Richard Iton

  • Clear and compelling exploration of the relationship between African American politics and popular culture from the 1920s to the present
  • Argues that black popular culture mobilized a variety of policy objectives, including the Civil Rights Movement and welfare policy
  • Will be of interest to fans of popular culture, as it discusses film, music and literature from Richard Wright to Spike Lee, Lorraine Hansberry, and Public Enemy in an accessible way