Understanding Blackness through Performance

Contemporary Arts and the Representation of Identity

  • Editors
  • Anne Crémieux
  • Xavier Lemoine
  • Jean-Paul Rocchi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Jean-Paul Rocchi, Anne Crémieux, Xavier Lemoine
      Pages 1-22
  3. Black Being, Black Embodying: The Power of Auto-ethnography

  4. Shattered Frames and the Onlooker: Strategies and Significations

  5. Through Performance: Desire and the Black Subject

  6. Shifting Paradigms of Identities

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 263-282

About this book


How does the performance of blackness reframe issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality? Here, the contributors look into representational practices in film, literature, fashion, and theatre and explore how they have fleshed out political struggles, while recognizing that they have sometimes maintained the mechanisms of violence against blacks.


culture fashion film gender identity theatre Vaudeville

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