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Rituals of race : American public culture and the search for racial democracy, Alessandra Lorini

Label
Rituals of race : American public culture and the search for racial democracy
Title
Rituals of race
Title remainder
American public culture and the search for racial democracy
Statement of responsibility
Alessandra Lorini
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this sophisticated study of the struggle for African-American human rights in America, Alessandra Lorini examines public events in New York City from the end of the Civil War through World War 1, demonstrating how ritualized elements of black processions, parades, riots, and festivals made visible the inherent paradox of the "separate but equal" doctrine of the time. By examining these public events, Lorini dramatizes the quest for liberty and equality as a story of living forces, not abstract principles and legal maneuvers
  • Lorini defines public culture as a conflictual space in which gender, race, and class alliances are made and remade in the ongoing battle for expanded democracy. She then explores how public rituals directly confronted the demeaning representations of blacks prevalent in America's civic and national culture -- particularly the idea of black racial inferiority outlined in theories of "racial science." Through rituals, blacks constructed collective memories and identities, which ultimately served as the basis for their assertion of what Lorini calls "participatory democracy, " a movement created by ordinary citizens in which activists such as W. E. B. DuBois, Ida Wells-Barnett, Mary White Ovington, and Booker T. Washington could attempt to effect social change
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lorini, Alessandra
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.L689 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Carter G. Woodson Institute series in Black studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Festivals
  • Pageants
  • Exhibitions
  • Popular culture
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Democracy
Label
Rituals of race : American public culture and the search for racial democracy, Alessandra Lorini
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [257]-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
40452941
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 305 pages
Isbn
9780813918709
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98033171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations,
Label
Rituals of race : American public culture and the search for racial democracy, Alessandra Lorini
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [257]-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
40452941
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 305 pages
Isbn
9780813918709
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98033171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations,

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