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The Resource The cultural politics of slam poetry : race, identity, and the performance of popular verse in America, Susan B.A. Somers-Willett

The cultural politics of slam poetry : race, identity, and the performance of popular verse in America, Susan B.A. Somers-Willett

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The cultural politics of slam poetry : race, identity, and the performance of popular verse in America
Title
The cultural politics of slam poetry
Title remainder
race, identity, and the performance of popular verse in America
Statement of responsibility
Susan B.A. Somers-Willett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The cultural phenomenon known as slam poetry was born some twenty years ago in white working-class Chicago barrooms. Since then, the raucous competitions have spread internationally, launching a number of annual tournaments, inspiring a generation of young poets, and spawning a commercial empire in which poetry and hip-hop merge. The Cultural Politics of Slam Poetry is the first critical book to take an in-depth look at slam, shedding light on the relationships that slam poets build with their audiences through race and identity performance and revealing how poets come to celebrate (and at times exploit) the politics of difference in American culture. With a special focus on African American poets, Susan B.A. Somers-Willett explores the pros and cons of identity representation in the commercial arena of spoken word poetry and, in doing so, situates slam within a history of verse performance, from blackface minstrelsy to Def Poetry."--Book cover
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Somers-Willett, Susan B. A.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Anthropology series
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  • Performance poetry
  • American poetry
  • Race in literature
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Oral interpretation of poetry
  • Poetry slams
  • Poetry
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • American poetry
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Oral interpretation of poetry
  • Performance poetry
  • Poetry
  • Poetry slams
  • Race in literature
  • United States
  • Slam Poetry
  • USA
Label
The cultural politics of slam poetry : race, identity, and the performance of popular verse in America, Susan B.A. Somers-Willett
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-178) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On page and stage: slam poetry as a genre -- Poetry and the people: the cultural tensions of American popular verse in performance -- I sing the body authentic: slam poetry and the cultural politics of performing identity -- "Commercial niggas like me": spoken word poetry, hip-hop, and the racial politics of going mainstream
Control code
ocn654103844
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 191 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472027088
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786612703553
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 270355
  • c94559c8-6582-4b85-aa26-3bdc1c1ef121
  • 22573/ctt1fd6rn9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)654103844
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The cultural politics of slam poetry : race, identity, and the performance of popular verse in America, Susan B.A. Somers-Willett
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-178) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On page and stage: slam poetry as a genre -- Poetry and the people: the cultural tensions of American popular verse in performance -- I sing the body authentic: slam poetry and the cultural politics of performing identity -- "Commercial niggas like me": spoken word poetry, hip-hop, and the racial politics of going mainstream
Control code
ocn654103844
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 191 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472027088
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786612703553
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 270355
  • c94559c8-6582-4b85-aa26-3bdc1c1ef121
  • 22573/ctt1fd6rn9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)654103844
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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