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The Resource Whiting up : whiteface minstrels & stage Europeans in African American performance, Marvin McAllister

Whiting up : whiteface minstrels & stage Europeans in African American performance, Marvin McAllister

Label
Whiting up : whiteface minstrels & stage Europeans in African American performance
Title
Whiting up
Title remainder
whiteface minstrels & stage Europeans in African American performance
Statement of responsibility
Marvin McAllister
Title variation
Whiting up : whiteface minstrels and stage Europeans in African American performance
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this work, McAllister defines and explores whiting up, a long tradition in which African American actors, comics, musicians, and even everyday people have assumed white racial identities in a performative context. Whether in 19th century minstrel shows, in stage European performances where black actors take on white roles on the conventional stage, in musicals and satires crafted by a variety of African American dramatists, or in one-person shows by artists like Anna Devere Smith, McAllister argues that this form of cross-racial play creates unexpected intercultural alliances even as it inc
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McAllister, Marvin Edward
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Minstrel shows
  • African Americans in the performing arts
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African Americans in the performing arts
  • Minstrel shows
  • United States
Label
Whiting up : whiteface minstrels & stage Europeans in African American performance, Marvin McAllister
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : whiting up work -- Chapter 1. Liberatory whiteness : early whiteface minstrels, enslaved and free -- Chapter 2. Imitation whiteness : James Hewlett's stage Europeans -- Chapter 3. Low-down whiteness : a trip to coontown -- Chapter 4. Trespassing on whiteness : Negro actors and the Nordic complex -- Chapter 5. Estranging whiteness : queens, clowns, and beasts in 1960s Black drama -- Chapter 6. White people be like-- : Black solo and racial difference -- Conclusion : problems and possibilities of whiting up
Control code
ocn768082798
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 330 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469602431
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62jgn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)768082798
Label
Whiting up : whiteface minstrels & stage Europeans in African American performance, Marvin McAllister
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : whiting up work -- Chapter 1. Liberatory whiteness : early whiteface minstrels, enslaved and free -- Chapter 2. Imitation whiteness : James Hewlett's stage Europeans -- Chapter 3. Low-down whiteness : a trip to coontown -- Chapter 4. Trespassing on whiteness : Negro actors and the Nordic complex -- Chapter 5. Estranging whiteness : queens, clowns, and beasts in 1960s Black drama -- Chapter 6. White people be like-- : Black solo and racial difference -- Conclusion : problems and possibilities of whiting up
Control code
ocn768082798
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 330 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469602431
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62jgn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)768082798

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