Title On Racial Frontiers: The New Culture Of Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison, And Bob Marley.
Book Condition Softcover. Brand new book.
Edition Reprint Edition.
Publisher Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2000.
0521643937 / 9780521643931
Seller ID 41283X1
Douglass, Ellison and Marley lived on racial frontiers. Their interactions with mixed audiences made them key figures in an interracial consciousness and culture, integrative ancestors who can be claimed by more than one group. An abolitionist who criticized black racialism; the author of Invisible Man, a landmark of modernity and black literature; a musician whose allegiance was to "God's side, who cause me to come from black and white." The lives of these three men illustrate how our notions of "race" have been constructed out of a repression of the interracial. The contents of the book is as follows: Introduction; 1. Interraciality in historical context; 2. Frederick Douglass as integrative ancestor: the consequences of interracial co-creation; 3. Invisible community: Ralph Ellison's vision of a multiracial ideal democracy; 4. Bob Marley's Zion: a trans-racial 'blackman redemption'. Includes an Index. "Consistently, the book rewards with fresh insights. ...Stephens writes with passion and intellectual rigor for a most engaging text." -THE BEAT
(Key Words: Ralph Ellison, Race, Frederick Douglass, Bob Marley, Gregory Stephens, Blacks, Whites, James McCune Smith, Miscegination, Rastrafarianism, Mulattos, Martin Luther King, Haile Selassie, W. E. B. Du Bois, Christianity, Chris Blackwell, Abolitionism).