Signifyin(G), Sanctifyin", & Slam Dunking A Reader in African American Expressive Culture by Gena Dagel Caponi

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Published by University of Massachusetts Press .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Black studies,
  • Cultural studies,
  • Social life and customs,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General,
  • Black American Sociology,
  • Culture,
  • United States,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • USA,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • People of Color,
  • Ethnic,
  • African American dance,
  • African Americans,
  • Popular culture

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages464
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8605246M
ISBN 101558491821
ISBN 109781558491823

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The Signifying Monkey explores the relation of the black vernacular tradition to the Afro-American literary tradition. The book attempts to identify a theory of criticism that is inscribed within the black vernacular tradition and that in turn informs the shape of the Afro-American literary tradition.

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