Troubling Beginnings

Troubling Beginnings : Trans(per)forming African American History and Identity

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This interdisciplinary and creative study examines how African American culture is presented in American films and other media, and is a provocative re-reading of the historiography of black culture. The author examines and interprets a number of cultural texts deriving memory as interpreted by Freud and by Franz Fanon, mixed with Black Liberation Theology and Islamic mysticism.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 367g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1138986208
  • 9781138986206

Table of contents

1. The Ambivalence of Identity Politics 2. Liberating Theologies: Ibn-Arabi's Bezels and James Cone's Christ 3. Flesh and Facts: Towards a Critical Psychoanalysis 4. Freeing Films: Reading Sankofa, Malcolm X and Panther 5. The Power to Trans(per)formshow more