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Black Eyez: Memoirs of a Revolutionary


2008 2008

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Black Eyez: Memoirs of a Revolutionary engages in an investigation of the performative relationship between race and color. It offers a review of the genesis of race as a political invention, to articulate the intersubjective relationship between Black Power ideology and the Black Aesthetic. By highlighting the historical recovery of Black subjectivity, I argue Black aestheticians produced a form of performative decolonization. I then suggest the use of ethnographic dramaturgy as both an informed approach to staging the self, as well as a space to offer my personal performance philosophy. The script “Sole/Daughter” is offered as an augmentation of The Revolutionary Theatre’s paradigmatic assumptions.

Key Words: black performance, performance ethnography, ethnographic dramaturgy, black theatre.

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Subject
Black studies;
Communication;
Theater
Classification
0325: Black studies
0459: Communication
0465: Theater
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Social sciences; Black aesthetic; Black power; Black theater; Ethnographic dramaturgy
Title
Black Eyez: Memoirs of a Revolutionary
Author
Hastings, Rachel N.
Number of pages
262
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0209
Source
DAI-A 70/05, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109172966
Advisor
Warren, John T.
Committee member
Abdul-Mussawir, Najjar; Bardhan, Nilanjana; Johnson, Maria; Pelias, Ronald J.
University/institution
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Department
Speech Communication
University location
United States -- Illinois
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3358691
ProQuest document ID
304472802
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304472802
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