The eighth volume in the award-winning Discussions in Contemporary Culture series, Black Popular Culture examines the roles of artist and audience, producer and critic, and the synergistic relationship between black cultural expressions and their political, economic, and social contexts. An extraordinary array of critics, scholars, and cultural producers explore the multiple meanings of the cultural term "black" and, in so doing, propose an inclusive arena of expression and political possibility within the context of black popular culture.


“This amalgam of enraged opinion, more than any other book I know, captures the spirit of black intellectual debate today. For those new to the debate, this collection introduces the major voices of African American social commentary; for those enmeshed in it already, this comprehensive anthology is an invaluable prism of contestation, testament, theory, critique, and cultural consensus.” —Patricia J. Williams, author of The Alchemy of Race and Rights


With contributions by:

  • Houston A. Baker Jr.
  • Jacqueline Bobo
  • Hazel V. Carby
  • Angela Y. Davis
  • Manthia Diawara
  • Coco Fusco
  • Henry Louis Gates Jr.
  • Paul Gilroy
  • Ada Gay Griffin
  • Stuart Hall
  • Thomas Allen Harris
  • bell hooks
  • Arthur Jafa
  • John Jeffries
  • Isaac Julien
  • Lisa Kennedy
  • Julianne Malveaux
  • Manning Marable
  • Kofi Natambu
  • Marlon T. Riggs
  • Trica Rose
  • Valerie Smith
  • Greg Tate
  • Michele Wallace
  • Cornel West

Black Popular Culture: A Project by Michele Wallace (used)

  • Dia Center for the Arts 1992

    Used paperback in very good condition

    373 pages