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The Lemonade reader / edited by Kinitra D. Brooks and Kameelah L. Martin.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
xxv, 259 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Criticism and interpretation
History and criticism
Sex in music
Feminism and music
Brooks, Kinitra Dechaun
Martin, Kameelah L., 1978-
Kinitra D. Brooks is the Audrey and John Leslie Endowed Chair in Literary Studies in the Department of English at Michigan State University, USA. Dr. Brooks specializes in the study of black women, genre fiction, and popular culture. She currently has two books in print: Searching for Sycorax: Black Women's Hauntings of Contemporary Horror (2017), a critical treatment of black women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror; and Sycorax's Daughters (2017), an edited volume of short horror fiction written by black women. Her current research focuses on portrayals of the conjure woman in popular culture. Dr. Brooksis servingas the Advancing Equity Through Research Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University for the 2018-2019 academic year. Kameelah L. Martin is Professor of African American Studies and English at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, USA, where she is also Director of the African American Studies Program. Dr. Martin's research explores the lore cycle of the conjure woman as an archetype in literature and visual texts. She is author of two monographs: Conjuring Moments in African American Literature: Women, Spirit Work,and Other Such Hoodoo (2013) and Envisioning Black Feminist Voodoo Aesthetics: African Spirituality in American Cinema (2016). She is the Assistant Editor of the College Language Association Journal and has published in Studies in the Literary Imagination; Black Women, Gender,and Families; and the African American National Biography. She has edited special issues of Genealogy andSouth Atlantic Review, and co-edited a section ofThe Routledge Anthology of African American Rhetoric (2018).
The Lemonade Reader is an interdisciplinary collection that explores the nuances of Beyoncé's 2016 visual album, Lemonade. The essays and editorials present fresh, cutting-edge scholarship fueled by contemporary thoughts on film, material culture, religion, and black feminism. Envisioned as an educational tool to support and guide discussions of the visual album at postgraduate and undergraduate levels, The Lemonade Reader critiques Lemonade's multiple Afrodiasporic influences, visual aesthetics, narrative arc of grief and healing, and ethnomusicological reach. The essays, written by both scholars and popular bloggers, reflects a broad yet uniquely specific black feminist investigation into constructions of race, gender, spirituality, and southern identity. The Lemonade Reader gathers a newer generation of black feminist scholars to engage in intellectual discourse and confront the emotional labor around the Lemonade phenomena. It is the premiere source for examining Lemonade, a text that will continue to have a lasting impact on black women's studies and popular culture.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: Beyoncé's Lemonade lexicon
Black feminism and spirituality in theory and practice / Kinitra D. Brooks and Kameelah L. Martin
Interlude A: What do we want from Beyoncé? / Maiysha Kai
Interlude B: Bittersweet like me
When the lemonade ain't made for Black fat femmes and women / Ashleigh Shackelford
PART I: Some shit is just for us. Some shit is just for us: Introduction / Cheryl Finley and Deborah Willis
Something akin to freedom: Sexual love, political agency, and Lemonade / Lindsey Stewart
Getting to the roots of "Becky with the good hair" in Beyoncé's Lemonade / Janell Hobson
Pull the sorrow from between my legs: Lemonade as rumination on reproduction and loss / LaKisha M. Simmons
The language of Lemonade: The sociolinguistic and rhetorical strategies of Beyoncé's Lemonade / Alexis McGee
Interlude C: How not to listen to Lemonade: Music criticism and epistemic violence / Robin James
Interlude D: Women like her cannot be contained: Warsan Shire and poetic potential in Lemonade / Shauna M. Morgan
PART II Of her spiritual strivings. Looking for Beyoncé's spiritual longing: The power of visual/sonic meaning-making / Valerie Bridgeman
Beyonce's Lemonade folklore: Feminine reverberations of odú and Afro-Cuban orisha iconography / Nicholas R. Jones
The slay factor: Beyoncé unleashing the Black Feminine Divine in a blaze of glory / Melanie C. Jones
Beyoncé's diaspora heritage and ancestry in Lemonade / Patricia Coloma Peñate
Signifying waters: The magnetic and poetic magic of Oshún as reflected in Beyoncé's Lemonade / Martin A. Tsang
Beyoncé reborn: Lemonade as spiritual enlightenment / Lauren V. Highsmith
Interlude E: From Destiny's Child to Coachella
On embracing then resisting others' respectability politics / L. Michael Gipson
Interlude F: "Formation" and the Black-ass truth about Beyoncé and capitalism / Tamara Winfrey Harris
PART III The lady sings her legacy. The lady sings her legacy: Introduction / Daphne A. Brooks
To feel like a "natural woman": Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé and the ecological spirituality of Lemonade / Michele Prettyman Beverly
Beyoncé's western South serenade / Tyina Steptoe
Beysthetics: "Formation" and the politics of style / Tanisha C. Ford
"I used to be your sweet Mama": Beyoncé at the crossroads of blues and conjure in Lemonade / Kinitra D. Brooks and Kameelah L. Martin
Beyoncé's Lemonade and the black swan effect / Kyra D. Gaunt
She gave you Lemonade, stop trying to say it's Tang: Calling out how race-gender bias obscures Black women's achievements in pop music / Birgitta J. Johnson
Interlude G: Erasing shame
Beyoncé's Lemonade and the Black woman's narrative in cinema / Aramide Tinubu
Afterword / by Regina N. Bradley.
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