Afro-Nostalgia Feeling Good in Contemporary Black Culture / Badia Ahad-Legardy.

Author
Ahad-Legardy, Badia, 1974- [Browse]
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Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2021.
  • ©2021.
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"African descent could not experience nostalgia. As a result, black lives have been predominately narrated through historical scenes of slavery and oppression. This phenomenon created a missing archive of romantic historical memories. Badia Ahad-Legardy mines literature, visual culture, performance, and culinary arts to form an archive of black historical joy for use by the African-descended. Her analysis reveals how contemporary black artists find more than trauma and subjugation within the historical past. Drawing on contemporary African American culture and recent psychological studies, Ahad-Legardy reveals nostalgia's capacity to produce positive emotions. Afro-nostalgia emerges as an expression of black romantic recollection that creates and inspires good feelings even within our darkest moments"-- Provided by publisher.
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Contents
  • Ten thousand recollections : Afro-nostalgia and contemporary Black aesthetics
  • (Nostalgic) retribution : the power of the petty in contemporary narratives of slavery
  • (Nostalgic) restoration : Utopian pasts and political futures in the music of Black Lives Matter
  • (Nostalgic) regeneration : absent archives and historical pleasures in contemporary Black visual culture
  • (Nostalgic) reclamation : recipes for radicalism and the politics of soul (food)
  • A future for Black nostalgia.
ISBN
0-252-04366-9
OCLC
  • 1246620975
  • 1252422057
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