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Title Cracking Up Black Feminist Comedy in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century United States / Katelyn Hale Wood.

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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-Project MUSE EBA    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (pages cm)
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Series Book collections on Project MUSE.
Note Based on the author's dissertation (doctoral)--University of Texas, 2014.
Contents Laughter in the Archives: Jackie "Moms" Mabley -- I Love You Bitches Back: Spect-Actors and Affective Freedom in I Coulda Been Your Cellmate! -- The Black Queer Citizenship of Wanda Sykes -- Contemporary Truth-Tellers: A New Cohort of Black Feminist Comics -- Conclusion.
Summary "Cracking Up archives and analyzes Black feminist stand-up comedy in the United States over the past sixty years. Looking closely at the work of Jackie "Moms" Mabley, Mo'Nique, Wanda Sykes, Sasheer Zamata, Sam Jay, Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams, and Michelle Buteau, this book shows how Black feminist comedy and the laughter it ignites are vital components of feminist, queer, and anti-racist protest. Cracking Up frames theatre and live performance as an important platform from which to examine citizenship in the United States, articulate Black feminist political thought, and subvert structures of power. Author Katelyn Hale Wood interprets these artists not as tokens in their white/male dominated field, but as part of a continuous history of Black feminist performance and presence in the United States. Broadly, the book also champions comedic performance and theatre history as imperative contexts for advancing historical studies of race, gender, and sexuality. From the comedy routines popular on Black vaudeville circuits to stand-up on contemporary social media platforms, Cracking Up excavates an overlooked history of Black women who made the art of joke-telling a key part of radical performance and political engagement"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Feminism. (OCoLC)fst00922671
African American women comedians. (OCoLC)fst01200469
African American wit and humor. (OCoLC)fst00799436
Feminism -- United States.
African American wit and humor -- History and criticism.
African American women comedians -- Biography.
Stand-up comedy -- Political aspects -- United States.
Stand-up comedy -- Social aspects -- United States.
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Project Muse. distributor
ISBN 9781609387730
OCLC # muse98432
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