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Roberts, John W. (John Willie) 1949-

Overview
Works: 12 works in 53 publications in 1 language and 2,272 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Music 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John W Roberts
From trickster to badman : the Black folk hero in slavery and freedom by John W Roberts( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To protect their identity and values, Africans enslaved in America transformed various familiar character types to create folk heroes who offered models of behavior both recognizable to them as African people and adaptable to their situation in America. Roberts specifically examines the Afro-American trickster and the trickster tale tradition, the conjurer as folk hero, the biblical heroic tradition, and the badman as outlaw hero. -- Publisher description from http://www.upenn.edu (Oct. 11, 2011)
SoulStirrers : Black Art and the Neo-Ancestral Impulse by H. E Newsum( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In SoulStirrers, H. Ike Okafor-Newsum describes the birth and development of an artistic movement in Cincinnati, Ohio, identified with the Neo-Ancestral impulse. The Neo-Ancestral impulse emerges as an extension of the Harlem Renaissance, the Negritude Movement, and the Black Arts Movement, all of which sought to re-represent the "primitive" and "savage" black and African in new terms. Central to the dominant racial framework has always been the conception that the black subject was not only inferior, but indeed incapable of producing art. The Neo-Ancestral impulse posed a challenge to both existing form and content. Like its intellectual antecedents, the movement did not separate art from life and raised a central question, one that the "soul stirrers" of Cincinnati are engaging in their artistic productions. Okafor-Newsum defines collapsing of the sacred and the profane as a central tendency of African aesthetics, transformed and rearticulated here in the Americas. In this volume, the artistic productions ask readers to consider the role of those creating and viewing this art by attempting to shift the way in which we view the ordinary. The works of these artists, therefore, are not only about the survival of African-derived cultural forms, though such remains a central effect of them. These extraordinary pieces, installations, and movements consistently refer to the cultural reality of the Americas and the need for political and intellectual transformation. They constitute important intellectual interventions that serve as indispensable elements in the redefinition and reinterpretation of our society. Featuring numerous color illustrations and profiles of artists, this volume reveals exciting trends in African American art and in the African diaspora more broadly. -- Amazon.com
Performance measurement techniques for multiprocessor computers by John W Roberts( )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the measurement of fault-tolerant parallel processors by John W Roberts( )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hardware-assisted multiprocessor performance measurements by Alan Mink( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NIST Workshop on the Computer Interface to Flat Panel Displays : January 13-14, 1994; San Jose, California by Mark P Williamson( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monitor, Bildschirm, Datenendgerät ; I/O-Gerät, Input/Output-Gerät, intelligentes Terminal (EDV) ; optoelektronischer Bauteil, Fototransistor, LCD, LED, Photozelle
From hucklebuck to hip-hop : social dance in the African-American community in Philadelphia by John W Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uses and functions of Afro-American folk and popular music in the fiction of James Baldwin by John W Roberts( )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NIST Workshop on the Computer Interface to Flat Panel Displays : January 13-14, 1994, San Jose Hilton and Towers, San Jose, California by NIST Workshop on the Computer Interface to Flat Panel Displays( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effects of modeling and/or manual guidance on the acquisition of throwing skill in preschool children by John W Roberts( )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ODUNDE presents from hucklebuck to hip-hop : social dance in the African American Community in Philadelphia by John W Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The effects of degree of involvement upon the level of aggression of spectators before and after a university basketball game by John W Roberts( )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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From trickster to badman : the Black folk hero in slavery and freedom
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SoulStirrers : Black Art and the Neo-Ancestral Impulse
Alternative Names
Roberts, John W.

Roberts, John W. 1949-

Languages
English (53)