Most widely held works by Michael Awkward
New essays on Their eyes were watching God ( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,128 libraries worldwide
Essays in the volume discuss Hurston's sophisticated use of black folklore, the autobiographical resonances in the novel, Hurston's definition of the relationship between black artists and the Afro-American masses, and the usefulness of feminist modes of inquiry. This collection offers fresh insight for approaching Hurston's compelling exploration of a black woman's extended search for self and community.
Inspiriting influences : tradition, revision, and Afro-American women's novels by Michael Awkward ( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 964 libraries worldwide
A critical look at works from this emerging body of literature. Examines Their eyes were watching God, The bluest eye, The women of Brewster Place, and The color purple. Provides insight to the aesthetically complex and ideologically challenging novels of Afro- American women.
Negotiating difference : race, gender, and the politics of positionality by Michael Awkward ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 540 libraries worldwide
Encamped within the limits of experience and authenticity, critics today stake out their positions according to race and ethnicity, sexuality and gender, and vigilantly guard against any incursions into their privileged territory. In this book, Michael Awkward raids the borders of contemporary criticism to show how debilitating such protectionist stances can be and how much might be gained by crossing our cultural boundaries.
Scenes of instruction : a memoir by Michael Awkward ( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
Awkward, a professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, recalls his childhood in the Philadelphia projects and mixes in literary and cultural criticism.
Burying Don Imus : anatomy of a scapegoat by Michael Awkward ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
"The radio talk show host Don Imus became the improbable focus of a heated national discussion on race, gender, and the power of language. In Burying Don Imus: Anatomy of a Scapegoat, Michael Awkward provides the first balanced, critical analysis of Imus's comments and the public outrage they provoked." "Written from the singular perspective of a black intellectual with both a long-standing commitment to feminism and a deep familiarity with - and appreciation of - Imus in the Morning, this book contends that the reaction to the insult ignored the nature of Imus's contributions to popular culture and political debate while eliding the real and very complicated issues within contemporary racial politics." "Awkward's probing account analyzes the responses within the African-American community as reflective of deep-seated anxieties rooted in the collective trauma resulting from centuries of slavery, Jim Crow, and racial violence. Placing the controversy in multiple contexts, he addresses Imus's public persona and the satirical intent of his show, and delves into such charged topics as the perception of women athletes in American culture, the tradition of racist humor, the sexist language of hip-hop, and the politics of black hairstyles. Awkward also juxtaposes the Imus incident with other recent controversies, including the rape accusations leveled against white players on Duke University's lacrosse team in 2006, in order to demonstrate how sensational spectacles of racism play out in the media again and again."--BOOK JACKET.
Soul covers : rhythm and blues remakes and the struggle for artistic identity : (Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Phoebe Snow) by Michael Awkward ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
A circle of sisters by Michael Awkward ( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Inspiring influences : tradition, revision and Afro-American women's novels by Michael Awkward ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Burying Don Imus : anatomy of a scapegoat ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Amerika kokujin josei shōsetsu : koōsuru tamashii = Inspiriting influences : tradition, revision, and Afro-American women's novels by Michael Awkward ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in Japanese and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Tradition, History, and Contemporary Afro-American Women Writers by Michael Awkward ( )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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アメリカ黒人女性小說 : 呼応する魂 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in Japanese and held by 1 library worldwide
Diversity & the academic disciplines do race and gender really matter ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Extended excerpts from two faculty panels discussing the meaning of race and gender in various disciplines. They note that history has tended to equate race and gender with difference and the suspicion of being permanently outside civil or civilizable society. While in many science disciplines, race and gender seem to have no effect on the content of research, questions linger over how a more diverse community of scientists might alter the nature of scientific research. Would a differently constituted cadre of researchers reach different conclusions about what is "important" to a discipline? Is "truth" immutable?
Literature : African/American contexts and texts ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The problematic philosophies of action in John Barth's The End of the road by Michael Awkward ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
African American college teachers African American men--Attitudes African Americans African American women African American women authors African American women--Intellectual life African literature (French) American fiction American fiction--African American authors American fiction--Women authors Awkward, Michael Barth, John Biography Bluest eye (Morrison, Toni) Color purple (Walker, Alice) Criticism, interpretation, etc. Criticism--Political aspects Critics Educational equalization Educational sociology English teachers Feminism and literature Feminist literary criticism Feminist literary criticism--Male authors Franklin, Aretha Gender identity in education Green, Al,--1946- History Hurston, Zora Neale Imus, Don Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Intertextuality Literature Literature--Black authors Male feminists Novelists, American Race Race awareness Race relations Racism Radio broadcasters Sex role Snow, Phoebe Soul music United States Women and literature Women of Brewster Place (Naylor, Gloria)