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Awkward, Michael

Overview
Works: 22 works in 86 publications in 2 languages and 4,324 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS153.N5, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Michael Awkward
 
Most widely held works by Michael Awkward
New essays on Their eyes were watching God by Michael Awkward( Book )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,161 WorldCat member 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 )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member 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 )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It to Michael Jackson's physical transmutations, from Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon to August Wilson's Fences, from male scholars' investments in feminism to white scholars' in black texts - Awkward explores cultural moments that challenge the exclusive critical authority of race and gender. In each instance he confronts the question: What do artists, scholars, and others concerned with representations of African American life make of the view that gender, race, and sexuality circumscribe their own and others' lives and narratives? Throughout he demonstrates the perils and merits of the sort of boundary crossing this book ultimately makes: a black male feminism
Soul covers : rhythm and blues remakes and the struggle for artistic identity : (Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Phoebe Snow) by Michael Awkward( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural and literary study of the construction of racial and artistic identity in soul cover albums of three popular artists--Aretha Franklin, Al Green, and Phoebe Snow
Burying Don Imus : anatomy of a scapegoat by Michael Awkward( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Philadelphia freedoms : black American trauma, memory, and culture after King by Michael Awkward( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Awkward's Philadelphia Freedoms captures the energetic contestations over the meanings of racial politics and black identity during the post-King era in the City of Brotherly Love. Looking closely at four cultural moments, he shows how racial trauma and his native city's history have been entwined. He introduces each of these moments with poignant personal memories of the decade in focus and explores representation of African American freedom and oppression from the 1960s to the 1990s. Philadelphia Freedoms explores NBA players' psychic pain dur
A circle of sisters by Michael Awkward( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New essays on Their eyes were waching god( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amerika kokujin josei shōsetsu by Michael Awkward( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes of instruction : a memoir by Michael Awkward( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member 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
Michael Jackson's corner of the sky: A response to Craig Warner by Michael Awkward( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tradition, History, and Contemporary Afro-American Women Writers by Michael Awkward( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Literature : African/American contexts and texts( )

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

The problematic philosophies of action in John Barth's The End of the road by Michael Awkward( )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Power, Judgment, and Narrative in a Work of Zora Neale Hurston Feminist Cultural Studies by Rachel Blau DuPlessis( )

1 edition published in 1990 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Crayon Enlargements of Life" Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God as Autobiography by Nellie McKay( )

1 edition published in 1990 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New essays on Their Eyes Were Watching God Introduction( )

1 edition published in 1990 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal Dimension in Their Eyes Were Watching God by Robert Hemenway( )

1 edition published in 1990 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New essays on Their Eyes Were Watching God Notes on Contributors by ANON( )

1 edition published in 1990 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics of Fiction, Anthropology, and the Folk Zora Neale Hurston by Hazel V Carby( )

1 edition published in 1990 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Inspiriting influences : tradition, revision, and Afro-American women's novelsNegotiating difference : race, gender, and the politics of positionalitySoul covers : rhythm and blues remakes and the struggle for artistic identity : (Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Phoebe Snow)Burying Don Imus : anatomy of a scapegoatNew essays on Their eyes were waching godScenes of instruction : a memoir