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Dyson, Michael Eric

Overview
Works: 118 works in 368 publications in 1 language and 27,526 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical fiction  Interviews  Pictorial works  Fiction 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: E185.86, 305.896073
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Most widely held works by Michael Eric Dyson
I may not get there with you : the true Martin Luther King, Jr. by Michael Eric Dyson ( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 2,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"So much has changed since the glory days of the civil rights movement - and so much has stayed the same. African Americans command their place at every level of society, from the lunch counter to the college campus to the corporate boardroom - yet the gap between the American middle class and the black poor is as wide as ever. Where can we turn to find the vision that will guide us through these strange and difficult times? Michael Eric Dyson helps us find the answer in our recent past, by resurrecting the true Martin Luther King, Jr." "A private citizen who transformed the world around him, King was arguably the greatest American who ever lived. Yet, as Dyson so poignantly reveals, Martin Luther King, Jr. has disappeared in plain sight. Despite the federal holiday, the postage stamps, and the required reference in history textbooks, King's vitality and complexity have faded from view. Young people do not learn how radical he was, liberals forget that he despaired of whites even as he loved them, and contemporary black leaders tend to ignore the powerful forces that shaped him - the black church, language, and sexuality - thereby obscuring his relevance to black youth and hip-hop culture."--BOOK JACKET
April 4, 1968 : Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death and how it changed America by Michael Eric Dyson ( Book )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A cultural critic reassesses the late civil rights leader's significance and influence on American society, as well as the ways in which his death transformed the discussion of race in America
Making Malcolm : the myth and meaning of Malcolm X by Michael Eric Dyson ( Book )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 2,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bold critical examination of the life and legacy of Malcolm X. Minister and educator Dyson casts new light on the life and career of Malcolm X--and also on the aspirations and passions of the growing numbers who have seized on his l ife for insight and inspiration. An important work for the future of race relations
Come hell or high water : Hurricane Katrina and the color of disaster by Michael Eric Dyson ( Book )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Does George W. Bush care about black people? Does the rest of America? When Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, hundreds of thousands were left behind to suffer the ravages of destruction, disease, and even death. The majority of these people were black; nearly all were poor. The federal government's slow response is by now notorious. Yet despite the cries of outrage that have mounted since the levees broke, we have failed to confront the disaster's true lesson: to be poor, or black, in today's ownership society, is to be left behind. Combining interviews with survivors with his deep knowledge of black migrations and government policy over decades, Dyson provides the historical context that has been missing from public conversation. He explores the legacy of black suffering in America since slavery, including the ways that black people are framed in the national consciousness even today.--From publisher description
Pride : the seven deadly sins by Michael Eric Dyson ( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Of the seven deadly sins, pride is the only one with a virtuous side. It is certainly a good thing to have pride in one's country, in one's community, in oneself. But when taken too far, as Michael Eric Dyson shows in Pride, these virtues become deadly sins. Dyson, named by Ebony magazine as one of the 100 most influential African Americans, here looks at the many dimensions of pride. Ranging from Augustine and Aquinas, MacIntyre and Hauerwas, to Niebuhr and King, Dyson offers a thoughtful, multifaceted look at this "virtuous vice." He probes the philosophical and theological roots of pride in examining its transformation in Western culture. Dyson discusses how black pride keeps blacks from being degraded and excluded by white pride, which can be invisible, unspoken, but nonetheless very powerful. Dyson also offers a moving glimpse into the teachers and books that shaped his personal pride and vocation. Dyson also looks at less savory aspects of national pride. Since 9/11, he notes, we have had to close ranks. But the collective embrace of all things American, to the exclusion of anything else, has taken the place of a much richer, much more enduring, much more profound version of love of country. This unchecked pride asserts the supremacy of America above all others--elevating our national beliefs above any moral court in the world--and attacking critics of American foreign policy as unpatriotic and even traitorous. Hubris, temerity, arrogance--the unquestioned presumption that one's way of life defines how everyone else should live--pride has many destructive manifestations. In this engaging and energetic volume, Michael Eric Dyson, one of the nation's foremost public intellectuals, illuminates this many-sided human emotion, one that can be an indispensable virtue or a deadly sin. -- from publisher description
Holler if you hear me : searching for Tupac Shakur by Michael Eric Dyson ( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Through original interviews and reporting, [the author] offers us a wholly original understanding of the controversial icon who has been called the 'black Elvis'."--Dust jacket
Between God and gangsta rap : bearing witness to black culture by Michael Eric Dyson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is a section of wonderful profiles Dyson calls "Testimonials"--Studies of black men, from O.J. Simpson to Marion Barry, and from Baptist preacher Gardner Taylor to Michael Jordan and Sam Cooke. In "Obsessed with O.J.," Dyson offers an extremely personal and insightful series of reflections on the case. In "Lessons," Dyson takes up the subjects of politics and racial identity. Newt Gingrich and moral panic, Qubilah Shabazz, Carol Moseley Braun, the NAACP, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X all figure in these insightful and accessible pieces. And "Songs of Celebration" draws from Dyson's writings for the popular press such as Rolling Stone and Vibe, and explores the joys and pitfalls of black expression, from the black vernacular bible to gospel music, R & B, and hip-hop. Dyson concludes with an essay framed as a letter to his wife, which offers a positive counterbalance to the opening address to his brother
Is Bill Cosby right? : or has the Black middle class lost its mind? by Michael Eric Dyson ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Counters Bill Cosby's view on the black poor, and discusses the growing gap between the upper-class black poulation and the poor black population
The Michael Eric Dyson reader by Michael Eric Dyson ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Acclaimed for his writing on Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Tupac Shakur, and many more, Michael Eric Dyson has emerged as the leading African American intellectual of his generation. This collection gathers the best of Dyson's vast and growing body of work from the last several years: his most incisive commentary, the most stirring passages, and the sharpest, most probing and broadminded critical analyses. From Michael Jordan to the role of religion in public life, from Toni Morrison to patriotism in the wake of 9/11, the mastery and ease with which Dyson tackles just about any subject of relevance to black America today is without parallel
Race rules : navigating the color line by Michael Eric Dyson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dyson reveals the pernicious influence of racial thinking across the broad canvas of American social and cultural life, from the disjunction between how whites and blacks view the world, to the way perceptions of black masculinity thwart black leadership, to the politics of nostalgia that keeps us looking to an imaginary past rather than creating a positive future. Through painful examples drawn from within the black community - sexual conflict in the black church, the myth of the "head Negro," relations between black men and women - he depicts our ongoing failure to break free of the rule of race. "In a color-blind society, we can only see black and white," warns Dyson as he argues for color consciousness informed by history and shaped by hope. Provocative and compelling, Race Rules is the most important work to date from the "hiphop intellectual" who stands at the forefront of his generation of black public thinkers
Know what I mean? : reflections on hip-hop by Michael Eric Dyson ( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes social, cultural, and political aspects of hip-hop music through dialogues with academic scholars and documentary filmmakers
Can you hear me now? the inspiration, wisdom, and insight of Michael Eric Dyson by Michael Eric Dyson ( )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dyson's latest work offers a sampling of the author's sharp wit, profound thought, and edifying eloquence o the enduring problems of humanity, from love and justice to race relations and politics
Reflecting black : African-American cultural criticism by Michael Eric Dyson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From rap music to preaching, from Toni Morrison to Leonard Jeffries, from Michael Jackson to Michael Jordan, Reflecting Black explores as never before the varied and complex dimensions of African-American culture through personal reflection, expository journalism, scholarly investigation and even homily
Roots the saga of an American family by Alex Haley ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree. When Alex was a boy growing up in Tennessee, his grandmother used to tell him stories about their family, stories that went way back to a man she called the African who was taken aboard a slave ship bound for Colonial America. As an adult, Alex spent twelve years searching for documentation that might authenticate what his grandmother had told him. In an astonishing feat of genealogical detective work, he discovered the name of the "African"--Kunta Kinte--as well as the exact location of the village in West Africa from where he was abducted in 1767. Roots is based on the facts of his ancestry, and the six generations of people."--Container
Mercy, mercy me : the art, loves, and demons of Marvin Gaye by Michael Eric Dyson ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the life of an American icon to reconstruct a portrait of Gaye as a flawed artist, troubled by addiction and prone to domestic abuse, who nevertheless helped define America in the turbulent 1970s
Born to use mics reading Nas's Illmatic by Michael Eric Dyson ( )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Academic essays reflect on the 1994 album Illmatic by Nasir "Nas" Jones, covering topics ranging from jazz history to gender
This is the day : the March on Washington by Leonard Freed ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Compiles the photographs taken by Leonard Freed of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, during which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech
April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death and the transformation of America by Michael Eric Dyson ( )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On April 4, 1968, at 6:01 P.M., while he was standing on a balcony at a Memphis hotel, Martin Luther King Jr. Was shot and fatally wounded. Only hours earlier King--the prophet for racial and economic justice in America--ended his final public speech by saying, "I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight, that we as a people will get to the Promised Land. Acclaimed public intellectual and best-selling author, Michael Eric Dyson uses the fortieth anniversary of King's assassination as a starting point for a comprehensive reevaluation of the fate of America, specifically Black America, over the ensuing years. Dyson ambitiously, and controversially, investigates the ways in which we as a people have made it to the Promised Land that King spoke of and shines a bright light on the many areas that we still have a long way to go. Rather than only looking back, April 4, 1968 takes a sweeping 360-degree view of King's death--remembering all the toil, triumph, and tribulation that led to that fateful date while anticipating the ways in which the legacy of King's death will affect the future of this country
Roots : the saga of an American family by Alex Haley ( )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forfatteren har sporet sin familie syv generationer tilbage og beretter om dens liv i Afrika og slaveri i USA og tegner derigennem et rids af de amerikanske negres historie
Material witness race, identity and the politics of gangsta rap by Michael Eric Dyson ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dyson talks about the important issues of essentialism and notions of identity within the context of race, and discusses hip hop culture and the conflicts around gangsta rap
 
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Alternative Names
Dyson, Michael E.
ダイソン, マイケル・エリック
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