From Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle-Class Performances

From Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle-Class Performances

by Vershawn Ashanti Young, Bridget Harris Tsemo

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Examines how generations of African Americans perceive, proclaim, and name the combined performance of race and class across genres.

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ISBN-13: 9780814336427
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Publication date: 04/15/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 392
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Vershawn Ashanti Young is a performance artist, actor, and associate professor of African American studies, English, and performance studies at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of Your Average Nigga: Performing Race, Literacy, and Masculinity (Wayne State University Press, 2007) and co-editor of the forthcoming Code Meshing as World English: Policy, Pedagogy, Performance.

Bridget Harris Tsemo is assistant professor of African American studies and rhetoric at the University of Iowa. She studies African American literary and rhetorical traditions and race as a class performance.

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