Signs of Race

The Funk Era and Beyond

New Perspectives on Black Popular Culture

Editors: Bolden, T. (Ed.)

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The Funk Era and Beyond is the first scholarly collection to discuss the significance of funk music in America. Contributors employ a multitude of methodologies to examine this unique musical genre's relationship to African American culture and to music, literature, and visual art as a whole.

About the authors

TONY BOLDEN is Associate Professor of African American Literature and Culture, University of Alabama, USA.

Reviews

'Paying homage to the ancestors (Jean Toomer, Zora Neale Hurston, Professor Longhair), sitting at the feat of the elders (George Clinton, Sly Stone, James Brown) and welcoming a brand new generation of griots headed by funkmaster Aaron McGruder, The Funk Era and Beyond fills the largest remaining gap in the conversation on African-American music. Bolden's collection is theoretically sophisticated, endlessly provocative and, best of all, a joy to read.' Craig Werner, Professor and Chair, Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of A Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race& the Soul of America

'This engaging book takes the reader on a journey across the multi-layered and multidisciplinary terrain of funk. This series of essays on music and the visual and literary arts reveal how 'da funk' represents innovation and aesthetic principles rooted in the Black vernacular, which defines the uniqueness of Black creativity. The Funk Era and Beyond is a must-read to understand funk as a philosophy, an attitude, a way of life, and more broadly, a cultural phenomena.' - Portia K. Maultsby, Indiana University and editor of African American Music: An Introduction


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Sly Stone and the Sanctified Church

    Neal, Mark Anthony

    Pages 3-9

  • Theorizing the Funk: An Introduction

    Bolden, Tony

    Pages 13-29

  • A Philosophy of Funk: The Politics and Pleasure of a Parliafunkadelicment Thang!

    Wright, Amy Nathan

    Pages 33-50

  • James Brown: Icon of Black Power

    Vincent, Rickey

    Pages 51-72

  • A Land of Funk: Dayton, Ohio

    Brown, Scot

    Pages 73-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Funk Era and Beyond
Book Subtitle
New Perspectives on Black Popular Culture
Editors
  • T. Bolden
Series Title
Signs of Race
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61453-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-230-61453-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-29607-0
Softcover ISBN
978-0-312-29608-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 262
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