DOC Å Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance ☆ Houston A. Baker Jr.
DOC Å Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance ☆ Houston A. Baker Jr. Self determination and in so doing gave forth a distinctive form of expression that still echoes in a broad spectrum of 20th century Afro It probably deserves a 2 but an extra star for at least being clear in its argument and prose Baker it's convinced that Booker T Washington is a secret radical and the only reason he advocated for basically renslaving black people was because he knew it was the only way to get his message out and once black people learned how to work which what is he talking about? All black people do is work then they would have the skills to become the black bourgeoisie No part of the argument actually holds up but at least it's clear When he starts citing zoologists to support his claims is when things really get interesting It's a bad argument but uick and intelligible
BOOK Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance
EBOOK Æ EPUB Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance ë 9780226035253 ↠ HOUSTON A. BAKER JR. ↠ Mr Baker perceives the harlem Renaissance as a crucial moment in a movement predating the 1920's when Afro Americans embraced the task of self determination and in so doing gave American arts Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance may well become Afro America's 'studying manual' Tonya Bolden New York Times Book Revie Major Field Prep 26133 20% doneBaker confronts the traditional problematic of studies of the Harlem Renaissance that presume the movement was a failure Instead of following this line of logic Baker resignifies modernism and the modern for the Afro American discursive tradition He locates the start of the shift to Booker T Washington's Atlanta Exposition Address in 1895 and calls his 1902 work Up From Slavery a speaking manual Washington and Chesnutt are the main examples of one of Baker's two major strategies mastery of form Form in this sense is related the the trope and practice of masking BTW and Chesnutt use the myth and signs of minstrelsy to subvert and subtly undermine the mythos of the black figure in American letters In contrast Du Bois and Dunbar use the strategy of deformation of mastery Instead of locating their masking strategies in minstrelsy tropes they call upon African primitivism and regionalism These figures and these strategies set up the modern in the early 20thC and lead the expression of the renaissancism in the 1920s Baker looks extensively at Locke's The New Negro as the canonical text of the period and dubs it a resistant marronism It is I believe a broadening and enlargement of the field of Afro American discursive possibilities The work has in effect the character of a panorama’s ‘unlimited’ view summoning concerns not of a problematical ‘folk’ but rather those of a newly emergent ‘race’ or ‘nation’—a national culture” Baker 73 If we reframe the problematic of the Harlem Renaissance as one of renaissancism not one of failure it is clear that it was a success because its resonances continue through the century and the project of declaring a self determined voice and sound a national culture persists
Houston A. Baker Jr. ☆ Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance PDF
Modernism and the Harlem RenaissanceMr Baker perceives the harlem Renaissance as a crucial moment in a movement predating the 1920's when Afro Americans embraced the task of a convoluted and dense analytical read but if you can hang in there you'll find absolutely profound points made an academic historical and important text