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Contents List of Illustrations iv Acknowledgments Introduction: "Blackness" and Authenticity: What's Performance Got To Do With It? 1 1 The Pot Is Brewing: Marlon Riggs' Black Is . . . Black Ain't 26 2 Manifest Faggotry: Queering Masculinity in African American Culture 74 3 Mother Knows Best: Blackness and Transgressive Domestic Space 118 4 "Nevah Had Uh Cross Word": Mammy and the Trope of Black Womanhood 165 5 Sounds of Blackness Down Under: The Caf, of the Gate of Salvation 246 6 Pedagogy And/As Performance: Performing Blackness in the Classroom 342 Appendix A 399 Appendix B 459 Notes 464 Bibliography 528
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: African Americans Race identity, African Americans Intellectual life, African Americans in popular culture, Authenticity (Philosophy) Political aspects United States, Performing arts Social aspects United States, Performing arts Political aspects United States, United States Race relations