Power Relations in Black Lives

Reading African American Literature and Culture with Bourdieu and Elias

According to relational sociology, power imbalances are at the root of human conflicts and consequently shape the physical and symbolic struggles between interdependent groups or individuals. This volume highlights the role of power relations in the African American experience by applying key concepts of Pierre Bourdieu and Norbert Elias to black literature and culture. The authors offer new readings of power asymmetries as represented in works of canonical and contemporary black writers (Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Gwendolyn Brooks, Toni Morrison, Percival Everett, Colson Whitehead), rap music (e.g., Jay Z), images of black homelessness, and figurations of political activism (civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, #BlackLivesMatter in Ferguson).

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2017-12-19, 284 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3660-4

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Christa Buschendorf

Christa Buschendorf, Goethe University Frankfurt a.M., Germany

Author(s)
Christa Buschendorf (ed.)
Book title
Power Relations in Black Lives Reading African American Literature and Culture with Bourdieu and Elias
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
284
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3660-4
DOI
Commodity Group
1564
BIC-Code
DSB JHBA JFC
BISAC-Code
LIT004020 SOC026000 SOC022000
THEMA-Code
DSB JHBA JBCC
Release date
2017-12-19
Edition
1
Topics
Sozialität, Amerika
Readership
Black Studies, American Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociology of Literature, Relational Sociology
Keywords/Tags
Relational Sociology, Pierre Bourdieu, Norbert Elias, Sociology of Literature, Cultural Sociology, Power Relations, Racism, African American Literature, Black Culture, Rap Music, Political Activism, Habitus, Field, Capital, Symbolic Violence, Established-Outsider Relationships, Power Asymmetries, Power Imbalances, America, Social Relations, American Studies, Sociological Theory, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies

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