The Resource Evidence of being : the black gay cultural renaissance and the politics of violence, Darius Bost

Evidence of being : the black gay cultural renaissance and the politics of violence, Darius Bost

Label
Evidence of being : the black gay cultural renaissance and the politics of violence
Title
Evidence of being
Title remainder
the black gay cultural renaissance and the politics of violence
Statement of responsibility
Darius Bost
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Evidence of Being opens on a grim scene: Washington DC's gay black community in the 1980s, ravaged by AIDS, the crack epidemic, and a series of unsolved murders, seemingly abandoned by the government and mainstream culture. Yet in this darkest of moments, a new vision of community and hope managed to emerge. Darius Bost's account of the media, poetry, and performance of this time and place reveals a stunning confluence of activism and the arts. In Washington and New York during the 1980s and '90s, gay black men banded together, using creative expression as a tool to challenge the widespread views that marked them as unworthy of grief. They created art that enriched and reimagined their lives in the face of pain and neglect, while at the same time forging a path toward bold new modes of existence. At once a corrective to the predominantly white male accounts of the AIDS crisis and an openhearted depiction of the possibilities of black gay life, Evidence of Being above all insists on the primacy of community over loneliness, and hope over despair
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bost, Darius
Dewey number
306.76/6208996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.27.A37
LC item number
B688 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hemphill, Essex
  • Dixon, Melvin
  • Hemphill, Essex
  • African American gay men
  • African American gay men
  • American literature
  • African American gay men
  • American literature
  • New York (State)
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
Label
Evidence of being : the black gay cultural renaissance and the politics of violence, Darius Bost
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: On black gay being -- The contradictions of grief: violence and value in Blacklight magazine -- Loneliness: black gay longing in the work of Essex Hemphill -- Postmortem politics: the other countries collective and black gay mourning -- The future is very uncertain black gay self-making in Melvin Dixon's diaries -- Epilogue: Afterimage
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780226589824
Lccn
2018017662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1028903800
  • (OCoLC)on1028903800
Label
Evidence of being : the black gay cultural renaissance and the politics of violence, Darius Bost
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: On black gay being -- The contradictions of grief: violence and value in Blacklight magazine -- Loneliness: black gay longing in the work of Essex Hemphill -- Postmortem politics: the other countries collective and black gay mourning -- The future is very uncertain black gay self-making in Melvin Dixon's diaries -- Epilogue: Afterimage
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780226589824
Lccn
2018017662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1028903800
  • (OCoLC)on1028903800

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