Open mike : reflections on philosophy, race, sex, culture and religion

Dyson, Michael Eric

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  • Creator Michael Eric Dyson
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York : Basic Civitas Books, [2003] ©2003
  • Physical Details
    • xxi, 426 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780465017652, 0465017657
  • OCLC ocm50560445


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-415) and index.


  • Philosophy, theory and race. Not from some racial Zeus's head : my intellectual development. Textual acts and semiotic gestures : race, writing and technotopia. Baptizing theory, representing truth : religious discourse, poststructuralist theory and multiculturalism. More than academic : seamless theory, racial disruptions and public intellectuals in the ebony tower. Trump cards : racial paradigms, postcolonial theory and feminist thought. Giving whiteness a black eye : excavating white identities, ideologies and institutions. "Is it something I said?" : dissident speech, plantation Negro syndrome, and the politics of self-respect -- Cultural studies. Is postmodernism just modernism in drag? : Black identities in flux. The great next : jazz origins and the anatomy of improvisation. Black fists and sole brothers : the 1968 Olympics. Adjusting the color : television, race and culture. "I love Black people, but I hate niggas" : intellectuals, Black comedy and the politics of self-criticism -- Religious beliefs, theological arguments. "Searching for Black Jesus" : the Nietzschean quest of a metaphysical thug. "Speech is my hammer" : Black preaching, social justice and rap rhetoric. Ecstasy, excess and eschatology : Black religion in crisis. The anatomy of radical Christianity : tracing Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dangerous legacy. Prophetic Black Islamic ethics : Malcolm X, spiritual warfare and angry Black love. Homotextualities : the Bible, sexual ethics and the theology of homoeroticism
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