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Author Rabaka, Reiland, 1972- author
Title The negritude movement : W. E. B. Du Bois, Leon Damas, Aime Cesaire, Leopold Senghor, Frantz Fanon, and the evolution of an insurgent idea / Reiland Rabaka
Imprint Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 2015
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  809.8896 D8528 2015    AVAILABLE  -  30500101544313
Descript xx, 431 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Critical Africana studies: African, African American, and Caribbean interdisciplinary and intersectional studies
Critical Africana studies
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-419) and index
Introduction: Du Boisian Negritude: W.E.B Du Bois, the souls of black folk, and the origins of the negritude notion -- Prelude to Negritude: the new negro movement, the Harlem Renaissance, and the early evolution of the negritude notion -- Damasian Negritude: Leon Damas -- Cesairean Negritude: Aimee Cesaire -- Senghorian Negritude: Leopold Senghor -- Fanonian Negritude: Frantz Fanon
"The Negritude Movement provides readers with not only an intellectual history of the Negritude Movement but also its prehistory (W.E.B. Du Bois, the New Negro Movement, and the Harlem Renaissance) and its posthistory (Frantz Fanon and the evolution of Fanonism). By viewing Negritude as an "insurgent idea" (to invoke this book's intentionally incendiary subtitle), as opposed to merely a form of poetics and aesthetics, The Negritude Movement explores Negritude as a "traveling theory" (Ãଡ Edward Said's concept) that consistently crisscrossed the Atlantic Ocean in the twentieth century: from Harlem to Haiti, Haiti to Paris, Paris to Martinique, Martinique to Senegal, and on and on ad infinitum. The Negritude Movement maps the movements of proto-Negritude concepts from Du Bois's discourse in The Souls of Black Folk through to post-Negritude concepts in Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth. Utilizing Negritude as a conceptual framework to, on the one hand, explore the Africana intellectual tradition in the twentieth century, and, on the other hand, demonstrate discursive continuity between Du Bois and Fanon, as well as the Harlem Renaissance and Negritude Movement, The Negritude Movement ultimately accents what Negritude contributed to arguably its greatest intellectual heir, Frantz Fanon, and the development of his distinct critical theory, Fanonism. Rabaka argues that if Fanon and Fanonism remain relevant in the twenty-first century, then, to a certain extent, Negritude remains relevant in the twenty-first century."--The publisher
Subject Negritude (Literary movement)
Blacks -- Race identity -- History
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
Damas, Léon-Gontran, 1912-1978
Césaire, Aimé
Senghor, Léopold Sédar, 1906-2001
Fanon, Frantz, 1925-1961
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