Thursday, July 10, 2008

In Search of the Black Fantastic

Just time this morning for link to a fine LATimes review of Richard Iton's groovy, new book with Oxford University Press, In Search of the Black Fantastic.

For a related micro-meme, click the Grace Jones picture below--a curious brief meditation on the construction of "blackness." The histories of the figuration of "Blacks" and "Mexicans" coincide in ways that are fascination and unpredictable; the introduction to Tex[t]-Mex, available online in full, sans pictures, only begins to break the surface of this theme!




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