The Performative Sustainability of Race; Reflections on Black Culture and the Politics of Identity (Black Studies and Critical Thinking #19) (Paperback)
Following the premise that race and the process of racialization is performative, this book is a critical examination of the performative sustainability of race, particularly blackness, through commentaries on White Studies, art depictions of African American culture in the rural south, educational and pedagogical contexts, dramatic and film representation, and the intersections of race and gender performance. The book examines issues impacting the sustainability of race and race relations through multiple methodological and critical perspectives - most notably framed through performance (performance studies) and autoethnography.
Bryant Keith Alexander PhD, Professor in Department of Communication Studies and Dean, College of Communication and Fine Arts at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California. He is the coeditor of Performance Theories in Education: Power, Pedagogy, and the Politics of Identity with education scholars Gary L. Anderson and Bernardo P. Gallegos and the author of Performing Black Masculinity: Race, Culture, and Queer Identity. His scholarly works are included a wide range of journals and book volumes including Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies; Handbook of Performance Studies; Handbook of Qualitative Research, Third Edition; Blackwell Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication; Handbook of Communication and Instruction and Handbook of Autoethnography.