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Literary Criticism African American

Black Like Who?

20th anniversary edition

by (author) Rinaldo Walcott

Publisher
Insomniac Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2018
Category
African American
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781895837070
    Publish Date
    Mar 2003
    List Price
    $21.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781894663403
    Publish Date
    Mar 2003
    List Price
    $21.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554832071
    Publish Date
    Jun 2018
    List Price
    $19.95
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781773057378
    Publish Date
    Jul 2021
    List Price
    $32.99

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Description

Twenty years ago Rinaldo Walcott's groundbreaking study of black culture in Canada, Black Like Who?, caused such an uproar upon its publication Insomniac Press has produced a special 20th anniversary edition. With its incisive readings of hip-hop, film, literature, social unrest, sports, music and the electronic media, Walcott's book not only assesses the role of black Canadians in defining Canada, it also argues strenuously against any notion of an essentialist Canadian blackness. As erudite on the issue of American super-critic Henry Louis Gates' blindness to black Canadian realities as he is on the rap, Walcott's essays are thought-provoking and always controversial in the best sense of the word. They have added and continue to add immeasurably to public debate.

About the author

Rinaldo Walcott is an associate professor at OISE, University of Toronto. His research and teaching is in the area of black diaspora cultural studies with an emphasis on queer sexualities, masculinity and cultural politics. He is the author of Black Like Who (1997); he edited Rude: Contemporary Black Canadian Cultural Criticism (2000); and the co-editor Counselling Across and Beyond Cultures (2010).

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