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Munby, Jonathan
Under a bad sign : criminal self-representation in African American popular culture / Jonathan Munby
Alternate Title Criminal self-representation in African American popular culture
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E185 .M898 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) African Americans in popular culture
African American arts
Crime in popular culture -- United States
Popular culture -- United States
Physical Description ix, 216 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p, [183]-202) and index
Contents Original gangsta culture: fortune economy and the criminal mediation of black entry into urban modernity -- Sin city cinema: the underworld race films of Oscar Micheaux and Ralph Cooper -- Hustlers in the house of literature: Julian Mayfield -- Chester Himes, and the black literary ghetto -- From Up tight! to Dolemite: the changing politics of Baadasssss cinema -- Keeping it reel: from goines to gangsta -- Epilogue: global gangsta-life in death

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