Sunday, April 10, 2011

April Book of the Month: "Everything but the Burden" by Greg Tate.

"Everything but the Burden: What white people are taking from Black Culture" 
Greg Tate

From Publisher's Weekly:
There's an old remark to the effect that if you toss a Harvard boy in a locked room with a ghetto kid for a month, well, who'll come out sounding like whom? This collection, edited by Village Voice critic Tate (Flyboy in the Buttermilk), attempts a sociology of that transaction, as repeated perpetually throughout American culture. Contributors including Carl Hancock-Rux (on Eminem), Hilton Als (on Richard Pryor) and Renee Green (on a complex of film and social theory) advance considerations more specifically directed than Norman Mailer's classic "The White Negro." 
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