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Jazz Internationalism: Literary Afro-Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Black Music

John Lowney

Abstract

Jazz Internationalism argues for the critical significance of jazz in Afro-modernist literature, from the beginning of the Great Depression through the radical social movements of the 1960s. Through consideration of literary texts that feature jazz as a mode of social criticism as well as artistic expression, it examines how jazz functions as a discourse of radical internationalism and Afro-modernism during the Long Civil Rights Movement. This book redefines the importance of jazz for African American literary history, as it relates recent jazz historiography to current theoretical articulat ... More

Keywords: jazz, jazz literature, Afro-modernism, black internationalism, African diaspora, Long Civil Rights Movement, African American literary history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780252041334
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041334.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Lowney, author
St. John's University