Ain't I A Diva?

by Kevin Allred, Cheryl Clarke
Ain't I A Diva?
  • ISBN-13: 9781936932603
  • Author(s): Kevin Allred, Cheryl Clarke
  • Subject: Feminism & feminist theory
  • Publisher: The Feminist Press
  • Imprint: The Feminist Press
  • Publication Date: 27-06-2019
  • Format: p/b

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£16.99
In 2010, Professor Kevin Allred created the university course 'Politicizing Beyonce' to both wide acclaim and controversy. He outlines his pedagogical philosophy in Ain't I a Diva?, exploring what it means to build a syllabus around a celebrity. Topics range from a capitalist critique of 'Run the World (Girls)' to the politics of self-care found in 'Flawless'; Beyonce's art is read alongside black feminist thinkers including Kimberle Crenshaw, Octavia Butler, and Sojourner Truth. Combining analysis with classroom anecdotes, Allred attests that pop culture is so much more than a guilty pleasure, it's an access point for education, entertainment, critical inquiry, and politics.
About the book

In 2010, Professor Kevin Allred created the university course 'Politicizing Beyonce' to both wide acclaim and controversy. He outlines his pedagogical philosophy in Ain't I a Diva?, exploring what it means to build a syllabus around a celebrity. Topics range from a capitalist critique of 'Run the World (Girls)' to the politics of self-care found in 'Flawless'; Beyonce's art is read alongside black feminist thinkers including Kimberle Crenshaw, Octavia Butler, and Sojourner Truth. Combining analysis with classroom anecdotes, Allred attests that pop culture is so much more than a guilty pleasure, it's an access point for education, entertainment, critical inquiry, and politics.