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Liner Notes for the Revolution

The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674052819

Publication Date: 02/23/2021

Academic Trade

608 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

90 photos

Belknap Press


  • Author’s Note
  • Introduction
  • Side A
    • 1. Toward a Black Feminist Intellectual Tradition in Sound
    • 2. “Sister, Can You Line It Out?”: Zora Neale Hurston Notes the Sound
    • 3. Blues Feminist Lingua Franca: Rosetta Reitz Rewrites the Record
    • 4. Thrice Militant Music Criticism: Ellen Willis & Lorraine Hansberry’s What Might Be
  • Side B
    • 5. Not Fade Away: Looking After Geeshie & Elvie / L. V.
    • 6. “If You Should Lose Me”: Of Trunks & Record Shops & Black Girl Ephemera
    • 7. “See My Face from the Other Side”: Catching Up with Geeshie and L. V.
    • 8. “Slow Fade to Black”: Black Women Archivists Remix the Sounds
  • Epilogue: Going to the Territory
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Credits
  • Index

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