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008    200929s2021    iaua     b    001 0 eng   
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016 7  020181072|2Uk 
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020    1609387724|q(paperback) 
020    |z9781609387730|q(ebook) 
035    (OCoLC)1200036760 
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050 00 PN1969.C65|bW66 2021 
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100 1  Wood, Katelyn Hale,|d1975-|eauthor. 
245 10 Cracking up :|bblack feminist comedy in the twentieth and 
       twenty-first century United States /|cKatelyn Hale Wood. 
264  1 Iowa City :|bUniversity of Iowa Press,|c[2021] 
300    x, 191 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm. 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
490 1  Studies in theatre history and culture 
500    Based on the author's dissertation (doctoral)--University 
       of Texas, 2014. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-184) and 
505 0  Laughter in the Archives: Jackie "Moms" Mabley -- I Love 
       You Bitches Back: Spect-Actors and Affective Freedom in I 
       Coulda Been Your Cellmate! -- The Black Queer Citizenship 
       of Wanda Sykes -- Contemporary Truth-Tellers: A New Cohort
       of Black Feminist Comics -- Conclusion. 
520    "Cracking Up archives and analyzes Black feminist stand-up
       comedy in the United States over the past sixty years. 
       Looking closely at the work of Jackie "Moms" Mabley, 
       Mo'Nique, Wanda Sykes, Sasheer Zamata, Sam Jay, Phoebe 
       Robinson, Jessica Williams, and Michelle Buteau, this book
       shows how Black feminist comedy and the laughter it 
       ignites are vital components of feminist, queer, and anti-
       racist protest. Cracking Up frames theatre and live 
       performance as an important platform from which to examine
       citizenship in the United States, articulate Black 
       feminist political thought, and subvert structures of 
       power. Author Katelyn Hale Wood interprets these artists 
       not as tokens in their white/male dominated field, but as 
       part of a continuous history of Black feminist performance
       and presence in the United States. Broadly, the book also 
       champions comedic performance and theatre history as 
       imperative contexts for advancing historical studies of 
       race, gender, and sexuality. From the comedy routines 
       popular on Black vaudeville circuits to stand-up on 
       contemporary social media platforms, Cracking Up excavates
       an overlooked history of Black women who made the art of 
       joke-telling a key part of radical performance and 
       political engagement"--|cProvided by publisher. 
650  0 Stand-up comedy|xSocial aspects|zUnited States. 
650  0 Stand-up comedy|xPolitical aspects|zUnited States. 
650  0 African American women comedians|vBiography. 
650  0 African American wit and humor|xHistory and criticism. 
650  0 Feminism|zUnited States. 
650  7 African American wit and humor.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00799436 
650  7 African American women comedians.|2fast
650  7 Feminism.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00922671 
651  7 United States.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204155 
655  7 Biographies.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01919896 
655  7 Criticism, interpretation, etc.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411635 
776 08 |iOnline version:|aWood, Katelyn Hale, 1975-|tCracking up
       |dIowa City : UnNiversity of Iowa Press, 2021.
       |z9781609387730|w(DLC)  2020042471 
830  0 Studies in theatre history and culture. 
994    C0|bCKE 
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 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  792.7602 WOOD    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  792.76 WOOD    Check Shelf