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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
300 x, 191 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm.
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.
830 0 Studies in theatre history and culture.