Overview:Scenes of Instruction: A Memoir - Scenes of Instruction is the memoir of noted scholar of African American literature Michael Awkward. Structured around the commencement ceremonies that marked his graduations from various schools, it presents Awkward's coming-of-age as a bookish black male in the projects of 1970s Philadelphia. His relationships with his family and peers, their struggles with poverty and addiction, and his eventual move from underfunded urban schools to a prestigious private school all become parts of a memorable script.With a recurring focus on how his mother's tragic weaknesses and her compelling strengths affected his development, Awkward intersperses the chronologically arranged autobiographical sections with ruminations on his own interests in literary and cultural criticism. As a male scholar who has come under fire for describing himself as a feminist critic, he reflects on such issues as identity politics and the politics of academia, affirmative action, and the Million Man March.By connecting his personal experiences with larger political, cultural, and professional questions, Awkward uses his life as a palette on which to blend equations of race and reading, urbanity and mutilation, alcoholism, pain, gender, learning, sex, literature, and love.
This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603726326-9780822324027. It was written by the following authors: Michael Awkward. Book Scenes of Instruction: A Memoir, which can be read online, published by the company: Duke University Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Politics, Criticism, Society, Poetry, Drama, Education. The book was published on 1999-12-22 00:00:00. It has 232 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 508 g. File for download Scenes of Instruction: A Memoir has PDF format and is called scenes-of-instruction-a-memoir.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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