[John Gennari] E-pub Flavor and Soul Read online – DOC, Kindle ePUB and Epub Read
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place him and that adds to the overall uality I m not sure if the book succeeds in its thesis him and that adds to the overall uality I m not sure if the book succeeds in its thesis it s a bit too vague at times with some points obviously being a stretch But it did offer some valuable insight regarding the connections between African and Italian Americans that will help clarify some of the relationships in my ife and prompt further thinking really enjoyed this book interesting perspective Very good and insightful about the recent Italianblack togetherness and seperate especially in the Northeast I can hear the authors voice well and his assertions are well sourced. D sound film and media sports and foodways Gennari shows how an Afro Italian sensibility has nourished and vitalized American culture writ arge even as Italian Americans and African Americans have fought each other for urban space recognition of overlapping histories of suffering and exclusion and political and personal rispetto Thus Flavor and Soul is a cultural contact zone a piazza where people express deep feelings of joy and pleasure wariness and distrust amity and enmity And it is only at such cultural edges Gennari argues that America can come to truly understand its racial and ethnic dynamics. ,
D mother figures film with a focus on Spike Lee and crime movies college basketball and then an overview The chapters varied in uality The film chapter was by far the best whereas The chapters varied in uality The film chapter was by far the best whereas food and mother chapter was the weakest as it had some Leading By Design legitimate points the relation of Black and Italian mother figures to the rest of the country but rambled I had no idea about the connections in college basketball so that was an interesting read as well The Sinatra chapter was mixed but Iiked how he plotted out Sinatra s influence on hip hopI personally was not a huge fan of Gennari s writing style but I also recognize the book is comin. Pizzeria and candy store in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing and Jungle Fever or the basketball sidelines where Italian American coaches Rick Pitino and John Calipari mix it up with their African American players blackItalian connections are a thing to behold and to investigate In Flavor and Soul John
spotlights this affinity calling it “the edge” now smooth sometimes serrated between Italian American and African American He argues that the edge is a space of mutual emulation and suspicion a joyous cultural meeting sometimes darkened by violent collision Through studies of music an. .Gennari spotlights this affinity calling it “the edge” now smooth sometimes serrated between Italian American and African American
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Excellent A smart fun read that made me realize how much popular culture I consume without thinking hard enough about It explores an overlooked ethniccultural space between blacks and Italians that illuminates the entire American experience Bravo Loving this brilliant multi disciplinary work This book examines what the author calls
the edge now smooth sometimes serrated between italianedge now smooth sometimes serrated between Italian and African American culture I was really interested in the thesis as I d thought about the topic before but hadn t delved into it deeplyThe book is broken down into five chapters ooking at Sinatra and music of the era cooking an. it deeplyThe book is broken down into five chapters ooking at
Sinatra And Music Of The Era Cookingand music of the era cooking the United States African American and Italian cultures have been intertwined for than a hundred years From as early as nineteenth century African American opera star Thomas Bowers “The Colored Mario” all the way to hip hop entrepreneur Puff Daddy dubbing himself “the Black Sinatra” the affinity between black and Italian cultures runs deep and wide Once you start First Impressions looking you’ll find these connections everywhere Sinatra croons bel canto over theimousine swing of the Count Basie band Snoop Dogg deftly tosses off the ine “I’m Lucky Luciano ’bout to sing soprano” Like the Brooklyn.