Beyoncé in Formation: Remixing Black Feminism

Beyoncé in Formation: Remixing Black Feminism

Making headlines when it was launched in 2015, Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley's undergraduate course "Beyonc Feminism, Rihanna Womanism" has inspired students from all walks of life. In Beyonc in Formation, Tinsley now takes her rich observations beyond the classroom, using the blockbuster album and video Lemonade as a soundtrack for vital next-millennium narratives. Woven wit Making headlines when it was launched in 2015, Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley's undergraduate course "Beyonc Feminism,...

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Title:Beyoncé in Formation: Remixing Black Feminism
Author:Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley
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Genres:Feminism
ISBN:Beyoncé in Formation: Remixing Black Feminism
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:208 pages pages

Beyoncé in Formation: Remixing Black Feminism Reviews

  • cat
    Jul 07, 2019
    Creative nonfiction. An examination of Lemonade's cultural significance. Academic research. A Black queer femme-inist mix tape style homage. A needed cultural critique. This book is all that and so much more. The reviews here that lambaste the book and author as not academic enough...
  • Kristin
    Jun 26, 2019
    A smart and accessible text that examines the ways in which Beyonce's "Lemonade" participates in a black femme(inist) conversation about womanhood, sexuality, and power. ...
  • Jay Gabler
    Aug 12, 2018
    Definitely expanded my appreciation of Lemonade and helped me see the album's many layers. I reviewed Beyonc in Formation for The Current. ...
  • Anna
    Feb 14, 2019
    Fascinating. I gotta watch Lemonade again now that I know how many layers of meaning are in it. ...
  • Marilyn Diamond
    Aug 01, 2019
    This is a interesting book, slow to read but so worth the valuable information. ...
  • Elizabeth Kissling
    Jun 16, 2019
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    Mar 12, 2019
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  • Avigail
    Feb 17, 2019
    I absolutely loved this book. If you are considering reading it, do not be deterred by the criticisms left by other reviewers that because this is memoir a) it's not actually about Beyonce, and b) it can't be academic. (In addition to their critiques being queer/trans-phobic and peak w...
  • Kerry Weinstein
    Jan 20, 2019
    A smart and thoughtful discussion of the femme-inism presented by Beyonc in her landmark project Lemonade. A must read for those interested in feminism and pop culture. ...
  • Akeiisa
    Apr 03, 2019
    The book contains some interesting ideas, but the last third resonated most for me and was more in line with what I was expecting. It definitely made me want to watch Lemonade, but aside from challenging some of the writings of bell hooks and clarifying/redefining femme identity, I did...
  • Megan
    Jan 27, 2019
    So good! ...
  • Christiana
    Mar 28, 2019
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  • Scarlett
    Apr 09, 2018
    This is a seriously misleading title and I wish this book was just a half of what I needed it to be and what it promised. Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley decided that it was a good idea to ride the wave and hide her thesis under a famous name of Beyonce and lure people into her queer propaga...
  • Nikki
    Mar 27, 2019
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  • Yanira
    Jun 25, 2019
    I have watched Lemonade more times than I can count. The ways in which Beyonc so easily intertwines the political and the private very much resembles what the author has done with this book. In her examination of Lemonade, we get to meet the people in the author?s life that speak t...
  • Sarah (A French Girl)
    Nov 10, 2018
    I'm NOT planning to read this book, but I felt like I needed to comment. What nonsense is that? From reviews I've read , this is essentially a personal memoir masquerading as academia. It's disturbing. What is even more disturbing is that there are people who seriously believes that Be...
  • Zoe's Human
    Jan 12, 2019
    Omise'eke Tinsley speaks of this book as being akin to a mixed taped, and she couldn't be closer to the truth. Beyonce in Formation is a fantastic blending of black queer femme feminist thought, personal anecdote, and adoring celebration of Queen Bey. If you haven't seen Lemonade ye...
  • Sierra
    Jun 22, 2018
    3.5. Interesting read that I'll definitely have to come back to after repeatedly watching Lemonade again. ...
  • Jordan
    Feb 20, 2019
    I completely DEVOURED this book, I didn't want to put it down! Umise'eke Tinsley adapted the class she teaches at the University of Texas at Austin into this book, and it's fascinating. Treating Lemonade as a feminist text, she analyzes the visual album's commentary on the experience o...
  • Haerlee
    Jun 11, 2019
    This book helped broaden my sense of Black feminism. I was introduced to terms and concepts that I plan to integrate into my thinking. I also liked how Dr. Tinsley shared herself, her family, and her fandom. It just goes to show the brilliance that emerges when academia makes space for...
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    Jan 11, 2019
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    Jan 26, 2019
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    Mar 27, 2019
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  • Corinna
    Mar 14, 2019
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  • Leilani Fairweather
    Apr 28, 2019
    I feel like this reads more as personal memoir then feminist theory, still interesting though. ...
  • Hanna
    Nov 06, 2018
    For all things black, queer, and femme found in the epic production that is Lemonade, look no further! Part memoir, part critical analysis of what Tinsley argues is the "most widely distributed black feminist text of the current moment." Tinsley breaks it down by focusing on a handful ...
  • Asia J
    Jun 23, 2018
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  • EmpowerPuffGurl
    Apr 25, 2019
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  • Alex
    Jan 27, 2019
    I appreciated the way this was written and the detailed account of the Lemonade experience. I have never looked into an album this was and it was very intriguing to weave it into the real concerns of today's black woman. Omise'eke's accounts and perspectives were uplifting to say the l...
  • Elena  Cruz-López
    May 11, 2019
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