A magazine reporter once asked Aretha Franklin to define soul. “Soul is black,” Ms. Franklin replied. And she should know. As the reigning Queen of soul, Aretha Franklin’s life attests to that sweet sensuality that lends power to the voice, spirit to the body and depth to understanding.
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The book is divided into four sections: black power, black politics, black pleasure, and black conversation. The editors acknowledge that the volume offers no exhaustive definition of soul. Their collection reveals the complexity of soul as an idea, trope, category, or focus of inquiry.Author: Wendy L. Weber.
SOUL Black Power, Politics, and Pleasure Edited by Monique Guillory and Richard C. Green NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS New York and London. CONTENTS Acknowledgments ix By Way of an Introduction 1 MONIQUE GUILLORY AND RICHARD C. GREEN Part One: Black Power 5 Introduction: On Black Power 7 STEVEN DRUKMAN 1. It's All in the Timing: The Latest Moves.