Define the meaning-making [aesthetic] processes and/or modalities of a cultural text or practice (or set of cultural texts or practices) of your choosing.

Define the meaning-making [aesthetic] processes and/or modalities of a cultural text or practice (or set of cultural texts or practices) of your choosing. Follow the format outlined below:

• Give your working definition and theory of Africana meaning making. Use no fewer than two citations each from each of our course texts:

o Describe the general rationale for Africana meaning-making practices “breaking the aesthetic contract” with western aesthetics [see The Mask of Art]
o Identify basic broadly-articulated values of Africana meaning-making derived from select systems [see Flash of the Spirit]
o Describe objectives for creating and using Black art in “modern” African America [see The Black Arts Movement, “After the Black Arts Movement” and Forgeries of Memory and Meaning]