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The Interplay of De-historicizing and Colored Narratives in 1970s America

Author(s) Mohaiminul Islam, Shubhankar Roy
Country India
Abstract This paper examines the intricate interplay between the processes of de-historicizing and the emergence of colored narratives during the 1970s in America. The decade witnessed a dynamic shift in the collective consciousness of the nation, as it grappled with its complex history of race, identity, and representation. De-historicizing refers to the deliberate distancing from historical contexts, often leading to the erasure of historical narratives and the subsequent silencing of marginalized voices. In the wake of the Civil Rights Movement, the American society attempted to move forward without fully reconciling its past, leading to an inclination towards de-historicizing certain aspects of the nation’s history, particularly concerning race and discrimination. Conversely, the 1970s also witnessed the emergence of colored narratives, as minority communities sought to reclaim their historical identities and share their unique perspectives through literature, music, film, and other forms of artistic expression. These narratives served as powerful vehicles for voicing the struggles, triumphs, and aspirations of marginalized communities, challenging the de-historicizing trends prevalent in mainstream discourses. Through a comprehensive analysis of key cultural artifacts, literature, and historical events from the 1970s, this paper explores how de-historicizing and colored narratives intersected and collided. It delves into the ways in which colored narratives disrupted the dominant narratives constructed by the mainstream, challenging the established power structures and encouraging a more inclusive representation of American history.
Keywords Discrimination, Representation, De-historicization, Colored Narratives, Civil Rights Movements
Field Arts
Published In Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023
Published On 2023-11-04
Cite This The Interplay of De-historicizing and Colored Narratives in 1970s America - Mohaiminul Islam, Shubhankar Roy - IJFMR Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2023.v05i06.8319
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