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Africa in the American ImaginationPopular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Carol Magee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In the American world, the presence of African culture is sometimes fully embodied and sometimes leaves only a trace. This book explores this presence, examining Mattel’s world of Barbie, the 1996 ... More

African American Preachers and PoliticsThe Careys of Chicago

African American Preachers and Politics: The Careys of Chicago

Dennis C. Dickerson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734270
eISBN:
9781621030874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734270.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

During most of the twentieth century, Archibald J. Carey Sr. (1868–1931) and Archibald J. Carey Jr. (1908–1981), father and son, exemplified a blend of ministry and politics that many African ... More

All Stories Are TrueHistory, Myth, and Trauma in the Work of John Edgar Wideman

All Stories Are True: History, Myth, and Trauma in the Work of John Edgar Wideman

Tracie Church Guzzio

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030048
eISBN:
9781617030055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book provides a full-length study of John Edgar Wideman’s entire oeuvre to date. Specifically, it examines the ways in which Wideman engages with three crucial themes—history, myth, and ... More

American Horror FilmThe Genre at the Turn of the Millennium

American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn of the Millennium

Steffen Hantke (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734539
eISBN:
9781621031048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Creatively spent and politically irrelevant, the American horror film is a mere ghost of its former self—or so goes the old saw from fans and scholars alike. Taking on this undeserved reputation, the ... More

American Indians and the Rhetoric of Removal and Allotment

American Indians and the Rhetoric of Removal and Allotment

Jason Edward Black

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628461961
eISBN:
9781626744899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461961.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Situating U.S. governmental and American Indian rhetoric in a colonial context, Native Dualities examines the ways that both the government’s rhetoric and American Indian voices contributed to the ... More

Anatomy of Four Race RiotsRacial Conflict in Knoxville, Elaine (Arkansas), Tulsa, and Chicago, 1919-1921

Anatomy of Four Race Riots: Racial Conflict in Knoxville, Elaine (Arkansas), Tulsa, and Chicago, 1919-1921

Lee E. Williams and Lee E. Williams II

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731903
eISBN:
9781604738209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731903.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This is a study of the terrible racial violence that erupted in four different communities of America during the post World War I years, violence that left hundreds dead or injured and a massive ... More

And One Was a PriestThe Life and Times of Duncan M. Gray Jr.

And One Was a Priest: The Life and Times of Duncan M. Gray Jr.

Araminta Stone Johnston

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738285
eISBN:
9781604738292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738285.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The story of the civil rights movement is not simply the history of its major players but is also the stories of a host of lesser-known individuals whose actions were essential to the movement’s ... More

Anywhere But HereBlack Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond

Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond

Kendahl Radcliffe, Jennifer Scott, and Anja Werner (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461558
eISBN:
9781626740839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461558.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals, The Atlantic World and Beyond brings together new scholarship on the cross-cultural experiences of intellectuals of African descent since the 18th century. The ... More

The Architecture of William NicholsBuilding the Antebellum South in North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi

The Architecture of William Nichols: Building the Antebellum South in North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi

Paul Hardin Kapp

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461381
eISBN:
9781626740754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461381.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Architecture of William Nichols: Building the South in North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi is the first comprehensive biography and monograph of a significant, yet overlooked, architect in ... More

Art for the Middle ClassesAmerica's Illustrated Magazines of the 1840s

Art for the Middle Classes: America's Illustrated Magazines of the 1840s

Cynthia Lee Patterson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737363
eISBN:
9781621031185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737363.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

How did the average American learn about art in the mid-nineteenth century? With public art museums still in their infancy, and few cities and towns large enough to support art galleries or print ... More

The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Batá DrummingAesthetics, Transmission, Bonding, and Creativity

The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Batá Drumming: Aesthetics, Transmission, Bonding, and Creativity

Kenneth Schweitzer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036699
eISBN:
9781621030065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036699.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

An iconic symbol and sound of the Lucumí/Santería religion, Afro-Cuban batá are talking drums that express the epic mythological narratives of the West African Yoruba deities known as orisha. By ... More

Asian Comics

Asian Comics

John A. Lent

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461589
eISBN:
9781626740853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461589.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Asian Comics is the first book that covers the comics (comic books and magazines, humor/cartoon magazines, newspaper strips, graphic novels, and gag panels) of the continent − 16 countries in all. ... More

Autobiographical ComicsLife Writing in Pictures

Autobiographical Comics: Life Writing in Pictures

Elisabeth El Refaie

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036132
eISBN:
9781621036180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036132.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Over the last forty years the comic book has become an increasingly popular way of telling personal stories of considerable complexity and depth. This book offers an assessment of the key ... More

Bending SteelModernity and the American Superhero

Bending Steel: Modernity and the American Superhero

Aldo J. Regalado

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462210
eISBN:
9781626746183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462210.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book examines the historical origins and cultural significance of Superman and his fellow American crusaders. It asserts that the superhero seems a direct response to modernity, often fighting ... More

The BerimbauSoul of Brazilian Music

The Berimbau: Soul of Brazilian Music

Eric A. Galm

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734058
eISBN:
9781604734065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734058.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The Brazilian berimbau, a musical bow, is most commonly associated with the energetic martial art/dance/game of capoeira. This study explores its stature from the 1950s to the present in diverse ... More

Between Distant ModernitiesPerforming Exceptionality in Francoist Spain and the Jim Crow South

Between Distant Modernities: Performing Exceptionality in Francoist Spain and the Jim Crow South

Brittany P. Kennedy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628461978
eISBN:
9781626744943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461978.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

For centuries, Spain and the South have existed on the margins of U.S. and European identities—as much for the Francoist and Jim Crow periods as for their “exotic” cultures and sunny beaches ... More

Beyond The Chinese ConnectionContemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production

Beyond The Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production

Crystal S. Anderson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037559
eISBN:
9781621039327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037559.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the cultural and political exchanges between African Americans, Asian Americans, and Asians over the last four decades. To do so, it examines such cultural productions as novels ... More

Beyond WindrushRethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

J. Dillon Brown and Leah Reade Rosenberg (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628464757
eISBN:
9781628464801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The first book to critically redefine and reexamine West Indian literature of the 1950s, Beyond Windrush challenges the myth that an elite cohort of male novelists based in postwar London ... More

Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942

Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942

Christopher Wilkinson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031687
eISBN:
9781617031694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031687.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The coal fields of West Virginia would seem an unlikely market for big band jazz during the Great Depression. That a prosperous African American audience, dominated by those involved with the coal ... More

Black and Brown PlanetsThe Politics of Race in Science Fiction

Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction

Isiah Lavender (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461237
eISBN:
9781626740686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461237.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Black and Brown Planets, edited by Isiah Lavender, III, signifies a timely exploration of the Western obsession with color in its analysis of the sometimes contrary intersections of politics and race ... More

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