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Black Power, Yellow Power, and the Making of Revolutionary Identities

Black Power, Yellow Power, and the Making of Revolutionary Identities

Rychetta Watkins

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031618
eISBN:
9781621031451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031618.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Images of upraised fists, afros, and dashikis have long dominated the collective memory of Black Power and its proponents. The “guerilla” figure—taking the form of the black-leather-clad ... More

Black RockA Zuni Cultural Landscape and the Meaning of Place

Black Rock: A Zuni Cultural Landscape and the Meaning of Place

William A. Dodge

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781578069934
eISBN:
9781621031468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781578069934.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

To visiting geologists, Black Rock, New Mexico, is a basaltic escarpment and an ideal natural laboratory. To hospital workers, it is a picturesque place to earn a living. To the Zuni, the mesas, ... More

Creolization as Cultural Creativity

Creolization as Cultural Creativity

Robert Baron and Ana C. Cara (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031069
eISBN:
9781617031076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031069.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Global in scope and multidisciplinary in approach, this book explores the expressive forms and performances that come into being when cultures encounter one another. Creolization is presented as a ... More

Culture after the HurricanesRhetoric and Reinvention on the Gulf Coast

Culture after the Hurricanes: Rhetoric and Reinvention on the Gulf Coast

M. B. Hackler (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734904
eISBN:
9781621032540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734904.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Rebuilding in Louisiana and Mississippi after hurricanes Katrina and Rita presented some very thorny issues. Certain cultural projects benefited from immediate attention and funding while others, ... More

Curatorial ConversationsCultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Olivia Cadaval, Sojin Kim, and Diana Baird N'Diaye (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Since its origins in 1967, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival has gained national and international recognition as a model for the research and public presentation of living cultural heritage and the ... More

Garlic Capital of the WorldGilroy, Garlic, and the Making of a Festive Foodscape

Garlic Capital of the World: Gilroy, Garlic, and the Making of a Festive Foodscape

Pauline Adema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731200
eISBN:
9781604733334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731200.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

According to this book, you smell Gilroy, California, before you see it. The book examines the role of food and festivals in creating a place brand or marketable identity. The author scrutinizes how ... More

Queen of the VirginsPageantry and Black Womanhood in the Caribbean

Queen of the Virgins: Pageantry and Black Womanhood in the Caribbean

M. Cynthia Oliver

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732429
eISBN:
9781604733488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732429.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Beauty pageants are wildly popular in the U.S. Virgin Islands, outnumbering any other single performance event and capturing the attention of the local people from toddlers to seniors. Local beauty ... More

Recess BattlesPlaying, Fighting, and Storytelling

Recess Battles: Playing, Fighting, and Storytelling

Anna R. Beresin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737394
eISBN:
9781621036654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737394.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

As children wrestle with culture through their games, recess itself has become a battleground for the control of children’s time. Based on dozens of interviews and the observation of over a thousand ... More

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