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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

City SonAndrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn

City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn

Wayne Dawkins

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032585
eISBN:
9781617032592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In 1966, a year after the Voting Rights Act began liberating millions of southern blacks, New Yorkers challenged a political system that weakened their voting power. Andrew W. Cooper (1927–2002), a ... More

Covering for the BossesLabor and the Southern Press

Covering for the Bosses: Labor and the Southern Press

Joseph B. Atkins

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110805
eISBN:
9781604733259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110805.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book probes the difficult relationship between the press and organized labor in the South from the past to the present day. Written by a veteran journalist and first-hand observer of the labor ... More

Emmett Till and the Mississippi Press

Emmett Till and the Mississippi Press

Davis W. Houck and Matthew A. Grindy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110157
eISBN:
9781604733044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110157.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book reveals how Mississippi journalists both expressed and shaped public opinion in the aftermath of the 1955 Emmett Till murder. Combing small-circulation weeklies as well as large-circulation ... More

Life on the PressThe Popular Art and Illustrations of George Benjamin Luks

Life on the Press: The Popular Art and Illustrations of George Benjamin Luks

Robert L. Gambone

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732221
eISBN:
9781604734799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732221.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

George Benjamin Luks (1867-1933) is renowned for the oil paintings, watercolors, and pastel drawings he created as an acclaimed member of the artists’ collective known as the Ashcan School. His ... More

Oil and WaterMedia Lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Oil and Water: Media Lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Andrea Miller, Shearon Roberts, and Victoria LaPoe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039720
eISBN:
9781626740174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039720.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book explores the media experiences of the dual disasters to hit the Gulf Coast within five years, Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster. The disaster journalism is compared ... More

Post-Soul SatireBlack Identity after Civil Rights

Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

Derek C. Maus and James J. Donahue (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781617039973
eISBN:
9781626740280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This volume collects essays that explore the variety of satiric productions in contemporary African American culture. Often dubbed “Post-Soul,” the artists of this period mark a change in political ... More

Prefiguring PostblacknessCultural Memory, Drama, and the African American Freedom Struggle of the 1960s

Prefiguring Postblackness: Cultural Memory, Drama, and the African American Freedom Struggle of the 1960s

Carol Bunch Davis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496802989
eISBN:
9781496803023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802989.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book explores the tensions between cultural memory of the African American Freedom Struggle and representations of African American identity staged in five plays between 1959 and 1969 during the ... More

Reconstructing FameSport, Race, and Evolving Reputations

Reconstructing Fame: Sport, Race, and Evolving Reputations

David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730913
eISBN:
9781617030444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730913.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book includes chapters on Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Curt Flood, Paul Robeson, Jim Thorpe, Bill Russell, Tommie Smith, and John Carlos. The chapters here talk about twentieth-century ... More

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