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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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