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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

"Franco-American Identity, Community, and La Guiannée"

"Franco-American Identity, Community, and La Guiannée"

Anna Servaes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628462104
eISBN:
9781626745599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462104.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Travel with La Guiannée in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri and Prairie du Rocher, Illinois to glimpse the Franco-American cultural identity in these two Midwestern communities that have continued for over ... 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

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

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

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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