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City of IslandsCaribbean Intellectuals in New York

City of Islands: Caribbean Intellectuals in New York

Tammy L. Brown

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462265
eISBN:
9781626746435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462265.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

In City of Islands, Dr. Tammy L. Brown uses the life stories of Caribbean intellectuals as “windows” into the dynamic history of immigration in New York and the long battle for racial equality in ... More

Contesting Post-RacialismConflicted Churches in the United States and South Africa

Contesting Post-Racialism: Conflicted Churches in the United States and South Africa

R. Drew Smith, William Ackah, Anthony G. Reddie, and Rothney S. Tshaka (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462005
eISBN:
9781626745094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462005.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This volume engages post-racial ideas in both their limitations and promise, while looking specifically at the extent to which contemporary church responses to race-consciousness and ... More

Curt Flood in the MediaBaseball, Race, and the Demise of the Activist Athlete

Curt Flood in the Media: Baseball, Race, and the Demise of the Activist Athlete

Abraham Iqbal Khan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031380
eISBN:
9781621032564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031380.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book examines the public discourse surrounding Curt Flood (1938–1997), the star center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals throughout the 1960s. In 1969, Flood was traded to the Philadelphia ... More

East Meets BlackAsian and Black Masculinities in the Post-Civil Rights Era

East Meets Black: Asian and Black Masculinities in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Chong Chon-Smith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462050
eISBN:
9781626745292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462050.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book provides an understanding of the inspiring, contradictory, hostile, resonant, and unarticulated ways in which Asian American and African American cultural formation occurs. Through the ... More

Fame to InfamyRace, Sport, and the Fall from Grace

Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace

David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737516
eISBN:
9781604737523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737516.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book follows the paths of sports figures who were embraced by the general populace but who, through a variety of circumstances, real or imagined, found themselves falling out of favor. The ... More

Gone to the GraveBurial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950

Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950

Abby Burnett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461114
eISBN:
9781626740624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461114.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The complicated process of preparing the dead for burial is now the province of funeral industry professionals, but this is a recent development. Until the end of World War II, especially in rural ... More

The Hungry CowboyService and Community in a Neighborhood Restaurant

The Hungry Cowboy: Service and Community in a Neighborhood Restaurant

Karla A. Erickson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732061
eISBN:
9781604733464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732061.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

At a Tex-Mex restaurant in a Minneapolis suburb, customers send Christmas and Hanukkah cards to the restaurant, bring in home-baked treats for the staff, and attend the annual employee party. One ... More

A Locker Room of Her OwnCelebrity, Sexuality, and Female Athletes

A Locker Room of Her Own: Celebrity, Sexuality, and Female Athletes

David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038136
eISBN:
9781621039617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038136.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Female athletes are too often perceived as interlopers in the historically male-dominated world of sports. Obstacles specific to women are of particular focus in this book. Race, sexual orientation, ... More

Raised Up Down YonderGrowing Up Black in Rural Alabama

Raised Up Down Yonder: Growing Up Black in Rural Alabama

Angela McMillan Howell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038815
eISBN:
9781621039761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038815.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book attempts to shift focus away from why black youth are “problematic” to explore what their daily lives actually entail. The book focuses on the small community of Hamilton, Alabama, to ... More

Smart BallMarketing the Myth and Managing the Reality of Major League Baseball

Smart Ball: Marketing the Myth and Managing the Reality of Major League Baseball

Robert F. Lewis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732078
eISBN:
9781604732177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732078.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book follows Major League Baseball (MLB)’s history as a sport, a domestic monopoly, a neocolonial power, and an international business. MLB’s challenge has been to market its popular mythology ... More

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