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Erna Brodber and Velma PollardFolklore and Culture in Jamaica

Erna Brodber and Velma Pollard: Folklore and Culture in Jamaica

Violet Harrington Bryan

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496836205
eISBN:
9781496836250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496836205.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Velma Pollard and Erna Brodber, two sister-writers born and raised in Jamaica, recreate imagined and lived homelands in their literature by commemorating the history, culture, and religion of the ... More

The Films of Fred Schepisi

The Films of Fred Schepisi

Brian McFarlane

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496835352
eISBN:
9781496835314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496835352.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Fred Schepisi is a crucial name associated with the ‘revival’ of the Australian film industry in the 1970s. This book traces the lead-up to Schepisi’s critical successes in feature-filmmaking via his ... More

Playing Jazz in Socialist VietnamQuyên Văn Minh and Jazz in Há Nôi

Playing Jazz in Socialist Vietnam: Quyên Văn Minh and Jazz in Há Nôi

Stan BH Tan-Tangbau and Văn Minh Quyên

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496836335
eISBN:
9781496836328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496836335.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Is there jazz in socialist Vietnam? The answer is “yes,” even though jazz was once perceived as “music of the enemy.” Playing Jazz in Socialist Vietnam tells the story ... More

The Recovered Life of Isaac Anderson

The Recovered Life of Isaac Anderson

Alicia K. Jackson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496835147
eISBN:
9781496835178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496835147.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

As with countless other black leaders whose life stories have disappeared from the historical record, much of Isaac H. Anderson’s unique story has been shrouded in silence. His story is a ... More

Taking a StandContemporary US Stand-Up Comedians as Public Intellectuals

Taking a Stand: Contemporary US Stand-Up Comedians as Public Intellectuals

Jared N. Champion and Peter C. Kunze (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496835482
eISBN:
9781496835536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496835482.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Stand-up comedians have a long history of walking a careful line between serious and playful engagement with social issues: Lenny Bruce questioned the symbolic valence of racial slurs, Dick Gregory ... More

Black PantherInterrogating a Cultural Phenomenon

Black Panther: Interrogating a Cultural Phenomenon

Terence McSweeney

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496836083
eISBN:
9781496836137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496836083.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Black Panther is one of the most financially successful and culturally impactful films to emerge from the American film industry in recent years. When it was released in 2018 it broke numerous ... More

Critical Essays on the Writings of Lillian Smith

Critical Essays on the Writings of Lillian Smith

Tanya Long Bennett (ed.)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496836847
eISBN:
9781496836892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496836847.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

A white woman living in segregated Georgia during the first half of the twentieth century, Lillian Smith surprised readers with stories of mixed-race love affairs, mob attacks on “outsiders,” and ... More

Maria W. Stewart and the Roots of Black Political Thought

Maria W. Stewart and the Roots of Black Political Thought

Kristin Waters

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496836748
eISBN:
9781496836731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496836748.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

In 1833 Maria W. Stewart told a gathering at the African Masonic Hall on Boston’s Beacon Hill, “African rights and liberty is a subject that ought to fire the breast of every free man of color in ... More

Poetic Song VerseBlues-Based Popular Music and Poetry

Poetic Song Verse: Blues-Based Popular Music and Poetry

Mike Mattison and Ernest Suarez

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496837271
eISBN:
9781496837325
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496837271.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This unique and accessibly written study discusses the relationship between the blues, rock, folk, jazz, and poetry in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, but it is anchored in the 1960s, when ... More

Reconstructing Southern Rhetoric

Reconstructing Southern Rhetoric

Christina L. Moss and Brandon Inabinet (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496836144
eISBN:
9781496836199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496836144.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Through ruined monuments and museums, storied traditions of food and music, Southern oratory and racism, architecture and brotherhood, the Southern United States is a powerful resource for reckoning ... More

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