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Blasian InvasionRacial Mixing in the Celebrity Industrial Complex

Blasian Invasion: Racial Mixing in the Celebrity Industrial Complex

Myra S. Washington

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814227
eISBN:
9781496814265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814227.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book examines the racialization of Blasians – mixed race people with Black and Asian ancestry – that neither sees them as new or unique, nor as a racial salve to move the United States past the ... More

Comfort FoodMeanings and Memories

Comfort Food: Meanings and Memories

Michael Owen Jones and Lucy M. Long (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496810847
eISBN:
9781496810892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810847.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

As a subject of study, “comfort food” is relevant to a number of scholarly disciplines, most obviously food studies, folkloristics, and anthropology, but also American culture studies, cultural ... More

Riding with DeathVodou Art and Urban Ecology in the Streets of Port-au-Prince

Riding with Death: Vodou Art and Urban Ecology in the Streets of Port-au-Prince

Jana Evans Braziel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812742
eISBN:
9781496812780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812742.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

On the southern end of the Grand Rue, a major thoroughfare that runs through the center of Port-au-Prince, waits the Haitian capital's automobile repair district. This junkyard of steel and rubber, ... More

Subversive SpiritsThe Female Ghost in British and American Popular Culture

Subversive Spirits: The Female Ghost in British and American Popular Culture

Robin Roberts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815569
eISBN:
9781496815606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815569.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The supernatural remains extraordinarily popular in literature, television, and film. But one figure has remained in the shadow, the female ghost. Inherently liminal, often literally invisible, the ... More

Superman in Myth and Folklore

Superman in Myth and Folklore

Daniel Peretti

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814586
eISBN:
9781496814623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814586.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Many artists draw upon folklore to craft films, music, literature, and other elements of popular culture. This book examines how the opposite phenomenon occurs: the use of popular culture in the ... More

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