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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

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

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

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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