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Africa in the American ImaginationPopular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Carol Magee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In the American world, the presence of African culture is sometimes fully embodied and sometimes leaves only a trace. This book explores this presence, examining Mattel’s world of Barbie, the 1996 ... More

Black Power, Yellow Power, and the Making of Revolutionary Identities

Black Power, Yellow Power, and the Making of Revolutionary Identities

Rychetta Watkins

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031618
eISBN:
9781621031451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031618.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Images of upraised fists, afros, and dashikis have long dominated the collective memory of Black Power and its proponents. The “guerilla” figure—taking the form of the black-leather-clad ... More

Black RockA Zuni Cultural Landscape and the Meaning of Place

Black Rock: A Zuni Cultural Landscape and the Meaning of Place

William A. Dodge

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781578069934
eISBN:
9781621031468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781578069934.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

To visiting geologists, Black Rock, New Mexico, is a basaltic escarpment and an ideal natural laboratory. To hospital workers, it is a picturesque place to earn a living. To the Zuni, the mesas, ... More

City SonAndrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn

City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn

Wayne Dawkins

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032585
eISBN:
9781617032592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In 1966, a year after the Voting Rights Act began liberating millions of southern blacks, New Yorkers challenged a political system that weakened their voting power. Andrew W. Cooper (1927–2002), a ... More

Covering for the BossesLabor and the Southern Press

Covering for the Bosses: Labor and the Southern Press

Joseph B. Atkins

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110805
eISBN:
9781604733259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110805.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book probes the difficult relationship between the press and organized labor in the South from the past to the present day. Written by a veteran journalist and first-hand observer of the labor ... More

Creolization as Cultural Creativity

Creolization as Cultural Creativity

Robert Baron and Ana C. Cara (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031069
eISBN:
9781617031076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031069.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Global in scope and multidisciplinary in approach, this book explores the expressive forms and performances that come into being when cultures encounter one another. Creolization is presented as a ... More

Culture after the HurricanesRhetoric and Reinvention on the Gulf Coast

Culture after the Hurricanes: Rhetoric and Reinvention on the Gulf Coast

M. B. Hackler (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734904
eISBN:
9781621032540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734904.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Rebuilding in Louisiana and Mississippi after hurricanes Katrina and Rita presented some very thorny issues. Certain cultural projects benefited from immediate attention and funding while others, ... More

The Culture and Politics of Contemporary Street Gang Memoirs

The Culture and Politics of Contemporary Street Gang Memoirs

Josephine Metcalf

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032813
eISBN:
9781617032820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032813.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

The publication in 1993 of Sanyika Shakur’s Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member generated a huge amount of excitement in literary circles — New York Times book critic Michiko Kakutani ... More

Curatorial ConversationsCultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Olivia Cadaval, Sojin Kim, and Diana Baird N'Diaye (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Since its origins in 1967, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival has gained national and international recognition as a model for the research and public presentation of living cultural heritage and the ... More

Desi DivasPolitical Activism in South Asian American Cultural Performances

Desi Divas: Political Activism in South Asian American Cultural Performances

Christine L. Garlough

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037320
eISBN:
9781621039242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037320.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This book is the product of five years of field research with progressive activists associated with the School for Indian Languages and Cultures (SILC), South Asian Americans Leading Together ... More

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

From Daniel Boone to Captain AmericaPlaying Indian in American Popular Culture

From Daniel Boone to Captain America: Playing Indian in American Popular Culture

Chad A. Barbour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496806840
eISBN:
9781496806888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806840.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This book examines the transmission of the ideals and myths of playing Indian in American popular culture. In the nineteenth century, American art and literature developed and nurtured images of the ... More

From Madea to Media MogulTheorizing Tyler Perry

From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

TreaAndrea M. Russworm, Samantha N. Sheppard, and Karen M. Bowdre (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807045
eISBN:
9781496807083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807045.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

From Madea to Media Mogul examines multi-hyphenate media mogul Tyler Perry’s unique role in contemporary media culture. Unlike the discordant, popular, and limited range of academic responses to ... 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

Panel to the ScreenStyle, American Film, and Comic Books during the Blockbuster Era

Panel to the Screen: Style, American Film, and Comic Books during the Blockbuster Era

Drew Morton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496809780
eISBN:
9781496809827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809780.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Over the past forty years, American film has entered into a formal interaction with the comic book. Such comic book adaptations as Sin City, 300, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World have adopted ... 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

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