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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


“The people living a life every man for himself”: Problems in the Postindependence Body (Politic)

Michael Niblett

in The Caribbean Novel since 1945: Cultural Practice, Form, and the Nation-State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032479
eISBN:
9781617032486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032479.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Caribbean texts from the 1950s both articulated the promise of an independent nation-state and foreshadowed the potential problems it might encounter. This chapter explores the materialization of ... More


Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Shirley Moody-Turner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038853
eISBN:
9781621039785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038853.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Before the innovative and groundbreaking work of Zora Neale Hurston, folklorists from the Hampton Institute collected, studied and wrote about African American folklore. Like Hurston, the Hampton ... More


“All My Life I Had to Fight”: Domestic Trauma and Cinephilia in Tyler Perry’s Archive of Feelings

Ben Raphael Sher

in From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807045
eISBN:
9781496807083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807045.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Tyler Perry is the most prominent media personality to make a career out of representing African American women’s experiences with abuse and trauma. Focusing on affects, Ben Raphael Sher closely ... More


“Who I Am Is Conflicting with This Dress I Got On”: Madea’s Intimate Public and the Possibilities and Limitations of False Disguise

Rachel Jessica Daniel

in From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807045
eISBN:
9781496807083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807045.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Rachel Daniel explores Madea’s popularity among Black women and also demonstrates how the character successfully functions at the center of Perry’s media output. She explores the many complicated and ... More


Introduction

Diana Baird N’Diaye, Olivia Cadaval, and Sojin Kim

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The volume editors frame and contextualize Smithsonian Folklife Festival history with attention to the role of curatorial practice in mediating and negotiating the concerns and interests of the ... More


Imagining a Collaborative Curatorial Relationship: A Reordering of Authority over Representation

Olivia Cadaval

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter addresses the involvement of participants in the curatorial process as it plays out—often in contestation among participants, program staff, and partner entities—in Festival–framed time ... More


Pedagogical Approaches of Dance Drumming Instructors

George Worlasi and Kwasi Dor

in West African Drumming and Dance in North American Universities: An Ethnomusicological Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039140
eISBN:
9781621039952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039140.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 3 examines the pedagogical approaches of ensemble instructors who belong to three categories: (1) former master drummers of a West African national dance ensemble, (2) Africans who have ... More


The “Outsider” and the Presidency: Mediated Representations of Race and Gender in the 2008 Presidential Primaries

Tessa Ditonto

in Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460216
eISBN:
9781626740426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460216.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter argues that questions of identity for Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton were particularly prevalent in the media in the 2008 Presidential primaries. This was attributable to the ... More


Allusive Confessions: The Literary Lives of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home

David M. Ball

in Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039058
eISBN:
9781621039907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039058.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines self-representation in comics, with emphasis on the intertextuality of Alison Bechdel’s created self as well as the conflation of allusion and confession in her 2006 graphic ... More


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