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Gender, Race, Ritual, & Social Power: Memphis and the Paradoxes of Tradition

Wanda Rushing

in Memphis and the Paradox of Place: Globalization in the American South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832998
eISBN:
9781469605548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895610_rushing.10
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the history of Carnival Memphis, which celebrated its seventy-fifth anniversary in June 2006. Members of the original Carnival association organized in 1931 during the throes ... More


Memphis and the Paradox of Place: Globalization in the American South

Wanda Rushing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832998
eISBN:
9781469605548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895610_rushing
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Celebrated as the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock and roll, Memphis, Tennessee, is where Elvis Presley, B. B. King, Johnny Cash, and other musical legends got their starts. It is also a ... More


Remembering Africa Comparsas and Candombe, 1870–1950

George Reid Andrews

in Blackness in the White Nation: A History of Afro-Uruguay

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834176
eISBN:
9781469606378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899601_andrews.6
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The Carnival is an annual tradition that precedes Lent when citizens don their costumes and join everyone in the streets to celebrate the annual overturning and remaking of daily life. This chapter ... More


Today Everyone Dances Candombe, 1950–2010

George Reid Andrews

in Blackness in the White Nation: A History of Afro-Uruguay

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834176
eISBN:
9781469606378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899601_andrews.8
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on the effects of Carnival's increasing commercialization and innovations, and the professionalization of the comparsas. It also discusses how the negros lubolos created, ... More


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