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The Blind Task of Criticism

Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli

in Free Jazz/Black Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628460391
eISBN:
9781626740846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460391.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This transitional section takes stock of the contributions of traditional white, Western jazz criticism. It has reproduced in this specific field the alienation of African American culture at large ... More


“I’m Michael Jackson, You Tito”: Kung-Fu Fighters and Hip-Hop Buddies in Martial Arts Buddy Films

Chong Chon-Smith

in East Meets Black: Asian and Black Masculinities in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462050
eISBN:
9781626745292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462050.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter argues that the rise of martial arts genre has wide appeal for racialized communities and young audiences because it is the genre of the underdog. The martial arts film had its ... More


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


Openness of Comics: Generating Meaning within Flexible Structures

Maaheen Ahmed

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496805935
eISBN:
9781496805973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805935.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Never before have comics seemed so popular or diversified, proliferating across a broad spectrum of genres, experimenting with a variety of techniques, and gaining recognition as a rich form of art. ... More


Clockwork Rhetoric: The Language and Style of Steampunk

Barry Brummett (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460919
eISBN:
9781626740532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460919.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The anthology asks: What social and political impact is created by the Steampunk dimension of film, television, fashion, and decoration? How does Steampunk both reflect and shape social attitudes and ... More


Postscript: Screaming Culture

Anna R. Beresin

in Recess Battles: Playing, Fighting, and Storytelling

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737394
eISBN:
9781621036654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737394.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter reflects on the expressiveness of the third grade students of the Mill School when given the chance to play. It describes how passionate children are in making artworks with paints, ... More


Drawn and Dangerous: Italian Comics of the 1970s and 1980s

Simone Castaldi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737493
eISBN:
9781604737776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737493.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Exploring an overlooked era of Italian history roiled by domestic terrorism, political assassination, and student protests, this book shines a new light on what was a dark decade, but an unexpectedly ... More


Comics and Language: Reimagining Critical Discourse on the Form

Hannah Miodrag

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038044
eISBN:
9781621039556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038044.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

It has become an axiom in comic studies that “comics is a language, not a genre.” But what exactly does that mean, and how is discourse on the form both aided and hindered by thinking of it in ... More


You Remind Me … “Post–BAM/Soul” Reflections

Carmen L. Phelps

in Visionary Women Writers of Chicago's Black Arts Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036804
eISBN:
9781621039174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036804.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter explores the legacy of the Black Arts Movement (BAM) in the production of contemporary mediums of African American expression such as hip-hop and post-soul aesthetics. Like their ... More


Conclusion

Jeanne Pitre Soileau

in Yo' Mama, Mary Mack, and Boudreaux and Thibodeaux: Louisiana Children's Folklore and Play

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496810403
eISBN:
9781496810441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810403.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on children’s folklore as ephemeral art. Children’s schoolyard lore teaches African American children and their friends, rhyme, rhythm, a form of public speaking, formalized game ... More


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