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The Marriage Masques, 1606–1608

A. W. Johnson

in Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117599
eISBN:
9780191671005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117599.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

D. J. Gordon claims that the central conceit of the masque is to build a complex emblem of Union which binds the theme of love as a harmonizing power within the body to a local event (marriage), a ... More


Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility

Ashon T. Crawley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823274543
eISBN:
9780823274598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274543.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility investigates the relationship of aesthetic productions to modes of collective, social intellectual practice. Engaging black studies, queer ... More


Tragic Soul-Life: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Moral Crisis Facing American Democracy

Terrence L. Johnson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195383980
eISBN:
9780199897469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383980.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Philosophy of Religion

Contemporary debates on the role of religion in American public life ignore the overlap between religion and race in the formation of American democratic traditions and more often than not imagine ... More


Rescuing Our Roots: The African Anglo-Caribbean Diaspora in Contemporary Cuba

Andrea J. Queeley

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061092
eISBN:
9780813051376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061092.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

During Cuba’s Special Period, the children and grandchildren of early twentieth-century British West Indian immigrants spearheaded the revitalization of Anglo-Caribbean Cuban institutions and ... More


Life of Paper: Letters and a Poetics of Living Beyond Captivity

Sharon Luk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520296237
eISBN:
9780520968820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296237.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book explores the life-worlds sustained through letter correspondence within the evolution of racism and mass incarceration in California history. Across three cases, this investigation uncovers ... More


“Somos Negros Finos” (We Are Refined Blacks): Rescuing Roots as an Assertion of Respectable Blackness

Andrea J. Queeley

John M. Kirk (ed.)

in Rescuing Our Roots: The African Anglo-Caribbean Diaspora in Contemporary Cuba

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061092
eISBN:
9780813051376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061092.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In chapter 4, Queeley proposes that the construction and maintenance of a respectable Blackness, rooted in civilizational discourse, is an alternative to ideologies of race mixture and whitening. Its ... More


Physics of Blackness: Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology

Michelle M. Wright

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816687268
eISBN:
9781452950624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687268.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

What does it mean to be Black? If Blackness is not biological in origin but socially and discursively constructed, does the meaning of Blackness change over time and space? In Physics of Blackness: ... More


Blues Futurity and Queer Improvisation

Grace Kyungwon Hong

in Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816695263
eISBN:
9781452952352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695263.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Because reproductive respectability is such an important mode by which political and social legibility and value becomes sutured to literal physical life, this chapter extends this analysis to ... More


Fear of a Performative Planet: Troubling the Concept of “Post-Blackness”

Rone Shavers

in The Trouble with Post-Blackness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169349
eISBN:
9780231538503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169349.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter offers Afro-Futurism as a method of problematizing the idea that a progressive way ahead involves the dissolution of race and erasure of racial performativity. In Who’s Afraid of ... More


Spike and Tyler’s Beef: Blackness, Authenticity, and Discourses of Black Exceptionalism

Karen M. Bowdre

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/9781496807045.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Moving the conversation about Perry to a more meta-discursive level, Karen M. Bowdre’s chapter features an examination of the careers of Spike Lee and Tyler Perry.The way we discuss Black Hollywood ... More


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