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The Asian American Writing Movement and Blackness: Race and Gender Politics in Asian American Anthologies

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/9781628462050.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores Aiiieeeee! An Anthology of Asian-American Writers and Yardbird Reader 3 and shows how the editors utilize the rhetoric of Black radicalism as a means to conceptualize the racial ... More


Contrary Spirits

Josef Sorett

in Spirit in the Dark: A Religious History of Racial Aesthetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199844937
eISBN:
9780190606640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844937.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In synthesizing the strands of a knotted debated that was almost five decades old, this chapter engages four writers—Ishmael Reed, Alice Walker, Ralph Ellison, and Albert Murray—who wrote in ... More


“Scheming, Treacherous, and Out for Revenge”: Ethnic Imperialism

Crystal S. Anderson

in Beyond The Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037559
eISBN:
9781621039327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037559.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter uses Lee’s film The Chinese Connection (1972) to explore the theme of ethnic imperialism involving Japanese and African American cultures in Ishmael Reed’s Japanese by Spring and the ... More


The Postmodern Moment in Black Literary and Cultural Studies

Madhu Dubey

in Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226167268
eISBN:
9780226167282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226167282.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter spells out what exactly it means to speak of a postmodern moment in African–American studies. Selectively examining key texts from various disciplines, it sketches the lineaments of a ... More


Beyond The Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production

Crystal S. Anderson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037559
eISBN:
9781621039327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037559.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the cultural and political exchanges between African Americans, Asian Americans, and Asians over the last four decades. To do so, it examines such cultural productions as novels ... More


Multiculturalism, Secularization, Resurgence

Christopher Douglas

in If God Meant to Interfere: American Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702112
eISBN:
9781501703539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702112.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter shows two epigraphs— Ishmael Reed's Black Power Poem and Frank Schaeffer's Christianity Is Truth Rather Than Religion— explaining the mutual attention with which emergent ... More


The Making of the Cosmopolitan Subject

Rei Magosaki

in Tricksters and Cosmopolitans: Cross-Cultural Collaborations in Asian American Literary Production

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271306
eISBN:
9780823271351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271306.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter situates the Pilipino-American writer Jessica Hagedorn’s early writing within the discussion of the larger publishing scene in1970s Bay Area. Through a close examination of “pet food,” ... More


Performing (in) the African American West: Minstrel Shows, Brass Bands, Hoo-Doo Cowboys, and Other Musical Tricksters

Michael K. Johnson

in Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039287
eISBN:
9781626740013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039287.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Focused on memoirs (W. C. Handy’s Father of the Blues) and other writing by turn-of-the-century African American performers who toured or lived in the American West, this chapter argues that African ... More


Humor and Empire

Judith Yaross Lee

in Twain's Brand: Humor in Contemporary American Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036439
eISBN:
9781621030577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036439.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the strand of humor that expresses Anglo-American continuity. This strand runs through the present from eighteenth-century English wits. The colonization of African slaves in ... More


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