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From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

TreaAndrea M. Russworm, Samantha N. Sheppard, and Karen M. Bowdre (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807045
eISBN:
9781496807083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807045.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

From Madea to Media Mogul examines multi-hyphenate media mogul Tyler Perry’s unique role in contemporary media culture. Unlike the discordant, popular, and limited range of academic responses to ... More


I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915

Louis Moore

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041341
eISBN:
9780252099946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041341.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

At its heart, I Fight for a Living is a book about black men who came of age in the Reconstruction and early Jim Crow era--a time when the remaking of white manhood was at its most intense, placing ... More


Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle

Rebecca Tuuri

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638904
eISBN:
9781469638911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638904.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

When women were denied a major speaking role at the 1963 March on Washington, Dorothy Height, head of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), organized her own women's conference for the very ... More


Bhalobasha, Biye, Biplab: On the Politics of Sexual Stories

Srila Roy

in Remembering Revolution: Gender, Violence, and Subjectivity in India's Naxalbari Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081722
eISBN:
9780199082223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081722.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter turns to narratives of love, marriage, and sexuality—themes that have garnered little or no attention in left historiography—that probe the cultural constructions of revolutionary ... More


Widowers’ Houses: “Life Here Is a Perfect Idyll”

Tony Jason Stafford and R. F. Dietrich

in Shaw's Settings: Gardens and Libraries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044989
eISBN:
9780813046747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044989.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

By examining Shaw’s use of the garden and the library in Widowers’ Houses in meticulous detail, one gains an appreciation of the complexity, subtlety, and mastery which Shaw therein reveals, as well ... More


‘Happy healthy workers are the world’s best’: factory landscapes, leisure and the model employee

Helena Chance

in The Factory in a Garden: A History of Corporate Landscapes from the Industrial to the Digital Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993009
eISBN:
9781526124043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993009.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

From the late nineteenth century until the Second World War corporate gardens and parks provided opportunities for sports, music, dancing and gardening, activities that in some districts would not ... More


Homegrown and Lowdown

Sara Le Menestrel

in Negotiating Difference in French Louisiana Music: Categories, Stereotypes, and Identifications

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461459
eISBN:
9781626740785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461459.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter investigates the meanings involved in the valorization of a rural heritage. Characterized as “simple,” “plain,” and “unpolished,” the attributes of the region’s music are integral to the ... More


Urban chaos and the imagined other: remaking middle-class hegemony

Christy Kulz

in Factories for Learning: Making Race, Class and Inequality in the Neoliberal Academy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526116178
eISBN:
9781526128430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526116178.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines parental orientations to Dreamfields, as responses to the urban chaos discourse show how parents and students conceptualise their positions within this imagined Urbanderry ... More


“Neither Pathological nor Perfect”: Joyce Gladwell’s Late Autobiographical Challenge to the Windrush Generation

Donette Francis

in Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628464757
eISBN:
9781628464801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter analyzes Joyce Gladwell’s long-overlooked 1969 autobiography, Brown Face, Big Master, arguing that it is a key postwar Anglophone Caribbean text because it narrates Gladwell’s migration ... More


Epilogue

Jerry T. Watkins III

in Queering the Redneck Riviera: Sexuality and the Rise of Florida Tourism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056913
eISBN:
9780813053684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056913.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This final chapter brings the narrative forward to the twenty-first century around the exploration of capitalism, the selective enforcement of morality, and the queer subject/citizen/consumer. It ... More


Mrs. Warren’s Profession: The Walled Gardens

Tony Jason Stafford and R. F. Dietrich

in Shaw's Settings: Gardens and Libraries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044989
eISBN:
9780813046747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044989.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Shaw is not concerned with the personal issue of prostitution for Kitty Warren but seeks to treat the pervasive presence of hypocrisy in all of society and to expose society’s habit of pretending one ... More


Race Man or Race Menace?: Pugilists, Patriarchy, and Pathology

Louis Moore

in I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041341
eISBN:
9780252099946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041341.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Black fighters’ construction of manhood straddled the line between Victorian respectability and sporting manhood. In other words, many tried to emulate their middle-class brothers. Despite spending ... More


Defiance and Disobedience: Local Government, The Unemployed and Whitehall

Stephanie Ward

in Unemployment and the state in Britain: The means test and protest in 1930s south Wales and north-east England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086809
eISBN:
9781781705995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086809.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the complex relationship between the unemployed, local government officials, elected councillors and Whitehall. It focuses on the introduction of a household means test, by the ... More


Accusations, Image and Experience: The Effects of the Means Test, 1931–34

Stephanie Ward

in Unemployment and the state in Britain: The means test and protest in 1930s south Wales and north-east England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086809
eISBN:
9781781705995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086809.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 3 explores the arguments against the use of a means test in greater detail. Such an analysis is integral to explaining why the means test was so controversial, and in doing so it furthers ... More


The dance evil: gender, sexuality and the representation of popular dance

Allison Abra

in Dancing in the English Style: Consumption, Americanisation and National Identity in Britain, 1918-50

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994334
eISBN:
9781526128218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994334.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores how the social perception and cultural representation of dancing – especially its chief enthusiasts, professionals, and the public venues where it took place – were shaped by ... More


‘Get the Best Article in the Market’: Prostheses for Women in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Commerce

Ryan Sweet

Claire L. Jones (ed.)

in Rethinking Modern Prostheses in Anglo-American Commodity Cultures, 1820-1939

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526101426
eISBN:
9781526124166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526101426.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1822, George Webb Derenzy, a former captain in the British army, published a volume titled Enchiridion: Or, A Hand for the One-Handed. The text highlighted what Derenzy called his ‘One-Handed ... More


Labouring families in the Famine’s aftermath, 1852 onwards

John Herson

in Divergent paths: Family histories of Irish emigrants in Britain 1820-1920

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090639
eISBN:
9781781708385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090639.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

More labouring families settled in Stafford after the Famine than arrived during it and this chapter examines those who arrived after 1852. There are four case studies. The McDermott family were poor ... More


Introduction

Rebecca Tuuri

in Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638904
eISBN:
9781469638911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638904.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introduction highlights how the current scholarly focus on radical women's activism often overlooks the important bridge-building activism of black moderate and middle class women such as those ... More


Maneuvering for the Movement: The World of Broker Politics in the NCNW, 1935–1963

Rebecca Tuuri

in Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638904
eISBN:
9781469638911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638904.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the first three decades of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). In 1935, educator, clubwoman, and politician Mary McLeod Bethune founded the NCNW as an organization of ... More


The Picked Prostitutes of the Land: Reputations of Female Federal Employees

Jessica Ziparo

in This Grand Experiment: When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War-Era Washington, D.C.

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635972
eISBN:
9781469635989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635972.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter 5 explores how conceptions of women’s sexuality complicated and threatened female employment. The national rumor mongering about female federal employees burst forth in newspapers from Maine ... More


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