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Radio Rhythm Club: Race, Authenticity, and the British Swing Boom

Christina L. Baade

in Victory through Harmony: The BBC and Popular Music in World War II

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195372014
eISBN:
9780199918287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372014.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

Chapter 5 focuses on the program Radio Rhythm Club (RRC) and its participation in discourses surrounding race and authenticity in jazz, as well as its role in popularizing swing in Britain. First ... More


“It is De Age of Colonial Concern”: Vernacular Fictions and Political Belonging

Thomas S. Davis

in The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231169424
eISBN:
9780231537889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169424.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this final chapter, late modernism’s outward turn captures the changes in political belonging wrought by the twin phenomena of decolonization and mass migration from the Caribbean to British ... More


British Asian Fiction: Twenty-first Century Voices

Sara Upstone

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078323
eISBN:
9781781703229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078323.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This text focuses solely on the writing of British writers of South Asian descent born or raised in Britain. Exploring the unique contribution of these writers, it positions their work within debates ... More


Anglo-American Black Liberation

in Special Relations: The Americanization of Britain?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773997
eISBN:
9780804777834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773997.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter covers the density of links between black America in a decade of dramatic change and Britain at a critical transitional stage from a society of white hosts and black immigrants to one ... More


Contexts and intertexts

Abigail Ward

in Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiar: Representations of Slavery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082757
eISBN:
9781781703250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082757.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses slavery in the context of the works of Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiar. It considers these writers' differing representation of Britain's involvement in the ... More


Belongings

Joseph Brooker

in Literature of the 1980s: After the Watershed: Volume 9

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633944
eISBN:
9780748651818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633944.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses some representations of nation and ethnicity, beginning with an account of the reactions that surrounded Howard Brenton's play, The Romans in Britain, and then identifies the ... More


Aftermath: global reverberations, self-help, alien status and further riots

in Black 1919: Riots, Racism and Resistance in Imperial Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312007
eISBN:
9781846315138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312007.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter addresses the short- and longer-term effects of the port riots, including the situation faced by black British workers and their families in the inter-war period and the government ... More


Ruptures and Disrupters: The Photographic Landscapes of Ingrid Pollard and Zarina Bhimji as Revisionist History of Great Britain

Kimberli Gant

in Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461558
eISBN:
9781626740839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461558.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

Kimberly Gant’s essay “Ruptures and Disruptures: The Photographic landscape of Ingrid Pollard and Zarina Bhjimji as Revisionist History of Great Britain,” underscores the importance of the emergence ... More


Before the Windrush: Race Relations in 20th-Century Liverpool

John Belchem

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319679
eISBN:
9781781387153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319679.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Based on extensive primary sources, this study brings historical perspective and context to debate about race and immigration in Britain. The focus is on Liverpool and its pioneer but problematic ... More


Religious Establishment Challenged, Destroyed, and Re-formed: The Revolutionary Era

Kyle T. Bulthuis

in Four Steeples over the City Streets: Religion and Society in New York's Early Republic Congregations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479814275
eISBN:
9781479894178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479814275.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the Revolutionary era's challenges to formal, legal establishment, and the persistence after the Revolution of a social vision of unity in both churches. Accusations of ... More


West Indian Generation: Remaking British Culture in London, 1945-1965

Amanda Bidnall

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781786940032
eISBN:
9781786944191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940032.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Between Britain’s imperial victory in the Second World War and its introduction of race-based immigration restriction ‘at home,’ London’s relationship with its burgeoning West Indian settler ... More


Poetry and the TranslocalBlackening Britain

Jahan Ramazani

in A Transnational Poetics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226703442
eISBN:
9780226703374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703374.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines how postcolonial and black British poets and calypso singers reimagined metropolitan England in relation to African and Caribbean cultures and histories. It discusses how black ... More


The World and the “Jar”: Jackie Kay and the Feminist Locations of the African Diaspora

Samantha Pinto

in Difficult Diasporas: The Transnational Feminist Aesthetic of the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759486
eISBN:
9780814789360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759486.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on Jackie Kay's Bessie Smith—a biographical contemplation of the blues singer mixed with a memoir of the author's relationship to Smith's image and recordings. As an amalgam of ... More


A Question of Rank

in Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318184
eISBN:
9781846317675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317675.008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter is concerned with the question of crew division. In particular, the significance of rank is covered. The rank of post captain was an obsolete alternative form of captain in the Royal ... More


Far-Flung Families in Film: The Diasporic Family in Contemporary European Cinema

Daniela Berghahn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748642908
eISBN:
9780748689088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642908.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Why have films with diasporic family narratives increased in popularity in recent years? How do representations of the diasporic family differ from those of more dominant social groups? How does ... More


Difficult Diasporas: The Transnational Feminist Aesthetic of the Black Atlantic

Samantha Pinto

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759486
eISBN:
9780814789360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759486.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book demonstrates the crucial role of aesthetics in defining the relationship between race, gender, and location. Thinking beyond national identity to include African, African American, ... More


Literature of the 1980s: After the Watershed: Volume 9

Joseph Brooker

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633944
eISBN:
9780748651818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633944.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

From the new generation of London novelists, such as Martin Amis and Ian McEwan, to feminism in the writing of Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson, this book relates developments in fiction, poetry ... More


Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

J. Dillon Brown and Leah Reade Rosenberg (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628464757
eISBN:
9781628464801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The first book to critically redefine and reexamine West Indian literature of the 1950s, Beyond Windrush challenges the myth that an elite cohort of male novelists based in postwar London ... More


Black British and British Asian Fiction

Peter Morey

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 7: British and Irish Fiction Since 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198749394
eISBN:
9780191869754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749394.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter explores some issues in black British and British Asian fiction since the 1980s. It shows certain key characteristics of the white British apprehension of those non-white imperial ... More


Going up! Discipline and opportunism

Rachel Thomson

in Unfolding lives: Youth, gender and change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420510
eISBN:
9781447304104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420510.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter explores the account of Sherleen, a second-generation British of African Caribbean descent and the only child of a single mother living in the inner-city of London. Sherleen was ... More


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