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/ “A Having Way”: Fetishism and the Black Bourgeoisie in Passing

Dorothy Stringer

in Not Even Past: Race, Historical Trauma, and Subjectivity in Faulkner, Larsen, and Van Vechten

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231478
eISBN:
9780823241088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231478.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Trauma studies often identify traumatic writing with modernist formal experimentation, particularly estranging, unsympathetic, anti-traditionalist gestures. Familiar axioms of trauma studies are not ... More


AIDS Origin Conspiracy Theories in the United States and South Africa

Nicoli Nattrass

in The AIDS Conspiracy: Science Fights Back

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149136
eISBN:
9780231520256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149136.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter explores the origin and prevalence of conspiracy theories about AIDS. It particularly examines Soviet–East German propaganda that HIV is a U.S. bioweapon, as well as early ... More


Apocalypse: The Media’s Framing of Black Looters, Shooters, and Brutes in Hurricane Katrina’s Aftermath

Michael G. Lacy and Kathleen C. Haspel

in Critical Rhetorics of Race

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762226
eISBN:
9780814765296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762226.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter shows how dominant news stories featured dangerous black male brutes who took over New Orleans in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. In late August 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast ... More


“Between the Sewer and the Church”: The Emergence of the Lafargue Mental Hygiene Clinic

Gabriel N. Mendes

in Under the Strain of Color: Harlem's Lafargue Clinic and the Promise of an Antiracist Psychiatry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453502
eISBN:
9781501701399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453502.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This presents the intellectual, social, and political context from which the Lafargue Clinic emerged: black Americans’ struggles to live a human life in an antiblack social world. Black people often ... More


Beyond Uncle Tom

Corey D. Fields

in Black Elephants in the Room: The Unexpected Politics of African American Republicans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291898
eISBN:
9780520965508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291898.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores contemporary African American Republicans' reputation by looking at two important constituencies: other black people and white Republicans. Though they manifest it in different ... More


Biblical Race

Lynn T. Ramey

in Black Legacies: Race and the European Middle Ages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813060071
eISBN:
9780813050478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060071.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on the religious context in the treatment of black people. Within the matrix of gender and race, anxieties of lineage and reproduction emerged that would become rooted in secular ... More


Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism

John Hoberman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520248908
eISBN:
9780520951846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248908.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book is the first systematic description of how American doctors think about racial differences and how this kind of thinking affects the treatment of their black patients. The standard studies ... More


Black Muslim History Narratives Orienting the Nation of Islam in Muslim Time and Space

Edward E. Curtis

in Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960–1975

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830543
eISBN:
9781469606088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877449_curtis.7
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the popularization of historical narratives of the members of the Nation of Islam, both intellectuals and rank and file, which linked the history of black people to the world of ... More


Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America

Sohail Daulatzai

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675852
eISBN:
9781452947600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675852.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

“The same rebellion, the same impatience, the same anger that exists in the hearts of the dark people in Africa and Asia,” Malcolm X declared in a 1962 speech, “is existing in the hearts and minds of ... More


Boomtown

Shirley Ann Wilson Moore

in To Place Our Deeds: The African American Community in Richmond, California, 1910-1963

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520215658
eISBN:
9780520927124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215658.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Richmond was affected by the war boom like no other town in the United States. For African Americans, the boom held out the promise of advancement but also emphasized their weak position in the ... More


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