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Abstractionist AestheticsArtistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture

Abstractionist Aesthetics: Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture

Phillip Brian Harper

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479865437
eISBN:
9781479808878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865437.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book advocates for what it calls African American aesthetic abstractionism—a representational mode whereby an artwork, rather than striving for realist verisimilitude, vigorously asserts its ... More

Academics in Action!A Model for Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Service

Academics in Action!: A Model for Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Service

Sandra L. Barnes, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Bernadette Doykos, Nina C. Martin, and Alison McGuire (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268795
eISBN:
9780823272518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268795.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The edited volume describes a multi-disciplinary model where students and faculty work with communities, learn from them, and contribute the fruits of theory and research to solving community ... More

African Diasporic Women's NarrativesPolitics of Resistance, Survival, and Citizenship

African Diasporic Women's Narratives: Politics of Resistance, Survival, and Citizenship

Simone A. James Alexander

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049823
eISBN:
9780813050249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049823.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Motivated by a growing need to address questions of transnationalism, female mobility, and citizenship, this book offers an in-depth study of selective texts of Audre Lorde (Barbadian-American), ... More

Age in AmericaThe Colonial Era to the Present

Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present

Corinne T. Field and Nicholas L. Syrett (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479870011
eISBN:
9781479840595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870011.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This volume brings together scholars of childhood, adulthood, and old age to explore how and why particular ages—such as sixteen, twenty-one, and sixty-five—have come to define the rights and ... More

Ageing selves and everyday life in the north of EnglandYears in the making

Ageing selves and everyday life in the north of England: Years in the making

Cathrine Degnen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719083082
eISBN:
9781781706244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083082.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Seeking to better understand what it means to grow older in contemporary Britain from the perspective of older people themselves, this richly detailed ethnographic study engages in debates over ... More

American ArabesqueArabs and Islam in the Nineteenth Century Imaginary

American Arabesque: Arabs and Islam in the Nineteenth Century Imaginary

Jacob Rama Berman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789506
eISBN:
9780814789513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789506.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book examines representations of Arabs, Islam, and the Near East in nineteenth-century American culture, arguing that these representations play a significant role in the development of American ... More

American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century

American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century

Martin Halliwell and Catherine Morley (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626014
eISBN:
9780748670673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626014.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This volume considers the changing patterns of American thought and culture in its transition into the early twenty-first century. One of the questions this book tackles is whether the twenty-first ... More

Appalachia in Regional ContextPlace Matters

Appalachia in Regional Context: Place Matters

Dwight B. Billings and Ann E. Kingsolver (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175324
eISBN:
9780813175676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175324.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In an increasingly globalized world, place matters more than ever. That is certainly the case in Appalachian studies—a field that brings scholars, activists, artists, and citizens together around a ... More

Art and PluralismLawrence Alloway's Cultural Criticism

Art and Pluralism: Lawrence Alloway's Cultural Criticism

Nigel Whiteley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316456
eISBN:
9781846316708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316708
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Lawrence Alloway (1926–1990) was one of the most influential and widely respected (as well as prolific) art writers of the post-war years. His many books, catalogue essays, and reviews manifest the ... More

Becoming American? The Art and Identity Crisis of Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Becoming American? The Art and Identity Crisis of Yasuo Kuniyoshi

ShiPu Wang

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834180
eISBN:
9780824870393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834180.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

On December 8, 1941, artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi (1889–1953) awoke to find himself branded an “enemy alien” by the U.S. government in the aftermath of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. The historical crisis ... More

Before ChicanoCitizenship and the Making of Mexican American Manhood, 1848-1959

Before Chicano: Citizenship and the Making of Mexican American Manhood, 1848-1959

Alberto Varon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479863969
eISBN:
9781479868827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479863969.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Before Chicano: Citizenship and the Making of Mexican American Manhood, 1848-1959 is the first book-length study of Latino manhood before the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Mexican Americans are ... More

Beginning to See the LightSex, Hope, and Rock-and-Roll

Beginning to See the Light: Sex, Hope, and Rock-and-Roll

Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680788
eISBN:
9781452948997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680788.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Written by New Yorker’s inimitable first pop music critic, this book presents the perspective of a radical and rational political realm, to look at rock-and-roll, sexuality, and above all, freedom. ... More

Being MuslimA Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam

Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam

Sylvia Chan-Malik

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479850600
eISBN:
9781479881550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850600.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Being U.S. Muslims: A Cultural History of Women of Color and American Islam offers a previously untold story of Islam in the United States that foregrounds the voices, experiences, and images of ... More

Black Performance on the Outskirts of the LeftA History of the Impossible

Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible

Malik Gaines

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479837038
eISBN:
9781479822607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479837038.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left uses the notion of excess—its transgression, multiplicity, and ambivalence—to consider performances of the sixties that circulated a black political ... More

Black Power, Yellow Power, and the Making of Revolutionary Identities

Black Power, Yellow Power, and the Making of Revolutionary Identities

Rychetta Watkins

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031618
eISBN:
9781621031451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031618.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Images of upraised fists, afros, and dashikis have long dominated the collective memory of Black Power and its proponents. The “guerilla” figure—taking the form of the black-leather-clad ... More

Black Radical Tragic"Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution"

Black Radical Tragic: "Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution"

Jeremy Matthew Glick

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479844425
eISBN:
9781479814855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479844425.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The Black Radical Tragic examines twentieth-century performances and historiography as repetitions of the late-eighteenth-century Haitian Revolution as it relates to struggles for Black freedom and ... More

Black RockA Zuni Cultural Landscape and the Meaning of Place

Black Rock: A Zuni Cultural Landscape and the Meaning of Place

William A. Dodge

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781578069934
eISBN:
9781621031468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781578069934.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

To visiting geologists, Black Rock, New Mexico, is a basaltic escarpment and an ideal natural laboratory. To hospital workers, it is a picturesque place to earn a living. To the Zuni, the mesas, ... More

Bodies of ReformThe Rhetoric of Character in Gilded Age America

Bodies of Reform: The Rhetoric of Character in Gilded Age America

James B. Salazar

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741306
eISBN:
9780814786536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741306.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

From the patricians of the early republic to post-Reconstruction racial scientists, from fin de siècle progressivist social reformers to post-war sociologists, character, that curiously formable yet ... More

Bohemian SouthCreating Countercultures, from Poe to Punk

Bohemian South: Creating Countercultures, from Poe to Punk

Shawn Chandler Bingham and Lindsey A. Freeman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631677
eISBN:
9781469631691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631677.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

From the southern influence on nineteenth-century New York to the musical legacy of late-twentieth-century Athens, Georgia, to the cutting-edge cuisines of twenty-first-century Asheville, North ... More

Break Beats in the BronxRediscovering Hip-Hop's Early Years

Break Beats in the Bronx: Rediscovering Hip-Hop's Early Years

Joseph C., Jr. Ewoodzie

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632759
eISBN:
9781469632773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632759.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The origin story of hip-hop—one that involves Kool Herc DJing a house party on Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx—has become received wisdom. But Joseph C. Ewoodzie Jr. argues that the full story remains ... More

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