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Black PantherInterrogating a Cultural Phenomenon

Black Panther: Interrogating a Cultural Phenomenon

Terence McSweeney

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496836083
eISBN:
9781496836137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496836083.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Black Panther is one of the most financially successful and culturally impactful films to emerge from the American film industry in recent years. When it was released in 2018 it broke numerous ... More

Critical Essays on the Writings of Lillian Smith

Critical Essays on the Writings of Lillian Smith

Tanya Long Bennett (ed.)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496836847
eISBN:
9781496836892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496836847.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

A white woman living in segregated Georgia during the first half of the twentieth century, Lillian Smith surprised readers with stories of mixed-race love affairs, mob attacks on “outsiders,” and ... More

Erna Brodber and Velma PollardFolklore and Culture in Jamaica

Erna Brodber and Velma Pollard: Folklore and Culture in Jamaica

Violet Harrington Bryan

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496836205
eISBN:
9781496836250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496836205.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Velma Pollard and Erna Brodber, two sister-writers born and raised in Jamaica, recreate imagined and lived homelands in their literature by commemorating the history, culture, and religion of the ... More

Fiddle Tunes from MississippiCommercial and Informal Recordings, 1920-2018

Fiddle Tunes from Mississippi: Commercial and Informal Recordings, 1920-2018

Harry Bolick and Tony Russell

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496835796
eISBN:
9781496835833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496835796.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In 2015 University Press of Mississippi published Mississippi Fiddle Tunes and Songs from the 1930s by Harry Bolick and Stephen T. Austin to critical acclaim and commercial success. Roughly half of ... More

The Films of Fred Schepisi

The Films of Fred Schepisi

Brian McFarlane

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496835352
eISBN:
9781496835314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496835352.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Fred Schepisi is a crucial name associated with the ‘revival’ of the Australian film industry in the 1970s. This book traces the lead-up to Schepisi’s critical successes in feature-filmmaking via his ... More

Instruments of EmpireFilipino Musicians, Black Soldiers, and Military Band Music during US Colonization of the Philippines

Instruments of Empire: Filipino Musicians, Black Soldiers, and Military Band Music during US Colonization of the Philippines

Mary Talusan

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496835666
eISBN:
9781496835710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496835666.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

At the turn of the twentieth century, the United States extended its empire into the Philippines while subjugating Black Americans in the Jim Crow South. And yet, one of the most popular musical acts ... More

MarginalizedSouthern Women Playwrights Confront Race, Region, and Gender

Marginalized: Southern Women Playwrights Confront Race, Region, and Gender

Casey Kayser

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496835901
eISBN:
9781496835956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496835901.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In contrast to other literary genres, drama has received little attention in southern studies, and women playwrights in general receive less recognition than their male counterparts. This book ... More

Maria W. Stewart and the Roots of Black Political Thought

Maria W. Stewart and the Roots of Black Political Thought

Kristin Waters

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496836748
eISBN:
9781496836731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496836748.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

In 1833 Maria W. Stewart told a gathering at the African Masonic Hall on Boston’s Beacon Hill, “African rights and liberty is a subject that ought to fire the breast of every free man of color in ... More

Persistence through PerilEpisodes of College Life and Academic Endurance in the Civil War South

Persistence through Peril: Episodes of College Life and Academic Endurance in the Civil War South

R. Eric Platt and Holly A. Foster (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496835031
eISBN:
9781496835055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496835031.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Literature that recounts the history of nineteenth-century Southern higher education includes Civil War-related issues as part of a larger, longitudinal narrative. In cases concerning the war years ... More

Playing Jazz in Socialist VietnamQuyên Văn Minh and Jazz in Há Nôi

Playing Jazz in Socialist Vietnam: Quyên Văn Minh and Jazz in Há Nôi

Stan BH Tan-Tangbau and Văn Minh Quyên

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496836335
eISBN:
9781496836328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496836335.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Is there jazz in socialist Vietnam? The answer is “yes,” even though jazz was once perceived as “music of the enemy.” Playing Jazz in Socialist Vietnam tells the story ... More

Poetic Song VerseBlues-Based Popular Music and Poetry

Poetic Song Verse: Blues-Based Popular Music and Poetry

Mike Mattison and Ernest Suarez

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496837271
eISBN:
9781496837325
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496837271.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This unique and accessibly written study discusses the relationship between the blues, rock, folk, jazz, and poetry in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, but it is anchored in the 1960s, when ... More

Reconstructing Southern Rhetoric

Reconstructing Southern Rhetoric

Christina L. Moss and Brandon Inabinet (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496836144
eISBN:
9781496836199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496836144.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Through ruined monuments and museums, storied traditions of food and music, Southern oratory and racism, architecture and brotherhood, the Southern United States is a powerful resource for reckoning ... More

The Recovered Life of Isaac Anderson

The Recovered Life of Isaac Anderson

Alicia K. Jackson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496835147
eISBN:
9781496835178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496835147.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

As with countless other black leaders whose life stories have disappeared from the historical record, much of Isaac H. Anderson’s unique story has been shrouded in silence. His story is a ... More

Taking a StandContemporary US Stand-Up Comedians as Public Intellectuals

Taking a Stand: Contemporary US Stand-Up Comedians as Public Intellectuals

Jared N. Champion and Peter C. Kunze (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496835482
eISBN:
9781496835536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496835482.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Stand-up comedians have a long history of walking a careful line between serious and playful engagement with social issues: Lenny Bruce questioned the symbolic valence of racial slurs, Dick Gregory ... More

A Transatlantic History of Haitian VodouRasin Figuier, Rasin Bwa Kayiman, and the Rada and Gede Rites

A Transatlantic History of Haitian Vodou: Rasin Figuier, Rasin Bwa Kayiman, and the Rada and Gede Rites

Benjamin Hebblethwaite

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496835604
eISBN:
9781496835659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496835604.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

A Transatlantic History of Haitian Vodou focuses on the influence of the kingdoms of Dahomey, Allada, and Hueda in the emergence of central rites in Haitian Vodou. Connecting four centuries of ... More

Transforming GirlsThe Work of Nineteenth-Century Adolescence

Transforming Girls: The Work of Nineteenth-Century Adolescence

Julie Pfeiffer

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496836267
eISBN:
9781496836311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496836267.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Transforming Girls: The Power of Nineteenth-Century Adolescence refocuses the history of the girls’ book and female adolescence through a comparative analysis of forgotten bestsellers aimed at ... More

What the Children SaidChild Lore of South Louisiana

What the Children Said: Child Lore of South Louisiana

Jeanne Pitre Soileau

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496835734
eISBN:
9781496835789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496835734.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Jeanne Pitre Soileau vividly presents children’s voices in What the Children Said: Child Lore of South Louisiana. Including over six hundred handclaps, chants, jokes, jump-rope rhymes, cheers, ... More

Where Misfits FitCounterculture and Influence in the Ozarks

Where Misfits Fit: Counterculture and Influence in the Ozarks

Thomas Michael Kersen

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496835420
eISBN:
9781496835475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496835420.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

All regions and places are unique in their own way, but the Ozarks have an enduring place in American culture. Studying the Ozarks offers the ability to explore American life through the lens of one ... More

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