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Giving Soaps a Good Scrub: ABC’s Ugly Betty and the Ethnicity of Television Formats

Jaime J. Nasser

in The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737165
eISBN:
9781621037767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter considers developments in two industries related to the U.S. daytime soap opera: Latin American telenovelas and U.S. primetime drama. It gives special attention to two biases that have ... More


Resistance and Spirituality

Angela McMillan Howell

in Raised Up Down Yonder: Growing Up Black in Rural Alabama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038815
eISBN:
9781621039761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038815.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines spirituality and the oppositional style of resistance among black youth studying at Jay Ellis School in Hamilton, Alabama. It describes resistance in Hamilton in relation to ... More


Eric Williams and Color Stratification in the Caribbean

William Darity

in The Legacy of Eric Williams: Into the Postcolonial Moment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628462425
eISBN:
9781626746985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462425.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explores the prevalence of color bias and economic disparity in present-day Caribbean nations by examining Eric Williams’ analysis of the presence of “third class”—a mixed race of ... More


Clockwork Counterfactuals: Allohistory and the Steampunk Rhetoric of Inquiry

John M. Mckenzie

in Clockwork Rhetoric: The Language and Style of Steampunk

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460919
eISBN:
9781626740532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460919.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Steampunk’s use of allohistorical tropes, including the reversal of hindsight bias and point of divergence tropes, to present a rhetoric of science and technology reflective ... More


Of Soap Operas, Space Operas, and Television’s Rocky Romance with the Feminine Form

Christine Scodari

in The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737165
eISBN:
9781621037767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines how the gendered narrative elements of soaps have been absorbed into, handled cautiously in, or cast out of primetime genres such as science fiction “space operas” and reworked ... More


“I Have to Go to the Capitol Now to Do Some Work”: First Senate Term, 1881–1886

Timothy B. Smith

in James Z. George: Mississippi's Great Commoner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032318
eISBN:
9781617032325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032318.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter considers events in George’s life from 1881 to 1886. These include his move to Washington in February 1881; his senatorial activities, many of which promoted the interests of the common ... More


. The Realities and Consequences of Unconscious Antiblack Bias among BGLO Members

Shanette C. Porter and Gregory S. Parks

in Black Greek-Letter Organizations 2.0: New Directions in the Study of African American Fraternities and Sororities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739213
eISBN:
9781604739220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739213.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the unconscious antiblack bias held by members of black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) and shows that BGLO members adopt many of the same pro-white biases as nonmembers. It ... More


. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., as Filmmaker: The Making and Demise of Countdown at Kusini

Robin Means Coleman

in Black Greek-Letter Organizations 2.0: New Directions in the Study of African American Fraternities and Sororities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739213
eISBN:
9781604739220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739213.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. attempted to counter racial bias against African Americans with a full-length, Hollywood-style movie entitled Countdown at Kusini, which came ... More


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