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Visual Cultures: Hampton Institute, William Sheppard’s Kuba Collection, and African American Art

Ira Dworkin

in Congo Love Song: African American Culture and the Crisis of the Colonial State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632711
eISBN:
9781469632735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632711.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter considers the significant influence of William Sheppard on U.S. visual culture. In 1890, soon after he arrived in the Congo, he expresses his intent to collect Congolese artifacts, ... More


Comparative Anatomies: Re-Visions of Racial Science

Britt Rusert

in Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479885688
eISBN:
9781479804702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479885688.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how Black and Afro-Native ethnologies published in the 1830s and early 1840s resisted the racist visual cultures of comparative anatomy, including craniology and ethnology. The ... More


Faith Ringgold’s Story Quilts: “All Things American in America Are about Race”

Hertha D. Sweet Wong

in Picturing Identity: Contemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640709
eISBN:
9781469640723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640709.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

African American artist Faith Ringgold’s oversized story quilts are painted and stitched image-text narratives on fabric intended to be hung on art gallery walls. In all her work she thematizes race ... More


Warped Conjunctions: Jacques Rancière and African American Twoness

Nancy Bentley

in American Literature's Aesthetic Dimensions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156172
eISBN:
9780231520775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156172.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter invokes the work of Jacques Rancière on the way that sensory experience serves as the space of political existence and uses his arguments to diagnose the current critical situation in ... More


Burleigh’s Singing Career: “An art of astonishing versatility”

Jean E. Snyder

in Harry T. Burleigh: From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039942
eISBN:
9780252098109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039942.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Harry T. Burleigh's singing career. When Burleigh auditioned for admission to the Artist's Course at the National Conservatory of Music, his goal was to become a classical ... More


Conclusion: Afro-Atlantic Arts and W the Popular Sublime

Kristine Juncker

in Afro-Cuban Religious Arts: Popular Expressions of Cultural Inheritance in Espiritismo and Santería

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049700
eISBN:
9780813050454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049700.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The conclusion of this book reconsiders the significance of Afro-Atlantic religious art with respect to African American art and the larger practice of art history. Scholars have often dismissed the ... More


Merging Traffic

Mark Slobin

in Motor City Music: A Detroiter Looks Back

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190882082
eISBN:
9780190882112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882082.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter surveys the institutions and movements that brought together the city’s musical life with the aim of merging disparate styles, trends, and personnel. First comes the auto industry, based ... More


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