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Rethinking the Core:: African and African American Religious Perspectives in the Seminary Curriculum

Edwin David Aponte

in Teaching African American Religions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores some pedagogical challenges, responses to, and strategies for the inclusion of African and African American cultural perspectives into the required core curriculum courses at a ... More


The African Americanization of Victorian Literature

Daniel Hack

in Reaping Something New: African American Transformations of Victorian Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196930
eISBN:
9781400883745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196930.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This introductory chapter demonstrates how nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century African American literature and print culture used Victorian literature to conduct acts of “African ... More


‘Theresa’ to the Rescue! African American Women’s Resistance and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution

Marlene L. Daut

in Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter is all about ‘Theresa; a Haytien Tale’ (1828), a short story that was serialized and published anonymously in the first African American newspaper Freedom’s Journal, and is now ... More


Black Land: Imperial Ethiopianism and African America

Nadia Nurhussein

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190969
eISBN:
9780691194134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190969.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This is the first book to explore how African American writing and art engaged with visions of Ethiopia during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As the only African nation, with the ... More


Toward a Blues Aesthetic

Travis A. Jackson

in Blowin’ the Blues Away: Performance and Meaning on the New York Jazz Scene

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520270442
eISBN:
9780520951921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270442.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines some of the meanings that emerge from jazz performance based on statements by musicians regarding their approaches to musical events and their interpretation and evaluation. ... More


“Scheming, Treacherous, and Out for Revenge”: Ethnic Imperialism

Crystal S. Anderson

in Beyond The Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037559
eISBN:
9781621039327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037559.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter uses Lee’s film The Chinese Connection (1972) to explore the theme of ethnic imperialism involving Japanese and African American cultures in Ishmael Reed’s Japanese by Spring and the ... More


Steppin'out of Whiteness

Black Hawk Hancock

in American Allegory: Lindy Hop and the Racial Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226043074
eISBN:
9780226043241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043241.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter recounts the author's engagement with the Steppin' scene in Chicago and explores how cultural practice enables the contestation and transgression of racial categories. This approach ... More


After Du Bois

Daniel Hack

in Reaping Something New: African American Transformations of Victorian Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196930
eISBN:
9781400883745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196930.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This concluding chapter explores African American literature and print culture in the following century. Here, the prestige and popularity of most Victorian literature—and of Victorian literature as ... More


Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading

Kimberly Chabot Davis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038433
eISBN:
9780252096310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038433.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Critics often characterize white consumption of African American culture as a form of theft that echoes the fantasies of 1950s-era bohemians, or “White Negroes,” who romanticized black culture as ... More


A Theology of the Spirituals: The Spiritual as Postmodern Discourse

Donald H. Matthews

in Honoring the Ancestors: An African Cultural Interpretation of Black Religion and Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199963997
eISBN:
9780190258412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199963997.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the theology of the African American spirituals from a postmodern perspective. It considers how racism in the United States has caused African American religious interpretation ... More


Black Literary Criticism and Narrative Hermeneutics

Donald H. Matthews

in Honoring the Ancestors: An African Cultural Interpretation of Black Religion and Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199963997
eISBN:
9780190258412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199963997.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines black literary criticism in relation to narrative hermeneutics. It first looks at the factors that contributed to the rise of black literary criticism, including African ... More


Discourse, Cultural Imperialism, Black Culture and Language Research in the United States

Garrett Albert Duncan

in Discourse as Cultural Struggle

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098114
eISBN:
9789882206830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098114.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides a critical account of African American language research discourse and cultural imperialism in the U.S. It analyzes the discourses that underlie research on African American ... More


Introduction: The Lindy Hop Revival

Black Hawk Hancock

in American Allegory: Lindy Hop and the Racial Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226043074
eISBN:
9780226043241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043241.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the history of the Lindy Hop and what its revival says about the ongoing story of our struggles with “American” cultural identity. It relates the Lindy Hop scene to the social ... More


Printing the Color Line in The Crisis

Donal Harris

in On Company Time: American Modernism in the Big Magazines

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177726
eISBN:
9780231541343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177726.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

W.E.B. Du Bois’ and Jessie Fauset’s interest in new printing technologies – multigraphs, linotypes, and halftone reproduction – are crucial for understanding the political and aesthetic missions of ... More


Revelations 1962

Thomas F. DeFrantz

in Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301717
eISBN:
9780199850648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301717.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines Revelations, the first major choreographic masterpiece of Alvin Ailey. When Ailey choreographed this dance in 1960 it was intended to be the second part of an evening-length ... More


Representations of Identity in Jewish Jazz Autobiography

Reva Marin

in Outside and Inside: Race and Identity in White Jazz Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496829979
eISBN:
9781496830029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496829979.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the autobiographies of Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Mezz Mezzrow, and Max Kaminsky, focusing on their multifaceted identities as second-generation Jewish Americans whose lives and ... More


Beyond Protest: Retracing the Margins of the Postwar African American Novel

Stephanie Brown

in The Postwar African American Novel: Protest and Discontent, 1945-1950

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739732
eISBN:
9781604739749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739732.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter aims to recreate the conditions of the production of the African American novel between 1945 and 1950. In doing so, it is necessary to not only recover the lost voices of the time but ... More


The Cultural Democracy of the Second Line: A View from beyond the Ropes

Joel Dinerstein

in Sweet Spots: In-Between Spaces in New Orleans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817020
eISBN:
9781496817068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817020.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

There has been a weekly Sunday African-American second-line parade for 150 years in New Orleans--a diffused democratic street ritual of performativity enacted through dance, music, and stylin'. The ... More


The Obama Phenomenon: Toward a Multiracial Democracy

Charles P. Henry, Robert L. Allen, and Robert Chrisman (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036453
eISBN:
9780252093487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036453.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Barack Obama's campaign and electoral victory demonstrated the dynamic nature of American democracy. Beginning as a special issue of The Black Scholar, this probing collection illustrates the impact ... More


Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture

Thomas F. DeFrantz

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301717
eISBN:
9780199850648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301717.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

In the early 1960s, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was a small, multi-racial company of dancers that performed the works of its founding choreographer and other emerging artists. By the late ... More


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