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Viewer, I Married Him

Aneeka Ayanna Henderson

in Veil and Vow: Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469651767
eISBN:
9781469651781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651767.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter uses film theory and visual culture studies to parse Malcolm D Lee's film The Best Man (1999) and Gina Prince-Bythewood's film Love and Basketball (2000) as well as the corresponding ... More


Invocation

Aneeka Ayanna Henderson

in Veil and Vow: Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469651767
eISBN:
9781469651781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651767.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter critically examines how meritocracy, antiblack racism, the Moynihan Report's neoliberal logics, and a growing political nostalgia for the Black Power Movement and the Civil Rights ... More


Being Human as Praxis

Christopher Carter

in The Spirit of Soul Food: Race, Faith, and Food Justice

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044120
eISBN:
9780252053061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044120.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

How might a renewed understanding of what it means to practice being human shape the development of anti-oppressive foodways and agricultural practices? The aim of this chapter is to answer this ... More


Monstrous Marriage

Aneeka Ayanna Henderson

in Veil and Vow: Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469651767
eISBN:
9781469651781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651767.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explicates Sapphire's novel 1996 Push, alongside the 1996 Welfare Reform Act, 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, Farrakhan's 1993 book Torchlight for America, and Sweet Honey in the Rock's ... More


Benediction

Aneeka Ayanna Henderson

in Veil and Vow: Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469651767
eISBN:
9781469651781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651767.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter concludes the book with an exploration of how African American book clubs and reading communities, gender reveal ceremonies, prom proposals or promposals, child marriage, reality ... More


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