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The Marriage Masques, 1606–1608

A. W. Johnson

in Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117599
eISBN:
9780191671005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117599.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

D. J. Gordon claims that the central conceit of the masque is to build a complex emblem of Union which binds the theme of love as a harmonizing power within the body to a local event (marriage), a ... More


Experiments in Exile: C. L. R. James, Helio Oiticica, and the Aesthetic Sociality of Blackness

Laura Harris

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279784
eISBN:
9780823281480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279784.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Comparing the radical aesthetic and social experiments undertaken by two exile intellectuals, James and Oiticica, Harris chart a desire in their work to formulate alternative theories of citizenship, ... More


Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility

Ashon T. Crawley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823274543
eISBN:
9780823274598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274543.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility investigates the relationship of aesthetic productions to modes of collective, social intellectual practice. Engaging black studies, queer ... More


Tragic Soul-Life: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Moral Crisis Facing American Democracy

Terrence L. Johnson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195383980
eISBN:
9780199897469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383980.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Philosophy of Religion

Contemporary debates on the role of religion in American public life ignore the overlap between religion and race in the formation of American democratic traditions and more often than not imagine ... More


Life of Paper: Letters and a Poetics of Living Beyond Captivity

Sharon Luk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520296237
eISBN:
9780520968820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296237.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book explores the life-worlds sustained through letter correspondence within the evolution of racism and mass incarceration in California history. Across three cases, this investigation uncovers ... More


Rescuing Our Roots: The African Anglo-Caribbean Diaspora in Contemporary Cuba

Andrea J. Queeley

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061092
eISBN:
9780813051376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061092.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

During Cuba’s Special Period, the children and grandchildren of early twentieth-century British West Indian immigrants spearheaded the revitalization of Anglo-Caribbean Cuban institutions and ... More


“Somos Negros Finos” (We Are Refined Blacks): Rescuing Roots as an Assertion of Respectable Blackness

Andrea J. Queeley

John M. Kirk (ed.)

in Rescuing Our Roots: The African Anglo-Caribbean Diaspora in Contemporary Cuba

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061092
eISBN:
9780813051376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061092.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In chapter 4, Queeley proposes that the construction and maintenance of a respectable Blackness, rooted in civilizational discourse, is an alternative to ideologies of race mixture and whitening. Its ... More


Physics of Blackness: Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology

Michelle M. Wright

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816687268
eISBN:
9781452950624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687268.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

What does it mean to be Black? If Blackness is not biological in origin but socially and discursively constructed, does the meaning of Blackness change over time and space? In Physics of Blackness: ... More


Blues Futurity and Queer Improvisation

Grace Kyungwon Hong

in Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816695263
eISBN:
9781452952352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695263.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Because reproductive respectability is such an important mode by which political and social legibility and value becomes sutured to literal physical life, this chapter extends this analysis to ... More


Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco

K. Meira Goldberg

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190466916
eISBN:
9780190466954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190466916.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

How is the politics of Blackness figured in the flamenco dancing body? What does flamenco dance tell us about the construction of race in the Atlantic world? Sonidos Negros traces how, between ... More


Fear of a Performative Planet: Troubling the Concept of “Post-Blackness”

Rone Shavers

in The Trouble with Post-Blackness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169349
eISBN:
9780231538503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169349.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter offers Afro-Futurism as a method of problematizing the idea that a progressive way ahead involves the dissolution of race and erasure of racial performativity. In Who’s Afraid of ... More


What Happened to the Motley Crew?: James, Oiticica, and the Aesthetic Sociality of Blackness

Laura Harris

in Experiments in Exile: C. L. R. James, Helio Oiticica, and the Aesthetic Sociality of Blackness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279784
eISBN:
9780823281480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279784.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter I examine James’s and Oiticica’s “discovery” of what I conceive of to be the active remains of the motley crew in the aesthetic sociality of blackness. I explore the claim they each ... More


Spike and Tyler’s Beef: Blackness, Authenticity, and Discourses of Black Exceptionalism

Karen M. Bowdre

in From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807045
eISBN:
9781496807083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807045.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Moving the conversation about Perry to a more meta-discursive level, Karen M. Bowdre’s chapter features an examination of the careers of Spike Lee and Tyler Perry.The way we discuss Black Hollywood ... More


Who’s Afraid of Post-Soul Satire?: Touré’s “Black Widow” Trilogy in The Portable Promised Land

Bertram D. Ashe

in Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781617039973
eISBN:
9781626740280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter provides an analysis of Touré’s fiction in light of his later non-fiction Work that addresses racial authenticity. In Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?, Touré explores the fluid ... More


Dissimulating Blackness: The Degenerative Satires of Paul Beatty and Percival Everett

Christian Schmidt

in Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781617039973
eISBN:
9781626740280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter provides a reading of three novels – Paul Beatty’s The White Boy Shuffle and Slumberland and Percival Everett’s A History of the African American People [Proposed] by Strom Thurmond as ... More


Multiplicity and Collective Contestation in the 1992 Los Angeles Riots/Rebellion

Sina Kramer

in Excluded Within: The (Un)Intelligibility of Radical Political Actors

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190625986
eISBN:
9780190626006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190625986.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Chapter 7 takes up the political unintelligibility of the 1992 Los Angeles (LA) Riot/Rebellion to understand—if not why the riots remain unintelligible to us as political contestation of political ... More


The Color of Music

Sara Le Menestrel

in Negotiating Difference in French Louisiana Music: Categories, Stereotypes, and Identifications

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461459
eISBN:
9781626740785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461459.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter seeks to demonstrate how music categories, tastes, and representations are ingrained in the racial imagination. It situates musical forms and conventions across the color line and ... More


Race, Morality, and the Circulation of Danzón, 1870–1940

Alejandro L. Madrid and Robin D. Moore

in Danzón: Circum-Carribean Dialogues in Music and Dance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199965809
eISBN:
9780199369874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965809.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores how the danzón came to mediate questions about race and class in Cuba and Mexico at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the twentieth century. It explains the role ... More


Francophone Afropean Literatures

Nicki Hitchcott and Dominic Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380345
eISBN:
9781781387184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380345.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

What does Afro-Europe signify? This volume explores the concept and possibility of a black European community by analysing the ways in which contemporary Francophone African writers articulate and ... More


Epilogue: Into the Twenty-First Century

Leger Grindon

in Knockout: The Boxer and Boxing in American Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739886
eISBN:
9781604739893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739886.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This epilogue considers three boxing films that attracted a large audience in 2005—Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, Million Dollar Baby, and Cinderella Man—and takes stock ... More


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