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From Carnival to Corpus Christi

Teofilo F. Ruiz

in A King Travels: Festive Traditions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153575
eISBN:
9781400842247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153575.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter assesses the relationship between Carnival and the annual Corpus Christi celebrations in late medieval and early modern Spain. Carnival has always been associated with revelry, ... More


Downtown Mardi Gras: New Carnival Practices in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Leslie A. Wade, Robin Roberts, and Frank de Caro

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496823786
eISBN:
9781496823823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496823786.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the surrounding region in 2005, the city debated whether to press on with Mardi Gras or cancel the parades. Ultimately, they decided to proceed. New ... More


Playing (with) the Villain: Critical Play and the Joker-as-Guide in Batman: Arkham Asylum

Kristin M. S. Bezio

in The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Kristin M.S. Bezio asks us to enter Arkham Asylum, more or less literally, as players of the eponymous 2009 video game produced by Rocksteady. In her analysis, Bezio carefully outlines how the Joker ... More


An ethnography of English football fans: Cans, cops and carnivals

Geoff Pearson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087219
eISBN:
9781781706145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087219.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This is an ethnographic account of English football fans who travel home and away with their team, based upon sixteen years’ participant observation. The author identifies a distinct sub-culture of ... More


I Know My Ancestors Are Happy”: A Conversation with Merline Kimble

Megan Holt

in Walking Raddy: The Baby Dolls of New Orleans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817396
eISBN:
9781496817440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817396.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Megan Holt interviews Merline Kimble, founder of the current incarnation of the Gold Digger Baby Dolls. The name of the group pays homage to the original Gold Digger group, founded by Kimble’s ... More


Forró, or Bread and Circuses: Carnival in Times of Drought

Michael B. Silvers

in Voices of Drought: The Politics of Music and Environment in Northeastern Brazil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042089
eISBN:
9780252050831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042089.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter looks at the cost of Carnival celebrations in an era of economic austerity due to drought and economic crisis. In 2014, ’15, and ’16, an ongoing drought of historic magnitude led the ... More


Epilogue

Clarence Bernard Henry

in Let's Make Some Noise: Axe and the African Roots of Brazilian Popular Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730821
eISBN:
9781604733341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730821.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on axé music and the African origins of Brazilian popular music. It explains that axé music and the African roots of Brazilian popular music are ... More


Jump Up!: Caribbean Carnival Music in New York

Ray Allen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190656843
eISBN:
9780190656881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656843.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Jump Up! Caribbean Carnival Music in New York City is the first comprehensive history of Trinidadian calypso and steelband music in the diaspora. Carnival, transplanted from Trinidad to Harlem in the ... More


Cinematic Segregation: Dunham in World War II Hollywood

Hannah Durkin

in Josephine Baker and Katherine Dunham: Dances in Literature and Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042621
eISBN:
9780252051463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042621.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines Dunham’s interventions in World War II-era U.S. cinema. Focusing on three of Dunham’s Hollywood films, Carnival of Rhythm (1941), Star Spangled Rhythm (1942), and Stormy Weather ... More


Carnival Is Woman: Party Music and the Soca Diva

Hope Munro

in What She Go Do: Women in Afro-Trinidadian Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496807533
eISBN:
9781496807571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807533.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the agency of women in soca and related genres, including various controversies they confront in this performance context. As women have created a space for themselves in ... More


Dialogue, Carnival, Democracy: Mikhail Bakhtin and Political Theory

Leszek Koczanowicz

in Politics of Dialogue: Non-consensual Democracy and Critical Community

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748644056
eISBN:
9781474408691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644056.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter is devoted to Bakhtin’s concepts of dialogue and carnival and their use in political theory. The notion of language as developed by Bakhtin is analyzed in detail, whereby special ... More


Helen, Heaven, and I: In Search of a Dialogue

Tania Isaac (ed.)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Dance

Tania Isaac suggests, in her writing here as in her choreography and performance pieces, an intense, complex experience of knowing her native island, St. Lucia, through its dance and its ways of ... More


Tradition Reaffirming Itself in New Forms: An Overview of Trinidad and Tobago Folk Dances

Hazel Franco (ed.)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Dance

Hazel Franco braids the many strands of the two islands' (Trinidad and Tobago) folk dance cultures with their histories. She focuses on Afro-Trinidadian dances and their underlying African heritages ... More


From Trash Can to US Navy Steel Band

Andrew R. Martin

in Steelpan Ambassadors: The US Navy Steel Band, 1957-1999

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812407
eISBN:
9781496812445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812407.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter details the genesis of the US Navy Steel Band, an act born of Admiral Daniel Gallery's ambition. The admiral attended the Trinidadian Carnival in both 1955 and 1957, and was spellbound ... More


From Carnival to Mardi Gras

Andrew R. Martin

in Steelpan Ambassadors: The US Navy Steel Band, 1957-1999

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812407
eISBN:
9781496812445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812407.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter illustrates the US Navy Steel Band's musical and cultural influence throughout New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. By the late 1960s, the US Navy Steel Band moved past its high-profile early ... More


Gender, Race, Ritual, & Social Power: Memphis and the Paradoxes of Tradition

Wanda Rushing

in Memphis and the Paradox of Place: Globalization in the American South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832998
eISBN:
9781469605548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895610_rushing.10
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the history of Carnival Memphis, which celebrated its seventy-fifth anniversary in June 2006. Members of the original Carnival association organized in 1931 during the throes ... More


Carnival Music in Trinidad and into the Diaspora

Ray Allen

in Jump Up!: Caribbean Carnival Music in New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190656843
eISBN:
9780190656881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656843.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The first chapter offers a brief history of Carnival music in Trinidad and the emergence of diasporic Carnival celebrations in New York, London, and Toronto. The tangled transnational origins of ... More


Harlem Carnival: Dame Lorraine Dances and the Seventh Avenue Street Parade

Ray Allen

in Jump Up!: Caribbean Carnival Music in New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190656843
eISBN:
9780190656881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656843.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 3 turns to the establishment of Harlem’s Dame Lorraine Carnival dances in the mid-1930s and the founding of an outdoor Carnival parade on Seventh Avenue in 1947. The importance of calypso ... More


Carnival Comes to Brooklyn

Ray Allen

in Jump Up!: Caribbean Carnival Music in New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190656843
eISBN:
9780190656881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656843.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 4 recounts the mass in-migration of English-speaking Caribbean people to Brooklyn in the wake of the new 1965 immigration laws. The closing down of Harlem Carnival in 1961 did not lead to the ... More


Ships and Fools

Robert C. Davis and Garry R. Marvin

in Venice, the Tourist Maze: A Cultural Critique of the World's Most Touristed City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238039
eISBN:
9780520937802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238039.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

For centuries, Venice has been called the most beautiful city in the world, a title that can make one forget that not all the attractions it offers are strictly physical. After the fall of the ... More


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