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Sophistication: A Literary and Cultural History

Faye Hammill

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312328
eISBN:
9781846316111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316111
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In an era obsessed with celebrity and glamour, ‘sophistication’ has come to be perceived as the most desirable of human qualities, but it was not always so. This book explores how a word that once ... More


The Black Body as Object and Subject of Property

Anthea Kraut

in Choreographing Copyright: Race, Gender, and Intellectual Property Rights in American Dance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199360369
eISBN:
9780199360390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360369.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter offers a case study of Johnny Hudgins, an African American blackface comic pantomimist who was famous in his time but is virtually forgotten today. In 1924, the white producer of the ... More


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