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Monday Night Football, Brian’s Song, and the Roots of the Prime-Time TV Event

Travis Vogan

in ABC Sports: The Rise and Fall of Network Sports Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520292956
eISBN:
9780520966260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292956.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Emboldened by the success its 1968 Olympics coverage enjoyed in prime time, ABC teamed with the National Football League to launch Monday Night Football in 1970. Monday Night Football extended ... More


Somebody or Anybody? Hip-Hop Choreography and the Cultural Economy

Felicia McCarren

in Post-Migratory Cultures in Postcolonial France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941138
eISBN:
9781789629255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941138.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Kader Attou’s 2013 hip hop choreography The Roots provides a working context and playing field for a new generation. While hip hop continues to evoke racial, ethnic, or cultural difference in France, ... More


Rattling the Chains of History: Steven Spielberg's Amistad and ‘Telling Everyone's Story’

Trevor B. McCrisken and Andrew Pepper

in American History and Contemporary Hollywood Film

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748614899
eISBN:
9780748670666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614899.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The release of Steven Spielberg's Amistad (1997) constitutes something of a new direction in Hollywood's attitude towards both slavery and its role as public historian. This chapter examines ... More


Hurtin' Words: Debating Family Problems in the Twentieth-Century South

Ted Ownby

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469647005
eISBN:
9781469647029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647005.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When Tammy Wynette sang "D-I-V-O-R-C-E," she famously said she "spelled out the hurtin' words" to spare her child the pain of family breakup. In this innovative work, Ted Ownby considers how a wide ... More


Mapping Diaspora: African American Roots Tourism in Brazil

Patricia de Santana Pinho

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645322
eISBN:
9781469645346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645322.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Brazil, like some countries in Africa, has become a major destination for African American tourists seeking the cultural roots of the black Atlantic diaspora. Drawing on over a decade of ethnographic ... More


Roots/Routes of American Identity

Joshua Glick

in Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520293700
eISBN:
9780520966918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293700.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Bicentennial events in Los Angeles spoke to black mayor Tom Bradley’s plan for shaping the city into a business-friendly, multicultural metropolis—a plan that would reach fruition in the next decade. ... More


Advancing Broader Political Agendas: Spatial Justice, Land and Border Control, and Deepening Democracy

Isabelle Anguelovski

in Neighborhood as Refuge: Community Reconstruction, Place Remaking, and Environmental Justice in the City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026925
eISBN:
9780262322188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026925.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter 6 analyzes the broader political goals that activists and their supporters advance when they organize for environmental revitalization. They challenge public officials and planners who ... More


The Hello Bordello and Brave Men Matrix

Daniel R. Maher

in Mythic Frontiers: Remembering, Forgetting, and Profiting with Cultural Heritage Tourism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062532
eISBN:
9780813051185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062532.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The frontier complex reinforces narratives of heterosexual normativity and white male hegemony by using narratives of femme fatales, madam entrepreneurs, and brave deputies. Following Judith Butler’s ... More


Organizations and Ideals

in Philip Selznick: Ideals in the World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804744751
eISBN:
9780804783743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804744751.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Until the mid-1950s Selznick' s academic work focused on organization theory. Several articles and three books were foundational contributions to a particular way of thinking about organizations, ... More


Race Today cannot fail’: black radicalism in the long 1980s

Robin Bunce

in Labour and the Left in the 1980s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526106438
eISBN:
9781526120939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106438.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The Race Today Collective occupied a unique position on the British left during the 1980s. Inspired by the example of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the thought of radicals such as ... More


Personalism and the NaturalRoots of Morality

Johan De Tavernier

in Questioning the Human: Toward a Theological Anthropology for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257522
eISBN:
9780823261567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257522.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

While the personalist anthropology emerged as the attempt to overcome a putative physicalism in the natural-law tradition (asserting that the human being is not reducible to nature but rather is a ... More


Rooting for the Fascists in Avatar

John Marmysz

in Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474424561
eISBN:
9781474438421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424561.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores James Cameron’s filmAvatar, suggesting that in the utopian culture of the film’s heroes, the Na'vi, Cameron has created a world in which the cultural overcoming of nihilism is ... More


Zenith

David Harrington Watt

in Antifundamentalism in Modern America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801448270
eISBN:
9781501708541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448270.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how the concept of fundamentalism was reinvented; it was made far less specific and far more elastic and was transformed into a category that was broad enough to accommodate ... More


Embodying Africa: Roots-Seekers and the Politics of Blackness

Bayo Holsey

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/9780231169349.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the formation of blackness as defined by one’s individual experience with or relationship to an imagined (often romanticized) Africa. Focusing on Alex Haley’s Roots, it ... More


Cosa de Blancos: Cuban American Whiteness and the Afro-Cuban-Occupied House

Antonio López

in Unbecoming Blackness: The Diaspora Cultures of Afro-Cuban America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814765463
eISBN:
9780814765487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814765463.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter deals with Cuban American whiteness. The autobiographical narratives of a voyage back to Cuba during the post-Soviet 1990s by white, middle-class, Cuban American academics lead to a ... More


Flow, Groove, and Beat in Black Thought

Mitchell Ohriner

in Flow: The Rhythmic Voice in Rap Music

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190670412
eISBN:
9780190670443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670412.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

Previous analyses of and discourse on the relationship between flow and beat (i.e., the instrumental streams of a rap track) have mapped musical meaning flowing directionally from the beat to the ... More


Roots and the Perils of African American Television Drama in a Global World

Timothy Havens

in Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737200
eISBN:
9780814759448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737200.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at the miniseries Roots (1977), which became a worldwide sensation. The show's portrayals of blackness, particularly black masculinity, draws on black nationalist and Black Power ... More


Different Strokes for Different Folks: , Family, and History

Judy Kutulas

in After Aquarius Dawned: How the Revolutions of the Sixties Became the Popular Culture of the Seventies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632919
eISBN:
9781469632933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632919.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The television mini-series of Alex Haley’s book Roots marked a television milestone, presenting an African-American family as the stars of a show intended for a broad American audience. The ... More


Past as Present: History on Television from the 1950s to the 1970s

M. J. Rymsza-Pawlowska

in History Comes Alive: Public History and Popular Culture in the 1970s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633862
eISBN:
9781469633879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633862.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Television is one of the earliest indicators of a significant shift, by the 1970s, in how we understand and learn about history. In the 1950s and 60s, television programs like You Are There and The ... More


Returning to ‘roots’: Estonian-Australian child migrants visiting the homeland

Brad Ruting

in Return migration in later life: International perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447301226
eISBN:
9781447311010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301226.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter draws on qualitative research to explore visits to the homeland by older Estonian-Australian migrants to Australia who left Estonia as children during the turmoil of the Second World ... More


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