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Scars of Conquest/Masks of Resistance: The Invention of Cultural Identities in African, African-American and Caribbean Drama

Tejumola Olaniyan

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195094053
eISBN:
9780199855278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195094053.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Looking in detail at the works of Baraka, Soyinka, Walcott, and Shange and their historical trajectories in black anti-Eurocentric discourses, the author offers a sophisticated reading of how these ... More


The Five Factors of Music, Prayer, Health, and Healing

Benjamin D Koen

in Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in the Pamir Mountains

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367744
eISBN:
9780199867295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367744.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 2 explicates the five factors of music, medicine, and culture—the physical/biological, psychological, social, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of life that must be factored into human ... More


Civil War and Aftermath

John C. Wilkinson

in Ibâḍism: Origins and Early Development in Oman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588268
eISBN:
9780191595400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588268.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter analyses the causes of the civil war sparked off by the deposing of Imam al–Salt in 272/886 and which ended up with the collapse of the First Imamate in a Caliphate invasion. It was not ... More


After the October Revolution: The Jazz Avant‐garde in New York, 1964–65

Bernard Gendron

in Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This chapter analyses the resurgence of the jazz avant‐garde in New York in the mid‐1960s, focusing in particular upon musicians' negotiation of competing aesthetic, social, and economic imperatives. ... More


Administering Poetic Breath for the People: Charles Olson and Amiri Baraka

Lisa Siraganian

in Modernism’s Other Work: The Art Object’s Political Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796557
eISBN:
9780199932542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796557.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores Charles Olson’s and Amiri Baraka’s various ways of letting the body into their writing. Olson’s Maximus (1960-1970), for example, equates fidelity to a viewer’s particular ... More


LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka: The Motion of History

Tejumola Olaniyan

in Scars of Conquest/Masks of Resistance: The Invention of Cultural Identities in African, African-American and Caribbean Drama

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195094053
eISBN:
9780199855278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195094053.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Inspired the repressive act of the colonial powers, LeRoi Jones (or known by his Muslim name, Amiri Baraka) capitalizes on his educational background and profession to come up with publications ... More


Physics Envy: American Poetry and Science in the Cold War and After

Peter Middleton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226290003
eISBN:
9780226290140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book argues that after WWII American poets found themselves in an increasingly scientific world where natural and social sciences claimed exclusive rights to knowledge of matter and mind. ... More


Introduction

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book of postwar American poetry's obsession with friendship and its pleasures, limitations, and contradictions borrows its title from Ralph Waldo Emerson's “Friendship.” Emerson drives home his ... More


Situating the Avant-Garde in Postwar America: Community, Individualism, and Cold War Culture

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter provides a theoretical and historical background for the subsequent analysis of how dissonant companionship plays out in the work of Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, and Amiri Baraka. It ... More


Amiri Baraka and the Poetics of Turning Away

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The supreme importance of turning away—and its centrality to the definition of poetry itself—speaks volumes about Amiri Baraka's poetics and the course of his volatile, controversial career. The ... More


“Against the Speech of Friends”: Baraka’s White Friend Blues

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Amiri Baraka envisions poetry to be a form of contentious position-taking in the literary field. In his poems, his plays, and his one highly experimental novel, Baraka's writing confronts, in diverse ... More


Conclusion

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book has examined a vision of poetry that icontinually turns away from and returns to group affiliations and assimilation—from the experimental poetics of Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, and Amiri ... More


Defying Social Science: George Oppen and Amiri Baraka

Peter Middleton

in Physics Envy: American Poetry and Science in the Cold War and After

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226290003
eISBN:
9780226290140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290140.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Annual special issues of Scientific American enabled the public to learn about a scientific topic and sometimes to see that scientific knowledge was provisional, the subject of dispute within the ... More


Sacred Topography

Josef W. Meri

in The Cult of Saints among Muslims and Jews in Medieval Syria

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250783
eISBN:
9780191697968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250783.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Judaism

This chapter discusses sacred topography, providing a background to pilgrimage sites and the manner in which Jews and Muslims employed Scripture to refer to sacred places. It examines how Jews and ... More


The Friends of God

Josef W. Meri

in The Cult of Saints among Muslims and Jews in Medieval Syria

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250783
eISBN:
9780191697968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250783.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Judaism

This chapter discusses the saint, the doctrine of sainthood in Islam, and the absence of doctrine in Judaism. It examines the sanctity of persons as embodied in historical and biographical accounts ... More


Final Comments: Spacial and Temporal Sanctity

Daniella Talmon-Heller

in Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474460965
eISBN:
9781474480772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.003.0023
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter shifts from the 'microscopic' to the 'macroscopic' perspective, to make several observations on medieval Islamic constructions of the 'sacred'. It demonstrates similarities between the ... More


A Demirdash Reformist Writer: Qut al-qulub in Cairo and Europe

Earle H. Waugh

in Visionaries of Silence: The Reformist Sufi Order of the Demirdashiya al-Khalwatiya in Cairo

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160899
eISBN:
9781617970467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160899.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Qut al-Qulub (1899–1968) was the second daughter of “al-Sayyidi” 'Abd al-Rahim Mustafa al-Demirdash Pasha and his wife Zeinab, al-Tawdya born April 18, 1899. In her early years, she lived in the ... More


The Sheikh Cult of Dahmit

Nowal al-Messiri

in Nubian Ceremonial Life: Studies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249556
eISBN:
9781617970955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249556.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The main components of the sheikh cult of Dahmit were the shrine, the belief and ritual systems, and the organizational elements. Dahmit was comprised of three main social units, the tribe, the ... More


“Toward a Black Agenda”: The IBW and a Black Political Agenda for the Seventies

Derrick E. White

in The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037356
eISBN:
9780813041605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037356.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter turns to the IBW's political analyses and its work as a think tank to develop a Black political agenda for the 1972 election. The IBW's analysis and agenda emphasized structural racism, ... More


The Madrasa of Umm al-Sultan Sha‘ban before and after Creswell

Dina Ishak Bakhoum

in Creswell Photographs Re-examined: New Perspectives on Islamic Architecture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162442
eISBN:
9781617970115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162442.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Creswell photographically documented the fourteenth-century madrasa of Khwand Baraka, the mother of Sultan Sha'ban, hence the currently used name, “the madrasa of Umm al-Sultan Sha'ban.” The madrasa ... More


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