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The Ethics of the Black Muslim Body

Edward E. Curtis

in Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960–1975

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830543
eISBN:
9781469606088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877449_curtis.8
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The challenge of bodily safety is a key concern in African American culture. Members of the Nation of Islam (NOI) also have a high regard for protecting and civilizing the black body, and argue that ... More


The Lynched Earth: Trees, Trespass, and Political Intelligence in Welty’s “A Worn Path” and Morrison’s Home

Donnie McMahand and Kevin L. Murphy

Harriet Pollack (ed.)

in New Essays on Eudora Welty, Class, and Race

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496826145
eISBN:
9781496826190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826145.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Focusing first on Welty’s “A Worn Path” then Morrison’s Home, this chapter discusses the authors’ treatment of landscape, which reverberates with lingering touches of racialized violence and trauma, ... More


Photons

Stephen J. Blundell and Katherine M. Blundell

in Concepts in Thermal Physics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199562091
eISBN:
9780191718236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562091.003.0023
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter considers the thermodynamics of electromagnetic radiation. It begins by discussing spectral energy density, Kirchoff's law, radiation pressure, and the statistical mechanics of the ... More


Gender and Spectatorship

Thomas F. DeFrantz

in Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301717
eISBN:
9780199850648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301717.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines the issues of gender and spectatorship in Alvin Ailey's concert dances. Though Ailey's dances generally suggest an egalitarian configuration of female and male physical ... More


The universe: its structure and evolution

A. J. Leggett

in The Problems of Physics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211241
eISBN:
9780191706837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211241.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter starts by emphasizing that we can construct a picture of the universe as a whole only by extrapolating the laws of physics as we know them on earth to conditions almost unimaginably ... More


Blackness and the Identifying of Bodies

Anthony B. Pinn

in Embodiment and the New Shape of Black Theological Thought

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767740
eISBN:
9780814768518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767740.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the troubled nature of identity as “blackness.” It raises questions concerning how notions of identity, framed and embedded in black theological discourse as “blackness,” have ... More


Ancient Ideals and the Healthy Self: Mary Ann Shadd’s Plea for Emigration and Martin Robison Delany’s Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny

Andrea Stone

in Black Well-Being: Health and Selfhood in Antebellum Black Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062570
eISBN:
9780813051604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062570.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Emulating more the conventions of the almanac than those of wildly popular early- to mid-nineteenth-century emigration narratives authored by British émigrés to Canada, Mary Ann Shadd and Martin ... More


Introduction: Parlor Fantasies, Parlor Nightmares

Jasmine Nichole Cobb

in Picture Freedom: Remaking Black Visuality in the Early Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479817221
eISBN:
9781479830619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817221.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book explores how Black people appearing in early daguerreotypes reimagined and reconstructed Black visuality removed from the cultural logics of slavery. It explains how the daguerreotype ... More


Bought and Sold

Matthew Pratt Guterl

in Seeing Race in Modern America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610689
eISBN:
9781469612522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610689.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter shows that, long after slavery, it is common to see the black body not merely as evidence of humanity but also as an object, and as a metaphor for other objects, so that the desirable ... More


Hohlraum targets

Stefano Atzeni and JÜrgen Meyer-Ter-Vehn

in The Physics of Inertial Fusion: BeamPlasma Interaction, Hydrodynamics, Hot Dense Matter

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198562641
eISBN:
9780191714030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198562641.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

Hohlraum targets are a special class of ICF targets, in which capsule ablation is driven by the thermal radiation inside a cavity, the so-called hohlraum. In this scheme, the laser or ion beams do ... More


Black Sexual Economies: Race and Sex in a Culture of Capital

Adrienne D. Davis and BSE Collective (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042645
eISBN:
9780252051494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042645.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book is a compilation of contemporary and previously unpublished scholarship on Black sexualities. The sixteen essays work to untangle the complex mechanisms of dominance and subordination as ... More


. Mississippi Goddam: Emmett Till’s Photographs and Geographic Identity

Sandy Alexandre

in The Properties of Violence: Claims to Ownership in Representations of Lynching

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036651
eISBN:
9781621030423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036651.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

In August 1955, fourteen-year-old Emmett Till, an African American, was lynched to death by two white men in Mississippi after he wolf whistled at a white woman. The story of Till’s lynching, along ... More


Afro-Paradise: Where the Whip Tears the Flesh

Christen A. Smith

in Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039935
eISBN:
9780252098093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039935.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter analyzes the relationship between carnival and Afro-paradise through two genealogies: racial violence in the national legacy of the use of the black body as an ironic transfer point, a ... More


“I am King”: Hip-Hop Culture, Fashion Advertising, and the Black Male Body

in Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226253022
eISBN:
9780226253053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253053.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter investigates how the black male body becomes the iconic figure for a consumer culture rooted in urban music, black masculine aesthetics, and nationalism. The successes of hip-hop moguls ... More


It’s Lonely at the Bottom: Elizabeth Alexander, Deborah Richards, and the Cosmopolitan Poetics of the Black Body

Samantha Pinto

in Difficult Diasporas: The Transnational Feminist Aesthetic of the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759486
eISBN:
9780814789360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759486.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Elizabeth Alexander’s The Venus Hottentot and Deborah Richards Last One Out—both of which reference black popular cultural figures such as Saartjie Baartman to remap the ... More


Introduction

Christen A. Smith

in Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039935
eISBN:
9780252098093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039935.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main arguments. Focusing on the city of Salvador, this book uses performance as a methodological frame for deconstructing gendered ... More


Palimpsestic Embodiment

Christen A. Smith

in Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039935
eISBN:
9780252098093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039935.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter looks at the repetition and performance of antiblack violence over time and the relationship between space, time, the body, and the visual. It analyzes photographs of state violence as ... More


Classical Black-body Radiation

John Weiner and Frederico Nunes

in Light-Matter Interaction: Physics and Engineering at the Nanoscale, Second Edition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198796664
eISBN:
9780191837920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796664.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Chapter 6 reviews the Rayleigh–Jeans and Planck frequency distributions in black-body radiation. The discussion shows how any black-body radiation distribution must be the product of mode counting ... More


The Drama of Dislocation: Staging Diaspora History in the Work of Adrienne Kennedy and Ama Ata Aidoo

Samantha Pinto

in Difficult Diasporas: The Transnational Feminist Aesthetic of the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759486
eISBN:
9780814789360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759486.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Ama Ata Aidoo's The Dilemma of a Ghost and African American dramatist Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro. The two dramatize the sociopolitical movements in the 1960s by ... More


The Fire This Time: Black Masculinity and the Politics of Racial Performance

Miles White

in From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036620
eISBN:
9780252093678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036620.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on comparisons between minstrelsy and constructions of black masculinity in hip-hop music and culture, particularly the context of hard and hardcore styles of rap performance. ... More


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