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The Roots Factor: The Church as a Second Home

Lewis V. Baldwin

in The Voice of Conscience: The Church in the Mind of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380316
eISBN:
9780199869299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380316.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Martin Luther King, Jr.s upbringing in the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, in the 1930s and ’40s is treated, with some focus on how “the Ebenezer tradition” and the larger African ... More


Variations on the Solidarity Blues

Richard Iton

in In Search of the Black Fantastic: Politics and Popular Culture in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178463
eISBN:
9780199851812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178463.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

When trying to establish the identity of something, one does not automatically refer to the aspects that do not involve the subject, or to attributes from which the subject is exempted. That being ... More


Ideology and Political Culture in Black Michael Hanchard and Michael Dawson

Michael Hanchard

in Party/Politics: Horizons in Black Political Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195176247
eISBN:
9780199851003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176247.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter undertakes an assessment of the contemporary state of the study of African American politics by political scientists in the United States. It explores the connections and dissonances ... More


In Search of the Black Fantastic: Politics and Popular Culture in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Richard Iton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178463
eISBN:
9780199851812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178463.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Prior to the 1960s, when African Americans had little access to formal political power, black popular culture was commonly seen as a means of forging community and effecting political change. But as ... More


Over-the-Top and In-the-Trenches: (Teens)

Constance Valis Hill

in Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195390827
eISBN:
9780199863563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390827.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This chapter begins with the all-black production of Darktown Follies of 1913—the musical hit that popularized such tap steps as over-the-top and in-the-trenches—and the “buying” of that musical by ... More


The Unpredictable Past: Explorations in American Cultural History

Lawrence W. Levine

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195082975
eISBN:
9780199854035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082975.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In this book, fourteen chapters, written over two decades, cover American history, historiography, aspects of black culture, and American popular culture (during the Great Depression). Some deal with ... More


Political Blackness: Brothers And Sisters

Rob Waters

in Thinking Black: Britain, 1964-1985

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520293847
eISBN:
9780520967205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293847.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Thinking black held people together across their differences. This chapter explores how this holding-together worked, looking at how different groups articulated blackness as they spoke in its name, ... More


The Folklore of Industrial Society: Popular Culture and Its Audiences

Lawrence W. Levine

in The Unpredictable Past: Explorations in American Cultural History

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195082975
eISBN:
9780199854035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082975.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter focuses on popular culture and how it is an effective mechanism for understanding Depression America. This chapter aims to get get away from rigid adjective labels as much as possible and ... More


The Politics of Difference in Peru

Tanya Maria Golash-Boza

in Yo Soy Negro: Blackness in Peru

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035741
eISBN:
9780813038490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035741.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter considers the implications of the conceptualization of blackness for multicultural reforms in Peru. It describes multicultural reforms that the Peruvian government has recently adopted ... More


William Shakespeare and the American People: A Study in Cultural Transformation

Lawrence W. Levine

in The Unpredictable Past: Explorations in American Cultural History

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195082975
eISBN:
9780199854035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082975.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter shows how the works of Shakespeare depicted black culture on a white stage. The humor of a people affords important insights into the nature of their culture. Hamlet has been a favorite ... More


‘Give them pride in their blackness’1: the emergence of the Black Saturday School movement and real and imagined black educational communities

Jessica Gerrard

in Radical childhoods: Schooling and the struggle for social change

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719090219
eISBN:
9781781706954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090219.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter explores the emergence of the BSS movement. First, in order to understand the intellectual and political influences on the late-twentieth-century black politic, the historical and ... More


Rhythm, Creolization, and Conflict in Trinidad

Munro Martin

in Different Drummers: Rhythm and Race in the Americas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262829
eISBN:
9780520947405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262829.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter traces a conventional colonial history of rhythm and its suppression in nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Trinidad. It studies the close relationship between music, dances, and ... More


Bling Fling: Commodity Consumption and the Politics of the “Post-Racial”

Roopali Mukherjee

in Critical Rhetorics of Race

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762226
eISBN:
9780814765296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762226.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter highlights the work of consumption and acquisitive desire within struggles over race and racial equality, focusing on a comparative reading of two moments in time to reveal how racial ... More


Hokum and Beyond

Jeffrey B. Ferguson

in The Sage of Sugar Hill: George S. Schuyler and the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109016
eISBN:
9780300133462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109016.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the views of George Schuyler on Negro art. Schuyler's satire, “The Negro-Art Hokum,” plays the evil dark twin in black literature anthologies to “The Negro Artist and the ... More


Journeying to death: Paul Gilroy's The Black Atlantic

Laura Chrisman

in Postcolonial Contraventions: Cultural Readings of Race, Imperialism and Transnationalism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058271
eISBN:
9781781700136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058271.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter emphasizes Paul Gilroy's The Black Atlantic, which reveals that a culture is not specifically African, American, Caribbean or British, but all of these at once, a black Atlantic culture ... More


Black Art in Brazil: Expressions of Identity

Kimberly L. Cleveland

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044767
eISBN:
9780813046457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044767.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Black Art in Brazil explores the work of five artists from different regions of Brazil—Abdias do Nascimento, Ronaldo Rego, Eustáquio Neves, Ayrson Heráclito, and Rosana Paulino—against the wider ... More


Black and Crazy: The Antinomian Black Male in North American Consciousness

Lawrence E. Holcomb

in Phallacies: Historical Intersections of Disability and Masculinity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190458997
eISBN:
9780190459024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458997.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

The lawless, antinomian black male is an image cultivated in North American media since the last quarter of the nineteenth century. This version of the “bad guy” black man represents a response to ... More


Comparative Anatomies: Re-Visions of Racial Science

Britt Rusert

in Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479885688
eISBN:
9781479804702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479885688.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how Black and Afro-Native ethnologies published in the 1830s and early 1840s resisted the racist visual cultures of comparative anatomy, including craniology and ethnology. The ... More


Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures

L. H. Stallings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039591
eISBN:
9780252097683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039591.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Funk, this book exclaims, is a multisensory and multidimensional philosophy used in conjunction with the erotic, eroticism, and black erotica. It is the affect that shapes film, performance, sound, ... More


Introduction: Past Perfect

Gage Averill

in Four Parts, No Waiting: A Social History of American Barbershop Harmony

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116724
eISBN:
9780199849550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116724.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

As seen in the title of this book, the four parts of barbershop harmony, which is reminiscent of the “Four chairs, no waiting” signs seen in numerous barbershops across America, signify what appears ... More


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