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Saints Tales

Deidre Helen Crumbley

in Saved and Sanctified: The Rise of a Storefront Church in Great Migration Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039848
eISBN:
9780813043791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039848.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter contains life histories of ten founding church elders, who are currently in their 80s and 90s. All of the narratives begin with a socio-historical snapshot of the elders' hometowns, ... More


Ways of seeing diverse working-class children and childhoods

Wendy Luttrell

in Children Framing Childhoods: Working-Class Kids' Visions of Care

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447352853
eISBN:
9781447353317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447352853.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter introduces Worcester, Massachusetts, Park Central School, and the project through the lens of a critical childhood studies perspective. A key tenet of critical childhood studies is to ... More


For Black Models Scroll Down: Sexual Racism and the Camming Field

Angela Jones

in Camming: Money, Power, and Pleasure in the Sex Work Industry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479842964
eISBN:
9781479829422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842964.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter focuses on one popular webcam site, MyFreeCams, as a case study, and demonstrates the intricate ways that race-, class-, and gender-based inequities are perpetuated in the camming ... More


The Color Factor: The Economics of African-American Well-Being in the Nineteenth-Century South

Howard Bodenhorn

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199383092
eISBN:
9780199383115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199383092.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book studies how color intersected with polity, society and economy in the nineteenth–century South. Although legal historians have explored how early Americans legally defined and contested ... More


“Have You Seen Our Gospel Choir?”: Conspicuous Color in Multiracial Worship

Gerardo Marti

in Worship across the Racial Divide: Religious Music and the Multiracial Congregation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195392975
eISBN:
9780199932917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392975.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

“Ritual inclusion” is the process by which church leaders change worship services to incorporate members of different racial and ethnic groups. Recruiting for visual diversity is a subtle, yet ... More


Introduction

Alice Knox Eaton, Maxine Lavon Montgomery, Shirley A. Stave, Alice Knox Eaton, Maxine Lavon Montgomery, and Shirley A. Stave (eds)

in New Critical Essays on Toni Morrison’s God Help the Child: Race, Culture, and History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828873
eISBN:
9781496828927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828873.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

In her eleventh novel, God Help the Child, Toni Morrison returns to several of the signature themes explored in her previous work: pernicious beauty standards for women, particularly African American ... More


The Power of Witnessing: Confronting Trauma in God Help the Child

Evelyn Jaffe Schreiber

in New Critical Essays on Toni Morrison's God Help the Child: Race, Culture, and History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828873
eISBN:
9781496828927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828873.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

God Help the Child illustrates the possibility of confronting trauma to claim a worthy self through a complex process of testimony. Both Bride and Booker reconstruct past traumas, first by ... More


The Wedding (1998)

James Naremore

in Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520285521
eISBN:
9780520960954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285521.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Based on Dorothy West’s novel of the same title, The Wedding is an expensively mounted, three-hour television film produced by Oprah Winfrey and directed by Burnett, with a large cast and a broad ... More


“Get Happy, All You Sinners”

Vaughn A. Booker

in Lift Every Voice and Swing: Black Musicians and Religious Culture in the Jazz Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479892327
eISBN:
9781479801831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479892327.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses Cab Calloway’s articulation and portrait of irreverence as a distinctive mode of religious skepticism in African American religious history through his music and his 1976 ... More


Make Me Beautiful: Aesthetic Discourses of New Negro Womanhood

Treva B. Lindsey

in Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252041020
eISBN:
9780252099571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041020.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter closely engages African American beauty culture. Advertisements for beauty products such as hair pomades and skin bleaches comprised a significant portion of advertisements in African ... More


Her Own Spook: Colorism, Vision, and the Dark Female 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/9780226253053.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter concentrates on colorism's deployment of vision to mark and decipher difference and value. It considers the two plays about colorism by black women playwrights—Dael Orlandersmith's ... More


Sister Style: The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites

Nadia E. Brown and Danielle Casarez Lemi

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197540572
eISBN:
9780197540619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197540572.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Sister Style: The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites centers Black women’s bodies, specifically their hair texture and skin tone, to argue that phenotypic differences among Black ... More


Introduction

Howard Bodenhorn

in The Color Factor: The Economics of African-American Well-Being in the Nineteenth-Century South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199383092
eISBN:
9780199383115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199383092.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The Introduction outlines the contents of this book, which is about how color intersected with polity, society and economy in the South in the nineteenth century. Much is known about how early ... More


“Its Bite and Its Feeling”: The Quadroon Ball and Jazz’s New Orleans Plaçage Complex

Christi Jay Wells

in Between Beats: The Jazz Tradition and Black Vernacular Dance

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197559277
eISBN:
9780197559314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197559277.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter positions the quadroon balls of nineteenth-century New Orleans as a critical generative source of, and productive metaphor for, the complex of miscegenation fantasies that mark jazz as ... More


Is There a Black Woman Candidate Prototype?

Nadia E. Brown and Danielle Casarez Lemi

in Sister Style: The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197540572
eISBN:
9780197540619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197540572.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter conducts a visual content analysis of Black women candidates’ headshots to examine whether there is a “phenotypic archetype” of Black women candidates to which Black women are exposed. ... More


Linked Fate, Black Voters, and Black Women Candidates

Nadia E. Brown and Danielle Casarez Lemi

in Sister Style: The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197540572
eISBN:
9780197540619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197540572.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how linked fate—a feeling of closeness to group members—may shape how Black voters respond to Black women candidates. It provides a brief review of the relevant literature on ... More


Conclusion

Nadia E. Brown and Danielle Casarez Lemi

in Sister Style: The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197540572
eISBN:
9780197540619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197540572.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The concluding chapter of this book contextualizes the political implications of Black women’s appearances for both political elites and voters. The chapter centers on Black women’s activism around ... More


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