Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 71 items

  • Keywords: pageant x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Ain't I a Beauty Queen?: Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race

Maxine Craig

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152623
eISBN:
9780199849345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152623.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is a study of black women as symbols, and as participants, in the reshaping of the meaning of black racial identity. The meanings and practices of racial identity are continually reshaped ... More


 “On a Cannibal Island”: Theater

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Disapproval of theater goes back to the Puritans, and was typical in most religious traditions. Mormons built the Salt Lake Theatre soon after arrival in the Valley. Young forebad tragedy, but it ... More


Cleavage and Campus Life

Karen W. Tice

in Queens of Academe: Beauty Pageants and Campus Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842780
eISBN:
9780199933440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842780.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter traces the historical roots and class politics of campus pageantry from working-class nineteenth-century public exhibitions of women’s bodies to the subsequent legitimacy and popularity ... More


“We Are Here”: Pageants as Racial “Homeplaces” and Ethnic Combat Zones

Karen W. Tice

in Queens of Academe: Beauty Pageants and Campus Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842780
eISBN:
9780199933440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842780.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Black campus queens have long invested in etiquette, middle-class proficiencies, and fashion to advance positive racial representations and identities, honor legacies, and counter white racism. ... More


London's Triumphs and Civic Culture

Edward Holberton

in Poetry and the Cromwellian Protectorate: Culture, Politics, and Institutions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199544585
eISBN:
9780191719981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544585.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter addresses poetry and London's civic culture. It first looks at Latin poems by Marchamont Nedham and Edmund Litsfield on the topic of a lavish banquet thrown by the City of London for the ... More


Beauty and the Boar

Karen W. Tice

in Queens of Academe: Beauty Pageants and Campus Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842780
eISBN:
9780199933440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842780.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter provides an overview on the durability and elasticity of campus pageants over time and their various facelifts. It includes a fieldwork vignette to illustrate the investments made in ... More


Making the Grade in the New Millennium: Beauty, Platforming, Celebrity, and Normativity

Karen W. Tice

in Queens of Academe: Beauty Pageants and Campus Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842780
eISBN:
9780199933440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842780.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the contemporary world of campus pageantry across diverse university contexts and examines the discourses of primarily white contestants and organizers as they attempt to ... More


1535: A Midsummer Night’s Apocalypse

Martin Wiggins

in Drama and the Transfer of Power in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199650590
eISBN:
9780191741982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650590.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter identifies an apocalyptic show described in diplomatic correspondence of 1535 as the London Midsummer Watch, which that year was staged with some practical assistance from the court. The ... More


The Christmas King

Gordon Kipling

in Enter the King: Theatre, Liturgy, and Ritual in the Medieval Civic Triumph

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117612
eISBN:
9780191671012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117612.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter considers the city's own self-portrayal in its dramatized response to St John's call to repentance. The chapter considers the city's theatrical representation of the Duke's entry. Duke ... More


Third Advent: Grace in this Life and Afterward Glory

Gordon Kipling

in Enter the King: Theatre, Liturgy, and Ritual in the Medieval Civic Triumph

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117612
eISBN:
9780191671012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117612.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

While abundant examples of striking single Third Advent pageants can be found in royal entries throughout Europe, only in England does one find a consistent preference for civic triumphs devoted in ... More


Fourth Advent: The Civic Triumph as Royal Apocalypse

Gordon Kipling

in Enter the King: Theatre, Liturgy, and Ritual in the Medieval Civic Triumph

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117612
eISBN:
9780191671012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117612.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Fourth Advent of Christ, according to St John, will bring about a sacramental union of the saints and Christ. In the Apocalypse, the blessed drink freely of the water of life, eat of the tree of ... More


The Queen's Advent

Gordon Kipling

in Enter the King: Theatre, Liturgy, and Ritual in the Medieval Civic Triumph

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117612
eISBN:
9780191671012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117612.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Medieval pageant devisers found a general prototype for queenly advents in the liturgy for the Assumption and Coronation of the Virgin. This was appropriate because the liturgy of the Assumption ... More


Ad Fontes: Elizabeth and the English Bible

Hester Lees-Jeffries

in England's Helicon: Fountains in Early Modern Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230785
eISBN:
9780191696473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230785.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The metaphor which underpinned both the principle of transformation and, specifically, the pageant of Veritas Temporis Filia and the gift of the English Bible was that of the fountain. As this ... More


Queen of the Virgins: Pageantry and Black Womanhood in the Caribbean

M. Cynthia Oliver

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732429
eISBN:
9781604733488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732429.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Beauty pageants are wildly popular in the U.S. Virgin Islands, outnumbering any other single performance event and capturing the attention of the local people from toddlers to seniors. Local beauty ... More


A Visual Metaphor: Staging the Fountain

Hester Lees-Jeffries

in England's Helicon: Fountains in Early Modern Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230785
eISBN:
9780191696473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230785.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The young Edmund Spenser had been connected with, and perhaps influenced by, the pageants which had greeted Elizabeth Tudor when she made her official ‘coronation’ entry into London in January 1559, ... More


The Round Table and their Friends

Richard Symonds

in Oxford and Empire: The Last Lost Cause?

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203001
eISBN:
9780191675645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203001.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the activities of the University of Oxford Round Table in relation to the British Empire. It explains that the university's Pageant Victory of 1919 took the unity of the Empire ... More


Discovering “Spanish Culture” at the Santa Fe Fiesta, 1919–1936

Charles Montgomery

in The Spanish Redemption: Heritage, Power, and Loss on New Mexico's Upper Rio Grande

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520229716
eISBN:
9780520927377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229716.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter investigates the Fiesta de Santa Fe, a festival whose largely Anglo leaders decided in the late 1920s that real villagers, not stage pageantry, should be the main attraction. The vision ... More


The Matter of Black Lives in American Literature: Welty’s Nonfiction and Photography

Ebony Lumumba

in Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814531
eISBN:
9781496814579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814531.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay engages the use of Welty’s non-fiction and photography in instructing an honest and equitable American literature course with students whose cultural identities are typically ignored and ... More


Making Multicultural America: Cold War Politics, Ethnic Celebrations, and Chinese America

Chiou-Ling Yeh

in Making an American Festival: Chinese New Year in San Francisco's Chinatown

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253506
eISBN:
9780520942431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253506.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In February 1953, the first Chinese New Year Festival Committee placed an announcement in the major San Francisco Chinese American newspapers. One of the reasons for hosting the Chinese New Year ... More


Constructing A “Model Minority”Identity: The Miss Chinatown U.S.A. Beauty Pageant

Chiou-Ling Yeh

in Making an American Festival: Chinese New Year in San Francisco's Chinatown

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253506
eISBN:
9780520942431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253506.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1958, seventeen contestants from California, Illinois, New York, Massachusetts, Florida, and Connecticut came to San Francisco to compete for the first national “Miss Chinatown U.S.A.” beauty ... More


View: