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Colony and metropole

Bill Schwarz

in Memories of Empire, Volume I: The White Man's World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199296910
eISBN:
9780191730887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296910.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Beginning with a discussion of the idea of the colonial frontier, the chapter moves to a historical account of the formation of white Australia in the second half of the 19th century. It focuses ... More


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


Epilogue

Vincent L. Wimbush

in White Men's Magic: Scripturalization as Slavery

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199873579
eISBN:
9780199949595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873579.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Epilogue revisits the implications of tying together in critical analysis Equiano’s story and that of Wimbush, including their mutual interest in escaping slavery and finding a place for the safe ... More


Ian Smith: The last white man?

Bill Schwarz

in Memories of Empire, Volume I: The White Man's World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199296910
eISBN:
9780191730887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296910.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter explores the idea of Southern Rhodesia as a white man's country, from its founding in the late C19 to its final destruction, focusing particularly on the issue of white, or ethnic, ... More


” … take the book … and tell God to make them dead … “: Scripturalization as White Men's Hegemony

Vincent L. Wimbush

in White Men's Magic: Scripturalization as Slavery

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199873579
eISBN:
9780199949595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873579.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 6 opens a window onto Equiano’s understanding and practice of the power that scripturalization represents.


You Can Have My Brown Body and Eat It, Too!

Hiram Pérez

in A Taste For Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479818655
eISBN:
9781479846757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479818655.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Expanding on the notion of the primal “brown body” mediating gay modernity, this chapter argues that this brown body (frequently, though not exclusively, embodied as “Latino”) mediates gay male ... More


I’m Going to Marry the Devil’s Daughter: Blues Tricksters Signifying on Jim Crow

Adam Gussow

in Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633664
eISBN:
9781469633688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633664.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the way in which the blues lyric tradition uses the devil as a figure for the southern white man and hell as a figure for the miseries of the Jim Crow South. The white slave ... More


It’s Like They Don’t See Us at All: Race and Racism in Gay America

C. Winter Han

in Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479831951
eISBN:
9781479824700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831951.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter analyzes the nature of racism experienced by gay Asian American men in the larger gay community. Racism in the gay community is based largely on beliefs about the desirability of one ... More


The Unraveling Bonds of Union

Alexander Tsesis

in For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195379693
eISBN:
9780199949847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379693.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

In the decade and a half leading up to the Civil War, the nation experienced a series of intense internal struggles. The United States incorporated an enormous amount of land to the west after ... More


“ … the white men had some spell or magic … “: A Black Stranger's First Contact with White Men's Magic

Vincent L. Wimbush

in White Men's Magic: Scripturalization as Slavery

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199873579
eISBN:
9780199949595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873579.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 begins to establish the argument about white men and their magic. It focuses on Equiano’s beginning effort to figure himself as “stranger” or outsider who looks at the white dominant world ... More


Average Dudes, Casual Encounters: White Homosociality and Heterosexual Authenticity

Jane Ward

in Not Gay: Sex between Straight White Men

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479860685
eISBN:
9781479835782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479860685.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the relationship between heteromasculinity and whiteness. It considers examples from contemporary popular culture that link homosexual sex with straight white male rebellion and ... More


Nowhere without It: The Homosexual Ingredient in the Making of Straight White Men

Jane Ward

in Not Gay: Sex between Straight White Men

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479860685
eISBN:
9781479835782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479860685.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book suggests that homosexuality is an often invisible, but nonetheless vital ingredient of heterosexual masculinity. Taking sexual ... More


Melville's Fraternal Melancholies

Elizabeth Barnes

in Love's Whipping Boy: Violence and Sentimentality in the American Imagination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834565
eISBN:
9781469603346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877968_barnes.6
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter shows how Herman Melville pursues a theme recurrent throughout his fiction: that of the suffering of politically, socially, and emotionally vulnerable white men. In White-Jacket, or The ... More


Bars, Bikers, and Bathrooms: A Century of Not-Gay Sex

Jane Ward

in Not Gay: Sex between Straight White Men

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479860685
eISBN:
9781479835782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479860685.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter moves back in time, exploring the evolving ways that straight white men have engaged in homosexual behavior since the late nineteenth century, and concomitantly, the ways that Americans ... More


Being an Oriental, I Could Never Be Completely a Man: Gendering Asian Men

C. Winter Han

in Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479831951
eISBN:
9781479824700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831951.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter argues that Asian men, both gay and straight, have historically been feminized as a result of western domination and control and continue to be feminized today through subtle means, ... More


White masters and their Chinese ‘houseboys’: masculinity, sexuality and racial anxiety in the home, 1880s–1930s

Claire Lowrie

in Masters and servants: Cultures of empire in the tropics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095337
eISBN:
9781526109651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095337.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the relationships between British and white Australian masters and their Chinese male servants. It does this by analysing British and white Australian men’s representations of ... More


Not Gay: Sex between Straight White Men

Jane Ward

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479860685
eISBN:
9781479835782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479860685.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

A straight white girl can kiss a girl, like it, and still call herself straight—her boyfriend may even encourage her. But can straight white guys experience the same easy sexual fluidity? This book ... More


The Burden of Whiteness

Gretchen Murphy

in Shadowing the White Man's Burden: U.S. Imperialism and the Problem of the Color Line

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795989
eISBN:
9780814759592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795989.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the U.S. reception of Rudyard Kipling's poem, “The White Man's Burden” (1899), in a variety of forms such as newspaper opinions, scientific treatises, political speeches, and ... More


Atypical Victims: Females and White Males

Amy Kate Bailey and Stewart E. Tolnay

in Lynched: The Victims of Southern Mob Violence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620879
eISBN:
9781469623092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620879.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the characteristics of atypical lynch victims—women and white men—and the circumstances surrounding their murders. Among them is Bob Sims, a white man living in Choctaw ... More


Sexy Like a Girl and Horny Like a Boy: Contemporary Gay “Western” Narratives about Gay “Asian” Men

C. Winter Han

in Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479831951
eISBN:
9781479824700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831951.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter examines how gay Asian men are portrayed in contemporary gay western discourse. It analyzes the Advocate and OUT magazines from 2005 to 2010 in exploring how images of gay Asian men are ... More


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