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From Jim Crow To Jay-z: Race, Rap, And The Performance Of Masculinity - Miles White

This multilayered study of the representation of black masculinity in musical and cultural performance takes aim at the reduction of African American male culture to stereotypes of deviance, misogyny, and excess. Broadening the significance of hip......

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Gender Meets Genre In Postwar Cinemas

This remarkable collection challenges traditional ways of thinking about the relationship between gender and genre, understanding their meeting as a mutually transformative encounter. Responding to postmodernist conceptions of genre and postfemini......

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D.a. Pennebaker - Keith Beattie

This volume is the first book-length study of the extensive career of D.A. Pennebaker, one of the pioneers of direct cinema, a documentary form that emphasizes observation and a straightforward portrayal of events. Pennebaker's many projects have ......

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Eugene Kinckle Jones: The National Urban League And Black Social Work, 1910-1940 - Felix L. Armfield

A leading African American intellectual of the early twentieth century, Eugene Kinckle Jones was instrumental in professionalizing black social work in America. In his role as executive secretary of the National Urban League, Jones worked closely ......

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Daughter Of The Empire State: The Life Of Judge Jane Bolin - Jacqueline A. Mcleod

This long overdue biography elevates Jane Matilda Bolin to her rightful place in American history as an activist, integrationist, jurist, and outspoken public figure in the political and professional milieu before the modern Civil Rights movement.......

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The Ecology Of The Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling And Shamanism Among The Napo Runa - , Edith Felicia Calapucha-tapuy

This volume offers the first theoretical and experiential translation of Napo Runa mythology in English. Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy present and analyze lowland Quichua speakers in the Napo province of Ecuador through na......

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Caribbean And Atlantic Diaspora Dance: Igniting Citizenship - Yvonne Daniel

In Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance: Igniting Citizenship, Yvonne Daniel provides a sweeping cultural and historical examination of Diaspora dance genres. Daniel investigates social dances brought to the islands by Europeans and Africans, inc......

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Gleanings Of Freedom: Free And Slave Labor Along The Mason-dixon Line, 1790-1860 - Max Grivno

Late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century landowners in the hinterlands of Baltimore, Maryland, cobbled together workforces from a diverse labor population of black and white apprentices, indentured servants, slaves, and hired workers. This bo......

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Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers Of The Black Left, 1945-1995 - Cheryl Higashida

Radicalism and Black feminism in postwar women's writing Author: Higashida, Cheryl Publisher: University of Illinois Press Illustration: N Language: ENG Title: Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995 Pages: 002......

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Living With Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, And Citizenship, 1890-1930 - Koritha Mitchell

Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930 demonstrates that popular lynching plays were mechanisms through which African American communities survived actual and photographic mob violence. Often......

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Defending Their Own In The Cold: The Cultural Turns Of U.s. Puerto Ricans - Marc Zimmerman

Defending Their Own in the Cold: The Cultural Turns of U.S. Puerto Ricans explores U.S. Puerto Rican culture in past and recent contexts. The book presents East Coast, Midwest, and Chicago cultural production while exploring Puerto Rican musical, ......

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Companeros: Latino Activists In The Face Of Aids - Jesus Ramirez-valles

Telling the affecting stories of eighty gay, bisexual, and transgender (GBT) Latino activists and volunteers living in Chicago and San Francisco, CompaƱeros: Latino Activists in the Face of AIDS closely details how these individuals have been tou......

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Mike Leigh - Sean O'sullivan

In this much needed examination of Mike Leigh, Sean O'Sullivan reclaims the British director as a practicing theorist--a filmmaker deeply invested in cinema's formal, conceptual, and narrative dimensions. In contrast with Leigh's prevailing reputa......

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