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Ring Shout, Wheel About

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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN 13 : 0252096118
Pages : 256 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (96 downloads)

Download Ring Shout, Wheel About PDF Format Full Free by Katrina Dyonne Thompson and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2014-01-30 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this ambitious project, historian Katrina Thompson examines the conceptualization and staging of race through the performance, sometimes coerced, of black dance from the slave ship to the minstrel stage. Drawing on a rich variety of sources, Thompson explicates how black musical performance was used by white Europeans and Americans to justify enslavement, perpetuate the existing racial hierarchy, and mask the brutality of the domestic slave trade. Whether on slave ships, at the auction block, or on plantations, whites often used coerced performances to oppress and demean the enslaved. As Thompson shows, however, blacks' "backstage" use of musical performance often served quite a different purpose. Through creolization and other means, enslaved people preserved some native musical and dance traditions and invented or adopted new traditions that built community and even aided rebellion. Thompson shows how these traditions evolved into nineteenth-century minstrelsy and, ultimately, raises the question of whether today's mass media performances and depictions of African Americans are so very far removed from their troublesome roots.


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Fire Under My Feet

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1000441385
Pages : 178 pages
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Download Fire Under My Feet PDF Format Full Free by Ofosuwa M. Abiola and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-09-16 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fire Under My Feet seeks to expose the diverse, significant, and often under-researched historical and developmental phenomena revealed by studies in the dance systems of the African Diaspora. In the book, written documentation and diverse methodologies are buttressed by the experiences of those whose lives are built around the practice of African diaspora dance. Replete with original perspectives, this book makes a significant contribution to dance and African diaspora scholarship simultaneously. Most important, it highlights the work of researchers from Ecuador, India, Puerto Rico, the United States, and the United Kingdom, and it exposes under-researched and omitted voices of the African diaspora dance world of the aforesaid locations and Puerto Rico, Columbia, and Trinidad as well. This study showcases a blend of scholars, dance practitioners, and interdisciplinarity, and engages the relationship between African diaspora dance and the fields of history, performance studies, critical race theory, religion, identity, and black agency.


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African American Culture: An Encyclopedia of People, Traditions, and Customs [3 volumes]

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 13 : 1440862443
Pages : 940 pages
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Download African American Culture: An Encyclopedia of People, Traditions, and Customs [3 volumes] PDF Format Full Free by Omari L. Dyson and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2020-07-31 with total page 940 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covering everything from sports to art, religion, music, and entrepreneurship, this book documents the vast array of African American cultural expressions and discusses their impact on the culture of the United States. According to the latest census data, less than 13 percent of the U.S. population identifies as African American; African Americans are still very much a minority group. Yet African American cultural expression and strong influences from African American culture are common across mainstream American culture—in music, the arts, and entertainment; in education and religion; in sports; and in politics and business. African American Culture: An Encyclopedia of People, Traditions, and Customs covers virtually every aspect of African American cultural expression, addressing subject matter that ranges from how African culture was preserved during slavery hundreds of years ago to the richness and complexity of African American culture in the post-Obama era. The most comprehensive reference work on African American culture to date, the book covers topics such as black contributions to literature and the arts, music and entertainment, religion, and professional sports. It also provides coverage of less-commonly addressed subjects, such as African American fashion practices and beauty culture, the development of jazz music across different eras, and African American business. • Identifies influential aspects of African American culture through entries on topics such as African Americans in sports, in musical genres such as blues, gospel, hip hop, and jazz, and in religions such as Christianity, Islam, and Yoruba • Makes clear the numerous ways African Americans have produced, maintained, and evolved their culture in the United States • Enables readers to truly comprehend what "diversity" is by gaining substantive knowledge of how a particular group of persecuted people has learned to thrive artistically and culturally in the United States


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African American Folklore: An Encyclopedia for Students

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 13 : 1610699300
Pages : 413 pages
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Download African American Folklore: An Encyclopedia for Students PDF Format Full Free by Anand Prahlad and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2016-08-08 with total page 413 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: African American folklore dates back 240 years and has had a significant impact on American culture from the slavery period to the modern day. This encyclopedia provides accessible entries on key elements of this long history, including folklore originally derived from African cultures that have survived here and those that originated in the United States. • Offers the most comprehensive compilation of resources on African American folklore, in the forms of bibliographical citations, lists of websites, and lists of cultural centers • Demonstrates the importance of black folklore to the development of American culture • Contains a unique collection of entries on black folk traditions • Documents the historical, aesthetic influence of African culture on African American folklore


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Music on the Move

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Publisher : University of Michigan Press
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ISBN 13 : 0472054503
Pages : 322 pages
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Download Music on the Move PDF Format Full Free by Danielle Fosler-Lussier and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2020-06-10 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Music is a mobile art. When people move to faraway places, whether by choice or by force, they bring their music along. Music creates a meaningful point of contact for individuals and for groups; it can encourage curiosity and foster understanding; and it can preserve a sense of identity and comfort in an unfamiliar or hostile environment. As music crosses cultural, linguistic, and political boundaries, it continually changes. While human mobility and mediation have always shaped music-making, our current era of digital connectedness introduces new creative opportunities and inspiration even as it extends concerns about issues such as copyright infringement and cultural appropriation. With its innovative multimodal approach, Music on the Move invites readers to listen and engage with many different types of music as they read. The text introduces a variety of concepts related to music’s travels—with or without its makers—including colonialism, migration, diaspora, mediation, propaganda, copyright, and hybridity. The case studies represent a variety of musical genres and styles, Western and non-Western, concert music, traditional music, and popular music. Highly accessible, jargon-free, and media-rich, Music on the Move is suitable for students as well as general-interest readers.


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Narratives in Black British Dance

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 3319703145
Pages : 296 pages
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Download Narratives in Black British Dance PDF Format Full Free by Adesola Akinleye and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-02-08 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores Black British dance from a number of previously-untold perspectives. Bringing together the voices of dance-artists, scholars, teachers and choreographers, it looks at a range of performing arts from dancehall to ballet, providing valuable insights into dance theory, performance, pedagogy, identity and culture. It challenges the presumption that Blackness, Britishness or dance are monolithic entities, instead arguing that all three are living networks created by rich histories, diverse faces and infinite future possibilities. Through a variety of critical and creative essays, this book suggests a widening of our conceptions of what British dance looks like, where it appears, and who is involved in its creation.


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The Smell of Slavery

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1108490735
Pages : 259 pages
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Download The Smell of Slavery PDF Format Full Free by Andrew Kettler and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2020-05-28 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Slavery, capitalism, and colonialism were understood as racially justified through false olfactory perceptions of African bodies throughout the Atlantic World.


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Keep Your Head to the Sky

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Publisher : University of Virginia Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780813918242
Pages : 344 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (813 downloads)

Download Keep Your Head to the Sky PDF Format Full Free by Grey Gundaker and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The concept of African American home ground knits together diverse aspects of the American landscape, from elite suburbs and tower apartments to the old homeplaces of the countryside, to the tabletop array of family photos beside the bed of a housebound elder. This fascinating volume focuses on ways African Americans have invested actual and symbolic landscapes with signifigance, gained the means to acquire property, and brought new insight to the interpretation of contemporary, historical, and archaelogical sites. Keep Your Head to the Sky demonstrates how visions of home, past and present, have helped to shape African Americans' sense of place, often under extremely hostile conditions.


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Eliza Lucas Pinckney

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Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0300255942
Pages : 344 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (255 downloads)

Download Eliza Lucas Pinckney PDF Format Full Free by Lorri Glover and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2020-08-25 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The enthralling story of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, an innovative, highly regarded, and successful woman plantation owner during the Revolutionary era Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1722–1793) reshaped the colonial South Carolina economy with her innovations in indigo production and became one of the wealthiest and most respected women in a world dominated by men. Born on the Caribbean island of Antigua, she spent her youth in England before settling in the American South and enriching herself through the successful management of plantations dependent on enslaved laborers. Tracing her extraordinary journey and drawing on the vast written records she left behind—including family and business letters, spiritual musings, elaborate recipes, macabre medical treatments, and astute observations about her world and herself—this engaging biography offers a rare woman’s first-person perspective into the tumultuous years leading up to and through the Revolutionary War and unsettles many common assumptions regarding the place and power of women in the eighteenth century.


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Civil Rights Music

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN 13 : 1498531792
Pages : 314 pages
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Download Civil Rights Music PDF Format Full Free by Reiland Rabaka and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2016-05-03 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While there have been a number of studies that have explored African American “movement culture” and African American “movement politics,” rarely has the mixture of black music and black politics or, rather, black music an as expression of black movement politics, been explored across several genres of African American “movement music,” and certainly not with a central focus on the major soundtracks of the Civil Rights Movement: gospel, freedom songs, rhythm & blues, and rock & roll. Here the mixture of music and politics emerging out of the Civil Rights Movement is critically examined as an incredibly important site and source of spiritual rejuvenation, social organization, political education, and cultural transformation, not simply for the non-violent civil rights soldiers of the 1950s and 1960s, but for organic intellectual-artist-activists deeply committed to continuing the core ideals and ethos of the Civil Rights Movement in the twenty-first century. Civil Rights Music: The Soundtracks of the Civil Rights Movement is primarily preoccupied with that liminal, in-between, and often inexplicable place where black popular music and black popular movements meet and merge. Black popular movements are more than merely social and political affairs. Beyond social organization and political activism, black popular movements provide much-needed spaces for cultural development and artistic experimentation, including the mixing of musical and other aesthetic traditions. “Movement music” experimentation has historically led to musical innovation, and musical innovation in turn has led to new music that has myriad meanings and messages—some social, some political, some cultural, some spiritual and, indeed, some sexual. Just as black popular movements have a multiplicity of meanings, this book argues that the music that emerges out of black popular movements has a multiplicity of meanings as well.


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A Companion to American Poetry

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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN 13 : 1119669227
Pages : 528 pages
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Download A Companion to American Poetry PDF Format Full Free by Mary McAleer Balkun and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2022-04-11 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A COMPANION TO AMERICAN POETRY A Companion to American Poetry brings together original essays by both established scholars and emerging critical voices to explore the latest topics and debates in American poetry and its study. Highlighting the diverse nature of poetic practice and scholarship, this comprehensive volume addresses a broad range of individual poets, movements, genres, and concepts from the seventeenth century to the present day. Organized thematically, the Companion’s thirty-seven chapters address a variety of emerging trends in American poetry, providing historical context and new perspectives on topics such as poetics and identity, poetry and the arts, early and late experimentalisms, poetry and the transcendent, transnational poetics, poetry of engagement, poetry in cinema and popular music, Queer and Trans poetics, poetry and politics in the 21st century, and African American, Asian American, Latinx, and Indigenous poetries. Both a nuanced survey of American poetry and a catalyst for future scholarship, A Companion to American Poetry is essential reading for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, academic researchers and scholars, and general readers with interest in current trends in American poetry.


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(Re:) Claiming Ballet

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Publisher : Intellect Books
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ISBN 13 : 1789383633
Pages : 328 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (383 downloads)

Download (Re:) Claiming Ballet PDF Format Full Free by Adesola Akinleye and published by Intellect Books. This book was released on 2021-03-02 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The collection of essays demonstrates that ballet is not a single White Western dance form but has been shaped by a range of other cultures. In so doing, the authors open a conversation and contribute to the discourse beyond the vantage point of mainstream to look at such issues as homosexuality and race. And to demonstrate that ballet’s denial of the first and exclusion of the second needs rethinking. This is an important contribution to dance scholarship. The contributors include professional ballet dancers and teachers, choreographers, and dance scholars in the UK, Europe and the USA to give a three dimensional overview of the field of ballet beyond the traditional mainstream. It sets out to acknowledge the alternative and parallel influences that have shaped the culture of ballet and demonstrates they are alive, kicking and have a rich history. Ballet is complex and encompasses individuals and communities, often invisiblized, but who have contributed to the diaspora of ballet in the twenty-first century. It will initiate conversations and contribute to discourses about the panorama of ballet beyond the narrow vantage point of the mainstream – White, patriarchal, Eurocentric, heterosexual constructs of gender, race and class. This book is certain to be a much-valued resource within the field of ballet studies, as well as an important contribution to dance scholarship more broadly. It has an original focus and brings together issues more commonly addressed only in journals, where issues of race are frequently discussed. The primary market will be academic. It will appeal to academics, researchers, scholars and students working and studying in dance, theatre and performance arts and cultural studies. It will also be of interest to dance professionals and practitioners. Academics and students interested in the intersection of gender, race and dance may also find it interesting.


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Imitation Nation

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Publisher : University of Virginia Press
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ISBN 13 : 0813940656
Pages : 256 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (94 downloads)

Download Imitation Nation PDF Format Full Free by Jason Richards and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 2017-12-26 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How did early Americans define themselves? The American exceptionalist perspective tells us that the young republic rejected Europeans, Native Americans, and African Americans in order to isolate a national culture and a white national identity. Imitativeness at this time was often seen as antithetical to self and national creation, but Jason Richards argues that imitation was in fact central to such creation. Imitation Nation shows how whites simultaneously imitated and therefore absorbed the cultures they so readily disavowed, as well as how Indians and blacks emulated the power and privilege of whiteness while they mocked and resisted white authority. By examining the republic’s foundational literature--including works by Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Herman Melville, and Martin Delany--Richards argues that the national desire for cultural uniqueness and racial purity was in constant conflict with the national need to imitate the racial and cultural other for self-definition. The book offers a new model for understanding the ways in which the nation’s identity and literature took shape during the early phases of the American republic.


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The Black Romantic Revolution

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Publisher : Verso Books
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ISBN 13 : 1788735447
Pages : 272 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (735 downloads)

Download The Black Romantic Revolution PDF Format Full Free by Matt Sandler and published by Verso Books. This book was released on 2020-09-08 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The prophetic poetry of slavery and its abolition During the pitched battle over slavery in the United States, Black writers—enslaved and free—allied themselves with the cause of abolition and used their art to advocate for emancipation and to envision the end of slavery as a world-historical moment of possibility. These Black writers borrowed from the European tradition of Romanticism—lyric poetry, prophetic visions--to write, speak, and sing their hopes for what freedom might mean. At the same time, they voiced anxieties about the expansion of global capital and US imperial power in the aftermath of slavery. They also focused on the ramifications of slavery's sexual violence. Authors like Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, George Moses Horton, Albery Allson Whitman, and Joshua McCarter Simpson conceived the Civil War as a revolutionary upheaval on par with Europe's stormy Age of Revolutions. The Black Romantic Revolution proposes that the Black Romantics' cultural innovations have shaped Black radical culture to this day, from the blues and hip hop to Black nationalism and Black feminism. Their expressions of love and rage, grief and determination, dreams and nightmares, still echo into our present.


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All Oppression Shall Cease

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Publisher : Orbis Books
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ISBN 13 : 1608339513
Pages : 379 pages
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Advocates of Freedom

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1108487513
Pages : 378 pages
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Download Advocates of Freedom PDF Format Full Free by Hannah-Rose Murray and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2020-09-17 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A transatlantic study focusing on African American resistance through unexplored oratorical and performative testimony in the British Isles.


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The Impact of Slavery in America

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ISBN 13 : 1532173431
Pages : 112 pages
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Download The Impact of Slavery in America PDF Format Full Free by Duchess Harris and published by . This book was released on 2019-08 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Impact of Slavery in America explores the present-day repercussions of slavery on US society, including in housing, education, health care, and the justice system. Features include a timeline, a glossary, further readings, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.