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  Subjects -> ANTHROPOLOGY (Total: 398 journals)
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Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 371)
Global Change, Peace & Security: formerly Pacifica Review: Peace, Security & Global Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 306)
Cultural Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 201)
Annual Review of Anthropology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 193)
Current Anthropology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 191)
American Anthropologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 168)
Ethnography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 95)
Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 88)
American Ethnologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 79)
Journal of Anthropological Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71)
Anthropology Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
Anthropological Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 53)
History and Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Journal of Social Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Anthropological Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Journal of Contemporary Ethnography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Journal of Human Development: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal for People-Centered Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Memory Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Critique of Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
American Journal of Physical Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Discourse Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Advances in the Study of Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Social Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Journal of World Prehistory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Qualitative Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Medical Anthropology Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Ethnology : An International Journal of Cultural and Social Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Journal of African History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Anthropology & Education Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Anthropological Review     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Medical Anthropology: Cross-Cultural Studies in Health and Illness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Anthropological Forum: A journal of social anthropology and comparative sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Ethnohistory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Anthropology & Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
African Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Museum Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Human Evolution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Advances in Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
City & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
African and Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Anthropology of the Middle East     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Material Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Australian Historical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
French Politics, Culture & Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
American Journal of Primatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Anthropology & Archeology of Eurasia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Evolutionary Anthropology Issues News and Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Anthropological Linguistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Pragmatics & Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Ethos     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Field Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Anthropology of Work Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Visual Anthropology: Published in cooperation with the Commission on Visual Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Culture & Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Anthropology & Humanism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Latin American & Caribbean Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Mental Health, Religion & Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Archeological Papers of The American Anthropological Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Anthropology Now     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Cultural Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Linguistic Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Reviews in Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Visual Anthropology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Anthropology in Action : Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Food and Foodways: Explorations in the History and Culture of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Dialectical Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Museum Anthropology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Asian and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Geografiska Annaler, Series B : Human Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Ethnomusicology Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Tourism Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Australian Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Anthropology News     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Anthropological Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
E&G Quaternary Science Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Anthropology of Consciousness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
L'Homme     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers d’études africaines     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
African American Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
East Central Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Metaphor and Symbol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
POLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Osteoarchaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Anthropologie et Sociétés     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Progress in Development Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Asian Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
L'Anthropologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Antiquaries Journal, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Historical Biology: An International Journal of Paleobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Transforming Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Myth & Symbol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Chinese Sociology & Anthropology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Collaborative Anthropologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Transcultural Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Ateliers d'anthropologie     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Focaal     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Cultural Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Levant     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Anthropologie et santé     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Anthropological Journal of European Cultures     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Turcica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Human Organization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Primates     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Australian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Histories of Anthropology Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Gradhiva     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Civilisations     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Oceania     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Arctic Anthropology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of the Polynesian Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal des anthropologues     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Quotidian : Dutch Journal for the Study of Everyday Life     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cuadernos de Antropologia Social     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
The Australian Journal of Anthropology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Acta Ethnographica Hungarica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Listening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Terrain     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Exchange     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Group Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
General Anthropology Bulletin of The General Anthropology Division     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Gesture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Social Science Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Social Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Burma Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Revista de Antropologia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Youth Studies Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Alteridades     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Anatomical Science International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Socio-anthropologie     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
South Asian Popular Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Quaternaire     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
South Asian Diaspora     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Images re-vues : histoire, anthropologie et théorie de l'art     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Antipoda : Revista de Antropología y Arqueología     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Recherches sociologiques et anthropologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Durkheimian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
HOMO - Journal of Comparative Human Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin de l’APAD     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Estudios Atacameños     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Artefact : the journal of the Archaeological and Anthropological Society of Victoria     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
L'Atelier du CRH     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Transnational American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Structure and Dynamics: eJournal of Anthropological and Related Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Zoosystematics and Evolution - Mitteilungen Aus Dem Museum Fur Naturkunde Zu Berlin     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cadernos de Estudos Africanos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi. Ciências Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuicuilco     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Andes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Boletin de Antropologia Universidad de Antioquia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indiana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Colombiana de Antropologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Tabula Rasa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal for the Anthropology of North America (JANA)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the Southwest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Totem : The University of Western Ontario Journal of Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Tipití : Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intersecciones en Antropologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Chungara (Arica) - Revista de Antropologia Chilena     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Apparence(s)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Terrae Incognitae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Nuevo mundo mundos nuevos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Scripta Ethnologica     Open Access  
Revista de Antropología Social     Open Access  
Mitologicas     Open Access  
Liminar. Estudios Sociales y Humanisticos     Open Access  
Avá. Revista de Antropologia     Open Access  
Treballs de Sociolingüística Catalana     Open Access  
Anthropologischer Anzeiger     Full-text available via subscription  
Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez     Partially Free  
Recherches amérindiennes au Québec     Full-text available via subscription  
Runa : Archivo para las Ciencias del Hombre     Open Access  
Papeles de Trabajo. Centro de Estudios Interdisciplinarios en Etnolingüística y Antropología Socio-Cultural     Open Access  
Trace     Open Access  
Interações (Campo Grande)     Open Access  
Journeys     Full-text available via subscription  
human_ontogenetics     Hybrid Journal  

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African American Review
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  • New Perspectives on William Demby: A Special Issue of African American
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      Abstract: Following his service in Italy during World War II, William Demby (b. 1922) returned to live in Rome in 1947. Inspired by Giorgio de Chirico's paintings that he viewed often at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum in his youth and by Roberto Rossellini's films, Demby considered a move to Rome as the "gritt[ier]," less obvious choice than Paris for an artist.1 Rents were cheap in a city rebuilding itself from the rubble of fascism and war and a revolutionary antifascist current flowed through the artistic circles into which Demby landed, rather serendipitously, upon his postwar return. He was invited almost immediately to live in a flat on Via San Teodoro overlooking the Ancient Forum with a group of Italian leftist and ... Read More
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  • Man Out of Time: Beetlecreek and Midcentury Liberalism

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      Abstract: What is meant negatively is that man cannot be comprehended in a formula; what is meant positively is the sense of complication and possibility, of surprise, intensification, variety, unfoldment, worth. These are things whose more or less abstract expressions we recognize in the arts; in our inability to admit them in social matters lies a great significance. … It is a tragic irony that this diminution of the moral possibility, with all that the moral possibility implies of free will and individual value, should spring, as it does, from the notion of the perfectibility of man.Have you seen Beetle Creek' I haven't.This was a story that was very sneaky.For critics and historians interested in William Demby's ... Read More
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  • Noir Expatriatism: Black Subjectivities in Anna's Sin

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      Abstract: In 1953, novelist William Demby appeared as a featured actor in Il peccato di Anna (Anna's Sin, dir. Camillo Mastrocinque), an adaptation of Othello set in Rome of the 1950s. Anna's Sin is nearly absent from Demby's œuvre, which has focused mainly on his literary career as a novelist, journalist, translator, and screenwriter. According to Douglas Lanier, this absence may be due to the fact that except for its US release in 1954 and its re-release in 1961 as an interracial exploitation film, Anna's Sin has been an out-of-circulation, "lost" film (157).1 This essay seeks to place Demby's performance within the broader context of his prolific career while an expatriate in Italy.2 Specifically, through its conveyance ... Read More
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  • Ut pictura poësis: William Demby's Writings and the Roman Visual
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      Abstract: If "painting is a speechless poem and poetry is a talking painting," one can thus explain the famous Latinate saying ut pictura poësis. This sentence returns to me as I try to reveal—as an art historian—the relationship between writer William Demby and Rome's visual arts avant-garde at the beginning of the 1960s.1 The notion ut pictura poësis contains the suggestive hypothesis that Demby was working in the direction of a possible analogical coincidence between word and image (toward a different end, but with a similar purpose'). My analysis of The Catacombs (1965), the closest to the theme of my presentation among Demby's texts, explores his intense relationship with the world of visual arts to the extent that he ... Read More
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  • Africa in William Demby's The Catacombs and Love Story Black

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      Abstract: At the turn of the twentieth century, influential African American intellectuals such as Carter G. Woodson and W. E. B. Du Bois sought to promote a more positive image of Africa, but it remained a place of painful historical origin that marked Black subjects as inferior. Reflecting a stigmatized ancestry, young boys use the term "African" as a taunt to insult one another and break into fights in The Long Dream (1958), Richard Wright's last novel, set in the early 1950s. By the 1960s, however, African Americans were changing their names, hairstyles, clothing, readings, and artistic productions to reflect the continent. Against a backdrop of emerging African nations, writer James Baldwin snidely pointed out that ... Read More
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  • Love Story Black and the Third Plane Novel

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      Abstract: In a 2004 interview with Jeff Biggers for The Bloomsbury Review, William Demby mused: "Since Catacombs, I think I have been kicked out of the Black Arts race." Demby's experimental second novel was published in 1965 at the beginning of the Black Arts Movement (BAM), an offshoot of the Black Power Movement (BPM) through which young Black artists in various fields advocated for the creation of art by and for Black people. Demby's invocation of a Black American cultural movement that had ended more than a generation earlier suggests a lingering frustration that his novels, colored by experiment, irreverence, and satire, might not have been considered either political enough or Black enough to merit inclusion in the ... Read More
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  • The "Funny Fairies from Downstairs": Queer Creativity in William Demby's
           Love Story Black

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      Abstract: for Nashom WoodenNew York City is the kind of place where you can wake up in the bed of an aging priestess, a vibrant beauty who talks about the old blues spots or the quick-to-close Broadway shows of her prime. A city that finds you up much too late in a far-West Side apartment while camping it up with a group of actors, singers, and dancers. William Demby renders such a city, expectant with eccentricity, in his least-known novel, Love Story Black (1978). The text, which narrates Professor Edwards's ongoing efforts to interview the aging performer Mona Pariss wickedly skewers as much as it voices the masculinist postures of the Black Arts Movement. In his January 1979 review for the San Francisco Review of Books ... Read More
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  • "Tapestries of Time" and Afrofuturist Horizons in William Demby's King
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      Abstract: The late African American author William Demby's writings have largely eluded periodization and canonization in the United States, owing to their genre-bending complexity and perhaps also for their having been penned mostly in Italy, where the author lived for decades after serving there in World War II. Demby's epic last novel, King Comus, which he began writing in the 1980s and completed in 2007, is no exception.1 Despite these decades of literary labor, when Demby passed in 2013 at age ninety, his obituary revealed that King Comus "[had] not found a publisher."2 Ishmael Reed, whose independent press published Demby's third novel, Love Story Black (1978), stepped in and published King Comus in 2017 to strong ... Read More
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  • North Atlantic Circus, and: A State of Occupation, and: Haiti's Marché en
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      Abstract: (US Occupation of Haiti: 1915-34)For the water ... Read More
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  • Notes Between the Silences: Philip Quaque

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      Abstract: The society in which Quaque was born and lived his adult life was a special creation of Afro-European relations in the era of the slave trade." From "Philip Quaque of Cape Coast," in Curtain, Africa Remembered, 1967.Cape Coast CastleGhana1741In the dungeon below the castle of my skina woman praysin the sonorous language of the Akan, her voice one with the clapand spray of waves breaking against this rock strewn shore        memory            fugue                lamentationa song reeding through the scuff of bare and yet bound feet, the hiss and slap of whips, groans, the curses and "cries of our fellow men," a child's inconsolable wailing        wailing            wailing                the clang of ... Read More
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  • Odo Nnyew Fie Kwan (or, Love Never Loses Its Way)

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  • The Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early
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      Abstract: Mary Helen Washington began her 1997 address to the American Studies Association asking the pivotal question: What happens when scholars put African American studies at the center of American studies' Literary historians can extend this question by asking: What happens when scholars stop approaching works written by African American authors as always in response to the discrimination and violence enacted by white Americans' What happens when we finally understand Black print culture as independent from white establishments and the ideologies that created them' Derrick R. Spires demonstrates in The Practice of Citizenship (winner of numerous prizes, including the MLA Prize for a First Book) that early Black writers ... Read More
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  • Forms of Contention: Influence and the African American Sonnet Tradition
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      Abstract: In 2018, Hollis Robbins went to hear poet Natasha Trethewey give a prestigious lecture. Trethewey spoke about her mixed-race family, the "racial determinism" of her Southern upbringing, and her fondness for the sonnet, a "received European form" (2). Preempting the inevitable criticism that such forms are endemically white, privileged and male, Trethewey quoted Audre Lorde's warning that the master's tools could be never used to dismantle the master's house, but then added that in her own writing life, "I have turned to such forms to contain the subject-matter necessary to challenge the master narrative." After the applause, Robbins asked a question: "How many sonnets have to be written before someone says she ... Read More
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  • A Literate South: Reading Before Emancipation by Beth Barton Schweiger
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      Abstract: Beth Barton Schweiger's A Literate South: Reading Before Emancipation addresses beliefs about the relationship between literacy and slavery, but not in the usual ways. Although a handful of enslaved people are mentioned throughout, the book is emphatically not about enslaved people's relationships to reading, but literacy and print's relationship to enslavers and other white people living in proslavery states before the Civil War. Reading Hinton Rowan Helper's 1857 commentary that "slavery is the parent of ignorance … inevitably hostile to literary culture," Schweiger shows how the enslaver South did not eschew reading or writing culture (xiii). Rather than illustrating a culture that shunned literacy, this study ... Read More
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  • Photographic Returns: Racial Justice and the Time of Photography by Shawn
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      Abstract: Shawn Michelle Smith's new book is right on time. Photographic Returns: Racial Justice and the Time of Photography helps us better understand our current cascade of crises, especially the lethal epidemic of police brutality and anti-Black violence in the United States. With a text centered on contemporary photography and theory, Shawn Michelle Smith, professor of visual and critical studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, brings together the history of photography, the history of race and racism in the United States, and a clear-eyed commitment to social justice. Her aim is to shine light on how the medium of photography can enable viewers to confront the life-threatening—and life-ending—structural ... Read More
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  • Are You Entertained' Black Popular Culture in the Twenty-First Century
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      Abstract: Are You Entertained' Black Popular Culture in the Twenty-First Century frames its broad conversation on Black popular culture through cultural theorist Stuart Hall's seminal 1992 essay, "What Is This 'Black' In Black Popular Culture'" (1). Black experiences occupy a peculiar space in American narratives on politics and culture, a longstanding fact brought into sharp focus by many events across 2020. These events and this collection reprise another question from Hall's essay: "What sort of moment is this in which to pose the question of black popular culture'" The fourteen essays and four interviews that comprise this collection simultaneously acknowledge and challenge instances of reinscribed hegemonic notions and ... Read More
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  • Stolen Time: Black Fad Performance and the Calypso Craze by Shane Vogel,
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      Abstract: Early in the first chapter of Shane Vogel's remarkable, counterintuitive book on the calypso "craze" in the late 1950s US, he crisply lays out the work of performance studies as a philosophy of Black aesthetics and Black life, asking "how the ontology of black fad performance—the existential condition of racialized performance when a performer knows she is performing her own obsolescence—both constrained and unlocked possibilities for black performers" (33). Vogel shows his interdisciplinary hand as Stolen Time traverses historical, performance, media, sexuality, American, ethnic, critical theory, diaspora, and Black studies. The book is striking in its redeployments of the middlebrow, the mass cultural commodity ... Read More
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  • Black Utopia: The History of an Idea from Black Nationalism to
           Afrofuturism by Alex Zamalin (review)

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      Abstract: Alex Zamalin's Black Utopia feels as if it was written for the contemporary moment despite its being anchored primarily in other epochs. The early twenty-first century has revealed the pernicious hold of race at every stratum of society, and of late the destructive arc of racial thinking in America is particularly excruciating to watch, even if race as a cultural reality has long been cause for concern, even pessimism. The study of Black engagement with utopian theory is especially timely during a pandemic and will continue to be so in its aftermath.Zamalin's argument is that speculation regarding utopia is a constant feature of the creative output of Black thinkers, whether they be political theorists, novelists ... Read More
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  • Staging Black Fugitivity by Stacie Selmon McCormick (review)

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      Abstract: "We live in a present animated by slavery" (1). This is the first and most important sentence in Stacie Selmon McCormick's thoughtful and productive Staging Black Fugitivity, which examines how plays written by contemporary Black authors interrogate the resonance of American slavery. McCormick insists that playwrights like Tanya Barfield, August Wilson, Lydia Diamond, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Robert O'Hara, and Suzan-Lori Parks engage with slavery's lingering, domineering effects. McCormick shows persuasively how these playwrights complicate received orthodoxies, suggesting that their plays "engage in a counter-archival practice" (9). Staging Black Fugitivity argues that this process proves urgent in a contemporary ... Read More
      PubDate: 2022-11-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Whaling Captains of Color: America's First Meritocracy by Skip Finley
           (review)

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      Abstract: The whaling industry has a long history in America. Although beginning in the late eighteenth century, the industry's most important era was in the antebellum period, when hundreds of whalers and their crews prowled the seas looking for the whales that provided the oil that lit the new industrial age. Centered first in New England before shifting to ports on the West Coast, whalers continued their dangerous trade even after other products displaced whale oil, with some vessels sailing into the early years of the twentieth century. Regardless of decade or location, whaling was a hard and dangerous business. Even if voyages were fiscally successful, crews contended with long absences from their families ... Read More
      PubDate: 2022-11-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Freedom in Laughter: Dick Gregory, Bill Cosby, and the Civil Rights
           Movement by Malcolm Frierson, and: Laughing to Keep from Dying: African
           American Satire in the Twenty-First Century by Danielle Fuentes Morgan
           (review)

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      Abstract: Two recent monographs explore the complex cultural life and legacies of Black humor practices. Malcolm Frierson's Freedom in Laughter: Dick Gregory, Bill Cosby, and the Civil Rights Movement elaborates a history of Black comedy gone mainstream. Frierson frames the account of Dick Gregory's and Bill Cosby's respective ascendancies to superstardom as an unlikely iteration of ideological debates that have long characterized Black struggles for freedom. The success of Gregory and of Cosby, two charismatic crossover stars with diametrically opposed strategies for confronting the obdurate racism of the midcentury United States, provide a ready analogue to "Delaney and Douglass, Washington and Du Bois, and Malcolm X and ... Read More
      PubDate: 2022-11-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
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