Jookin'

The Rise of Social Dance Formations in African-American Culture

Author: Katrina Hazzard-Gordon

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781439906224

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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The first analysis of the development of the jook and other dance arenas in African-American culture.

The Physiology of Sexist and Racist Oppression

Author: Shannon Sullivan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190269707

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 5036

While gender and race often are considered socially constructed, this book argues that they are physiologically constituted through the biopsychosocial effects of sexism and racism. This means that to be fully successful, critical philosophy of race and feminist philosophy need to examine not only the financial, legal, political and other forms of racist and sexism oppression, but also their physiological operations. Examining a complex tangle of affects, emotions, knowledge, and privilege, The Physiology of Sexist and Racist Oppression develops an understanding of the human body whose unconscious habits are biological. On this account, affect and emotion are thoroughly somatic, not something "mental" or extra-biological layered on top of the body. They also are interpersonal, social, and can be transactionally transmitted between people. Ranging from the stomach and the gut to the hips and the heart, from autoimmune diseases to epigenetic markers, Sullivan demonstrates the gastrointestinal effects of sexual abuse that disproportionately affect women, often manifesting as IBS, Crohn's disease, or similar functional disorders. She also explores the transgenerational effects of racism via epigenetic changes in African American women, who experience much higher pre-term birth rates than white women do, and she reveals the unjust benefits for heart health experienced by white people as a result of their racial privilege. Finally, developing the notion of a physiological therapy that doesn't prioritize bringing unconscious habits to conscious awareness, Sullivan closes with a double-barreled approach for both working for institutional change and transforming biologically unconscious habits. The Physiology of Sexist and Racist Oppression skillfully combines feminist and critical philosophy of race with the biological and health sciences. The result is a critical physiology of race and gender that offers new strategies for fighting male and white privilege.

So, You Want to Be a Dancer?

The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Dance Industry

Author: Laurel van der Linde

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144249929X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 2735

Love dance? Go pro and make movement a way of life with this comprehensive guide that can help you land your dream job in the world of dance. From front-and-center careers like professional dancer and choreographer to the lesser-known professions of technical director and costume designer, So, You Want to Be a Dancer? reveals a vast expanse of dance-related job possibilities that are as exciting as they are rewarding. In addition to tips and interviews from many different dance industry professionals, So, You Want to Be a Dancer? includes inspiring stories from young people who are in the industry right now, as well as activities, a glossary, and resources to help you on your way to a successful career in dance.

Migrations of Gesture

Author: Carrie Noland,Sally Ann Ness

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816648646

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

View: 3192

Derived from the Latin verb “gerere”-to carry, act, or do-“gesture” has accrued critical currency but has remained undertheorized. Migrations of Gesture addresses this absence and provides a complex theory on the value of gesture for understanding human sign production. Gestures migrate from body to body, from one medium to another, and between cultural contexts. Juxtaposing distinct approaches to gesture in order to explore the ways in which they at once shape and are influenced by culture, the contributors examine the works of writers Henri Michaux and Stphane Mallarm, photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, and filmmakers Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Martin Arnold, along with cultural practices such as gang walking, ballet, and classical Indian dance. The authors move deftly between an organic, phenomenal appreciation of human expression and a historicist, semiotic understanding of how the “human” is itself created through gestural routines. Contributors: Mark Franko, U of California, Santa Cruz; Ketu H. Katrak, U of California, Irvine; Akira Mizuta Lippit, U of Southern California; Susan A. Phillips, Pitzer College; Deidre Sklar; Lesley Stern, U of California, San Diego; Blake Stimson, U of California, Davis. Carrie Noland is associate professor of French literature and critical theory at the University of California, Irvine. Sally Ann Ness is professor of anthropology at University of California, Riverside.

Birth of a Base - MacDill Field

1939 - 1941

Author: TSgt Blaze E. Lipowski, USAF Retired

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481729942

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 6709

I invite you to travel back in time in your mind’s eye to 1939-1941, to a time where one of today’s most important Air Force Base in the world was a barren waste land, filled with rattlesnakes and trees. Travel back to a time where nothing was wasted, and everything was used. Encounter Air Power figures that have rightfully left their mark in history, such as General Henry H. Arnold, and the role he played in the making of this base, and General Clarence Tinker’s command, and fate during WWII. I hope and trust you will find this as fascinating as I did when I first looked through the pages of a history report in the form of a simple typewritten booklet.

I Am Charlotte Simmons

A Novel

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374706111

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 7494

Dupont University--the Olympian halls of learning housing the cream of America's youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with tradition . . . Or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from North Carolina. But Charlotte soon learns, to her mounting dismay, that for the uppercrust coeds of Dupont, sex, Cool, and kegs trump academic achievement every time. As Charlotte encounters Dupont's privileged elite--her roommate, Beverly, a Groton-educated Brahmin in lusty pursuit of lacrosse players; Jojo Johanssen, the only white starting player on Dupont's godlike basketball team, whose position is threatened by a hotshot black freshman from the projects; the Young Turk of Saint Ray fraternity, Hoyt Thorpe, whose heady sense of entitlement and social domination is clinched by his accidental brawl with a bodyguard for the governor of California; and Adam Geller, one of the Millennial Mutants who run the university's "independent" newspaper and who consider themselves the last bastion of intellectual endeavor on the sex-crazed, jock-obsessed campus--she gains a new, revelatory sense of her own power, that of her difference and of her very innocence, but little does she realize that she will act as a catalyst in all of their lives. With his signature eye for detail, Tom Wolfe draws on extensive observation of campuses across the country to immortalize college life in the '00s. I Am Charlotte Simmons is the much-anticipated triumph of America's master chronicler.

Rock is Rhythm and Blues

The Impact of Mass Media

Author: Lawrence N. Redd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African Americans

Page: 167

View: 6119

Rise

Author: A. Van Jordan

Publisher: Tia Chucha

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 94

View: 6959

In this superb and eagerly anticipated debut collection by the young African American poet A. Van Jordan, the energy and music of Jordan's language, his honesty of feeling and of truth telling, are matched by his freshness and power. His stuff shines, sweat pours off it, says Joy Harjo. And there is a kind of solidity and reality in Jordan's poems that display varieties of experience and depths of meditation too rarely found in contemporary American poetry.

Ballroom, Boogie, Shimmy Sham, Shake

A Social and Popular Dance Reader

Author: Julie Malnig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 377

View: 3552

Examining social and popular dance forms from a variety of critical and cultural perspectives

Spectrum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religious education

Page: N.A

View: 500

Is Town Say So!

Dialect Poetry and Short Stories

Author: Paul Keens-Douglas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, West Indian

Page: 94

View: 5138

The Country Blues

Author: Samuel Barclay Charters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 277

View: 840

The popularity of the American musical form is illustrated in an account of its origins and development that emphasizes its relation to the lives and culture of black performers

Footwork King

Author: Roy Crenshaw

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557141397

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9513