Racism and Ethnic Studies
Dress, Gender and Cultural Change
Asian-American and African-American Rites of Passage
Paperback ISBN: 1859739792
Within the Hmong American community, mothers and aunts of teenagers use bangles, lace and traditional handwork techniques to create dazzling displays reflecting the gender and ethnicity of their sons and daughters, nieces and nephews, as they participate in an annual courtship ritual. This book examines these events to show how dress is used to transform gender construction and create positive images of African American and Hmong American youth. Coming-of-age rituals serve as arenas of cultural revision and change. For each of these communities, the choice of dress represents cultural affirmation. This author shows that within the homogenizing context of American society, dress serves as a site for the continual renegotiation of identity - gendered, ethnic and otherwise.
A Life in the Struggle
Ivory Perry and the Culture of Opposition
Paperback ISBN: 1566393213
Now updated to include the final chapter of Ivory Perry's life, this new edition completes the life story of the grass-roots activist whose flamboyant direct action protests and patient behind the scenes organizing helped educate and agitate his community in the struggle for civil rights and economic opportunity.
Latino Images in Film
Stereotypes, Subversion, & Resistance
Paperback ISBN: 0292709072
The bandido, the harlot, the male buffoon, the female clown, the Latin lover, and the dark ladythese have been the defining, and demeaning, images of Latinos in U.S. cinema for more than a century. In this book, Charles Ramírez Berg develops an innovative theory of stereotyping that accounts for the persistence of such images in U.S. popular culture. He also explores how Latino actors and filmmakers have actively subverted and resisted such stereotyping. In the first part of the book, Berg sets forth his theory of stereotyping, defines the classic stereotypes, and investigates how actors such as Raúl Julia, Rosie Pérez, José Ferrer, Lupe Vélez, and Gilbert Roland have subverted stereotypical roles. In the second part, he analyzes Hollywood's portrayal of Latinos in three genres: social problem films, John Ford westerns, and science fiction films. In the concluding section, Berg looks at Latino self-representation and anti-stereotyping in Mexican American border documentaries and in the feature films of Robert Rodríguez. He also presents an exclusive interview in which Rodríguez talks about his entire career, from Bedhead to Spy Kids, and comments on the role of a Latino filmmaker in Hollywood and how he tries to subvert the system.
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families
Stories from Rwanda
Paperback ISBN: 0312243359
A gripping and comprehensive account of the genocide that occurred in Rwanda in 1994 analyzes the events that led up to the slaughter of the Tutsi minority and discusses the event's aftermath. Reprint. 35,000 first printing. Tour.
Autobiography Of A Blue-Eyed Devil
My Life And Times In A Racist Imperialist Society
Paperback ISBN: 1580051197
The author offers a fascinating revision of American history and culture, asking important questions such as "has democracy every existed?" and "why does our culture celebrate certain figures and ignore others?" Original.
Arc Of Justice
A Saga Of Race, Civil Rights, And Murder In The Jazz Age
Paperback ISBN: 0805079335
Follows the 1925 murder trial of African-American doctor Ossian Sweet, who was accused of murdering a white person during a mob attack on his home, and includes a history of the Sweet family and a portrait of his attorney, Clarence Darrow.
African American Religious Studies
An Interdisciplinary Anthology
Paperback ISBN: 0822309262
Readings from a course taught by Wilmore (Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta) at New York Theological Seminary. The book develops a coherent, interdisciplinary theory of the black religious experience in America for use by students preparing for the ministry, and to guide them in communicating that experience to lay people. Cloth edition not seen. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Black Rednecks And White Liberals
Paperback ISBN: 1594031436
Presents an examination of common beliefs about blacks, Jews, Germans, slavery, and the teaching of history, and maintains that misconceptions and errors have led to narrow and mistaken political and educational policies.