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Envisioning Black Feminist Voodoo Aesthetics

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Author: Kameelah L. Martin
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498523293
Size: 62.89 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Book Description: In the twenty-first century, American popular culture increasingly makes visible the performance of African spirituality by black women. Disney’s Princess and the Frog and Pirates of the Caribbean franchise are two notable examples. The reliance on the black priestess of African-derived religion as an archetype, however, has a much longer history steeped in the colonial othering of Haitian Vodou and American imperialist fantasies about so-called ‘black magic’. Within this cinematic study, Martin unravels how religious autonomy impacts the identity, function, and perception of Africana women in the American popular imagination. Martin interrogates seventy-five years of American film representations of black women engaged in conjure, hoodoo, obeah, or Voodoo to discern what happens when race, gender, and African spirituality collide. She develops the framework of Voodoo aesthetics, or the inscription of African cosmologies on the black female body, as the theoretical lens through which to scrutinize black female religious performance in film. Martin places the genre of film in conversation with black feminist/womanist criticism, offering an interdisciplinary approach to film analysis. Positioning the black priestess as another iteration of Patricia Hill Collins’ notion of controlling images, Martin theorizes whether film functions as a safe space for a racial and gendered embodiment in the performance of African diasporic religion. Approaching the close reading of eight signature films from a black female spectatorship, Martin works chronologically to express the trajectory of the black priestess as cinematic motif over the last century of filmmaking. Conceptually, Martin recalibrates the scholarship on black women and representation by distinctly centering black women as ritual specialists and Black Atlantic spirituality on the silver screen.


America S Other Muslims

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Author: Muhammad Fraser-Rahim
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498590209
Size: 24.48 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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Book Description: America's Other Muslims: Imam W.D. Mohammed, Islamic Reform, and the Making of American Islam explores the oldest and perhaps the most important Muslim community in America, whose story has received little attention in the contemporary context. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim explores American Muslim Revivalist, Imam W.D. Mohammed (1933–2008) and his contribution to the intellectual, spiritual, and philosophical thought of American Muslims as well as the contribution of Islamic thought by indigenous American Muslims. The book details the intersection of the Africana experience and its encounter with race, religion, and Islamic reform. Fraser-Rahim spotlights the emergence of an American school of Islamic thought, which wascreated and established by the son of the former Nation of Islam leader. Imam W.D. Mohammed rejected his father’s teachings and embraced normative Islam on his own terms while balancing classical Islam and his lived experience of Islam in the diaspora. Likewise his interpretations of Islam were not only American – they were also modern and responded to global trends in Islamic thought. His interpretations of Blackness were not only American, but also diasporic and pan-African.


The Lemonade Reader

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Author: Kinitra D. Brooks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429945973
Size: 74.71 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 260
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Book Description: The Lemonade Reader is an interdisciplinary collection that explores the nuances of Beyoncé’s 2016 visual album, Lemonade. The essays and editorials present fresh, cutting-edge scholarship fueled by contemporary thoughts on film, material culture, religion, and black feminism. Envisioned as an educational tool to support and guide discussions of the visual album at postgraduate and undergraduate levels, The Lemonade Reader critiques Lemonade’s multiple Afrodiasporic influences, visual aesthetics, narrative arc of grief and healing, and ethnomusicological reach. The essays, written by both scholars and popular bloggers, reflects a broad yet uniquely specific black feminist investigation into constructions of race, gender, spirituality, and southern identity. The Lemonade Reader gathers a newer generation of black feminist scholars to engage in intellectual discourse and confront the emotional labor around the Lemonade phenomena. It is the premiere source for examining Lemonade, a text that will continue to have a lasting impact on black women’s studies and popular culture.


Africana Methodology

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Author: James L. Conyers
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527519406
Size: 42.78 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 358
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Book Description: This book critically examines the collection, interpretation, and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data from an Afrocentric perspective. The necessity of interpretive Afrocentric research is relevant to position agency and to locate Africana studies in place, space, and time. This study will provide readers with a compilation of literary, historical, philosophical, and social science essays that describe and evaluate the Africana experience from a methodological perspective. Paradoxically, the collection presents measurable and qualitative research, in order to flush out a global Pan–Africanist consciousness.


Intersectionality In Anglophone Television Series And Cinema

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Author: Kévin Drif
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527560937
Size: 48.40 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 175
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Book Description: This book takes an intersectional approach to explore gender, race, ethnicity and social class in television series and films produced by English-speaking countries. Starting from Kimberlé Crenshaw’s 1989 concept of intersectionality, and encompassing film studies, television studies, cultural studies, gender studies, Queer theory, African American studies, and post-colonial studies, this volume sheds light not only on revealing intersectional elements of on-screen fiction, but also on the very nature of intersectional criticism.


Tote Dinge

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Author: Stephen Blackmoore
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732515141
Size: 30.74 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 303
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Book Description: Nekromant ist so eine hässliche Bezeichnung, doch Erik Carter wird sie nicht mehr los. Er kann mit den Toten reden und hat diese Fähigkeit in ein lukratives Geschäft verwandelt. Manchmal verhilft er gequälten Seelen zu ihrem Frieden, manchmal sind die Aufträge viel gefährlicher. Den nächsten Fall nimmt er besonders ernst: Carters Schwester wird ermordet, und er will den Schuldigen bezahlen lassen. War es ein Gangster, ein Magier - oder etwas noch viel Schlimmeres?


Afrokultur

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Author: Natasha A. Kelly
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783897712218
Size: 53.50 MB
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Category : Africans
Languages : de
Pages : 204
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Goldstaub

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Author: M.C. Winter
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3752689455
Size: 52.48 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Young Adult Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 512
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Book Description: "Ich schloss die Augen und kämpfte mit aller Kraft, die ich aufbringen konnte, gegen das vertraute Bild an, das die vage Erinnerung ans Licht gezerrt hatte. Dieses Bild, das ganz fest mit diesen ganzen Gefühlen verbunden war, die ich seit Monaten, seit Jahren, in eine Kiste gesperrt hatte." Sarah lebt Jahre nach ihrer Beziehung mit Jan in New York. Vieles hat sich seitdem verändert, bis sie an einem Abend zufällig einen Geist sieht. Die Begegnung wühlt viele Erinnerungen auf und über allem schwebt die unausgesprochene Frage: Kann Sarah sich selbst und ihrem Geist vergeben? Der 4. und letzte Teile der SCHATTENSPRINGEN-Reihe, bekannt von www.pferd.de


Mutterrecht Und Urreligion

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Author: Johann Jakob Bachofen
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 14.93 MB
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Category : Matriarchy
Languages : de
Pages : 366
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Die Vielk Pfige Hydra

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Author: Peter Linebaugh
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783935936651
Size: 64.16 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category :
Languages : de
Pages : 427
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Das Ich Im Wir

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Author: Axel Honneth
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518732382
Size: 32.38 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : de
Pages : 308
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Book Description: In den Aufsätzen dieses Bandes verfolgt Axel Honneth seine Überlegungen zu einer Theorie der Anerkennung weiter, vertieft klassische Fragestellungen und erschließt neue Forschungsfelder. Im Vordergrund steht dabei die Absicht, die ursprünglich von Hegel entwickelten Ideen für eine zeitgenössische Konzeption der Gerechtigkeit fruchtbar zu machen. Es soll aber auch gezeigt werden, daß von einem normativen Begriff der Anerkennung aus eine Brücke zu sozialwissenschaftlichen Themen zu schlagen ist, wie sie in der soziologischen Gegenwartsdiagnose oder der Psychoanalyse verhandelt werden.