White Bodies

Author: Jane Robins
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841216420
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Manchmal kann man zu sehr lieben. Callie liebt Tilda, ihre Zwillingsschwester, der als glamouröse Schauspielerin die Welt zu Füßen liegt. Als ihre Schwester an Felix gerät, einen vermögenden, aber offenbar brutalen Mann, glaubt Callie, sie retten zu müssen. Im Internet gerät sie an eine Gruppe von Frauen, die sich darüber austauscht, wie man sich gegen gewalttätige Ehemänner wehren kann. Und dann stirbt Felix tatsächlich – und Callie hat einen furchtbaren Verdacht. „Der perfekte Thriller.“ Elle

Black Bodies, White Gazes

The Continuing Significance of Race
Author: George Yancy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742571726
Category: Philosophy
Page: 290
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Click here to listen to George Yancy's radio interview with C. S. Soong on 'Against the Grain.' Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race understands Black embodiment within the context of white hegemony within the context of a racist, anti-Black world. George Yancy examines themes such as double consciousness, invisibility, and corporeal malediction that capture the lived reality of Black bodies under tremendous existential duress. He demonstrates that the Black body is a historically lived text on which whites have inscribed their projections which speak equally forcefully to whites' own self-conceptions.


Infamy, Darkness, Evil, and Slime on Screen
Author: Murray Pomerance
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791459409
Category: Social Science
Page: 357
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Examines the many forms of cinematic "badness" over the past one hundred years, from Nosferatu to The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Female Bodies on the American Stage

Enter Fat Actress
Author: J. Mobley
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137428945
Category: Social Science
Page: 239
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The fat female body is a unique construction in American culture that has been understood in various ways during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Analyzing post-WWII stage and screen performances, Mobley argues that the fat actress's body signals myriad cultural assumptions and suggests new ways of reading the body in performance.

The White African American Body

A Cultural and Literary Exploration
Author: Charles D. Martin
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813530321
Category: History
Page: 221
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Explores the image of the white Negro in American popular culture from the late eighteenth century to the present.

Performative Bodies, Hybrid Tongues

Race, Gender, Sex and Modernity in Latin America and the Maghreb
Author: Julian Vigo
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039119516
Category: Social Science
Page: 347
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This book reconsiders the body in literature and makes a case for visual representation as a physical and gesticulative domain for rethinking the constructions of gender, nationalism and sexuality. Examining literary production from the eleventh century until the present, the author argues that the body in contemporary North Africa and Latin America serves as a physical and symbolic terrain upon which sexual, textual, national, racial and linguistic identities are vectored and through which postcolonial and hegemonic antagonisms of power and identity are resolved. Rather than embracing -third world- identity as a residual repository of western thought, colonization and linguistic infusion, the author suggests that the paradigm of cultural identity in the Maghreb and Latin America is best understood through an examination of the emergent corporeal articulations of subjectivity prevalent in these literatures and visual cultures. The text examines the body as a critical landscape through which the various discourses of nationhood, gender and sexuality converge in order to construct a reading of the social that neither amasses subjectivity as singular under the rubric of the -third world-, nor couches the other within static notions of gendered, sexual or racial identities."

The Forces of Nature

A Popular Introduction to the Study of Physical Phenomena
Author: Amédée Guillemin
Publisher: N.A
Category: Light
Page: 679
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Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms

Scholars of Color Reflect
Author: George Yancy,Maria del Guadalupe Davidson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135045003
Category: Education
Page: 241
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Although multicultural education has made significant gains in recent years, with many courses specifically devoted to the topic in both undergraduate and graduate education programs, and more scholars of color teaching in these programs, these victories bring with them a number of pedagogic dilemmas. Most students in these programs are not themselves students of color, meaning the topics and the faculty teaching them are often faced with groups of students whose backgrounds and perspectives may be decidedly different – even hostile – to multicultural pedagogy and curriculum. This edited collection brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars of color to critically examine what it is like to explore race in predominantly white classrooms. It delves into the challenges academics face while dealing with the wide range of responses from both White students and students of color, and provides a powerful overview of how teachers of color highlight the continued importance and existence of race and racism. Exploring Race in Predominately White Classrooms is an essential resource for any educator interested in exploring race within the context of today’s classrooms

Global Beauty, Local Bodies

Author: A. Jafar,E. Casanova
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113736534X
Category: Social Science
Page: 185
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This collection of original scholarly work and first-person accounts takes globalization processes and the transnational links these processes create as the jumping-off point for an examination of what it means to be, have, or aspire to a beautiful body.

White Self-Criticality beyond Anti-racism

How Does It Feel to Be a White Problem?
Author: George Yancy
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739189506
Category: Social Science
Page: 282
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White Self-Criticality beyond Anti-racism powerfully emphasizes the significance of humility, vulnerability, anxiety, questions of complicity, and how being a “good white” is implicated in racial injustice. This collection sets a new precedent for critical race scholarship and critical whiteness studies to take into consideration what it means specifically to be a white problem rather than simply restrict scholarship to the problem of white privilege and white normative invisibility. Ultimately, the text challenges the contemporary rhetoric of a color-blind or color-evasive world in a discourse that is critically engaging and sophisticated, accessible, and persuasive.

Choreographing History

Author: Susan Leigh Foster
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253116505
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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"... I have used essays from the book to help dance graduate students push their thinking beyond the studio and their own physical experience and to realize the varied resources, approaches, and theoretical positions possible in writing about the body." -- Dance Research Journal "Choreographing History... assembles an impressive diversity of sites, disciplines and critical approaches... [and] includes not only historical bodies and discourses, but also the very bodies of the historians themselves." -- Parachute "This volume is not only full of gems (the very lineup of preeminent scholars is impressive), but is also a neat cross-section of the academic conventions and mannerisms of our time." -- Dance Chronicle "... [an] important step... in the ineluctable dance by postmodern historians across a bridge that spans the gaps among disciplines, between theory and practice, and betweeen present and past." -- Theatre Journal Historians of science, sexuality, the arts, and history itself focus on the body, merging the project of writing about the body with theoretical concerns in the writing of history.

Performing Whiteness

Postmodern Re/Constructions in the Cinema
Author: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791487350
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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Explores how whiteness is culturally constructed in American films.

Hollywood Musicals, the Film Reader

Author: Steven Cohan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415235594
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 212
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Articles examine the musical in relation to its generic form and conventions, the relationship between narrative and spectacle, gender and feminist analysis, camp production and reception, stardom, and the representation of race and ethnicity. Includes essays by: Rick Altman, Lucie Arbuthnot and Gail Seneca, Carol Clover, Steven Cohan, Richard Dyer, Jane Feuer, Patricia Mellencamp, Linda Mizejewski, Shari Roberts, Pamela Robertson, Michael Rogin, Martin Rubin and Matthew Tinkcom.

Zwischen mir und der Welt

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: Hanser Berlin
ISBN: 3446251952
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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Wenn in den USA schwarze Teenager von Polizisten ermordet werden, ist das nur ein Problem von individueller Verfehlung? Nein, denn rassistische Gewalt ist fest eingewebt in die amerikanische Identität – sie ist das, worauf das Land gebaut ist. Afroamerikaner besorgten als Sklaven seinen Reichtum und sterben als freie Bürger auf seinen Straßen. In seinem schmerzhaften, leidenschaftlichen Manifest verdichtet Ta-Nehisi Coates amerikanische und persönliche Geschichte zu einem Appell an sein Land, sich endlich seiner Vergangenheit zu stellen. Sein Buch wurde in den USA zum Nr.-1-Bestseller und ist schon jetzt ein Klassiker, auf den sich zukünftig alle Debatten um Rassismus beziehen werden.

The Rural Face of White Supremacy

Beyond Jim Crow
Author: Mark Roman Schultz
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252092368
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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Now in paperback, The Rural Face of White Supremacy presents a detailed study of the daily experiences of ordinary people in rural Hancock County, Georgia. Drawing on his own interviews with over two hundred black and white residents, Mark Schultz argues that the residents acted on the basis of personal rather than institutional relationships. As a result, Hancock County residents experienced more intimate face-to-face interactions, which made possible more black agency than their urban counterparts were allowed. While they were still firmly entrenched within an exploitive white supremacist culture, this relative freedom did create a space for a range of interracial relationships that included mixed housing, midwifery, church services, meals, and even common-law marriages.

Body Work in Health and Social Care

Critical Themes, New Agendas
Author: Julia Twigg,Carol Wolkowitz,Rachel Lara Cohen,Sarah Nettleton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444345842
Category: Social Science
Page: 182
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The first book to fully explore the multiple ways in which body work features in health and social care and the meanings of this work both for those employed to do it and those on whose bodies they work. Explores the commonalities between different sectors of work, including those outside health and social care Contributions come from an international range of experts Draws on perspectives from across the medical, therapeutic, and care fields Incorporates a variety of methodological approaches, from life history analysis to ethnographic studies and first person accounts

Out in Public

Configurations of Women's Bodies in Nineteenth-century America
Author: Alison Piepmeier
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807855690
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 278
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Images of the corseted, domestic, white middle-class female and the black woman as slave mammy or jezebel loom large in studies of nineteenth-century womanhood, despite recent critical work exploring alternatives to those images. In Out in Public,