Icons of African American Comedy

Author: Eddie M. Tafoya
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313380856
Format: PDF, Docs
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This in-depth compilation of the lives, works, and contributions of 12 icons of African-American comedy explores their impact on American entertainment and the way America thinks about race. • A chronology of the major events of more than 100 years of comedic history • 24 photographs showing the 12 featured comedians at various stages in their careers • A list of resources at the end of each chapter, including books, articles, movies, recordings, and stand-up performances • Suggestions for further reading

Icons of African American Literature The Black Literary World

Author: Yolanda Williams Page
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313352046
Format: PDF, ePub
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The 24 entries in this book provide extensive coverage of some of the most notable figures in African American literature, such as Alice Walker, Richard Wright, and Zora Neale Hurston. • 24 alphabetically arranged entries offer substantial yet accessible information • Entries cover authors and cultural topics • Sidebars provide snapshots of interesting and significant subject matter

Icons of the American Comic Book

Author: Randy Duncan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313399239
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books—and the creators of these icons of our culture—reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character. * Includes contributions from 70 expert contributors and leading scholars in the field, with some of the entries written with the aid of popular comic book creators themselves * Provides sidebars within each entry that extend readers' understanding of the subject * Offers "Essential Works" and "Further Reading" recommendations * Includes a comprehensive bibliography

Icons of American Cooking

Author: Victor William Geraci
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313381321
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents the lives and careers of twenty-four American personalities involved in food and cooking, covering their education, travels, restaurants, written works, and awards. including such celebrities as James Beard, Julia Child, Mollie Katzen, Martha Stewart, and Alice Waters.

Global Capitalism and Transnational Class Formation

Author: Jason Struna
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317615077
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The global capitalism perspective is a unique research program focused on understanding relatively recent developments in worldwide social, economic, and political practices related to globalization. At its core, it seeks to contextualize the rearticulation of nation-states and broad geographic regions into highly interdependent networks of production and distribution, and in so doing explain consequent changes in social relations within and between countries in the contemporary era. The present volume contributes to this effort by focusing on social class formation across borders via the processes and actors that make globalized capitalism possible. The essays presented here offer a wide range of emphases in terms of the particular lenses and evidence they use. They cover such topics as the emergence of a transnational capitalist class-based fascist regime responding to the structural crises of global capitalism as well as the links between global class formation and the US racial project as it relates to electoral politics and demographic changes in the US South. This book was published as a special issue of Globalizations.

Icons of Black America

Author: Matthew C. Whitaker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313376425
Format: PDF
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This stunning collection of essays illuminates the lives and legacies of the most famous and powerful individuals, groups, and institutions in African American history. * 100 alphabetically arranged profiles, each accompanied by a photograph