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Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374657-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7465-7
... In this chapter, Jennifer DeVere Brody situates E. Patrick Johnson’s play Strange Fruit within a critical genealogy of black gay image-making. Brody asserts that Johnson’s artistic work, along with that of other black queer men, facilitated the emergence of black queer studies. Brody then...
Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374657-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7465-7
Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374657-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7465-7
... In this chapter, Bernadette Marie Calafell interviews Strange Fruit creator E. Patrick Johnson. Johnson opens the interview by sharing that he wanted Strange Fruit to be an homage to the women in his family and black feminists, to whom he credits his own awakening about gender and sexuality...
Published: 16 August 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005261-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0526-1
..., one American soldier glimpses a Lao paradise free of vio lence. I call it a strange war story since it isn t really a war story at all it is a story about a world of peace, pre sent but out of reach to all but the exceed- ingly virtuous. The realm of the fruit eaters was closed to the soldiers due to...
Published: 04 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012801-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1280-1
... his speeches were not the mere words of eloquence . . . that delight the ear and pass away. No! They were work-able, do-able words, that brought forth fruits in the revolution in Illinois, and in the passage of the franchise resolutions by the Assembly of New York (132; emphasis added). Smith s...
Published: 10 June 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7465-7
... In this chapter, Jennifer DeVere Brody situates E. Patrick Johnson’s play Strange Fruit within a critical genealogy of black gay image-making. Brody asserts that Johnson’s artistic work, along with that of other black queer men, facilitated the emergence of black queer studies. Brody then...
Published: 24 April 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0926-9
... assistance with ci- tations and bibliography and to Anita Welbon for her careful work on our helpful index. Thank you also to Zoe Leonard, who gave us permission to use Graydon Wood s photo of her installation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Strange Fruit, for our cover. ...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-045
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
..., was Supper Time an Irving Berlin number that preceded Strange Fruit, about a woman who d never serve dinner to her lynched husband, sung to that white cir cuit on Broadway. Waters explained that she sang recalling Macon, when the lynch mob dumped a boy they d killed in the lobby of the theater she...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-049
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... testified to a speculative character in Ntozake Shange s novel Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo. And in an oft- quoted memoir scene, she told Maya Angelou s son that Strange Fruit was about when they take a little nigger like you and snatch off his nuts and shove them down his goddam throat. Apart from...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-044
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... houses, race riots, and social rhythms from classical gatherings to gay balls, made him a perfect subject for detailed scrutiny. And so did the Popu lar Front moment. As Michael Denning s Cultural Front illus- trated, in examples from Strange Fruit to Citizen Kane, the mandate to make culture...
Published: 28 July 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376873-119
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7687-3
... holiness denomination and devotional writer Oswald Chambers capture the range of criticism from satanically inspired to a wait-and-see Gamiliel approach (Acts 5:34–40). Chambers argued that divine love and the fruit of the spirit are the true evidence of the Spirit baptism—a view that Seymour and...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-113
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... Sinatra the FDR advocate who championed civil rights in the film short and song The House I Live In, words by the author of Strange Fruit. Allison Mc- Cracken s Real Men Don t Croon positioned the crooner role that Sinatra trans- formed. Joel Dinerstein s The Origins of Cool in Postwar Amer i ca gave...
Published: 17 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007456-092
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0745-6
.... range. . . . Watched a strange steamer coming in after 9 P.M. Proved to be a Norwe- gian, coming for a fruit freighter. (mosquitoes) Thurs. 24 Up in season. Started for Hope Bay (10 miles) at 7. The drive a continual delight, along the seashore, surf, colored water. . . . Picturesque ruins of old...
Published: 13 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007036-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0703-6
... T RUMP | 271 It was not all lives that were told separate but equal with equal never being equal. It was not all lives but black lives that hung like strange fruit from Southern trees. It was not all lives, it was Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Roberson, and Carol Denise McNair, four...
... holiness denomination and devotional writer Oswald Chambers capture the range of criticism from satanically inspired to a wait-and-see Gamiliel approach (Acts 5:34–40). Chambers argued that divine love and the fruit of the spirit are the true evidence of the Spirit baptism—a view that Seymour and...
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By Gastón Espinosa
Published: 28 July 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376873-118
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7687-3
... holiness denomination and devotional writer Oswald Chambers capture the range of criticism from satanically inspired to a wait-and-see Gamiliel approach (Acts 5:34–40). Chambers argued that divine love and the fruit of the spirit are the true evidence of the Spirit baptism—a view that Seymour and...
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021315-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2131-5
... years since I have been a visitor to the islands, and is a surprisingly pleasant mix of modern amenities and quaint tropi- cal trappings. It is proof positive that the humble labor of bringing civiliza- tion to the dark outposts of the world yields fruit. For the traveler seeking entertain- ment, this...
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By Annemarie Mol
Published: 01 March 2021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1292-4
... assure their anonymity, but sometimes in the middle of our daily doings I would call out: Beware, I am doing fieldwork! That particular field- work is over now. But I continue to be grateful to the people who care for my food and to the many creatures from whose fruits, roots, leaves, seeds, eggs, milk...
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By Shana L. Redmond
Published: 10 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007296-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0729-6
... Stewart, Jeffrey, 40 St. Louis Blues (Handy), 125 St. Paul s Cathedral (London), Robe- son s performance in, 108 9 Strange Fruit (song), 90, 118 Stuckey, Sterling, 67 Suite of the Singing Mountain (Mberi), 124 29 index | 179 Sukarno, 22 Sutton- Smith, Brian, 42 Sydney Morning Herald, 6 Sydney...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-027
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
... from French acajou (from Portuguese acaju, from Tupi Indian acaj Ú) The oed first cites the word from 1703, but it was borrowed at least forty- five years before that time. In The State of Jamaica (dated post 1660), we find Cashues in a list of fruits along with supotillia, advocatas, custard apples...