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Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.1215/9780822379430-032
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7943-0
Published: 08 September 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376187-032
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7618-7
... of any such success that has been achieved here; and former Negro movements have been characterized by a feeble policy; bad leadership; want of intelligence, and above all by a conspicuous lack of discipline. (4) It has always struck me as very significant of what may be called the levity of...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009160-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0916-0
... posts it isn t. Set the cap and gown aside when you sit down to write. Writing that sounds oratorical, stiff, and formal is unclear and opaque and difficult to understand, whoever the audience is. Introduce some levity throw in a contraction or two! Because we take our writing seriously and hope that...
Published: 01 January 2021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1290-0
... me in more ways than I can name, across time and distance. Asher and Conner bring joy and levity to it all. Emma Capri casts a bright light on the future. Jean and Tom Sine have shared in all the joys and challenges that writing this book has entailed, providing encouragement every step of the way. I...
Published: 25 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004639-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0463-9
..., the inflated balloon baby version towered buoyantly above demonstrators in London s Trafalgar Square.13 The images (both real and photoshopped) of the angry orange baby of- fered a moment of much- needed levity in calamitous times. But the giant balloon reminds me of other atmospheric objects that...
Published: 12 March 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013068-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1306-8
Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009009-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0900-9
... on the Obama house hold.1 When Obama straight- faced but winkingly referred to himself as a mutt, he ushered in some much- needed levity to the dawn of his presidency and to a then little joked- about but highly debated topic: Barack Obama s mixed- race African American background. In his first...
Book Chapter

By Lesley Stern
Published: 10 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012290-019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1229-0
... Martin attacked Zimmerman she blurted out, That s retarded, sir. It was the conjunction of these two words sir and retarded that sparked a macabre levity, for the first time in weeks J and I roared with laughter. It was as though the unconscious of half the U.S. erupted for a moment, shattering...
Published: 26 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012481-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1248-1
..., queer and vegan practices of resignification have undertheorized and underappreci- ated material consequences. Queer feminist debates and insights about the ethics of sex (both gen- dered enfleshment and doing it) can ofer some nuance and levity to read- ings of the politics of meat. Meat- eating, like...
Published: 01 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012429-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1242-9
... [her] per for mance. 10 However, a quick cadence and jaunty deliv- ery do not necessarily suggest levity. Bounciness might characterize a cheery skip through blooming pastures, but it might also mark a frenzied scramble through bloody trenches. I propose that Simone s pitter patter echoes the beat of...
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007401-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0740-1
... Pan Dulce signify with a levity and sovereignty too rare to euphemize. College Access as Social Justice: The California Context In order to understand the political stakes of daily classroom interactions between students and Sofia, you gotta locate her class in the larger political project of Robeson...
Published: 11 September 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009313-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0931-3
... still blessedly connected to earth and to gods, an uncontami- nated fount from which we might drink in limited doses to reconnect with innocence or mysticism. This view underwrote much of the levity of the Jazz Age, as well as the change in Western artistic styles sparked by Picasso s famous encounter...
Published: 24 April 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0916-0
... audience is. Introduce some levity throw in a contraction or two! Because we take our writing seriously and hope that others do too, our prose conveys anxiety. Our citations betray us here ( Look, these other people agree with me but alongside these attributions that academic convention requires, we fill...
Published: 27 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005513-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0551-3
... which syllable, and placement of each voice in the stereo field. Some singers get a case of the giggles toward the end of the track, and their near- breakdowns lighten the mood as the piece concludes. Those yuks highlight what is, for me, the distinctive charm of the recording; I hear them as the levity...
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By Tyler Denmead
Published: 08 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007319-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0731-9
Published: 06 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005575-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0557-5
... instrumentality seem entirely opposed to the for- its- own- sake expres- sive norms of plea sure, pretense, ambiguity, and levity that play invokes. As M. Lane Bruner (2005: 148) remarks in his discussion of activist satire, The humorless state has a very difficult time dealing with absurdity, sym- bolic protest...
Published: 29 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007029-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0702-9
... pleasur- able moments, but she was not a woman who seemed to have ever had much fun when growing up or even after, apart from going to the movies. And she seemed to be on guard against levity surfacing in the household. I House of Strangers/Diminished Lives 115 remember her once singing the Christmas...
Published: 16 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012399-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1239-9
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By Farzaneh Hemmasi
Published: 10 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012009-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1200-9
Published: 10 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012009-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1200-9
... levity into what would otherwise be a serious scholarly proceeding. the capital OF 6/8 49 Though the percussion line on its own is identifiable as shesh- o- hasht, the drum provides only one part of the interlocking composite of rhyth- mic entities (Iyer 2002, 398) that contributes to the groove. Dance...