Queen Sugar

Queen Sugar
Author: Natalie Baszile
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-02-06
ISBN: 0698151542
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queen Sugar Book Excerpt:

The inspiration for the acclaimed OWN TV series produced by Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay "Queen Sugar is a page-turning, heart-breaking novel of the new south, where the past is never truly past, but the future is a hot, bright promise. This is a story of family and the healing power of our connections—to each other, and to the rich land beneath our feet." —Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage Readers, booksellers, and critics alike are embracing Queen Sugar and cheering for its heroine, Charley Bordelon, an African American woman and single mother struggling to build a new life amid the complexities of the contemporary South. When Charley unexpectedly inherits eight hundred acres of sugarcane land, she and her eleven-year-old daughter say goodbye to smoggy Los Angeles and head to Louisiana. She soon learns, however, that cane farming is always going to be a white man’s business. As the sweltering summer unfolds, Charley struggles to balance the overwhelming challenges of a farm in decline with the demands of family and the startling desires of her own heart.

African American Women in the Oprah Winfrey Network s Queen Sugar Drama

African American Women in the Oprah Winfrey Network s Queen Sugar Drama
Author: Ollie L. Jefferson
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2021-01-15
ISBN: 1793628874
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African American Women in the Oprah Winfrey Network s Queen Sugar Drama Book Excerpt:

This critical study interrogates the intersection of race and gender media representations on screen and behind the scenes. The thought-provoking investigation on the Oprah Winfrey Network’s Queen Sugar series shows the ways in which the television drama is a significant contribution to mainstream media that creates in-depth conversations concerning African American women’s social roles, social class, and social change. Ollie L. Jefferson provides a unique analysis of the television production by using the exemplary representations conceptual framework to contextualize and theorize research contributing to systemic change. Jefferson highlights the best practices used by African American female executive producers, Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay, by examining Queen Sugar as a case study. The investigation shows how the decision-makers produced multidimensional female characters to illustrate the complex humanity of Black lives. This book broadens understanding of the media industry’s need for culturally sensitive and conscious inclusion of women and people of color behind the scenes—as media owners, creators, writers, directors, and producers—to put an end to the persistent and pervasive misrepresentations of African American women on screen. Scholars of television studies, film studies, media studies, race studies, and women’s studies will find this book particularly useful.

Resisting Rape Culture through Pop Culture

Resisting Rape Culture through Pop Culture
Author: Kelly Wilz
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2019-12-15
ISBN: 1498588697
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resisting Rape Culture through Pop Culture Book Excerpt:

Resisting Rape Culture through Pop Culture: Sex After #MeToo provides audiences with constructive models of affirmative consent, tender masculinity, and pleasure in popular culture that work to challenge toxic dominant and hegemonic constructions. While numerous scholars have illustrated the many ways mediated culture shape social understandings of sexual violence, this book analyzes texts that might serve to resist rape culture. This project locates how these texts manufacture cinematic or televisual narratives and in turn work to create new realities that encourage cultural and social change. Kelly Wilz analyzes the ways in which we, as a culture, tend to understand sex through visual media and dominant cultural myths, while highlighting productive texts which might serve as a possible corrective to the ways in which sex is ritualized by rules that legitimize violence. Through the lens of productive criticism, Wilz examines how language and dominant ideologies around rape culture and rape myths reinforce systemic violence, and how visual texts might work to reimagine how we might disrupt those ideologies and create new ways to engage in conversations around intimacy and violence. By centering the voices within the #MeToo movement, who actively work to de-normalize sexual assault and abuse, these models provide a useful counter to the deluge of dehumanizing narratives about survivors and sexualized violence. Scholars of pop culture, women’s studies, media studies, and social justice will find this book particularly useful.

Black to Nature

Black to Nature
Author: Stefanie K. Dunning
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-04-22
ISBN: 1496832957
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black to Nature Book Excerpt:

In Black to Nature: Pastoral Return and African American Culture, author Stefanie K. Dunning considers both popular and literary texts that range from Beyoncé’s Lemonade to Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones. These key works restage Black women in relation to nature. Dunning argues that depictions of protagonists who return to pastoral settings contest the violent and racist history that incentivized Black disavowal of the natural world. Dunning offers an original theoretical paradigm for thinking through race and nature by showing that diverse constructions of nature in these texts are deployed as a means of rescrambling the teleology of the Western progress narrative. In a series of fascinating close readings of contemporary Black texts, she reveals how a range of artists evoke nature to suggest that interbeing with nature signals a call for what Jared Sexton calls “the dream of Black Studies”—abolition. Black to Nature thus offers nuanced readings that advance an emerging body of critical and creative work at the nexus of Blackness, gender, and nature. Written in a clear, approachable, and multilayered style that aims to be as poignant as nature itself, the volume offers a unique combination of theoretical breadth, narrative beauty, and broader perspective that suggests it will be a foundational text in a new critical turn towards framing nature within a cultural studies context.

The Routledge Companion to Literature of the U S South

The Routledge Companion to Literature of the U S  South
Author: Katharine A. Burnett,Todd Hagstette,Monica Carol Miller
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 623
Release: 2022-07-11
ISBN: 1000605345
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Literature of the U S South Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Companion to Literature of the U.S. South provides a collection of vibrant and multidisciplinary essays by scholars from a wide range of backgrounds working in the field of U.S. southern literary studies. With topics ranging from American studies, African American studies, transatlantic or global studies, multiethnic studies, immigration studies, and gender studies, this volume presents a multi-faceted conversation around a wide variety of subjects in U.S. southern literary studies. The Companion will offer a comprehensive overview of the southern literary studies field, including a chronological history from the U.S. colonial era to the present day and theoretical touchstones, while also introducing new methods of reconceiving region and the U.S. South as inherently interdisciplinary and multi-dimensional. The volume will therefore be an invaluable tool for instructors, scholars, students, and members of the general public who are interested in exploring the field further but will also suggest new methods of engaging with regional studies, American studies, American literary studies, and cultural studies.

The Art and Craft of TV Directing

The Art and Craft of TV Directing
Author: Jim Hemphill
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2019-08-13
ISBN: 0429618913
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art and Craft of TV Directing Book Excerpt:

The Art and Craft of TV Directing offers a broad and in-depth view of the craft of TV Directing in the form of detailed interviews with dozens of the industry’s most accomplished episodic television directors. Author Jim Hemphill provides students with essential information on the complexities of working in episodic TV, highlighting the artistic, technical, and interpersonal skills required, and exploring a variety of entry points and approaches to provide a comprehensive overview of how to begin and sustain a career as a television director. The book discusses how to merge one’s personal style with the established visual language of any given show, while also adhering to tight budgets and schedules and navigating the complicated politics of working with showrunners, networks, and producers. The book also features interviews with a range of directors, from feature directors who have moved into episodic TV (Kimberly Peirce, Mark Pellington) to directors who have made the transition from other disciplines like acting (Andrew McCarthy, Lea Thompson), hair and makeup (Stacey K. Black) and stunts (David M. Barrett). This book provides unprecedented access to the experiences and advice of contemporary working episodic television directors, and is an ideal resource for students studying television directing, early career professionals looking for advice, and working directors looking to make the transition from feature directing to episodic TV directing.

Commercial Directory of the American Republics Argentine Republic Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Costa Rica Ecuador Falkland Islands Greater republic of Central America Guatemala The Guianas Haiti Hawaii Honduras British Honduras

Commercial Directory of the American Republics   Argentine Republic  Bolivia  Brazil  Chile  Colombia  Costa Rica  Ecuador  Falkland Islands  Greater republic of Central America  Guatemala  The Guianas  Haiti  Hawaii  Honduras  British Honduras
Author: International Bureau of the American Republics
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1172
Release: 1897
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Coinage
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Commercial Directory of the American Republics Argentine Republic Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Costa Rica Ecuador Falkland Islands Greater republic of Central America Guatemala The Guianas Haiti Hawaii Honduras British Honduras Book Excerpt:

Race in American Television Voices and Visions that Shaped a Nation 2 volumes

Race in American Television  Voices and Visions that Shaped a Nation  2 volumes
Author: David J. Leonard,Stephanie Troutman Robbins
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 805
Release: 2021-01-31
ISBN: 1440843066
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race in American Television Voices and Visions that Shaped a Nation 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

This two-volume encyclopedia explores representations of people of color in American television. It includes overview essays on early, classic, and contemporary television and the challenges, developments, and participation of people of color on and behind the screen. Covering five decades, this encyclopedia highlights how race has shaped television and how television has shaped society. Offering critical analysis of moments and themes throughout television history, Race in American Television shines a spotlight on key artists of color, prominent shows, and the debates that have defined television since the Civil Rights Movement. This book also examines the ways in which television has been a site for both reproduction of stereotypes and resistance to them, providing a basis for discussion about American racial issues. This set provides a significant resource for students and fans of television alike, not only educating but also empowering readers with the necessary tools to consume and watch the small screen and explore its impact on the evolution of racial and ethnic stereotypes in U.S. culture and beyond. Understanding the history of American television contributes to deeper knowledge and potentially helps us to better apprehend the plethora of diverse shows and programs on Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and other platforms today. Offers accessible yet critical discussions of television culture Provides historic understanding of the contributions of significant artists of color to the history of American television Discusses a diversity of shows as well as debates and themes central to the history of American television

The Queen s Dressmaker

The Queen s Dressmaker
Author: Meghan Masterson
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2021-03-19
ISBN: 1800193874
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Queen s Dressmaker Book Excerpt:

One woman must choose between loyalty to her queen and the man she loves… Giselle always dreamed of making beautiful dresses, but never thought she would be chosen to attend to the elegant, but troubled, queen of France, Marie Antoinette. Within the glittering, mirrored walls of the palace, Giselle ensures the queen shines brighter than anyone, with not a single feather or ruffle out of place, no matter how she might feel inside. Being so close to the queen, Giselle is there for her most private and unguarded moments. As whispers spread through the court about the violent protests sweeping across the country and the growing threat to the royal family, Giselle sees the cracks in Marie Antoinette’s perfect image. On a visit home to her family in Paris, Giselle experiences the troubles first-hand, getting caught up in a dangerous riot. When handsome Léon comes to her aid, she falls in love with this kind, clever young man. But Léon does not share her admiration for the royals, siding with those who believe they should no longer be in power. Returning to the palace, Giselle is shocked to find the very lives of the royal family now at stake. Marie Antoinette appeals to her to help them escape France and Giselle faces a heart-wrenching choice. Will Giselle risk the guillotine herself to save the life of her beloved queen? And can she do so without betraying the man she loves? Based on true events, this is an absolutely gripping historical novel of loyalty, betrayal, power and passion. Fans of Les Misérables, Girl with a Pearl Earring and My Dear Hamilton will be totally swept away by this heart-breaking page-turner. Previously published as The Wardrobe Mistress. Readers are captivated by The Queen’s Dressmaker: “An addictive story!… I just could not stop reading… I was swept away by the story… A great choice for readers who love history and romance.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Sexy, absorbing, and suspenseful, this story sweeps you along to its riveting conclusion.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Compelling and drew me in. There is suspense, romance, and many surprises along the way.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I found myself captivated by this novel… Royal court intrigue, fashion… All of the ingredients are here to make for a page-turning story.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I adored the narrator, Giselle… I found myself wishing that I had a tricolor rosette for my own lapel. A stunning debut from a fresh new voice in historical fiction.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fast-paced read that was tough to put down. Giselle is a brave heroine it was easy to root for her.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Masterson is masterful at historical fiction!… I recommend to those interested in the French Revolution and historical fiction alike!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I felt like I was in the middle of Paris during this tumultuous time. I can't wait for Meghan Masterson's next book!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Shared Sisterhood

Shared Sisterhood
Author: Tina Opie,Beth A. Livingston
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2022-10-11
ISBN: 164782284X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shared Sisterhood Book Excerpt:

Gender equity can't happen without racial equity. We need Shared Sisterhood. Bias persists in organizations and society. Despite efforts that have been made in the last few decades, gender and racioethnic equity still hasn’t been achieved. What's worse, Black, Indigenous, Asian, and Latina women are being held back more than their White counterparts. We need to change how we strive for equity. We must move beyond individual solutions toward collective action, where people from historically power-dominant and marginalized groups work together, so that all women experience the benefits of professional growth and equity. We need Shared Sisterhood, and anyone, regardless of gender, can join in. Professor Tina Opie first started Shared Sisterhood as a movement to drive gender and racial equity in organizations. Since then, she and professor Beth A. Livingston have worked together to spread the word to leaders across organizations, with thousands of followers joining the cause. In this book, they explain how to use vulnerability, trust, empathy, and risk-taking to build Shared Sisterhood and break down three key parts of the process: Dig into your own assumptions around racioethnicity, gender, and power Bridge the divide between women of all backgrounds through authentic relationships Advance all women across the organization and beyond Balancing a mix of history, research, and real-life examples—including the authors' own experiences—this book encourages everyone to join Shared Sisterhood and advance equity for all.

Treasure from the Storm

Treasure from the Storm
Author: Ellen Sherrill
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2011-07-07
ISBN: 1449717594
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treasure from the Storm Book Excerpt:

Sugar Magnolia longs for her life in Biloxi, Mississippi, to hold more than hard work at the quaint old hotel she inherited from her mother. When a hurricane blows into the bay with a vengeance, she discovers a handsome stranger washed ashore and almost dead. Forced to nurse him herself, she finds her heart desperately wanting him to live. When he does regain consciousness, they are both dismayed to learn that he has no memory of his life before waking up at Sugar's hotel. Not even knowing his name, Sugar's stranger chooses to call himself Noah and finds comfort in the one thing that was not lost to him-his relationship with God. In spite of Sugar's previous lack of interest in spiritual things, she sees the strength that Noah draws from knowing God. She longs for peace and for healing of childhood wounds that have scarred her as a woman. Can Noah's God bring restoration to her as well? The knowledge that he could have a wife somewhere prevents Noah and Sugar from expressing the deep feelings that are growing between them. When Noah's identity does become known, they are faced with new challenges. Although Noah seems confident that God will somehow work things out, Sugar's faith is new and untested; their problems seem as insurmountable as the huge waves that brought Noah into her life. Now that she has finally found love, will she still be forced to live without it? Or is Noah right-is God really capable of bringing good out of the storm that surrounds them?

Empire and Black Images in Popular Culture

Empire and Black Images in Popular Culture
Author: Joshua K. Wright
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-05-11
ISBN: 1476632502
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empire and Black Images in Popular Culture Book Excerpt:

FOX’s musical drama Empire has been hailed as the savior of broadcast television, drawing 15 million viewers a week. A “hip-hopera” inspired by Shakespeare’s King Lear and 1980s prime-time soap Dynasty, the series is at the forefront of a black popular culture Renaissance—yet has stirred controversy in the black community. Is Empire shifting paradigms or promoting pernicious stereotypes? Examining the evolution and potency of black images in popular culture, the author explores Empire’s place in a diverse body of literature and media, data and discussions on respectability.

Labor Pains

Labor Pains
Author: Christin Marie Taylor
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-04-24
ISBN: 1496821793
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Labor Pains Book Excerpt:

From the 1930s to the 1960s, the Popular Front produced a significant era in African American literary radicalism. While scholars have long associated the black radicalism of the Popular Front with the literary Left and the working class, Christin Marie Taylor considers how black radicalism influenced southern fiction about black workers, offering a new view of work and labor. At the height of the New Deal era and its legacies, Taylor examines how southern literature of the Popular Front not only addressed the familiar stakes of race and labor but also called upon an imagined black folk to explore questions of feeling and desire. By poring over tropes of black workers across genres of southern literature in the works of George Wylie Henderson, William Attaway, Eudora Welty, and Sarah Elizabeth Wright, Taylor reveals the broad reach of black radicalism into experiments with portraying human feelings. These writers grounded interrelationships and stoked emotions to present the social issues of their times in deeply human terms. Taylor emphasizes the multidimensional use of the sensual and the sexual, which many protest writers of the period, such as Richard Wright, avoided. She suggests Henderson and company used feeling to touch readers while also questioning and reimagining the political contexts and apparent victories of their times. Taylor shows how these fictions adopted the aesthetics and politics of feeling as a response to New Deal–era policy reforms, both in their successes and their failures. In effect, these writers, some who are not considered a part of an African American protest tradition, illuminated an alternative form of protest through poignant paradigms.

My Paperback Book

My Paperback Book
Author: JT RILEY
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1365252205
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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We Are Still Married

We Are Still Married
Author: Garrison Keillor
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1990-04-01
ISBN: 1101572698
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Are Still Married Book Excerpt:

“Garrison Keillor made it possible, after twenty years of black humor…to be both funny and nice, hip and winsome, scathing and loving, all in the flick of a single many-barbed quip——The Washington Post Book World “Keillor’s literary style is as flexible and assured as his vocal delivery. It can slip from mood to mood so subtly and quickly you’re never quite sure where you are…. [His] writing has the silvery slip of running water, so graceful and easy it’s hard to believe it can carry so much that is jagged and unresolved. His integrity lies in his not smoothing away those rough edges in the swift current of his prose; they’re bruisingly, sometimes cuttingly there.” —The Village Voice

Landmarks and Monuments of Baton Rouge

Landmarks and Monuments of Baton Rouge
Author: Hilda S. Krousel PhD
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-09-11
ISBN: 161423681X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landmarks and Monuments of Baton Rouge Book Excerpt:

The capital of Louisiana is filled with an array of significant historical monuments and markers, each with a unique story to tell. Some, like the old and new capitols and the Louisiana State University Memorial Tower, are well-known, iconic pieces of Baton Rouge. Others, like De Bore's Sugar Kettle and the nation's only remaining Pentagon Barracks outside Washington, D.C., are lesser known yet no less important to the narrative of Baton Rouge. Discover historic treasures like the USS Louisiana figurehead and the Merci Train and learn the stories behind the Liberty Bell and the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk "Joy." Join Dr. Hilda Krousel on this journey through the history of "Red Stick," as told by its most storied landmarks.

Black Women Shattering Stereotypes

Black Women Shattering Stereotypes
Author: Kay Siebler
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2021-04-21
ISBN: 179363601X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Women Shattering Stereotypes Book Excerpt:

This book intertwines analysis of film and television programs made by, for, and about Black women and interviews with over one hundred Black women to discuss how they are fighting back against the racist and sexist stereotypes of Black women purported by mainstream media.

Louisiana Sweets

Louisiana Sweets
Author: Dixie Poché
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2017-01-09
ISBN: 1439662177
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Louisiana Sweets Book Excerpt:

Explore the recipes and history behind an array of sweet treats from the Sugar State with help from the author of Classic Eateries of Cajun Country. Louisiana is famous for its culinary delights, and the state’s rich medley of treats and confections proves its sweet tooth. Creative bakers improvised traditional recipes during days of rationing to create gateau de sirop (syrup cake) and bread pudding. Early customers of Lea’s Lunchroom’s pies in central Louisiana included outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, who dropped by while they were on the run. During the 1950s, singers Hank Williams Sr. and Elvis Presley hung out at Shreveport’s Southern Maid Donuts after performing at the popular Louisiana Hayride country music broadcast. Author Dixie Poché dives into the recipes and history behind such beloved regional specialties as Mardi Gras king cake, flaming Bananas Foster, Cajun Country’s pain perdu and many more. “Desserts Past, Present, and Future are the stars of Dixie Poché’s new book, Louisiana Sweets: King Cakes, Bread Pudding, and Sweet Dough Pie. The Lafayette-based travel writer gets rather Dickensian (but trade that tacky soot for powdered sugar) as she lays outs a picture of the state’s love affair with sweets through history, anecdotes, recipes, restaurant profiles, and more.” —Country Roads Magazine

Nutcracker

Nutcracker
Author: Wayne Larrivey,Debbie Meyer
Publsiher: I. E. Clark Publications
Total Pages: 36
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780886804183
Category: Children's plays
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutcracker Book Excerpt:

An adaptation of the Hoffmann tale about a girl's fantasy.

The Bee keepers Record and Adviser

The Bee keepers  Record and Adviser
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bee culture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bee keepers Record and Adviser Book Excerpt: