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Moroccan modern : race, aesthetics, and identity in a global culture market
This dissertation asks how conceptions of race have informed popular cultural expressions in post-independence Morocco. Further, how have these expressions helped shape Moroccan modernity? What does an analysis of the ...
Trials of identity : investigating al- Jāḥiẓ and the Zanj in modern pro-Black discourse
Scholarship about the Muslim philosopher al-Jāḥiẓ and the Zanj revolt of the same era has focused primarily on a specific set of historiographical questions. What was the relationship between al-Jāḥiẓ's explorations of ...
Trapped in a generic closet : black-cast television sitcoms and black gay men
Trapped in a Generic Closet is an interdisciplinary, mixed methods project that examines the various sites where meaning is made and negotiated with respect to representations of black gay men in black-cast from the mid-late ...
The dialectic of blackness and full citizenship : a case study of Haitian migration to the Dominican Republic
In 2015 the Dominican Republic enforced a series of measures to expel undocumented Haitian immigrants and unregistered Dominicans of Haitian descent. As a result, thousands of people of Haitian descent became "illegal", ...
After paradise : Jamaican tourism and nationalism in the wake of colonialism
In the tourist’s popular imagination Jamaica is red, green and gold; reggae music played on pristine beaches, a dreadlocked man selling artwork, weed, coconuts and the big bamboo. Jamaica is tourism. Jamaica is Reggae. ...
Teens of color on TV : charting shifts in sensibility and approaches to portrayals of Black characters in American serialized teen dramas
Over the past several decades, the serialized teen drama genre on television has moved through a series of cycles. The genre, which began with the arrival of Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) on Fox Broadcasting Network, focuses ...