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Race, Class, And Socialization: Allison Davis And Twentieth-Century American Social Thought, David Alan Varel Jan 2015

Race, Class, And Socialization: Allison Davis And Twentieth-Century American Social Thought, David Alan Varel

History Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This project is an intellectual biography of the African-American social scientist Allison Davis (1902-1983). It uses his career and thought to investigate the history of twentieth-century American social thought, the history of social science, and African-American history. In particular, it shows how Davis’s lived experiences with race and class, as well as his first-rate formal education, made him a pioneering anthropologist and educator. After contributing to the New Negro Renaissance, Davis entered social science and published two classics, Deep South (1941) and Children of Bondage (1940). Both were theoretically and methodologically innovative, and both furthered the larger environmental revolution ...


Towards A Queer Black Feminist Theatre Aesthetic: Black American Theater By Three Black Female Playwrights In The Years 1915-1920, Deanna Lynette Downes Jan 2015

Towards A Queer Black Feminist Theatre Aesthetic: Black American Theater By Three Black Female Playwrights In The Years 1915-1920, Deanna Lynette Downes

Theatre and Dance Graduate Theses & Dissertations

"Black women playwrights in particular have ensured its [Black culture's] survival through creating performance pieces that reflexively evaluate their life experiences" (Sunni-Ali). This dissertation is an analysis of three, queer, black female playwrights - Mary Powell Burrill, Angelina Weld Grimké and Alice Dunbar Nelson - from the early twentieth century who did just that. I am interested in the reflexive analysis of black life in America that their plays offered their audiences. I am interested in how these plays reached black audiences - their manner of disbursement and performance - in magazine publications such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored ...


Hip Hop Photography: From Revolutionary To Commodified, Zachary Ardente Jan 2015

Hip Hop Photography: From Revolutionary To Commodified, Zachary Ardente

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis examines Hip Hop’s commercialization, and more specifically the photographs of the progression of Hip Hop from a revolutionary movement to a commercial art form. It outlines the influences of the Hip Hop Movement, and also the denial of these influences as rap music continued to be corporatized. This thesis then compares photographs of enslaved African Americans from Harper’s Weekly and photographs of Frederick Douglass to photographs of revolutionary rappers such as Public Enemy and mainstream artists such as Rick Ross. The intention of this is to prove that as Hip Hop and rap music have become ...