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Black Women In Sequence

Author : Deborah Elizabeth Whaley
ISBN : 9780295806112
Genre : Social Science
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Black Women in Sequence takes readers on a search for women of African descent in comics subculture. From the 1971 appearance of the Skywald Publications character �the Butterfly� - the first Black female superheroine in a comic book - to contemporary comic books, graphic novels, film, manga, and video gaming, a growing number of Black women are becoming producers, viewers, and subjects of sequential art. As the first detailed investigation of Black women�s participation in comic art, Black Women in Sequence examines the representation, production, and transnational circulation of women of African descent in the sequential art world. In this groundbreaking study, which includes interviews with artists and writers, Deborah Whaley suggests that the treatment of the Black female subject in sequential art says much about the place of people of African descent in national ideology in the United States and abroad. For more information visit the author's website:!black-women-in-sequence/c65q
Category: Social Science

Black Women In Sequence

Author : Deborah Elizabeth Whaley
ISBN : 0295994967
Genre : African American women in literature
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Re-inking the nation: Jackie Ormes's black cultural front comics -- Black cat got your tongue? Catwoman, blackness, and postracialism -- African goddesses, mixed-race wonders, and baadasssss women: black women as "signs" of Africa in US comics -- Anime dreams for African girls: Nadia: the secret of blue water -- Where I'm coming from: black female artists and postmodern comix -- Conclusion: Comic book divas and the making of sequential subjects
Category: African American women in literature

Black Comics

Author : Sheena C. Howard
ISBN : 9781441135285
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Winner of the 2014 Will Eisner Award for Best Scholarly/Academic Work. Bringing together contributors from a wide-range of critical perspectives, Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation is an analytic history of the diverse contributions of Black artists to the medium of comics. Covering comic books, superhero comics, graphic novels and cartoon strips from the early 20th century to the present, the book explores the ways in which Black comic artists have grappled with such themes as the Black experience, gender identity, politics and social media. Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation introduces students to such key texts as: The work of Jackie Ormes Black women superheroes from Vixen to Black Panther Aaron McGruder's strip The Boondocks
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Super Black

Author : Adilifu Nama
ISBN : 9780292742529
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Super Black places the appearance of black superheroes alongside broad and sweeping cultural trends in American politics and pop culture, which reveals how black superheroes are not disposable pop products, but rather a fascinating racial phenomenon through which futuristic expressions and fantastic visions of black racial identity and symbolic political meaning are presented. Adilifu Nama sees the value—and finds new avenues for exploring racial identity—in black superheroes who are often dismissed as sidekicks, imitators of established white heroes, or are accused of having no role outside of blaxploitation film contexts. Nama examines seminal black comic book superheroes such as Black Panther, Black Lightning, Storm, Luke Cage, Blade, the Falcon, Nubia, and others, some of whom also appear on the small and large screens, as well as how the imaginary black superhero has come to life in the image of President Barack Obama. Super Black explores how black superheroes are a powerful source of racial meaning, narrative, and imagination in American society that express a myriad of racial assumptions, political perspectives, and fantastic (re)imaginings of black identity. The book also demonstrates how these figures overtly represent or implicitly signify social discourse and accepted wisdom concerning notions of racial reciprocity, equality, forgiveness, and ultimately, racial justice.
Category: Literary Criticism

Black Superheroes Milestone Comics And Their Fans

Author : Jeffrey A. Brown
ISBN : 1604737638
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Tells how success came to Milestone Comics in the 1990s. Focuses on the African American heroes in a town called Dakota. Represents an alternative model of black heroism.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Blacker The Ink

Author : Frances Gateward
ISBN : 9780813572369
Genre : Art
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When many think of comic books the first thing that comes to mind are caped crusaders and spandex-wearing super-heroes. Perhaps, inevitably, these images are of white men (and more rarely, women). It was not until the 1970s that African American superheroes such as Luke Cage, Blade, and others emerged. But as this exciting new collection reveals, these superhero comics are only one small component in a wealth of representations of black characters within comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels over the past century. The Blacker the Ink is the first book to explore not only the diverse range of black characters in comics, but also the multitude of ways that black artists, writers, and publishers have made a mark on the industry. Organized thematically into “panels” in tribute to sequential art published in the funny pages of newspapers, the fifteen original essays take us on a journey that reaches from the African American newspaper comics of the 1930s to the Francophone graphic novels of the 2000s. Even as it demonstrates the wide spectrum of images of African Americans in comics and sequential art, the collection also identifies common character types and themes running through everything from the strip The Boondocks to the graphic novel Nat Turner. Though it does not shy away from examining the legacy of racial stereotypes in comics and racial biases in the industry, The Blacker the Ink also offers inspiring stories of trailblazing African American artists and writers. Whether you are a diehard comic book fan or a casual reader of the funny pages, these essays will give you a new appreciation for how black characters and creators have brought a vibrant splash of color to the world of comics.
Category: Art

Disciplining Women

Author : Deborah Elizabeth Whaley
ISBN : 9781438432748
Genre : Social Science
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An interdisciplinary look Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), the first historically Black sorority.
Category: Social Science

Jackie Ormes

Author : Nancy Goldstein
ISBN : 047211624X
Genre : Art
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Looks at the life and career of the first African American woman cartoonist.
Category: Art

A Textbook Of Graph Theory

Author : R. Balakrishnan
ISBN : 9781461445289
Genre : Mathematics
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In its second edition, expanded with new chapters on domination in graphs and on the spectral properties of graphs, this book offers a solid background in the basics of graph theory. Introduces such topics as Dirac's theorem on k-connected graphs and more.
Category: Mathematics

Bessie Stringfield

Author : Joel Gill
ISBN : 9781938486951
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Imagine a five-foot-two-inch-tall woman riding a Harley eight times across the continental United States. Now imagine she is black and is journeying across the country in the pre-Civil Rights era of the 1930s and '40s. That is the amazing true story of Bessie Stringfield, the woman known today as The Motorcycle Queen of Miami and the first black woman to be inducted into the American Motorcyclist Association Hall of Fame and the Harley Davidson Hall of Fame. Stringfield was a pioneer in motorcycling during her lifetime; she rode as a civilian courier for the US military and founded the Iron Horse Motorcycle Club in Miami, all while confronting and overcoming Jim Crow in every ride.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction