This Ain't Chicago

Race, Class, and Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South


Author: Zandria F. Robinson

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469614227

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 5382

When Zandria Robinson returned home to interview African Americans in Memphis, she was often greeted with some version of the caution "I hope you know this ain't Chicago." In this important new work, Robinson critiques ideas of black identity constructed through a northern lens and situates African Americans as central shapers of contemporary southern culture. Analytically separating black southerners from their migrating cousins, fictive kin, and white counterparts, Robinson demonstrates how place intersects with race, class, gender, and regional identities and differences. Robinson grounds her work in Memphis--the first big city heading north out of the Mississippi Delta. Although Memphis sheds light on much about the South, Robinson does not suggest that the region is monolithic. Instead, she attends to multiple Souths, noting the distinctions between southern places. Memphis, neither Old South nor New South, sits at the intersections of rural and urban, soul and post-soul, and civil rights and post-civil rights, representing an ongoing conversation with the varied incarnations of the South, past and present.

Der Teufel von Chicago

ein Architekt, ein Mörder und die Weltausstellung, die Amerika veränderte


Author: Erik Larson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596153916


Page: 446

View: 8895

The Brotherhood of Man


Author: Kimani Kinyua

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451639910

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9389

After growing up to be very different people, four men tackle the challenges of relationships, the Italian mafia, and the FBI while showing everyone around them what it takes to be a true friend. Alex Blue, Cyprus Kane, Anthony Games, and Lorenzo Dali were inseparable as children. Now a photographer, a jazz artist, a professional thief, and a detective, their friendship is complex and complicated. Alexander Blue struggles with both depression and obsession with the love of his life. Lorenzo Dali is the reincarnation of Miles Davis and he has the attitude to match. Anthony and Cyprus are criminal and cop, friend and foe, and it's only a matter of time before their relationshp comes to an explosive conclusion. The drama that unfolds beween the four friends is fast-paced and gripping. Author Kimani Kinyua creates twists and turns that will leave readers speechless and eager to discover who makes it to the end and who doesn't.

Chocolate Cities

The Black Map of American Life


Author: Marcus Anthony Hunter,Zandria Robinson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520292820

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 6428

When you think of a map of the United States, what do you see? Now think of the Seattle that begot Jimi Hendrix. The Dallas that shaped Erykah Badu. The Holly Springs, Mississippi, that compelled Ida B. Wells to activism against lynching. The Birmingham where Martin Luther King, Jr., penned his most famous missive. Now how do you see the United States? Chocolate Cities offers a new cartography of the United States—a “Black Map” that more accurately reflects the lived experiences and the future of Black life in America. Drawing on cultural sources such as film, music, fiction, and plays, and on traditional resources like Census data, oral histories, ethnographies, and health and wealth data, the book offers a new perspective for analyzing, mapping, and understanding the ebbs and flows of the Black American experience—all in the cities, towns, neighborhoods, and communities that Black Americans have created and defended. Black maps are consequentially different from our current geographical understanding of race and place in America. And as the United States moves toward a majority minority society, Chocolate Cities provides a broad and necessary assessment of how racial and ethnic minorities make and change America’s social, economic, and political landscape.

Frühstück im Bett



Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641087880

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 7910

Nie wieder Liebe, nie wieder Ehe! In fünfzehn Jahren und drei Ehen hat Sugar Beth Carey ihre Lektion gelernt: Wenn sie sich verliebt, dann bricht nur ihr Herz. Sugar Beth braucht keine Männer mehr fürs Leben, sondern Geld – für die Pflege ihrer Stieftochter. Jetzt ist allerdings ausgerechnet der attraktive Schriftsteller Colin Byrne in das Haus gezogen, in dem ihr einziges wertvolles Erbstück versteckt ist. Dass Collin allen Grund hat, sie zu hassen, das weiß Sugar Beth. Auch dass sie beide eine heiße Affäre haben, findet sie ganz in Ordnung. Warum, um Himmels willen, will dieser Mann sie aber gleich heiraten?

Floating City

Hustlers, Strivers, Dealers, Call Girls and Other Lives in Illicit New York


Author: Sudhir Venkatesh

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241002761

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 5822

After his insider's study of Chicago crack gangs electrified the academy, Columbia University sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh spent a decade immersed in New York's underbelly, observing the call girls, drug dealers, prostitutes and other strivers that make up this booming underground economy. Amidst the trust-funder cocktail parties, midtown strip clubs, and immigrant-run sex shops, he discovers a surprisingly fluid and dynamic social world - one that can be found in global cities everywhere - as traditional boundaries between class, race and neighbourhood dissolve. In Floating City, Venkatesh explores New York from high to low, tracing the invisible threads that bind a handful of ambitious urban hustlers, from a Harvard-educated socialite running a high-end escort service to a Harlem crack dealer adapting to changing demands by selling cocaine to hedge fund managers and downtown artists. In the process, and as he questions his own reasons for going deeper into this subterranean world, Venkatesh finds something truly unexpected - community. Floating City is Venkatesh's journey through the 'vast invisible continent' of New York's underground economy - a thriving yet largely unseen world that exists in parallel to our own, at the heart of every city.

Country Soul

Making Music and Making Race in the American South


Author: Charles L. Hughes

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469622440

Category: Music

Page: 280

View: 4996

In the sound of the 1960s and 1970s, nothing symbolized the rift between black and white America better than the seemingly divided genres of country and soul. Yet the music emerged from the same songwriters, musicians, and producers in the recording studios of Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama--what Charles L. Hughes calls the "country-soul triangle." In legendary studios like Stax and FAME, integrated groups of musicians like Booker T. and the MGs and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section produced music that both challenged and reconfirmed racial divisions in the United States. Working with artists from Aretha Franklin to Willie Nelson, these musicians became crucial contributors to the era's popular music and internationally recognized symbols of American racial politics in the turbulent years of civil rights protests, Black Power, and white backlash. Hughes offers a provocative reinterpretation of this key moment in American popular music and challenges the conventional wisdom about the racial politics of southern studios and the music that emerged from them. Drawing on interviews and rarely used archives, Hughes brings to life the daily world of session musicians, producers, and songwriters at the heart of the country and soul scenes. In doing so, he shows how the country-soul triangle gave birth to new ways of thinking about music, race, labor, and the South in this pivotal period.

It Ain't Pretty But It's Real


Author: John Drummond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781583741757

Category: Crime

Page: 272

View: 6812

This is a book that could only take place in Chicago and be written by veteran newsman John Drummond. Drummond specializes in stories involving organized crime, politics, and sports. This is his second book cataloging adventures in reporting on Chicago's underworld characters.

My Friends Call Me C.C.


Author: William Gardiner Hutson

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 9780865341432

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 126

View: 1880

He seemed to work magic in the oil business as he established wildly successful ventures. California at the turn of the century was his stage and his adventures read like fiction until his luck seems to run out and he exits to China. Was he a huckster from the outset?


Portrait des Künstlers als junger %@[Schnörkel][Stern]!


Author: Art Spiegelman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783100768056

Category: Cartoonists

Page: 76

View: 9457

The Sound of Naked Spurs: A Spaghetti Western Screenplay

A Spaghetti Western Screenplay


Author: Karl Smith


ISBN: 0956615686

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

View: 4354

This title tells an 1876 Californian tale of a Coast Miwok Warrior named 'Quentin' AKA 'Naked Spurs'. It is the plausible story of the 'Beat the Bounty' competition, a contest attracting the fastest guns in the west to the largest man-hunt in history.

Der und kein anderer



Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 364106029X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4244

Gracie Snow hat eine undankbare Aufgabe vor sich: Sie soll den widerspenstigen und äußerst attraktiven Footballspieler Bobby Tom Denton dazu bringen, seinen Filmvertrag zu erfüllen. Bobby Tom allerdings hat ziemlich gute Gründe, sich nicht an seine vertraglichen Pflichten zu halten. Kurzerhand beschließt er mal eben, diese süße Lady mit Hilfe seines beträchtlichen Charmes von ihrem Vorhaben abzulenken. Selten hat sich ein Mann so gewaltig in Gracie Snow geirrt ...

Chicago Noir


Author: Neal Pollack

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1936070243

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

View: 7696

“Chicago Noir is a legitimate heir to the noble literary tradition of the greatest city in America. Nelson Algren and James Farrell would be proud.” —Stephen Elliott, author of Happy Baby “If ever a city was made to be the home of noir, it’s Chicago. These writers go straight to Chicago’s noir heart.” —Aleksandar Hemon, author of Nowhere Man Brand new stories by: Neal Pollack, Achy Obejas, Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski, Adam Langer, Joe Meno, Peter Orner, Kevin Guilfoile, Bayo Ojikutu, Jeffery Renard Allen, Luciano Guerriero, Claire Zulkey, Andrew Ervin, M.K. Meyers, Todd Dills, C.J. Sullivan, Daniel Buckman, Amy Sayre-Roberts, and Jim Arndorfer. The city of Chicago has spent much time and money over the last decade marketing itself as a tourist-friendly place for the whole family. It's got a shiny new Millennium Park, a spaceship in the middle of Soldier Field, and thousands of identical faux-brick condo buildings that seem to spring from the ground overnight. Chicago's rough-and-tumble tough-guy reputation has been replaced by a postcard with a lake view. But that city's not gone. The hard-bitten streets once represented by James Farrell and Nelson Algren may have shifted locales, and they may be populated by different ethnicities, but Chicago is still a place where people struggle to survive and where, for many, crime is the only means for their survival. The stories in Chicago Noir reclaim that territory. Chicago Noir is populated by hired killers and jazz men, drunks and dreamers, corrupt cops and ticket scalpers and junkies. It's the Chicago that the Department of Tourism doesn't want you to see, a place where hard cases face their sad fates, and pay for their sins in blood. These are stories about blocks that visitors are afraid to walk. They tell of a Chicago beyond Oprah, Michael Jordan, and deep-dish pizza. This isn't someone's dream of Chicago. It's not even a nightmare. It's just the real city, unfiltered. Chicago Noir.

Francis Alÿs


Author: Francis Alÿs,Ingvild Goetz,Karsten Löckemann,Stephan Urbaschek

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 159

View: 6572

Belgian-born, Mexico City-based artist Francis Alÿs first became known for performances, photographs, videos and drawings that examined the act of walking through an urban environment. More recent works have been characterized by a concern with contemporary myth making--oftentimes with a political edge. Some of his better known projects include the installation of 300 mostly amateur portraits of St. Fabiola at New York's Hispanic Society in 2007 and the 2002 performance piece, "Modern Procession," in which replicas of a Picasso, a Duchamp and a Giacometti accompanied artist Kiki Smith and other celebrants across the Queensboro Bridge to MoMA QNS. In two major essays on Alÿs' oeuvre and three shorter texts on select video installations, this publication focuses on works by the artist in the Goetz Collection. This volume spans from 1991 to 2006, providing a condensed retrospective of the artist's work to date.

Küss mich, wenn du kannst



Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641107571

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7494

Dieser Kerl ist einfach unausstehlich! Noch nie hat Annabelle Granger jemand so wütend gemacht wie der arrogante Sportagent Heath Champion. Aber er ist nun einmal Klient ihrer kleinen Partnervermittlung und daher präsentiert Annabelle ihm eine perfekte Braut nach der anderen. Ohne Erfolg, denn Heath hat längst entdeckt, welche Frau sein Herz wirklich zum Schwingen bringt. Und die ist weniger perfekt, als vielmehr ziemlich streitlustig – und sexy. Doch sein stadtbekannter Flirtfaktor und sein ungewöhnlich hoher Kussquotient beeindrucken Annabelle nicht im Geringsten. Kurz entschlossen greift Heath zum letzten aller Mittel – er trifft sich mit Annabelles ungewöhnlicher Familie ...

It AinÕt So

A Might-Have-Been History of the White Sox in 1919 and Beyond


Author: Michael T. Lynch, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786458062

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 365

View: 7223

In 1919, eight members of the Chicago White Sox famously conspired to throw the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds. The players, including Shoeless Joe Jackson, were banned from organized baseball for life. But what if the Black Sox scandal had never happened? Using computer simulation, this book provides an alternative history of the American League, the White Sox, and the banned players from 1919 through 1932 while chronicling the White Sox organization’s real-life struggles to rebuild its roster.

The Triangle Conspiracy


Author: David Kent

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416531203

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8221

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Curse? There Ain't No Stinking Chicago Cub Curse

And Other Stories about Sports and Gamesmanship


Author: James Wolfe,Mary Ann Presman

Publisher: Mary Ann Presman

ISBN: 1439255903

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 7415

This collection of eleven entertaining, thought-provoking stories about sports and the games people play offers both a male and female perspective on just what's so funny about the ways we compete.