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Folklore September 17, 2020

Public Performances

Studies in the Carnivalesque and Ritualesque

Public Performances: Studies in the Carnivalesque and Ritualesque (University Press of Colorado) offers a deep and wide-ranging exploration of relationships among genres of public performance and of the underlying political motivations they share. Illustrating the connections among three themes—the political, the carnivalesque, and the ritualesque—the volume provides rich and comprehensive insight into public performance as an assertion of political power. Dr. Jack Santino is professor of folklore and popular culture …
Performing Arts August 21, 2020

Carnival Is Woman

Feminism and Performance in Caribbean Mas

Frances Henry and Dwaine Plaza

Hosted by Isabel Machado
Through a feminist perspective, Carnival Is Woman: Feminism and Performance in Caribbean Mas (University Press of Mississippi, 2019) examines the presence of women in contemporary Carnival by demonstrating not only …
African American Studies July 24, 2020

The Movement for Reproductive Justice

Empowering Women of Color through Social Activism

Patricia Zavella

Hosted by Isabel Machado
In The Movement for Reproductive Justice: Empowering Women of Color through Social Activism (NYU Press, 2020), Pat Zavella shows how reproductive justice organizations' collaborative work across racial lines provides a …
Popular Culture July 9, 2020

Modesty

A Fashion Paradox

Hafsa Lodi

Hosted by Isabel Machado
Modest fashion is a growing, global multi-billion-dollar market. As a fashion trend, it has increasingly made its way into high-profile runways, has been endorsed by celebrities, and profiled in major …
American Studies July 8, 2020

Terrorizing Gender

Transgender Visibility and the Surveillance Practices of the U.S. Security State

Mia Fischer

Hosted by Isabel Machado
In Terrorizing Gender: Transgender Visibility and the Surveillance Practices of the U.S. Security State (University of Nebraska Press, 2019), Mia Fischer traces how media and state actors collude in the …
American Studies June 11, 2020

Southern Decadence in New Orleans

Howard Philips Smith

Hosted by Isabel Machado
Almost a year ago, on my second interview for this podcast, I talked to Howard Philips Smith about Unveiling the Muse: The Lost History of Gay Carnival in New Orleans …
Performing Arts May 1, 2020

Drag, Interperformance, and the Trouble with Queerness

Katie Horowitz

Hosted by Isabel Machado
Published by Routledge in 2019, Drag, Interperformance, and the Trouble with Queerness is a comparative ethnography of drag king and drag queen performances in Cleveland Ohio. It uses the concept …
African American Studies April 28, 2020

Duty Beyond the Battlefield

African American Soldiers Fight for Racial Uplift, Citizenship, and Manhood, 1870-1920

Le’Trice D. Donaldson

Hosted by Isabel Machado
In her new book Duty Beyond the Battlefield: African American Soldiers Fight for Racial Uplift, Citizenship, and Manhood, 1870-1920 (Southern Illinois University Press, 2020), Le’Trice D. Donaldson investigates how African …
Anthropology February 24, 2020

Entering Transmasculinity

The Inevitability of Discourse

matthew heinz

Hosted by Isabel Machado
Published by intellect books in 2016, and currently distributed by The University of Chicago Press, Entering Transmasculinity: The Inevitability of Discourse is a holistic study of the intersecting and overlapping …
Latin American Studies February 18, 2020

Exile Within Exiles

Herbert Daniel, Gay Brazilian Revolutionary

James N. Green

Hosted by Isabel Machado
In Exile Within Exiles: Herbert Daniel, Gay Brazilian Revolutionary (Duke University Press, 2018), James N. Green tells the story of Herbert Daniel, a significant and complex figure in Brazilian leftist …
Performing Arts August 20, 2019

The Bodies of Others

Drag Dances and Their Afterlives

Selby Wynn Schwartz

Hosted by Isabel Machado
Selby Wynn Schwartz writes about gender, performance, and the politics of embodiment. Her articles have been published in Women & Performance, PAJ, Dance Research Journal, TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, Critical …
Popular Culture July 30, 2019

Unveiling the Muse

The Lost History of Gay Carnival in New Orleans

Howard Philips Smith

Hosted by Isabel Machado
Howard Philips Smith has been investigating and writing about the gay history of New Orleans for over two decades. Raised on a small farm in rural Southern Mississippi, he studied …