The Culture of BruisingThe Culture of Bruising



Early's subjects range far and wide - essays in which he shares with us his considerable insights and expertise on such various subjects as multiculturalism and Black History Month, baseball, racist memorabilia, performance magic and race, ...

Author: Gerald Lyn Early

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ISBN: UOM:49015002300938

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Page: 285

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Early's subjects range far and wide - essays in which he shares with us his considerable insights and expertise on such various subjects as multiculturalism and Black History Month, baseball, racist memorabilia, performance magic and race, Malcolm X, early jazz music, and finally, the raising of daughters. In every essay the form strengthens the content and gracefully balances the elements of research and opinion. Early becomes by turns the critic, skeptic, autobiographer, biographer, storyteller, cultural and literary scholar, detached citizen, and bemused parent. He integrates these voices with the skill of an accomplished choirmaster.

The Culture of BruisingThe Culture of Bruising



Author: Gerald Early

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ISBN: 0788190245

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Page: 285

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Early presents his cultural ruminations on the sport of prizefighting. His subject, when writing about boxing, is not just the culture of bruising or the world of the prizefighter but rather the culture as bruising -- as a structure of opposition against the individual. He shares his insights & expertise on such subjects as multiculturalism & Black History Month, baseball, racist memorabilia, performance magic & race, Malcolm X, early jazz music, & the raising of daughters. An important collection of essays that treats issues of justice & racism in the context of sports, music, & other activities Americans value most. Winner 1994 Nat. Book Critics Circle Award.

Tuxedo JunctionTuxedo Junction



Discusses racial issues in contemporary American society, with an emphasis on Black writing, art, and culture and featuring reappraisals of James Baldwin and other literary figures

Author: Gerald Lyn Early

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ISBN: 0880012323

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Page: 334

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Discusses racial issues in contemporary American society, with an emphasis on Black writing, art, and culture and featuring reappraisals of James Baldwin and other literary figures

Miles Davis and American CultureMiles Davis and American Culture



His music provoked discussion of art versus commerce, the relationship of artist to audience, and the definition of jazz itself.

Author: Gerald Lyn Early

Publisher: Missouri History Museum

ISBN: 1883982383

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Page: 228

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His music provoked discussion of art versus commerce, the relationship of artist to audience, and the definition of jazz itself. Whether the topic is race, fashion, or gender relations, the cultural debate about Davis's life remains a confluence.".

This is where I Came inThis is where I Came in



Presents a history of the 1960s through profiles of three prominent African Americans--Cecil B. Moore, Muhammad Ali, and Sammy Davis, Jr.

Author: Gerald Lyn Early

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803218230

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Page: 144

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Presents a history of the 1960s through profiles of three prominent African Americans--Cecil B. Moore, Muhammad Ali, and Sammy Davis, Jr.

The Culture PuzzleThe Culture Puzzle



152 A New York Times 2015 profile described the company's culture as “bruising”: Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld, “Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace,” New York Times, August 15, 2015, ...

Author: Mario Moussa

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781523091843

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Page: 240

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Corporate culture is critical to any organizational change effort—this book offers a proven model for identifying and leveraging the essential elements of any culture. In a world that changes at a dizzying pace, what can leaders do to build flexible and adaptive workplaces that inspire people to achieve extraordinary results? According to the authors, the answer lies in recognizing and aligning the elusive forces—or the “puzzling” pieces—that shape an organization's culture. With a combined seventy-five years' worth of research, teaching, and consulting experience, Mario Moussa, Derek Newberry, and Greg Urban bring a wealth of knowledge to creating nimble organizations. Globally recognized business anthropologists and management experts, they explain how to access the full power of your culture by harnessing the Four Forces that drive it: Vision: Embrace a common purpose that illuminates shared aspirations and plans. Interest: Foster a deep commitment to authentic relationships and your organization's future. Habit: Establish routines and rituals that reinforce “the way we do things around here.” Innovation: Promote the constant tinkering that produces surprising new solutions to old problems. Filled with case studies, personal anecdotes, and solid, practical advice, this book includes a four-part Evaluator to help you build resilient organizations and teams. The Culture Puzzle offers the definitive playbook for thriving amid constant transformation.

Hollywood ItaliansHollywood Italians



3. Gerald Early , The Culture of Bruising : Essays on Prizefighting , Literature , and Modern American Culture ( Hopewell , NJ : The Ecco Press , 1994 ) , p . 11 . 4. Early , The Culture of Bruising , p . 6 . 5.

Author: Peter E. Bondanella

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 082641544X

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Page: 352

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"This book is a celebration of nearly a century of images of Italians in American motion pictures and their contribution to popular culture." "Hollywood Italians covers the careers of dozens of stars including Rudolph Valentino, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Marisa Tomei, James Gandolfini, and many others. In addition, the book reviews the work of such Italian American directors as Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese." "In all, Hollywood Italians discusses scores of films with a concentration on the most important, including their literary and European-cinematic roots. The book is capped by a comprehensive examination of The Godfather and its two sequels, as well as the international television phenomenon The Sopranos."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

DaughtersDaughters



It is the story of a faith struggle, as Mr. Early says in his preface, of how the members of a family come to believe in each other. It is also a story where race, oddly, plays only a very small role; class is a great deal more important.

Author: Gerald Early

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015032536016

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Page: 234

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For the many readers familiar with Gerald Early's writing, Daughters will come as no surprise; it is a book he seemed destined to write. Those readers unfamiliar with his writing are in for one of those rare pleasures of discovery, for here is a writer of extraordinary grace and intelligence. Daughters: On Family and Fatherhood is an astonishingly honest, unsentimental, and textured look at family life. It is the story of a faith struggle, as Mr. Early says in his preface, of how the members of a family come to believe in each other. It is also a story where race, oddly, plays only a very small role; class is a great deal more important. But mostly, it is a tale that turns on the mundane events of family life; how people living together understand and support each other - even take joy in knowing each other - despite petty annoyances, blatant misunderstandings, embarrassments, ordinary but stressful trials, and numerous insensitivities. With delicacy and uncanny intimacy, Gerald Early takes us into his family's - and his own - heart, and the result is one of the most profoundly redemptive memoirs in years.

Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture 4 volumes Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture 4 volumes



Along with Oates, Gerald Early's The Culture of Bruising opens the door on the enduring significance of boxing in the African American experience. Ali Rap, produced by ESPN Films, also explores the connections between boxing and popular ...

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313357978

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Page: 1733

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This four-volume encyclopedia contains compelling and comprehensive information on African American popular culture that will be valuable to high school students and undergraduates, college instructors, researchers, and general readers. • Contains writings from 100 contributing authors, all identified in a separate listing • Includes a chronology placing pivotal events—such as the beginning of black baseball, the modern Civil Rights Movement, and the Harlem Renaissance—in historical context • Depicts key places, events, and people through photographs as well as words • Provides a list of black radio programs and movies

The Muhammad Ali ReaderThe Muhammad Ali Reader



This is the amazing story of Muhammad Ali—and the world's reaction to him—told by a stellar array of authors, athletes, and social commentators.

Author: Gerald Early

Publisher: Ecco

ISBN: 0062233572

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Page: 320

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Muhammad Ali—arguably the finest athlete of the twentieth century and incontestably one of the most famous Americans of his time—is known the world over, not only for his boxing prowess, but for his rebellious courage and resilience against controversy. He has been both underdog and champion, villain and prince, playboy and staunch Muslim, exalted American and punished conscientious objector. He was the ultimate athlete—Heavyweight Champion of the World—and today confronts the physical debilitations of Parkinson's disease. A one-of-a-kind volume, The Muhammad Ali Reader collects more than thirty of the best writings about this boxing legend in an incredible anthology by the greatest about The Greatest. This is the amazing story of Muhammad Ali—and the world's reaction to him—told by a stellar array of authors, athletes, and social commentators. Floyd Patterson defends Ali's right to criticize America's participation in the Vietnam War; Malcolm X explains how Ali went from "entertainer" to "threat" with his declaration as "a man of race"; Ali himself shares some intimate and definitive thoughts in a Playboy magazine interview; and Gay Talese gives us a front seat on a ride to Cuba, where Ali meets up with Fidel Castro. Organized by decade, chapters begin with a few opening remarks by Ali himself, and a spectacular sixteen-page photo insert captures The Champ in all his guises. With an introduction by Gerald Early, one of the finest contemporary writers on boxing, The Muhammad Ali Reader confirms Ali's standing as one of the most controversial and charismatic Americans of our time.

Ain t But a PlaceAin t But a Place



This collection of fiction and poetry, memoirs and autobiography, history and journalism illuminates the African American experience in St. Louis in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Author: Gerald Lyn Early

Publisher: Missouri History Museum

ISBN: 1883982286

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Page: 515

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This collection of fiction and poetry, memoirs and autobiography, history and journalism illuminates the African American experience in St. Louis in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The Concise Oxford Companion to African American LiteratureThe Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature



The final essays of The Culture of Bruising turn more toward the personal, and he continues this autobiographical work in Daughters: On Family and Fatherhood (1995), where stories from his life illuminate familiar concerns such as class ...

Author: William L. Andrews

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198031750

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Page: 512

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A breathtaking achievement, this Concise Companion is a suitable crown to the astonishing production in African American literature and criticism that has swept over American literary studies in the last two decades. It offers an enormous range of writers-from Sojourner Truth to Frederick Douglass, from Zora Neale Hurston to Ralph Ellison, and from Toni Morrison to August Wilson. It contains entries on major works (including synopses of novels), such as Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Richard Wright's Native Son, and Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. It also incorporates information on literary characters such as Bigger Thomas, Coffin Ed Johnson, Kunta Kinte, Sula Peace, as well as on character types such as Aunt Jemima, Brer Rabbit, John Henry, Stackolee, and the trickster. Icons of black culture are addressed, including vivid details about the lives of Muhammad Ali, John Coltrane, Marcus Garvey, Jackie Robinson, John Brown, and Harriet Tubman. Here, too, are general articles on poetry, fiction, and drama; on autobiography, slave narratives, Sunday School literature, and oratory; as well as on a wide spectrum of related topics. Compact yet thorough, this handy volume gathers works from a vast array of sources--from the black periodical press to women's clubs--making it one of the most substantial guides available on the growing, exciting world of African American literature.

Approaches to Teaching Baraka s DutchmanApproaches to Teaching Baraka s Dutchman



The play, steeped in the racial issues of its time, continues to speak to racial violence and inequality today. This volume offers strategies for guiding students through this short but challenging text.

Author: Matthew Calihman

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 9781603293563

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Page: 224

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First performed in 1964, Amiri Baraka's play about a charged encounter between a black man and a white woman still has the power to shock. The play, steeped in the racial issues of its time, continues to speak to racial violence and inequality today. This volume offers strategies for guiding students through this short but challenging text. Part 1, "Materials," provides resources for biographical information, critical and literary backgrounds, and the play's early production history. The essays of part 2, "Approaches," address viewing and staging Dutchman theatrically in class. They help instructors ground the play artistically in the black arts movement, the beat generation, the theater of the absurd, pop music, and the blues. Background on civil rights, black power movements, the history of slavery, and Jim Crow laws helps contextualize the play politically and historically.

Battling SikiBattling Siki



Rpt. Ward Greene, ed., Star Reporters and Thirty-four of Their Stories (New York: Random House, 1948), 300-301. 71. Early, The Culture of Bruising, 82. 72. Early, The Culture of Bruising, 68-69. 73. Early, The Notes to Pages 264-70 321.

Author: Peter Benson

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1557288887

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Page: 360

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Battling Siki (1887–1925) was once one of the four or five most recognizable black men in the world and was written about by a host of great writers, including George Bernard Shaw, Ring Lardner, Damon Runyon, Janet Flanner, and Ernest Hemingway. Peter Benson’s lively biography of the first African to win a world championship in boxing delves into the complex world of sports, race, colonialism, and the cult of personality in the early twentieth century.

The Sammy Davis Jr ReaderThe Sammy Davis Jr Reader



The great entertainer comes alive in this anthology of writings about him--from the 1966 Playboy interview by Alex Haley and New Yorker profiles to the 1983 autobiography of porn star Linda Lovelace. Original.

Author: Gerald Lyn Early

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux

ISBN: 0374253838

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Page: 586

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The great entertainer comes alive in this anthology of writings about him--from the 1966 Playboy interview by Alex Haley and New Yorker profiles to the 1983 autobiography of porn star Linda Lovelace. Original.

How the War in the Streets is WonHow the War in the Streets is Won



Poems, dealing with street violence, prizefighting, jazz, and family, form a spiritual odyssey from violence and despair to love and hope.

Author: Gerald Lyn Early

Publisher: Time Being Press

ISBN: 1568090048

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Page: 121

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Poems, dealing with street violence, prizefighting, jazz, and family, form a spiritual odyssey from violence and despair to love and hope.