April 25, 2022
The Warmth of Internet Memes: On Cultural Netizenship
by James Yékú, author of Cultural Netizenship
One Twitter user commented on the 2022 Oscars #Slapgate they were waiting for social media to soon become flooded by viral memes on a rather controversial subject…. READ MORE
July 2, 2018
Today marks the 54th anniversary of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 – the landmark civil rights and US labor law in the United States that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin and prohibited unequal application of voter registration requirements, racial segregation in schools, employment, and public accommodations.
In honor of this historic event and current trends, we invite you to explore Transition Magazine’s 1972 conversation with James Baldwin, and a discussion of more than five decades of black action in St. Louis, from the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter.
Today marks the 54th anniversary of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 – the landmark civil rights and US labor law in the United States that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin and prohibited unequal application of voter registration requirements, racial segregation in schools, employment, and public accommodations. In honor of this historic event, we invite you to explore Indiana University’s Black Film Center and Archive, home of Black Camera, the international film journal.
April 5, 2018
This year is turning out to be a year of protest amidst heightened social tensions – established groups like Black Lives Matter and new movements like the recent March for Our Lives rallies are pushing for transformational change in ways not seen since the Summer of 1968. In the forthcoming book, Black Lives Matter and Music: Protest, Intervention, Reflection, editors Fernando Orejuela and Stephanie Shonekan bring together scholars who feel a responsibility to connect people inside and outside of academia, while advocating for social and political change in minority communities.
March 15, 2018
To celebrate Worldwide Quilting Day, we’re sharing a few of our favorite quilts from the gorgeous new book, ‘Quilts and Health’.
March 8, 2018
In honor of Women’s History Month, enjoy some of our journals’ most recent contributions to the exploration of women’s issues across wide-ranging subject areas!
February 21, 2018
In celebration of the Oscar-nominated film, Phantom Thread, revisit Abigail Joseph’s article, “’A Wizard of Silks and Tulle’: Charles Worth and the Queer Origins of Couture,” from the Victorian Studies’ archives, available on JSTOR & Project MUSE. Below, Abigail elaborates on the similarities between 19th century Parisian fashion designer, Charles Worth, and the fictional Reynolds Woodcock.
February 1, 2018
In honor of Black History Month, we invite you to recognize the contributions African Americans have made to our world, and discover groundbreaking scholarship stemming from the African Diaspora. From studies on African conflict and peace to dialogues on race and ethnicity, our journals in African and African-American studies actively work to break down stereotypes and focus on the struggles and aspirations of ordinary people. Enjoy the following sample articles for free from our African Studies journals.
June 28, 2017
Take a closer look at the scholarship behind IU Press Journals! Regina N. Bradley’s article, “Introduction: Hip-Hop Cinema as a Lens of Contemporary Black Realities,” from Black Camera’s newest issue, is now available on JSTOR & Project MUSE. Below, Regina elaborates on hip-hop culture as a visual medium and not as an afterthought behind hip-hop music.