African American men are not commonly thought of favorably as fathers, especially in regard to their children's education. Using a quantitative fathering involvement scale, which is based on engagement, accessibility, and responsibility, this study investigates how 9 African American men attempt to be good fathers as well as what they do to help their children in school. The findings suggest that African American men can indeed be good fathers and positively influence their children's educational outcomes.
Theodore Ransaw, The Good Father: African American Fathers Who Positively Influence the Educational Outcomes of Their Children
The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 30.1
This article analyzes the representation of rape in three narratives from the Babylonian Talmud's account of the Roman destruction of Jerusalem and discusses the connection between sexual violence, enslavement, and colonial domination.
Julia Watts Belser, Sex in the Shadow of Rome: Sexual Violence and Theological Lament in Talmudic Disaster Tales
Film History 26.2
Leo Rosencrans, an Ohio native who came to Hollywood for four months in 1916–17 to pursue a career in filmmaking, left behind a record of his experiences in a series of letters that he wrote during his time in California. Leo sought employment as an extra. His letters provide a fascinating glimpse into the life of an extra, an existence framed by gender and class dynamics, labor struggles, and studio politics.
Charlie Keil, Leo Rosencrans, Movie-Struck Boy: A (Half-)Year in the Life of a Hollywood Extra
Journal of Folklore Research 51.1
This article treats Mexican retablos (devotional paintings) in relation to people's actions. Retablos serve as a basis for seeing, talking about, and interpreting events born from oppressive, modern conditions. Sandell argues that retablos contribute to an aesthetic that orients the senses and the mind against oppressive conditions and toward a positive vision of what the world might be.
David P. Sandell, Mexican Retablos
The Journal of Modern Literature 37.3
The wartime writings of May Sinclair raise important questions about the literary representation of World War One. The difficulty posed by Sinclair's work during the war is that it centers on enjoyment, not on the suffering and penitence now associated with the conflict. Sinclair's writing offers a still relevant lesson about the dangerous entanglement of sexual fantasy and collective violence.
Luke Thurston, Clouds and Power: May Sinclair's War
The Global South 7.2 Dislocations
This article examines the revolutionary politics of Puerto Rican intellectual and physician Ramón Emeterio Betances (1827–98) through an inter-Caribbean lens. Betances stood out among his fellow Cuban and Puerto Ricans revolutionaries for his singular experiences of dislocation: he lived most of his life in France, he included Haiti within his vision of a Caribbean federation, and he was of African descent.
Kahlil Chaar-Pérez, “A Revolution of Love”: Ramón Emeterio Betances, Anténor Firmin, and Affective Communities in the Caribbean