precipitates the dramatic action of the Tracy family saga.
Just as physical miscegenation
involves the destabilization of putatively concrete racial categories because of sexual intercourse, Ike's miscegenation
involves the destabilization of putatively concrete regional identities because of the other kind of intercourse--commerce.
But Soul on Ice is obviously not the only cultural nationalist work in which miscegenation
and male homosexuality become the locus and focal point for anxiety around the possibilities of cohesion and wholeness in the scripting of the narrative of the Black nation directly onto Black bodies in an imagined Black reality.
, the caste system based on race prevented Afro-Mexicans from maintaining their distinct African heritage, especially in physical characteristics:
The literal and figurative centerpiece of the collection is Sidney Kaplan's 1949 essay, "The Miscegenation
Issue in the Election of 1864.
offers a powerful contrast to the destructive ways miscegenation
Johnson imagines the cosmopolite of mixed race heritage as an ideal metaphor for pluralism and cultural syncretism, and she uses the trope of miscegenation
more frequently still to critique racial violence and the impending disaster of a purified Anglo-American identity achieved through the lynching epidemic and racial terrorism.
As Wallenstein makes clear, the history of miscegenation
law is one best understood through an examination of federal and state law.
Obscured, Jefferson's miscegenation
, like America's, became a myth--the myth of "Dusky Sally," or simply "The Miscegenation
Myth"--and sex across the color line became, for too many, a new and surprising phenomena.
Supreme Court's 1967 decision abolishing miscegenation
That original sin contaminates all conceptuses remains a rock-solid tenet of the Christian right--that new and improbable miscegenation
between conservative Catholics and fundamentalist Protestants who have papered over past discord to unite against abortion.
Pop music has always been an outlet for rebellious behavior," Perry writes in her crime-and-music story, "but only recently has that rebellion gone from ignoring social strictures against promiscuity, drug use, and miscegenation
to violent separatism backed by threats as well as action.