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Event Information:

  • Wed
    31
    Mar
    2021

    SouthTalks: I Don’t Like the Blues: Race, Place, and the Backbeat of Black Life with B. Brian Foster

    12:00 pmZoom

    SouthTalks: I Don’t Like the Blues: Race, Place, and the Backbeat of Black Life with B. Brian Foster
    In the last six years, B. Brian Foster has talked with hundreds of Black Mississippians about race, the blues, politics, memory, community, and more. In this talk, he shares with us some of what they’ve shared with him, and he considers what it all might mean both now and for the future. Some of that work is included in his new book, I Don’t Like the Blues: Race, Place, and the Backbeat of Black Life, in which he considers the value of non-affirming sensibilities like pessimism, frustration, and exhaustion for how we think about Black identity and lived experience.

    B. Brian Foster is a writer and storyteller from Mississippi. He earned his PhD in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and currently works as assistant professor of sociology and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi. Foster also serves as coeditor of the journal Sociology of Race and Ethnicity and is director of the Mississippi Hill Country Oral History Collective.

    Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture

    Noon

    https://olemiss.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nTvRpDCHRZuQLjnibBGEEA