Dandyism was initially imposed on black men in eighteenth-century England, as the Atlantic slave trade and an emerging culture of conspicuous consumption generated a vogue in dandified black servants. “Luxury slaves” tweaked and reworked their uniforms, and were soon known for their sartorial novelty and sometimes flamboyant personalities. Tracing the history of the black dandy forward to contemporary celebrity incarnations such as Andre 3000 and Sean Combs, Miller explains how black people became arbiters of style and how they have historically used the dandy’s signature tools—clothing, gesture, and wit—to break down limiting identity markers and propose new ways of fashioning political and social possibility in the black Atlantic world. With an aplomb worthy of her iconographic subject, she considers the black dandy in relation to nineteenth-century American literature and drama, W. E. B. Du Bois’s reflections on black masculinity and cultural nationalism, the modernist aesthetics of the Harlem Renaissance, and representations of black cosmopolitanism in contemporary visual art.
This peer-reviewed guide highlights important therapeutic treatment options for the most common diseases managed by clinicians practicing internal medicine.SHORT BULLETED CONTENT for ease of use in a clinical setting ORGANIZED BY DISEASE STATE CLINICAL PEARLS to aid in disease management EMBEDDED REFERENCES to facilitate further research DRUG TABLES that include product availability, disease-specific dosing, common adverse reactions and drug/drug interactions SECTIONS INCLUDE: Cardiology, Pulmonary, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Nutrition, Hematology and Oncology, Infectious Disease, Rheumatology, Psychiatry, Pain, and Transplant HELPFUL APPENDICES INCLUDE: Antidotes, Immunizations, Intrathecal Injections, Intravenous Immunoglobulin, Lab/Drug Interactions and Drug Abuse, Mechanical Ventilation, QT Prolongation, and Steroid Conversion Chart