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Aaron Jay Kernis

Aaron Jay Kernis

Leta E. Miller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038532
eISBN:
9780252096440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038532.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Grawemeyer Award, Aaron Jay Kernis achieved recognition as one of the leading composers of his generation while still in his thirties. Since then his ... More

The Accordion in the AmericasKlezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

Helena Simonett (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037207
eISBN:
9780252094323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037207.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

An invention of the Industrial Revolution, the accordion provided the less affluent with an inexpensive, loud, portable, and durable “one-man-orchestra” capable of producing melody, harmony, and bass ... More

Acid HypeAmerican News Media and the Psychedelic Experience

Acid Hype: American News Media and the Psychedelic Experience

Stephen Siff

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039195
eISBN:
9780252097232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039195.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Now synonymous with Sixties counterculture, LSD actually entered the American consciousness via the mainstream. Time and Life, messengers of American respectability, trumpeted its grand arrival in a ... More

Advertising at WarBusiness, Consumers, and Government in the 1940s

Advertising at War: Business, Consumers, and Government in the 1940s

Inger L. Stole

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037122
eISBN:
9780252094231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037122.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book challenges the notion that advertising disappeared as a political issue in the United States in 1938 with the passage of the Wheeler-Lea Amendment to the Federal Trade Commission Act, the ... More

African Americans in U.S. Foreign PolicyFrom the Era of Frederick Douglass to the Age of Obama

African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy: From the Era of Frederick Douglass to the Age of Obama

Linda Heywood, Allison Blakely, Charles Stith, and Joshua C. Yesnowitz (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038877
eISBN:
9780252096839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038877.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Bookended by remarks from African American diplomats Walter C. Carrington and Charles Stith, this book uses close readings of speeches, letters, historical archives, diaries, memoirs of policymakers, ... More

Africans to Spanish AmericaExpanding the Diaspora

Africans to Spanish America: Expanding the Diaspora

Sherwin K. Bryant and Rachel Sarah O'Toole (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036637
eISBN:
9780252093715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036637.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book expands the Diaspora framework that has shaped much of the recent scholarship on Africans in the Americas to include Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, and Cuba, exploring the connections and ... More

Afro-ParadiseBlackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil

Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil

Christen A. Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039935
eISBN:
9780252098093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039935.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Tourists exult in Bahia, Brazil, as a tropical paradise infused with the black population's one-of-a-kind vitality. But the alluring images of smiling black faces and dancing black bodies masks an ... More

Against CitizenshipThe Violence of the Normative

Against Citizenship: The Violence of the Normative

Amy L. Brandzel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040030
eISBN:
9780252098239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040030.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Numerous activists and scholars have appealed for rights, inclusion, and justice in the name of “citizenship.” This book shows that there is nothing redeemable about citizenship, nothing worth ... More

Against DogmatismDwelling in Faith and Doubt

Against Dogmatism: Dwelling in Faith and Doubt

Madhuri M. Yadlapati

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037948
eISBN:
9780252095207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037948.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Many contemporary discussions of religion take an absolute, intractable approach to belief and nonbelief that privileges faith and dogmatism while treating doubt as a threat to religious values. As ... More

Against LaborHow U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism

Against Labor: How U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism

Rosemary Feurer and Chad Pearson (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040818
eISBN:
9780252099311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040818.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Employers have enjoyed a tremendous amount of power throughout American history. This nine-chapter collection examines that power as it relates to the so-called “labor question” or “labor problem,” ... More

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