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The Abolition of Slavery in Ottoman Tunisia

The Abolition of Slavery in Ottoman Tunisia

Ismael M. Montana

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044828
eISBN:
9780813046419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044828.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book provides a case study of slavery and its abolition in Ottoman Tunisia, one of the smallest countries in North Africa and the first to abolish the longstanding institution of slavery in the ... More

Abstractionist AestheticsArtistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture

Abstractionist Aesthetics: Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture

Phillip Brian Harper

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479865437
eISBN:
9781479808878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865437.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book advocates for what it calls African American aesthetic abstractionism—a representational mode whereby an artwork, rather than striving for realist verisimilitude, vigorously asserts its ... More

Abundance and ResilienceFarming and Foraging in Ancient Kaua'i

Abundance and Resilience: Farming and Foraging in Ancient Kaua'i

Julie S. Field and Michael W. Graves (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839895
eISBN:
9780824868369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839895.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

At the base of a steep cliff towering some 500 feet above the coast of the remote Nā Pali district on the island of Kauaʻi, lies the spectacular historical and archaeological site at Nuʻalolo Kai. ... More

Academic Patronage in the Scottish EnlightenmentGlasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Roger L. Emerson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625963
eISBN:
9780748653652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625963.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book considers the politics of patronage appointments at the universities in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and St Andrews. The book explores the ways in which 388 men secured posts in three Scottish ... More

Academics in Action!A Model for Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Service

Academics in Action!: A Model for Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Service

Sandra L. Barnes, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Bernadette Doykos, Nina C. Martin, and Alison McGuire (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268795
eISBN:
9780823272518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268795.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The edited volume describes a multi-disciplinary model where students and faculty work with communities, learn from them, and contribute the fruits of theory and research to solving community ... More

Access ContestedSecurity, Identity, and Resistance in Asian Cyberspace

Access Contested: Security, Identity, and Resistance in Asian Cyberspace

Ronald Deibert, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, and Jonathan Zittrain (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016780
eISBN:
9780262298919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016780.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

A daily battle for rights and freedoms in cyberspace is being waged in Asia. At the epicenter of this contest is China—home to the world’s largest Internet population and what is perhaps the world’s ... More

An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Edward William Lane

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Few works about the Middle East have exerted such wide and long-lasting influence as Edward William Lane’s An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians. First published in 1836, this ... More

Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan

Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan

Sherry D. Fowler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856229
eISBN:
9780824872977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856229.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

When Kannon (Avalokiteśvara in Sanskrit) appears in multiple manifestations, the compassionate Buddhist deity’s magnificent powers are believed to increase to even greater heights. This book examines ... 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

Across the WavesHow the United States and France Shaped the International Age of Radio

Across the Waves: How the United States and France Shaped the International Age of Radio

Derek W. Vaillant

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041419
eISBN:
9780252050015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041419.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book is a history of U.S.–French radio broadcasting in the twentieth century. Decades before satellite TV and the Internet, America and France interconnected regularly and instantaneously on a ... More

Adapted for the ScreenThe Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Fiction and Film

Adapted for the Screen: The Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Fiction and Film

Hsiu-Chuang Deppman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833732
eISBN:
9780824870782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833732.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Contemporary Chinese films are popular with audiences worldwide, but a key reason for their success has gone unnoticed: many of the films are adapted from brilliant literary works. This book is the ... 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

The Affect of DifferenceRepresentations of Race in East Asian Empire

The Affect of Difference: Representations of Race in East Asian Empire

Christopher P. Hanscom and Dennis Washburn (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852801
eISBN:
9780824868666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852801.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This collection of essays examines the production of racial difference and its affects in East Asia under Japanese empire and the postwar geo-political order. The contributors turn to materials that ... More

Africa in the American ImaginationPopular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Carol Magee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In the American world, the presence of African culture is sometimes fully embodied and sometimes leaves only a trace. This book explores this presence, examining Mattel’s world of Barbie, the 1996 ... More

African Diasporic Women's NarrativesPolitics of Resistance, Survival, and Citizenship

African Diasporic Women's Narratives: Politics of Resistance, Survival, and Citizenship

Simone A. James Alexander

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049823
eISBN:
9780813050249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049823.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Motivated by a growing need to address questions of transnationalism, female mobility, and citizenship, this book offers an in-depth study of selective texts of Audre Lorde (Barbadian-American), ... More

African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil

African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil

Scott Ickes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044781
eISBN:
9780813046433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044781.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

A close study of six major public religious festivals, including carnival, African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil, explores the cultural politics of regional identity in the ... 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-Cuban CostumbrismoFrom Plantations to the Slums

Afro-Cuban Costumbrismo: From Plantations to the Slums

Rafael Ocasio

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041643
eISBN:
9780813043913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041643.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Cuban Costumbrista writers reported the strong presence of African traditions developed by slaves and by freed Blacks as agents of a vigorous popular culture that was highly visible throughout the ... More

Afro-Cuban Religious ArtsPopular Expressions of Cultural Inheritance in Espiritismo and Santería

Afro-Cuban Religious Arts: Popular Expressions of Cultural Inheritance in Espiritismo and Santería

Kristine Juncker

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049700
eISBN:
9780813050454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049700.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Afro-Cuban Religious Arts traces the religious art created by four generations of Afro-Caribbean women from Havana, Cuba, to Spanish Harlem, New York, from 1899 to 1969. Through an examination of ... More

Afro-Cuban TheologyReligion, Race, Culture, and Identity

Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity

Michelle A. Gonzalez

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029979
eISBN:
9780813039343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029979.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book compares Cuban American and African American religiosity, arguing that Afro-Cuban religiosity and culture are central to understanding the Cuban and Cuban American condition. The book ... More

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