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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

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

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