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Vanished Islands and Hidden Continents of the Pacific

Vanished Islands and Hidden Continents of the Pacific

Patrick D. Nunn

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832193
eISBN:
9780824870188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832193.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Islands—as well as entire continents—are reputed to have disappeared in many parts of the world. Yet there is little information on this subject concerning its largest ocean, the Pacific. Over the ... More

Veiling ArchitectureDecoration of Domestic Buildings in Upper Egypt 1672-1950

Veiling Architecture: Decoration of Domestic Buildings in Upper Egypt 1672-1950

Ahmed Abdel-Gawad

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164873
eISBN:
9781617971099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164873.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In the Nile Valley and desert oases south of Cairo—Upper Egypt—surviving domestic buildings from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries demonstrate a unique and varied strand of ... More

Velvet JihadMuslim Women's Quiet Resistance to Islamic Fundamentalism

Velvet Jihad: Muslim Women's Quiet Resistance to Islamic Fundamentalism

Faegheh Shirazi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033549
eISBN:
9780813039589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033549.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

There are numerous conflicts ensuing in the Middle East, but not all are being fought with rockets and rifles. While the Internet has proven invaluable to those who wish to uphold a patriarchal ... More

Venezuela's Petro-DiplomacyHugo Chavez's Foreign Policy

Venezuela's Petro-Diplomacy: Hugo Chavez's Foreign Policy

Ralph S. Clem (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035307
eISBN:
9780813038292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035307.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Since coming to power in 1999, President Hugo Chavez has used the windfall of high oil prices to remake Venezuela internally along the model of twenty-first-century socialism and, even more ... More

Victorian DundeeImage and Realities

Victorian Dundee: Image and Realities

Christopher A. Whatley, Bob Harris, and Louise Miskell (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860912
eISBN:
9781474406062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860912.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book reveals aspects of Victorian Dundee that have been hidden from history. It looks behind the traditional view of Dundee in this period as a grim industrial town marred by social deprivation ... More

Villa of the BirdsThe Excavation and Preservation of the Kom al-Dikka Mosaics

Villa of the Birds: The Excavation and Preservation of the Kom al-Dikka Mosaics

Wojcech Kolataj and Grzegorz Majcherek

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160769
eISBN:
9781936190034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160769.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book describes the excavation and preservation of three early Roman villas in Egypt's ancient port city of Alexandria. Chronicling the work of the Polish Archaeological Mission in Alexandria, ... More

Violence and the Cultural Politics of Trauma

Violence and the Cultural Politics of Trauma

Jane Kilby

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748618163
eISBN:
9780748653041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618163.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

During the late 1970s and 1980s speaking out about the traumatic reality of incest and rape was a rare and politically groundbreaking act. Today it is a ubiquitous feature of popular culture and its ... More

Virtual AfterlivesGrieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

Candi K. Cann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145419
eISBN:
9780813145495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145419.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

From the dead body to the virtual body and from material memorials to virtual memorials, one thing is clear: the bodiless nature of memorialization of the dead across cultures. In postindustrial, ... More

Visions of a New LandSoviet Film from the Revolution to the Second World War

Visions of a New Land: Soviet Film from the Revolution to the Second World War

Emma Widdis

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092912
eISBN:
9780300127584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092912.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In 1917 the Bolsheviks proclaimed a world remade. The task of the new regime, and of the media that served it, was to reshape the old world in revolutionary form, to transform the vast, ungraspable ... More

Visualizing AtrocityArendt, Evil, and the Optics of Thoughtlessness

Visualizing Atrocity: Arendt, Evil, and the Optics of Thoughtlessness

Valerie Hartouni

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738498
eISBN:
9780814738993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738498.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book takes Hannah Arendt's provocative and polarizing account of the 1961 trial of Nazi official Adolf Eichmann as its point of departure for reassessing some of the serviceable myths that have ... More

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