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Introduction: On Spirals

Nico Israel

in Spirals: The Whirled Image in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153027
eISBN:
9780231526685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153027.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter argues that spirals are a crucial means through which twentieth-century writers and visual artists think about the twentieth century. Approached as images in the sense ... More


A Short History of the Race Concept

Michael Yudell

in Race and the Genetic Revolution: Science, Myth, and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156974
eISBN:
9780231527699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156974.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter describes the role played by scientific thought, from the late eighteenth century through to the twentieth century, in developing a language to measure the meaning of human difference in ... More


1900–2010

Li Narangoa and Robert Cribb

in Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590-2010: Korea, Manchuria, Mongolia, Eastern Siberia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160704
eISBN:
9780231537162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160704.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This part of the book explores the political configuration of Northeast Asia from the twentieth century to the first decades of the twenty-first century. The Russo–Japanese War which resulted in ... More


Life on Earth: Ecology and the Cosmopolitics of Population

Alison Bashford

in Global Population: History, Geopolitics, and Life on Earth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147668
eISBN:
9780231519526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147668.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the “life” and “earth” dynamic that eventually found a new name in the twentieth century—ecology, a “biological economics” that is preoccupied with studying the interactions ... More


Japan’s Imperial Veterans

Sheila A. Smith

in Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167888
eISBN:
9780231538022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167888.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the controversies surrounding the Yasukuni Shrine. Firstly, was the frustration among Japan's conservatives with what many saw as Chinese intervention in the effort to ... More


History and Contemporary Trends in Conventional Arms Export Controls

Jennifer L. Erickson

in Dangerous Trade: Arms Exports, Human Rights, and International Reputation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170963
eISBN:
9780231539036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170963.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter charts the key events in the twentieth-century global arms trade; during the post-World War I and interwar years, the Cold War, and the early 1990s and beyond. During the post-World War ... More


Conclusion: The Population Bomb in the Space Age

Alison Bashford

in Global Population: History, Geopolitics, and Life on Earth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147668
eISBN:
9780231519526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147668.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This concluding chapter summarizes the scattered histories surrounding the study of population throughout history as discussed in the previous chapters, from its roots in the 1920s to hopeful postwar ... More


The (Bl)end of History: The Good German and the Intertextual Detective

Andrew deWaard and R. Colin Tait

in The Cinema of Steven Soderbergh: Indie Sex, Corporate Lies, and Digital Videotape

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165518
eISBN:
9780231850391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165518.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on history as it is explored in the ‘intertextual detective’ that mediates the past through cinema in The Good German (2006). The Good German, a morality play about historical ... More


Art

Robyn Ferrell

in Sacred Exchanges: Images in Global Context

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148801
eISBN:
9780231504423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148801.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter talks about Utopia, a desert community in outback Australia, and how it conveys the engagement of Aboriginal Dreamtime. The story of how the Dreamings were reinvented as icons on the ... More


Telling Stories About Unknown People in Faraway Countries: US Travelogues About Mexico in the 1930s and 1940s

Isabel Arredondo

in Storytelling in World Cinemas: Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163378
eISBN:
9780231850254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163378.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter comments on the way the US represented Latin America in late 1930s and 1940s travelogues about Mexico, by offering a postcolonial reading of those travelogues, particularly their use of ... More


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