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The Power of the Between: An Anthropological Odyssey

Paul Stoller

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226775340
eISBN:
9780226775364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226775364.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

It is the anthropologist's fate to always be between things: countries, languages, cultures, even realities. But rather than lament this, the author celebrates the creative power of the between, ... More


Off-Screen Cinema: Isidore Isou and the Lettrist Avant-Garde

Kaira M. Cabañas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226174457
eISBN:
9780226174624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174624.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

One of the most important avant-garde movements of postwar Paris was Lettrism, which crucially built an interest in the relationship between writing and image into projects in poetry, painting, and ... More


Beyond Tocqueville’s Myth: Rethinking the Model of the American State

Stephen W. Sawyer

in Boundaries of the State In Us History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226277646
eISBN:
9780226277813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226277813.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

It is striking the extent to which Tocqueville's vision of US politics has trumped all other visions of the American state abroad during this formative period. This essay is part of a broader attempt ... More


The Man Who Flattened the Earth: Maupertuis and the Sciences in the Enlightenment

Mary Terrall

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226793603
eISBN:
9780226793627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226793627.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Self-styled adventurer, literary wit, philosopher, and statesman of science, Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis (1698–1759) stood at the center of Enlightenment science and culture. Offering an ... More


Falling Into Places

Daniel Foliard

in Dislocating the Orient: British Maps and the Making of the Middle East, 1854-1921

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226451336
eISBN:
9780226451473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451473.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

This chapter sets out to assess the effects of the militarization of the region’s cartography during the first world war. It calls into question the traditional assumption that the “Middle East” only ... More


The Art Ensemble of Paris

Paul Steinbeck

in Message to Our Folks: The Art Ensemble of Chicago

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226375960
eISBN:
9780226376011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376011.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 3 focuses on the Art Ensemble’s Paris debut in the summer of 1969. The Chicagoans were an overnight success, rapidly finding performance opportunities, recording contracts, and enthusiastic ... More


A Jackson in Your House

Paul Steinbeck

in Message to Our Folks: The Art Ensemble of Chicago

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226375960
eISBN:
9780226376011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376011.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 4 examines A Jackson in Your House, the first of fifteen albums the Art Ensemble of Chicago recorded in Europe. A Jackson in Your House brilliantly illustrates the band’s innovations in ... More


On the Road

Paul Steinbeck

in Message to Our Folks: The Art Ensemble of Chicago

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226375960
eISBN:
9780226376011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376011.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 5 narrates the final year and a half of the Art Ensemble’s European sojourn. By the fall of 1969, word of the Art Ensemble had spread throughout the continent, and the band began venturing ... More


The Other Americans in Paris: Businessmen, Countesses, Wayward Youth, 1880-1941

Nancy L. Green

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226306889
eISBN:
9780226137520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226137520.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

There is an untold tale of Americans in Paris, a history of expatriation and immigration that parallels the story of the “Lost Generation” expatriates who came to France for creative inspiration. ... More


Fragmenting Forms

Robin Wagner-Pacifici

in What Is an Event?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226439648
eISBN:
9780226439815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226439815.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

In this chapter, uncertain or confused events are considered via an analysis of their unresolved or fragmented forms and flows. The Paris Commune is an exemplar of an incoherent event in which the ... More


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