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Making Time: Astronomical Time Measurement in Tokugawa Japan

Yulia Frumer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226516448
eISBN:
9780226524719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226524719.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

We tend to think of time as an abstract and universal phenomenon that is independent of human activity. Making Time challenges this view, claiming that humans construct their own time, including the ... More


Yearnings of the Soul: Psychological Thought in Modern Kabbalah

Jonathan Garb

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226295800
eISBN:
9780226295947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226295947.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

For the first time, Yearnings of the Soul: Psychological Thought in Modern Kabbalah takes up one of the most central topics in modern Kabbalah, as well as modern mysticism in general: Psychological ... More


Reading Clocks, Alla Turca: Time and Society in the Late Ottoman Empire

Avner Wishnitzer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226257723
eISBN:
9780226257860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226257860.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The way the Ottomans used clocks down to the end of the nineteenth century conformed to the inner logic of their temporal culture and did not disturb its coherence. However, this fabric of practice ... More


Large Dams, Technopolitics, and Development

Christopher Sneddon

in Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284316
eISBN:
9780226284453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284453.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Large dams, brought into being through a combination of technological prowess, engineering expertise and political-economic calculation, have radically altered humanity’s relationship with planetary ... More


The Fading of Structural Postmodernism and a Triumphal Exception: Francis Fukuyama

in On the Future of History: The Postmodernist Challenge and Its Aftermath

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226072791
eISBN:
9780226072814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072814.003.0012
Subject:
History, Historiography

The accelerating globalization in the post-1945 world raised entirely new questions about progress. On the one hand, particularly, globalization supplied a new opposition to favorable views of ... More


A World of Homeowners: American Power and the Politics of Housing Aid

Nancy H. Kwak

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226282350
eISBN:
9780226282497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226282497.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After World War II, American planners and housing experts urged countries around the world to launch mass homeownership programs. The US’ rising dominance in the global economy led these men and ... More


Urban Processes in the Confederacy’s Development, Experience, and Consequences

David Moltke-Hansen

in Confederate Cities: The Urban South during the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226300177
eISBN:
9780226300344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226300344.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

By the late antebellum period the future Confederacy was urbanizing faster than its cities were growing. The scholarly focus on modernization and urban places, rather than on urban processes, ... More


Youth as Infrastructure: 4-H and the Intimate State in 1920s Rural America

Gabriel N. Rosenberg

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/9780226277813.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter explores the relationship of agriculture and homemaking 4-H youth clubs, a famous icon of rural American civil society, to early twentieth century state-building and rural modernization ... More


Composing Japanese Musical Modernity

Bonnie C. Wade

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085210
eISBN:
9780226085494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226085494.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

When, in the second half of the nineteenth century, Japanese leaders put into motion processes of modernization, Western music was adopted into the curriculum of a new educational system as a ... More


Introduction

in Modernizing Main Street: Architecture and Consumer Culture in the New Deal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226218007
eISBN:
9780226218021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226218021.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt assumed the presidency and promptly implemented the New Deal to help the country back to social and economic recovery by stimulating the lending and spending of money. ... More


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