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A Peculiar Democracy: Race, Class, and Corporate Power in the United States

Richard Harvey Brown

in Culture, Capitalism, and Democracy in the New America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100259
eISBN:
9780300127874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100259.003.0002
Subject:
History, Economic History

The United States appears to be different from other capitalist democracies in several respects, from the preindustrial modernization of its political culture to ethnic diversity, assimilation, ... More


Debunking Blackness

Jeffrey B. Ferguson

in The Sage of Sugar Hill: George S. Schuyler and the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109016
eISBN:
9780300133462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109016.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the art of debunking practiced by George Schuyler. Schuyler hoped that iconoclastic, intelligently critical humor would help to open the minds of his readers to a thoroughly ... More


Leaning into God

M. Jan Holton

in Longing for Home: Forced Displacement and Postures of Hospitality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300207620
eISBN:
9780300220797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207620.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Home at its best leans into God and compels humans toward a horizon upon which to measure meaning making, belonging, sense of security, and relationship. When leaning into God meaning unfolds in a ... More


Charles Dickens

Tim Parks

in Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the relationship between the life and work of Charles Dickens. In Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens, Robert Gottlieb offers an account of the lives ... More


Anton Chekhov

Tim Parks

in Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the tension between involvement and withdrawal that characterized so much of Anton Chekhov's life and work, as well as the milieu in which he lived and the way he positioned ... More


James Joyce

Tim Parks

in Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines James Joyce's long-term strategy with regard to home. From age twenty-two to fifty-eight Joyce lived in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Italy, Switzerland, and France, while all ... More


Haruki Murakami

Tim Parks

in Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the life and work of Haruki Murakami, with particular emphasis on the relationship between individual and community, on questions of inclusion and exclusion, belonging and ... More


Beyond Exclusion

Lee Anne Fennell

in The Unbounded Home: Property Values Beyond Property Lines

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300122442
eISBN:
9780300155020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122442.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter approaches property from a functional perspective by asking what property is meant to do. The chapter considers the function of property in a general way. It argues that some degree of ... More


Bridging Worlds Apart: Disability and Foreign Languages Where We Live and Learn

Tammy Berberi

in Worlds Apart?: Disability and Foreign Language Learning

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116304
eISBN:
9780300144994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116304.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter is, in large measure, about whom we educate; it describes the problem as the author sees it—ableism in the American academy. By law, existing public buildings and facilities need not ... More


Codes: Self-Evident Meaning in Narratives of Intrigue

Allan Hepburn

in Intrigue: Espionage and Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104981
eISBN:
9780300148480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104981.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyzes codes in spy narratives. Codes are symbolic representational systems. They encrypt secrets. They presume shared knowledge by which those in the know abide. Codes therefore ... More


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