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Bodies of Reform: The Rhetoric of Character in Gilded Age America

James B. Salazar

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741306
eISBN:
9780814786536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741306.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

From the patricians of the early republic to post-Reconstruction racial scientists, from fin de siècle progressivist social reformers to post-war sociologists, character, that curiously formable yet ... More


Deaf Subjects: Between Identities and Places

Brenda Jo Brueggemann

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799666
eISBN:
9780814739006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799666.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In an exploration of what it means to be deaf, the book goes beyond any simple notion of identity politics to explore the very nature of identity itself. Looking at a variety of cultural texts, it ... More


Garlic Capital of the World: Gilroy, Garlic, and the Making of a Festive Foodscape

Pauline Adema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731200
eISBN:
9781604733334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731200.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

According to this book, you smell Gilroy, California, before you see it. The book examines the role of food and festivals in creating a place brand or marketable identity. The author scrutinizes how ... More


Becoming American? The Art and Identity Crisis of Yasuo Kuniyoshi

ShiPu Wang

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834180
eISBN:
9780824870393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834180.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

On December 8, 1941, artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi (1889–1953) awoke to find himself branded an “enemy alien” by the U.S. government in the aftermath of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. The historical crisis ... More


The Dance of Identities: Korean Adoptees and Their Journey toward Empowerment

John D. Palmer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833718
eISBN:
9780824870423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833718.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Korean adoptees have a difficult time relating to any of the racial identity models because they are people of color who often grew up in white homes and communities. When Korean adoptees attempt to ... More


Storytelling in Siberia: The Olonkho Epic in a Changing World

Robin P. Harris

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041280
eISBN:
9780252099885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041280.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Significant historical, global, and political forces of the Soviet period undermined the performance practice of the Sakha olonkho epic in northeastern Siberia, impairing the potential for ... More


The Cultural Values of Europe

Hans Joas and Klaus Wiegandt (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311383
eISBN:
9781846315800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315800
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

What is the cultural identity of Europe? Are there specifically European values? Questions such as these are at the centre of a considerable number of political and scholarly debates in contemporary ... More


The Sociology of Architecture: Constructing Identities

Paul Jones

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310768
eISBN:
9781846315930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315930
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

States have long been active in commissioning architecture, which affords one way to embed political projects within socially meaningful cultural forms. Such state–led architecture is often designed ... More


American Arabesque: Arabs and Islam in the Nineteenth Century Imaginary

Jacob Rama Berman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789506
eISBN:
9780814789513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789506.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book examines representations of Arabs, Islam, and the Near East in nineteenth-century American culture, arguing that these representations play a significant role in the development of American ... More


Who's Your Paddy?: Racial Expectations and the Struggle for Irish American Identity

Jennifer Nugent Duffy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785027
eISBN:
9780814744130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785027.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

After all the green beer has been poured and the ubiquitous shamrocks fade away, what does it mean to be Irish American besides St. Patrick’s Day? This book traces the evolution of “Irish” as a ... More


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