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Without Precedent: The Watts Towers

Thomas Harrison

in Sabato Rodia's Towers in Watts: Art, Migrations, Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257966
eISBN:
9780823268924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257966.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter considers the highly individual and unprecedented nature of Rodia's Towers. It argues that Rodia's emphasis in building these Towers was on the doing, on the creation of something not ... More


Race, Gender, and Propriety in Dominican Commemoration

Dixa Ramírez

in Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the 19th Century to the Present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479850457
eISBN:
9781479812721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850457.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that Salomé Ureña’s canonization through the twentieth century required various forms of ghosting. The first half of the chapter traces her commemoration in sculpture, imagery, ... More


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