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Conclusion: Re-Situating the Caribbean with Womanhood Front and Center

M. Cynthia Oliver

in Queen of the Virgins: Pageantry and Black Womanhood in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732429
eISBN:
9781604733488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732429.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explains that in order to survive, the women of the Virgin Islands needed dualism. In the Virgin Islands, slave women who became black beauty queens have successfully maintained a form ... More


Conspicuous Consumption and Festive Follies: Victorian Images of Christmas

Sara M. Dodd

in Christmas, Ideology and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748628087
eISBN:
9780748653065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628087.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores how the creation of a Christmas ‘tradition’, with its associated symbols and rituals, originates in Victorian images of a nostalgic past where the antics and activities of ... More


Street Scenes

Christopher Innes

in Designing Modern America: Broadway to Main Street

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108040
eISBN:
9780300129557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108040.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter illustrates the American city as the dominating symbol of modern life, with Manhattan becoming its most powerful image during the twentieth century. Highways, as Bel Geddes's 1939 ... More


Suburban Heaven

Christopher Innes

in Designing Modern America: Broadway to Main Street

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108040
eISBN:
9780300129557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108040.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses Bel Geddes's interest in functional structures rather than symbols, and perhaps the most functional of all buildings is the factory. In the opening chapter of Horizons he ... More


‘European’ Architecture: Politics in Search of Form and Meaning

in The Sociology of Architecture: Constructing Identities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310768
eISBN:
9781846315930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315930.008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the role of architecture in the contemporary European context. It examines the European Union's attempts to mobilize European architects to develop socially significant forms. ... More


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