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The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism in Contemporary American Culture

Raymond Malewitz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791960
eISBN:
9780804792998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791960.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Practice of Misuse examines the oppositional emergence and eventual ideological containment of “rugged consumers” in late twentieth-century American literature, who creatively misuse, reuse, and ... More


Way Too Cool: Selling Out Race and Ethics

Shannon Winnubst

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172950
eISBN:
9780231539883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172950.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of cool have informed the American ethos since at least the 1970s. Whether we strive for it in politics or fashion, cool is big business for those who can sell it ... More


Oboroten Spectres: Lycanthropy, Neoliberalism and New Russia in Victor Pelevin

WReC (Warwick Research Collective)

in Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381892
eISBN:
9781781382264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381892.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Victor Pelevin's work, and especially his novel, The Sacred Book of the Werewolf, suggesting that the shock of transition from communism to neoliberal capitalism is indexed in ... More


Representing Africa through the commodity

Graham Harrison

in The African presence: Representations of Africa in the construction of Britishness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088858
eISBN:
9781781705773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088858.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter focuses on the role of consumption in Africa campaigning. The premise of the chapter is that British nationalism has always been constructed through norms of consumption: what to eat, ... More


From a Tilt to an Embrace, 1984–1989

Steven Hurst

in The United States and Iraq since 1979: Hegemony, Oil and War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627677
eISBN:
9780748672103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627677.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

After some internal struggles between ‘pro-Iraqi’ and ‘pro-Iranian’ factions within the Reagan administration were ended in favour of the former by the arms to Iran scandal, American policy evolved ... More


Contexts of the Aesthetic

Alexander Gelley

in Benjamin's Passages: Dreaming, Awakening

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262564
eISBN:
9780823266562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262564.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The problem of philosophical aesthetics may be formulated in a double sense: What justifies the privileged access of art to truth? What constitutes the historicity of art’s “configurational” status? ... More


“Dancing with Goblins in Plastic Jungles”: <i>History, Nikkei Transnationalism, and Romantic Environmentalism in</i> Through the Arc of the Rain Forest

John B. Gamber

in Karen Tei Yamashita: Fictions of Magic and Memory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872946
eISBN:
9780824877873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872946.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Yamashita’s longstanding interest in the biosphere and environmentalism comes under scrutiny in this essay, especially as manifested Through the Arc of the Rainforest. The novel’s magic-realist ... More


(Re)Production Cycles: <i>Labor and National Identity in</i> Circle K Cycles

Nathan Ragain

in Karen Tei Yamashita: Fictions of Magic and Memory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872946
eISBN:
9780824877873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872946.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Ragain subjects the image and text collage of Circle K Cycles to a materialist-historical reading. He sees the store chain as Yamashita’s image of how Japan at large has commodified its own image – ... More


Commodity Exchanges and Regulation

Jerry W. Markham

in Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190656010
eISBN:
9780190656041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656010.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) intensively regulates commodity futures, options, and swaps pursuant to the provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act of 1936. The Securities and ... More


‘You just can’t get a price’ The difference political economy makes

Penny McCall Howard

in Environment, Labour and Capitalism at Sea: Working the Ground' in Scotland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994143
eISBN:
9781526128478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994143.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Chapter Five focuses on the structuring effect of political economy on commercial fishers in Scotland (and elsewhere). It outlines how sea creatures like crabs and lobsters were made into tradeable ... More


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