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Aesthetics of Distinctive Characteristics and Ambience

Yuriko Saito

in Everyday Aesthetics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199278350
eISBN:
9780191707001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278350.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter analyzes a familiar aesthetic experience in our everyday life: appreciation of the distinctive characteristics of objects, environments, and temporal contexts. It ranges from the ... More


Hot Metal: Material Culture and Tangible Labour

Jesse Adams Stein

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784994341
eISBN:
9781526121158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994341.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

With the increasing digitisation of almost every facet of human endeavour, concerns persist about ‘deskilling’ and precarious employment. The publishing industry has turned its energy to online and ... More


Religion, Art, and Money: Episcopalians and American Culture from the Civil War to the Great Depression

Peter W. Williams

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626970
eISBN:
9781469628134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626970.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This cultural history of mainline Protestantism and American cities--most notably, New York City--focuses on rich, city-dwelling Episcopalians and what they did with their money. Peter Williams ... More


Designing Designers

Barry M. Katz

in Make It New: The History of Silicon Valley Design

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029636
eISBN:
9780262330923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029636.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Having demonstrated the increasingly important role of design in the Silicon Valley “ecosystem of innovation,” we turn in this chapter to the academic institutions that have, over the last 60 years, ... More


Novel by an American Slave

Joe Nickell

in Real or Fake: Studies in Authentication

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125343
eISBN:
9780813135229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125343.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter details the process of examining the authenticity of a manuscript, purchased at an auction, with the title page, “The Bondwoman's Narrative / By Hannah Crafts / A Fugitive Slave / ... More


Living parchments, human documents: passing, racial identity and the literary marketplace

Sinéad Moynihan

in Passing into the Present: Contemporary American Fiction of Racial and Gender Passing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082290
eISBN:
9781781702727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082290.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on contemporary fiction that deploys passing plots in order to consider the act of writing, in particular, examining texts which invoke passing at both a narrative and ... More


Dislocating Race & Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism

Robert S. Levine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832264
eISBN:
9781469605654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887882_levine
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

American literary nationalism is traditionally understood as a cohesive literary tradition developed in the newly independent United States that emphasized the unique features of America and ... More


“All of Vienna has become Secessionistic”: Longings of an Organization

Kevin C. Karnes

in A Kingdom Not of This World: Wagner, the Arts, and Utopian Visions in Fin-de-Siecle Vienna

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199957927
eISBN:
9780199346011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199957927.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter argues that the founding project of the Vienna Secession endeavored to realize the promise of the Wagnerian Gesamtkunstwerk to transform individual minds and society as a whole. Drawing ... More


Antimodernism as the Rhetoric of Steampunk Anime: Fullmetal Alchemist, Technological Anxieties, and Controlling the Machine

Elizabeth Birmingham

in Clockwork Rhetoric: The Language and Style of Steampunk

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460919
eISBN:
9781626740532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460919.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Although not all steampunk texts—whether fiction, television, or film—embrace a rhetoric of anti-modernism, this chapter argues that Full Metal Alchemist does; that it reflects the preoccupations of ... More


Genealogical Fictions: Melville and Hannah Crafts in Hawthorne's House

Robert S. Levine

in Dislocating Race & Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832264
eISBN:
9781469605654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887882_levine.7
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents an examination of Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables, Melville's Pierre, and Hannah Crafts's The Bondwoman's Narrative—all of which can be read as responses to the ... More


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