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Forest and Fire

Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha

in This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198077442
eISBN:
9780199082155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077442.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Agricultural-pastoral people spread over the Indian subcontinent in many phases. Hunting-gathering, along with shifting cultivation, dominated all the moister tracts of this region. The pattern of ... More


The Metropolitan Borough of Southwark

S. C. Williams

in Religious Belief and Popular Culture in Southwark c.1880–1939

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207696
eISBN:
9780191677786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207696.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

The Metropolitan Borough of Southwark was formed in 1900 from the amalgamation of the civil parishes of St Saviour's Southwark, St George's, Christ Church, and St Mary Newington. Old local ... More


Spectacle of Deformity: Freak Shows and Modern British Culture

Nadja Durbach

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257689
eISBN:
9780520944893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257689.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In 1847, during the great age of the freak show, the British periodical Punch bemoaned the public's “prevailing taste for deformity.” This detailed work argues that far from being purely ... More


‘Just because’ stories: on Elephant1

Caroline Bassett

in The Arc and the Machine: Narrative and New Media

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073427
eISBN:
9781781700907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073427.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter turns to Elephant, Gus Van Sant's film about the Columbine killings, which may be regarded as interactive and which provokes consideration of non-linearity as a new form of composition, ... More


Alan Clarke

Dave Rolinson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068300
eISBN:
9781781702987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068300.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The British television director Alan Clarke is primarily associated with the visceral social realism of such works as his banned borstal play, Scum, and his study of football hooliganism, The Firm. ... More


Communities at the heart? Community action and urban policy in the UK

Peter North

in Urban renaissance?: New Labour, community and urban policy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343802
eISBN:
9781447304159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343802.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter focuses on the reality of rhetoric of community involvement in urban-regeneration partnership in Great Britain. It evaluates the effectiveness of Elephant Links Single Regeneration ... More


The Ancient World

Timothy S. Miller and John W. Nesbitt

in Walking Corpses: Leprosy in Byzantium and the Medieval West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451355
eISBN:
9780801470776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451355.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter traces the chronology of leprosy in the ancient world, as well as the attempts of the physicians of the time to identify and treat the disease. From the time of Rufus of Ephesus to the ... More


The Elephant in the Room

Suzana Herculano-Houzel

in The Human Advantage: A New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034258
eISBN:
9780262333214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034258.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Difficulties of measuring cognitive capabilities; comparison between elephant and human brain; turning an elephant brain into soup; more neurons in the elephant brain, but fewer in the elephant ... More


Deathwatch: American Film, Technology, and the End of Life

C. Scott Combs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163477
eISBN:
9780231538039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163477.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book unpacks American cinema's long history of representing death and considers movie sequences in which the process of dying becomes an exercise in legibility and exploration for the camera. It ... More


The Pedagogy of Prison

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter recounts the author's experiences working in prison as a correction officer. It describes the day-to-day tasks of a guard and debunks many of the myths about prisons. Like George ... More


Trauma-Image: The Elephant Experience

Roei Amit

in Trauma and Memory: Reading, Healing, and Making Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754057
eISBN:
9780804768122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754057.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter offers a reading of the film Elephant, questioning the nature of the trauma-image. It argues that Elephant is among the first type of films, those that do not ignore the mental component ... More


Mortal Recoil: Early American Execution Scenesand the Electric Chair

C. Scott Combs

in Deathwatch: American Film, Technology, and the End of Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163477
eISBN:
9780231538039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163477.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the transformation of bodies from “alive” to “dead” in early American films by focusing on the way they pictured execution and emulated the structure and logic of the electric ... More


Wrapped in Plastic

Justus Nieland

in David Lynch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036934
eISBN:
9780252094057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036934.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a commentary on David Lynch's film career. It focuses on how plastic is the prime matter of his filmmaking, essential to his understanding of cinema. It takes up plasticity's ... More


Conspiracy

Guy Westwell

in Parallel Lines: Post-9/11 American Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172035
eISBN:
9780231850728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172035.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores a range of films that seek to reveal a more complex reality to be found by resisting, refusing, and digging through the officially endorsed accounts of 9/11. Michael Moore's ... More


Animal Histories: Stranger in a Tokyo Canal

Christine L. Marran

in Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836924
eISBN:
9780824871109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836924.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the role of humans in the biological dispersal of nonhuman animals such as seals and elephants. It begins with the story of “Tamachan,” a bearded seal that navigated his way ... More


Drawing the balance, looking ahead

Thomas R. Trautmann

in Elephants and Kings: An Environmental History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226264226
eISBN:
9780226264530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226264530.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Ming period records show the Chinese confronting “bandit” armies in Yunnan using war elephants in the Indian manner, but the Chinese themselves refused to do so. The “land ethic” of India allows for ... More


The Human–Elephant Relationship through the Ages: A Brief Macro-Scale History

Raman Sukumar

in Conflict, Negotiation, and Coexistence: Rethinking Human–Elephant Relations in South Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199467228
eISBN:
9780199087570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467228.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History, Environmental History

This chapter provides a magisterial survey of human–elephant relations from prehistoric to modern times, considering encounters, intersections, and appropriations in a way that equally attends to ... More


Columbine: The Power of Denial

Harriet F. Senie

in Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190248390
eISBN:
9780190248437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190248390.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

The official memorial for the Columbine High School shootings was a modest structure located near the school but invisible from it. It was a strictly local enterprise built without federal funds. ... More


power and patient/subject exploitation: the elephant man

lester d. friedman

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0050
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the ethical issues raised by the film The Elephant Man (1980). The film tells the story of Joseph Merrick (John Hurt), whose deformities condemned him to life as a sideshow ... More


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