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Algerian Imprints: Ethical Space in the Work of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous

Brigitte Weltman-Aron

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172561
eISBN:
9780231539876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172561.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Born and raised in French Algeria, Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous represent in their literary works signs of conflict and enmity, drawing on discordant histories so as to reappraise the political on ... More


Foreigners under Mao: Western Lives in China, 1949-1976

Beverley Hooper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208746
eISBN:
9789888313754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208746.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Foreigners under Mao: Western Lives in China, 1949–1976 is a pioneering study of the Western community during the turbulent Mao era. Based largely on personal interviews, memoirs, private letters, ... More


Word Order in Sicilian

Silvio Cruschina

in Discourse-Related Features and Functional Projections

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199759613
eISBN:
9780199932658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759613.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 2 is devoted to a detailed description of Sicilian word order variation. It is argued that word order alternations consistently correspond to overt manifestations of the different information ... More


The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City

Eric Avila

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680726
eISBN:
9781452947860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680726.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The Folklore of the Freeway provides an alternative history of highway construction in urban America, emphasizing the cultural politics of fighting freeways in the inner city. Using the methods of ... More


The Patriarch–President Pact and the People in Between

Mariz Tadros

in Copts at the Crossroads: The Challenges of Building Inclusive Democracy in Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165917
eISBN:
9781617975479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165917.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The focus of this chapter is the Church–state–citizen relations from the 1950s to 2004, looking at how the Church leadership emerged as the mediator between Coptic citizenry and the state. It argues ... More


Historical Developments and Influence on French Identity

Anna Servaes

in "Franco-American Identity, Community, and La Guiannée"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628462104
eISBN:
9781626745599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462104.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

During the colonial period, French and American colonies struggled to survive in the New World. As these two separate and distinct cultures developed, major changes in politics and socio-economics ... More


Unconditional Basic Income

James A. Chamberlain

in Undoing Work, Rethinking Community: A Critique of the Social Function of Work

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714863
eISBN:
9781501714887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714863.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter shows that many arguments for the UBI extol its capacity to boost employment. A UBI motivated by this goal would enhance distributive justice, but would fail to tackle three problems ... More


Into Mao’s China

Beverley Hooper

in Foreigners under Mao: Western Lives in China, 1949-1976

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208746
eISBN:
9789888313754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208746.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Who were these people, living in Mao’s China and prepared to ally themselves with it politically in an era of Cold War hostility? Blanket generalizations do not adequately explain their motivations. ... More


Identities and roles

Beverley Hooper

in Foreigners under Mao: Western Lives in China, 1949-1976

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208746
eISBN:
9789888313754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208746.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

As representatives of the West in China, to use Isabel Crook’s words, the long-term residents were active participants in the PRC’s ‘people-to-people diplomacy’ (or ‘friendship diplomacy’) which, ... More


Interactions

Beverley Hooper

in Foreigners under Mao: Western Lives in China, 1949-1976

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208746
eISBN:
9789888313754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208746.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

To outsiders, the long-term residents seemed tightly knit, conscious of their group identity and wary of Westerners who did not share the mantle of ‘foreign comrade’ or ‘international friend’. But ... More


Choosing China

Beverley Hooper

in Foreigners under Mao: Western Lives in China, 1949-1976

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208746
eISBN:
9789888313754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208746.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

On 24 February 1954, twenty-one American GIs and a British marine crossed the border from North Korea into the PRC. Whatever the individual differences in the men’s explanations, there was a common ... More


Disenchantment

Beverley Hooper

in Foreigners under Mao: Western Lives in China, 1949-1976

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208746
eISBN:
9789888313754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208746.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Overall, China had failed to live up to the former POWs’ hopes. The grand socialist narrative of international peace and equality for all seemed to have little relevance to their everyday lives. The ... More


‘The world within’

Beverley Hooper

in Foreigners under Mao: Western Lives in China, 1949-1976

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208746
eISBN:
9789888313754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208746.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

To many other Western residents, the lives of embassy staff and their families seemed a world away from their own. Outside was Maoist Peking, its blue and grey cotton clothed inhabitants battling to ... More


Licensed contacts and beyond

Beverley Hooper

in Foreigners under Mao: Western Lives in China, 1949-1976

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208746
eISBN:
9789888313754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208746.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Despite the restrictions, there was a small amount of ongoing personal contact, at least before the Cultural Revolution. Almost without exception, these friendships were with people who, as diplomats ... More


Cold War diplomacy

Beverley Hooper

in Foreigners under Mao: Western Lives in China, 1949-1976

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208746
eISBN:
9789888313754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208746.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

From the early 1970s, the US-China relationship was central to diplomatic reporting, with National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger’s visit to Peking in October 1971, President Nixon’s historic visit ... More


‘Our life and hard times’

Beverley Hooper

in Foreigners under Mao: Western Lives in China, 1949-1976

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208746
eISBN:
9789888313754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208746.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

Western correspondents were in some ways even less welcome than diplomats. Embassy reports finished up in foreign office files but correspondents’ despatches were in the public arena, potentially ... More


The web of relationships

Beverley Hooper

in Foreigners under Mao: Western Lives in China, 1949-1976

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208746
eISBN:
9789888313754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208746.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

Mao’s China was a striking example of Ulf Hannerz’s research finding that foreign correspondents were likely to stick together more closely ‘in cities where there were few of them’. This was ... More


‘Dateline—Peking’

Beverley Hooper

in Foreigners under Mao: Western Lives in China, 1949-1976

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208746
eISBN:
9789888313754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208746.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

The correspondents’ reports reflected not just the restrictions imposed on their access to information but official efforts to control what they wrote. Unlike the situation in the Soviet Union until ... More


Helping China?

Beverley Hooper

in Foreigners under Mao: Western Lives in China, 1949-1976

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208746
eISBN:
9789888313754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208746.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History

As a community, the foreign experts fitted somewhere between the diplomatic/correspondent communities and the long-term residents. Like Western diplomats and correspondents, they usually spent around ... More


Personal and political dynamics

Beverley Hooper

in Foreigners under Mao: Western Lives in China, 1949-1976

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208746
eISBN:
9789888313754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208746.003.0014
Subject:
History, Asian History

Although personal relationships could be intense in China, even in cases where both parties were foreigners, politics was a more pervasive factor in many people’s everyday lives. The broad ... More


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