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Dictionaries of Military Slang

Coleman Julie

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume IV: 1937-1984

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199567256
eISBN:
9780191595073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567256.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter considers dictionaries of military slang from WWII, Korea, and Vietnam as well as some WWI glossaries published during this period. RAF slang is well represented in the British and ... More


Honesty, Conflicts, and the Telling of History: More Case Studies

Thomas L. Carson

in Lying and Deception: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577415
eISBN:
9780191722813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577415.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The main thesis of this chapter is that deception and dishonesty can create or aggravate conflicts and sometimes lead to disastrous consequences and, that, therefore, this sort of deception and ... More


W. E. B. Du Bois and the World Citizen

Nicole A. Waligora-Davis

in Sanctuary: African Americans and Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195369915
eISBN:
9780199893379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369915.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

W. E. B. Du Bois’s blueprint for an alternative global democracy—“the fourth dimension”—finds its fullest articulation in the aftermath of two world wars. In Darkwater and Dark Princess, Du Bois ... More


Graphic Inscriptions of Power: The 1919 Chicago Race Riots

Nicole A. Waligora-Davis

in Sanctuary: African Americans and Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195369915
eISBN:
9780199893379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369915.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

“Graphic Inscriptions of Power,” examines the Chicago race riot of 1919 within larger histories of American foreign policy, specifically the U.S. occupation of Haiti (1915–1934). Tracing the shared ... More


Rival jihads: Islam and the Great War in the Middle East, 1914–1918: Elie Kedourie Memorial Lecture read 8 July 2014

Eugene Rogan

in British Academy Lectures, 2015-16

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266045
eISBN:
9780191851452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266045.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Ottoman Empire, under pressure from its ally Germany, declared a jihad shortly after entering the First World War. The move was calculated to rouse Muslims in the British, French and Russian ... More


Electric Stimulations: The Shock of the New Objectivity in Weimar Advertising

Janet Ward

in Weimar Surfaces: Urban Visual Culture in 1920s Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222984
eISBN:
9780520924734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222984.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The advertising realm of the Weimar Republic of today offers a remarkable visual record of the reenchantment of modernity via apparently rational means. This chapter focuses on the shocks targeted at ... More


Writing the Myth of Exile: In Search of Political Rejuvenation, 1913–1918

Amir Engel

in Gershom Scholem: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226428635
eISBN:
9780226428772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428772.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter discusses Scholem’s formative years from his early youth and up to his decision to leave Switzerland and his companion Walter Benjamin, return to Germany and dedicate himself to the ... More


The Student of Science, Medicine, and Philosophy

Tara H. Abraham

in Rebel Genius: Warren S. McCulloch's Transdisciplinary Life in Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035095
eISBN:
9780262335386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035095.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

By examining McCulloch’s childhood and formative years during the 1920s as a student at Yale University and Columbia University, this chapter outlines the emergence of McCulloch as a ... More


The Problem with Money

Martha Lampland

in The Value of Labor: The Science of Commodification in Hungary, 1920-1956

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226314600
eISBN:
9780226314747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314747.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

Marx and Simmel both described money essentially as a means. The chapter contests this representation of money, particularly during the historical period under investigation. The theoretical ... More


The Jew in Renoir’s <i>La grande illusion</i>

Maurice Samuels

in The Right to Difference: French Universalism and the Jews

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226397054
eISBN:
9780226399324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226399324.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Chapter Five analyzes debates about the Jews between the world wars by focusing on Jean Renoir’s classic film La Grande Illusion (1937). Produced against the backdrop of the growing threat of ... More


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