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A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park: How a Community Reclaimed and Transformed New York City's Waterfront

Nancy Webster and David Shirley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171229
eISBN:
9780231542944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171229.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By the 1970s, the Brooklyn piers had become a wasteland on the New York City waterfront. Today, they have been transformed into a stunning park that is enjoyed by countless Brooklynites and visitors ... More


The Anti-Communist Crusade on the Screen

Reynold Humphries

in Hollywood's Blacklists: A Political and Cultural History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624553
eISBN:
9780748651153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624553.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Of all the friendly witnesses who appeared during the congressional hearings, two in particular have taken on a special symbolic status because of the circumstances and the repercussions of their ... More


Who Speaks for New York's Dockworkers?

William J. Mello

in New York Longshoremen: Class and Power on the Docks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034898
eISBN:
9780813038681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034898.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The recurring wildcat strikes on the Port of New York between 1945 and 1951 had left business elites and political authorities alike searching for new devices to regain control. Placed within the ... More


The Beat Comes to India: The Incorporation of Rock Music into the Indian Soundscape

Gregory D. Booth

in More Than Bollywood: Studies in Indian Popular Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199928835
eISBN:
9780199369751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928835.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Popular

In the later 1960s, rock music became India’s first “youth music.” For the first time in independent India, a popular musical repertoire, being played (and in some cases created) by Indians, was part ... More


The Erosion of a “World-Class” Urban Paradise: Tourism, the Environmental Movement, and Planning Related to Virginia Key Beach, 1982–1998

Gregory W. Bush

in White Sand Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami's Virginia Key

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062648
eISBN:
9780813051628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062648.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Miami exemplifies a powerful urban model neglecting public spaces, largely ignoring public planning mechanisms, and, notably from the 1980s, transferring waterfront parkland to private entrepreneurs. ... More


Harry Bridges’s Australia, Australia’s Harry Bridges

Robert Cherny

in Frontiers of Labor: Comparative Histories of the United States and Australia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041839
eISBN:
9780252050503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041839.003.0017
Subject:
History, Economic History

Harry Bridges, longtime leader of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU, representing Pacific Coast workers), was born in Australia in 1901 and came to the United States in 1920. ... More


Tuesday

in On My Honor: Boy Scouts and the Making of American Youth

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226517049
eISBN:
9780226517032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226517032.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the third-day experience of Jay Mechling while camping with Boy Scout Troop 49. Mechling went down to the Waterfront to watch the lifesaving merit badge class. The troop was ... More


Tuesday

in On My Honor: Boy Scouts and the Making of American Youth

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226517049
eISBN:
9780226517032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226517032.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the tenth-day experience of Jay Mechling while camping with Boy Scout Troop 49. In the morning, the troop had a regular round of advancement classes. Shortly after lunch, ... More


A Degraded Spectacle

Philip Watts, Dudley Andrew, Yves Citton, Vincent Debaene, and Sam Di Iorio

in Roland Barthes' Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190277543
eISBN:
9780190277574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277543.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

Alongside the celebrated essays on wrestling and steak-frites, the Tour de France, and laundry detergent—“l’euphorie d’Omo”—that make up Roland Barthes’ Mythologies, we find a surprising number of ... More


Barthes and Bazin

Philip Watts, Dudley Andrew, Yves Citton, Vincent Debaene, and Sam Di Iorio

in Roland Barthes' Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190277543
eISBN:
9780190277574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277543.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

The connections and relations between Roland Barthes and André Bazin continue to be a source of intrigue in our understanding of modern cinema aesthetics. A generation ago, critics and theorists ... More


The Wild One: Marlon Brando 1954

George Cotkin

in Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190218478
eISBN:
9780190218508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218478.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

This chapter explores Marlon Brando’s acting style in two films from 1954, The Wild One and On the Waterfront. He employed a sort of excessively minimalist style to convey both seething sexuality and ... More


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