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Body by Weimar: Athletes, Gender, and German Modernity

Erik N. Jensen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195395648
eISBN:
9780199866564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395648.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

Body by Weimar argues that male and female athletes fundamentally recast gender roles during Germany's turbulent post‐World War I years and established the basis for a modern body and ... More


Visions of Work: Hugo Stinnes and His Doubles

Hugo Stinnes His Doubles

in Culture and Inflation in Weimar Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222908
eISBN:
9780520924703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222908.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on Hugo Stinnes, a German industrialist who became Europe's richest man during the time of inflation. It suggests that the one-dimensional portrait of Stinnes as a ruthless ... More


Wordsworth and the Victorians

Stephen Gill

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119654
eISBN:
9780191671180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119654.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Wordsworth was an 18th-century contemporary of Blake and his greatest poetry was composed before Keats had written a line. His impact, however, was not fully registered until the Victorian period, ... More


Introduction

Crystal S. Anderson

in Beyond The Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037559
eISBN:
9781621039327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037559.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter sets out the book’s purpose, namely to interrogate cross-cultural dynamics in two major ways. First, it examines Bruce Lee’s emergence as a cross-cultural hero and global ... More


Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Carol Magee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In the American world, the presence of African culture is sometimes fully embodied and sometimes leaves only a trace. This book explores this presence, examining Mattel’s world of Barbie, the 1996 ... More


Walt Kelly, Mid-Century Poplorist

Kerry D. Soper

in We Go Pogo: Walt Kelly, Politics, and American Satire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032844
eISBN:
9781617032851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032844.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter attempts to consider Kelly’s significance as a cultural icon from its many angles. It moves beyond the narrow description of Kelly as a comic strip artist and considers his larger public ... More


George Gershwin: “Fifiy Years of American Music…Younger Composers, Freed from European Influences, Labor toward Achieving a Distinctive American Musical Idiom” (1929)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0035
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents an essay by George Gershwin regarding fifty years of American music, which was published in the November 1929 issue of American Hebrew. In this essay, Gershwin suggests that it ... More


Into the Twenty-first Century

M. Elise Marubbio

in Killing the Indian Maiden: Images of Native American Women in Film

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124148
eISBN:
9780813134710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124148.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how the western has a tradition of shifting and recreating itself to fit the needs of each new era of viewers. However, it appears that the western may no longer be an adequate ... More


Stravinsky Inside Out

Charles Joseph

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300075373
eISBN:
9780300129366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300075373.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Popularly known during his lifetime as “The World's Greatest Living Composer,” Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971) not only wrote some of the twentieth century's most influential music, but he also assumed ... More


Introduction

Theodore Ziolkowski

in Gilgamesh among Us: Modern Encounters with the Ancient Epic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450358
eISBN:
9780801463419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450358.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introductory chapter briefly details the rise of Gilgamesh, a hero of a Mesopotamian epic from the third millennium bce, as a twenty-first-century cultural icon. It then traces the evolution, ... More


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