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The Dragon and the Crown: Hong Kong Memoirs

Stanley S.K. Kwan and Nicole Kwan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099555
eISBN:
9789882207530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099555.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

While Hong Kong's spectacular economic growth and political development have been well documented, the social and cultural lives of the ordinary people swept up in the changes have not found a ... More


Amputated Memory and the Turning Point of 1989

Gregor Thum

in Uprooted: How Breslau Became Wroclaw during the Century of Expulsions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140247
eISBN:
9781400839964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140247.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses how the Polish state and the people who came to Wroclaw after the Second World War managed to rebuild and revive this city. Considering the situation at the end of the war—the ... More


A Written Republic: Cicero's Philosophical Politics

Yelena Baraz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153322
eISBN:
9781400842162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153322.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In the 40s BCE, during his forced retirement from politics under Julius Caesar’s dictatorship, Cicero turned to philosophy, producing a massive and important body of work. As he was acutely aware, ... More


Cultural and Intellectual Life

Glanmor Williams

in The Foundations of Modern Wales: Wales 1642-1780

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192852786
eISBN:
9780191670565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852786.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the literary traditions of Wales and describes two major elements which helped inject new life into the cultural life of the Welsh. It discusses the development of the ... More


The Human Psyche at Work

Roy F. Baumeister

in The Cultural Animal: Human Nature, Meaning, and Social Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195167030
eISBN:
9780199894147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167030.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses the basic ideas about nature and culture. It explains what is special about culture, of what culture is made, and what are some of the psychological requirements for ... More


Coming to Our Senses: Anthropology and Genocide

Nancy Scheper-Hughes

in Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230286
eISBN:
9780520927575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230286.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers several issues on the anthropological insights taken from a study of structural dynamics. It shows that anthropologists have been influenced to overlook the forms of political ... More


Alexis de Tocqueville

Alan Ryan

in The Making of Modern Liberalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148403
eISBN:
9781400841950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148403.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter offers a reading of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America, arguing that the book was not a philosophical analysis of the concept of democracy, nor a simple narrative of the ... More


Background: IRCAM's Conditions of Existence

Born Georgina

in Rationalizing Culture: IRCAM, Boulez, and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-Garde

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520202160
eISBN:
9780520916845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520202160.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides the historical background of the Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) and its conditions of existence, suggesting that the IRCAM culture is ... More


Church and Court: Culture in the Age of Christian IV

Paul Douglas Lockhart

in Denmark, 1513–1660: The Rise and Decline of a Renaissance Monarchy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271214
eISBN:
9780191709616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271214.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on Danish culture during the reign of Christian IV. Topics covered include the age of Resen, Christian IV's active interest in church affairs, education and learning, and the ... More


Town and Country

Richard Stites

in Serfdom, Society, and the Arts in Imperial Russia: The Pleasure and the Power

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108897
eISBN:
9780300128185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108897.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the role of the arts in the culture and society of towns and countryside in imperial Russia. It describes the private and public cultural places during the decades between the ... More


Introduction

Julian Johnson

in Who Needs Classical Music?: Cultural Choice and Musical Values

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195146813
eISBN:
9780199849246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146813.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Classical music is currently undergoing apparent devaluation and this has consequences as a legitimation crisis. Assessing the relevance in the postmodern, plural, and multicultural world is merely ... More


“Louisiana’s New Oil”: Planning for Culture on the New Gulf Coast

M. B. Hackler

in Culture after the Hurricanes: Rhetoric and Reinvention on the Gulf Coast

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734904
eISBN:
9781621032540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734904.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter first talks about the devastations that were hurricanes Katrina and Rita, disasters that have struck a chord with the communities that they ravaged. In fact, the events were so ... More


Playing the Provinces

Richard Stites

in Serfdom, Society, and the Arts in Imperial Russia: The Pleasure and the Power

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108897
eISBN:
9780300128185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108897.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the history of theater in the provinces in imperial Russia. It explains that during the imperial period, theater ruled provincial cultural life and reached out to many more ... More


John Clare and the Place of Poetry

Mina Gorji

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311635
eISBN:
9781846315381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315381
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Traditional accounts of Romantic and nineteenth-century poetry have depicted John Clare as a peripheral figure, an ‘original genius’ whose talents set him apart from the mainstream of contemporary ... More


Leopold Kompert and the Pleasures of Nostalgia:: Ghetto Fiction and the Creation of a Usable Past

in Middlebrow Literature and the Making of German-Jewish Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761222
eISBN:
9780804774239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761222.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines how it was that ghetto fiction came to gain such a central position in German-Jewish cultural life in the nineteenth century. The work of Leopold Kompert (1822–1886) provides a ... More


Art of Suppression: Confronting the Nazi Past in Histories of the Visual and Performing Arts

Pamela M. Potter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520282346
eISBN:
9780520957961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282346.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

One thinks of the arts in Nazi Germany as struggling in an oppressive system, yet evidence has repeatedly shown that conditions were far more favorable than we assume. Potter conducts a ... More


Beyond Modernist Culture

Donald J. Morse

in Faith in Life: John Dewey's Early Philosophy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234707
eISBN:
9780823240760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234707.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter shows how the early Dewey conceives of the concept of a community ideal, and how he uses it in particular to combat the modernism considered as a problematic form of cultural life. ... More


New approaches: the region and the community

John Beckett

in Writing Local History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719029509
eISBN:
9781781700679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719029509.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter focuses on new approaches such as religion and community in local history. Local history, in one form or another, is now one of the fastest growing and widest ranging pastimes in the UK. ... More


The Gender of the Gift: Problems with Women and Problems with Society in Melanesia

Marilyn Strathern

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064232
eISBN:
9780520910713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064232.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In this original synthesis on Melanesian scholarship, this book argues that gender relations have been a particular casualty of unexamined assumptions held by Western anthropologists and feminist ... More


Making Photography Matter: A Viewer's History from the Civil War to the Great Depression

Cara A. Finnegan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039263
eISBN:
9780252097317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039263.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Photography became a dominant medium in cultural life starting in the late nineteenth century. As it happened, viewers increasingly used their reactions to photographs to comment on and debate public ... More


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