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Union Organizers and Their Stories

Melanie Simms, Jane Holgate, and Edmund Heery

in Union Voices: Tactics and Tensions in UK Organizing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451201
eISBN:
9780801466021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451201.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter introduces the work of organizers, who they are, and what they do. As specialist actors in the process of organizing, their training and work experiences inform a great deal about how ... More


Second Thoughts

Catherine Parsons Smith

in Making Music in Los Angeles: Transforming the Popular

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251397
eISBN:
9780520933835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251397.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter identifies the event that led music aficionados and audiences to rethink the ultramodern performances which were introduced in Los Angeles, arguing that the negative reaction to the ... More


Psychopomps, Oracles, and Spirit Mediums

Nancy Mandeville Caciola

in Afterlives: The Return of the Dead in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702617
eISBN:
9781501703478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702617.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter analyzes several spiritist cults in Southern France that formed around individuals who claimed to be in regular contact with the dead. These spirit mediums, though at first taken aback ... More


Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity

Viola Shafik

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160653
eISBN:
9781936190096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160653.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book combines economic, ideological, and aesthetic narrative history with thought-provoking analysis. It provides an overview of cinema in the Arab world, tracing the industry's development from ... More


Geographies of Liberation: The Making of an Afro-Arab Political Imaginary

Alex Lubin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469612881
eISBN:
9781469615318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469612881.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This transnational history reveals the vital connections between African American political thought and the people and nations of the Middle East. Spanning the 1850s through the present, and set ... More


When We Grow Up

Trey McIntyre

in When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807837238
eISBN:
9781469601427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837559_rotskoff.34
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter illustrates how important the broadcast premiere of Free to Be … You and Me was to the author's family—so much so, that they had to invent the VCR. They arranged a borrowed reel-to-reel ... More


Unhomely Travels; or, the Haunts of Daphne Marlatt and W. G. Sebald

in Mobility at Large: Globalization, Textuality and Innovative Travel Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318214
eISBN:
9781846317736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317736.004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the travelogues of Daphne Marlatt and W. G. Sebald thematically explore and stylistically convey the liminality and in-betweenness of spectral presences. It focuses on ... More


Styling for the Modern Age

Christopher Innes

in Designing Modern America: Broadway to Main Street

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108040
eISBN:
9780300129557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108040.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the “style” of twentieth-century America, which was deliberately designed and created by specific individuals. The particular cultural shift followed by this style, copied ... More


Conclusion: ‘The problem of leisure’: millennial sophistication

in Sophistication: A Literary and Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312328
eISBN:
9781846316111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312328.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history of the term sophistication. It traces how sophistication developed from a derogatory term referring to falsification or adulteration ... More


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