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The Newness of the ‘New Biography’: Biographical Theory and Practice in the Early Twentieth Century

Laura Marcus

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The dominance of modernist and avant-garde literature in the early decades of the twentieth century directed attention away from certain texts and genres. Biography was one of the genres that ... More


An Advertisement That Never Changed

Edwin L. Battistella

in Do You Make These Mistakes in English?: The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367126
eISBN:
9780199867356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367126.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter introduces the main subjects of the book — Sherwin Cody and his famous home study course on the English language. The chapter sets the context of the book and introduces the long‐running ... More


British West Indian Migration to Cuba: The Roots and Routes of Respectability

Andrea J. Queeley

John M. Kirk (ed.)

in Rescuing Our Roots: The African Anglo-Caribbean Diaspora in Contemporary Cuba

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061092
eISBN:
9780813051376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061092.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 1 follows the immigrants from arrival in Cuba through the eve of the 1959 revolution. The author first explores the emergence and deployment of racial respectability rooted in British ... More


Modernizing Sex, Sexing Modernity: Prostitution in Early-Twentieth-Century Shanghai

Gail Hershatter

in Chinese Femininities/Chinese Masculinities: A Reader

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211032
eISBN:
9780520935303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211032.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the concept of prostitution in early-twentieth-century Shanghai. In early-twentieth-century Shanghai, prostitution was variously understood as a source of urbanized pleasures, ... More


Conflicting Feelings: Technology and Emotions from Colonial America to the New Age of Communication

Brenton J. Malin

in Feeling Mediated: A History of Media Technology and Emotion in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762790
eISBN:
9780814770153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762790.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter draws on Leo Marx and Peter Stearns in tracing America's rhetoric of the technological sublime, with a particular emphasis on its intersection with the history of emotion. A belief in ... More


Imperial Citizenship: Empire and the Question of Belonging

Daniel Gorman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075292
eISBN:
9781781700730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075292.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This is a book-length study of the ideological foundations of British imperialism in the early twentieth century. By focussing on the heretofore understudied concept of imperial citizenship, it ... More


Body Knowledge: Performance, Intermediality, and American Entertainment at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Mary Simonson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199898015
eISBN:
9780199369683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898015.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

In the early twentieth century, female performers regularly appeared on the stages and screens of American cities. Though advertised as dancers, mimics, singers, or actresses, they often exceeded ... More


The Years Are Like Centuries

Craig Campbell

in Agitating Images: Photography against History in Indigenous Siberia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681051
eISBN:
9781452948911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681051.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Wherein a nervous history of Soviet culture shaping in central Siberia in the years before the formation of the Evenki National Region on December 10, 1930 is presented amidst photo-fragments. It is ... More


Atlanta and New York City; Founding the National Urban League

Susan D. Carle

in Defining the Struggle: National Racial Justice Organizing, 1880-1915

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945740
eISBN:
9780199369843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945740.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

This chapter examines the relationship between local conditions and national organization building at the turn of the twentieth century in two major cities: Atlanta and New York City. It examines how ... More


Searching

Lynne Pearce

in Drivetime: Literary Excursions in Automotive Consciousness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748690848
eISBN:
9781474426817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690848.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter conceptualises a mode of driving – and a type of driver-consciousness characterised as ‘searching’. It focuses on the way in which the car may be used to explore and ‘probe’ the ... More


Devolution in the UK

James Mitchell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719053580
eISBN:
9781781702130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719053580.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book explains devolution today in terms of the evolution of past structures of government in the component parts of the United Kingdom. It highlights the importance of the English dimension and ... More


Orwell v. Richards: Children’s Fiction to 1940

Owen Dudley Edwards

in British Children's Fiction in the Second World War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616510
eISBN:
9780748653621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616510.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses children's fiction during the early years of the twentieth century. It specifically focuses on the works of George Orwell and Frank Richards, who is also known as Charles ... More


Ambiguous Revivals

Jonathan Glasser

in The Lost Paradise: Andalusi Music in Urban North Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226327068
eISBN:
9780226327372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327372.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter considers the origins of the project of Andalusi musical revival in turn-of-the-century Algeria. An examination of coinciding efforts to publish and transcribe elements of the Andalusi ... More


Introduction

in Modern China's Network Revolution: Chambers of Commerce and Sociopolitical Change in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774093
eISBN:
9780804777872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774093.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the over 200 chambers of commerce within the Lower Yangzi region—the socioeconomic heartland of modern China—with a ... More


Asserting “Manhood” Rights: The Niagara Movement’s First Year, 1905

Susan D. Carle

in Defining the Struggle: National Racial Justice Organizing, 1880-1915

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945740
eISBN:
9780199369843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945740.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

This chapter traces the founding and first year of development of the Niagara Movement, focusing in particular on its wide-ranging issue agenda and its efforts to develop a test case litigation ... More


Why Passing Is (Still) Not Passé after More Than 250 Years: Sources from the Past and Present

Martha J. Cutter

in Neo-Passing: Performing Identity after Jim Crow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041587
eISBN:
9780252050244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041587.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Some scholars argue that racial passing began in the mid- to late nineteenth century, reached its pinnacle in the early twentieth century, and then abated by the 1930s. This chapter substantiates, ... More


The Gaitherization of Contemporary Southern Gospel

Douglas Harrison

in Then Sings My Soul: The Culture of Southern Gospel Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036972
eISBN:
9780252094095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036972.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter provides the first comprehensive academic treatment of Bill Gaither and the Bill and Gloria Gaither Homecoming Friends concert tour and video series. It explores the private origins of ... More


Adaptation and Acclimatization in the New Land

Gur Alroey

in An Unpromising Land: Jewish Migration to Palestine in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789325
eISBN:
9780804790871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789325.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines the adaptation and acclimatization of immigrants to the new country after they left their ships and passed through customs at the port. The chapter takes a close look at the ... More


Immigration in the Early 20th Century

James E. Moliterno

in The American Legal Profession in Crisis: Resistance and Responses to Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917631
eISBN:
9780199332847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917631.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Legal History

This chapter examines the professional crisis which brought about the immigration wave in the early twentieth century. The waves of immigrants strained and blurred the legal profession's self-image, ... More


Modern Print Artefacts: Textual Materiality and Literary Value in British Print Culture, 1890-1930s

Patrick Collier

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474413473
eISBN:
9781474426824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413473.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Modern Print Artefacts examines the workings of literary value at the turn of the twentieth century through case studies of British periodicals and print genres. It argues that the materiality of ... More


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