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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


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