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Gabriel Horn

in Memory, Imprinting, and the Brain: An Inquiry into Mechanisms

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521563
eISBN:
9780191706578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521563.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter investigates the effects of brain lesions on imprinting; the training objects were either a rotating flashing red box or a stuffed hen jungle-fowl. In experiments, the preferences of ... More


Writing Lesbian Difference

Helena Michie

in Sororophobia: Differences Among Women in Literature and Culture

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195073874
eISBN:
9780199855223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073874.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The chapter discusses sororophobia and sisterhood in relation to lesbian communities. The chapter opens with a discussion on Rita Mae Brown's Rubyfruit Jungle, which is credited as the first ... More


Alien Plots: Female Subjectivity and the Divine in the Light of James Tiptree's 'a Momentary Taste of Being'

Inez ven der Spek

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238140
eISBN:
9781781380444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

At the heart of this study is a science fiction story by James Tiptree Jr (Alice Sheldon-Bradley, 1916–1987) about a brother and a sister (and fifty-eight other human beings) who encounter an alien ... More


Primitive Modernity and the Urban Jungle in Brecht

Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei

in Exotic Spaces in German Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604128
eISBN:
9780191729362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604128.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In modernism, the city is exoticized as a primitive realm, a symbolic convergence of the spaces of external urban experience and the inner psyche. Exoticization in Brecht’s drama Im Dickicht der ... More


Ruins in the Jungle: Nature and Narrative

Douglas Kerr

in Asian Crossings: Travel Writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099142
eISBN:
9789882206632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099142.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter sets the reflective colonial traveler in the perplexing space of the jungle. The issue here is the representations of the jungle, and these constitute a discourse and a tradition which ... More


The Tropical Cost of the Automotive Age: Corporate Rubber Empires and the Rainforest

Richard P. Tucker

in Insatiable Appetite: The United States and the Ecological Degradation of the Tropical World

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220874
eISBN:
9780520923812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220874.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter is concerned with the rubber industry. It reveals that rubber can be commercially grown either on vast one-crop plantations or as the primary cash-earning commodity on multicrop ... More


Militarization in Guatemala

John D. Early

in Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813040134
eISBN:
9780813043838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040134.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

When the insurgents had been defeated, the military turned the Maya areas into militarized zones. The goal was to prevent a reoccurrence of insurgency by rooting out any remaining guerrilla bands and ... More


Zapata Vive!: Local Lacandon Zapatismo and Its Translation to Larger Mexico

Lynn Stephen

in Zapata Lives!: Histories and Cultural Politics in Southern Mexico

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222373
eISBN:
9780520927643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222373.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the origins of Zapatismo in eastern Chiapas through the encounter between northern activists who came to form a guerilla army and indigenous leaders and activists who had a ... More


The Long, Long Night: 1954–1983

Philip Fuma

in Ira Gershwin: The Art of the Lyricist

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195115703
eISBN:
9780199853144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115703.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular

Ira Gershwin effectively “quit as a songwriter in 1954.” On the one hand it seems strange that a lyricist, still in his fifties and at the height of his career, would withdraw from songwriting. By ... More


New Timer

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The night the authors, Dale Maharidge and Michael S. Williamson, left Youngstown, they traveled through Kentucky in heavy rain. They later traveled by train across Kansas through a late season ... More


Kipling's Art of Fiction 1884-1901

David Sergeant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684588
eISBN:
9780191765889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684588.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book re-establishes Kipling as a major artist. Through extended close readings of individual works, and unprecedentedly detailed attention to changes in location and readership, it distinguishes ... More


Confronted with Too Much

Todd McGowan

in Spike Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038143
eISBN:
9780252095405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038143.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the films of Spike Lee. Lee's films employ types of excess such as unconventional shots, extreme characters, and improbable scenes to intervene in critical issues that trouble ... More


“Circles, circles, circles”: Conrad’s Pilgrimage

Agata Szczeszak-Brewer

in Empire and Pilgrimage in Conrad and Joyce

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035390
eISBN:
9780813038933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035390.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The chapter studies the presence of pilgrimage in Conrad's texts. It states that Conrad's depiction of the long-forgotten world of sea voyages echoes the pilgrimages of his characters. Conrad's ... More


Jazz, Ideology and the Animated Cartoon

Barry Keith Grant

in Film's Musical Moments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623440
eISBN:
9780748651115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623440.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the emergence of the jazz cartoon of the 1930s and 1940s. Although jazz has had a significant presence in the movies from the arrival of sound onwards (during ‘the jazz age’ ... More


Trekking the Urban: Eduardo Emílio Fenianos's Expedições Urbenauta; São Paulo, uma aventura radical

David William Foster

in São Paulo: Perspectives on the City and Cultural Production

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036656
eISBN:
9780813038445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036656.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Eduardo Emílio Fenianos has authored what may be considered a significant postmodern book about São Paulo. Since São Paulo is a city of cultural experimentation dating back to the Semana de Arte ... More


Adjustment, Depression and Regulation

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the problems faced by Hollywood in the 1930s. First, the industry was still adjusting to the introduction of sound and the period saw a series of technical developments in ... More


The Birth of a Jungle: Animality in Progressive-Era U.S. Literature and Culture

Michael Lundblad

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917570
eISBN:
9780199332830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917570.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Exemplifying a new methodology identified as “animality studies,” which focuses on constructions of animality at specific historical and cultural moments without the explicit emphasis on animal ... More


Peter Fleming’s: Brazilian Adventure

Justin Peters

in Second Read: Writers Look Back at Classic Works of Reportage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159319
eISBN:
9780231500586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159319.003.0022
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This essay reviews the book Brazilian Adventure, by Peter Fleming. First published in 1933, Brazilian Adventure is about Fleming's expedition the year before in search of the lost Colonel Percy ... More


Political Geographies: Promoting, Contesting, and Purifying Nature

Tariq Jazeel

in Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318863
eISBN:
9781846319976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318863.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses key material and discursive contestations over Ruhuna National Park's meaning during Sri Lanka's recent civil war. From the late 1980s to the early 2000s, Ruhuna was subject to ... More


Progressive-Era Sexuality and the Nature of the Beast in Henry James

Michael Lundblad

in The Birth of a Jungle: Animality in Progressive-Era U.S. Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917570
eISBN:
9780199332830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917570.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Epistemology of the Closet, Eve Sedgwick argues that the discourse of sexuality shifted at the end of the nineteenth century from an emphasis on sexual acts to sexual identities. Sedgwick builds ... More


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