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 Religion, Twice Removed: Exploring the Role of Media in Religious Understandings among “Secular” Young People

Lynn Schofield Clark

in Everyday Religion: Observing Modern Religious Lives

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195305418
eISBN:
9780199785094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305418.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Popular entertainment media are implicit (and sometimes explicit) means by which a culture describes itself, including the images and ideas, stories, and fantasies that draw from and supply its ... More


The Limits of Hatred: Popular Attitudes Towards the West in Republican Canton

Virgil K.Y. Ho

in Understanding Canton: Rethinking Popular Culture in the Republican Period

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199282715
eISBN:
9780191603037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282714.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The Cantonese displayed acceptance of Westerners and their cultures in the late imperial and Republican period, in spite of their reputation for being xenophobic and anti-foreign since the days of ... More


Popular Entertainment

Nancy Duvall Hargrove

in T. S. Eliot’s Parisian Year

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034010
eISBN:
9780813039367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034010.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Although Eliot was principally drawn to Parisian high culture offerings, he also took advantage of being away from home and was also able to immerse himself in the more liberal environment of popular ... More


The Soul of Pleasure: Sentiment and Sensation in Nineteenth-Century American Mass Entertainment

David Monod

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702389
eISBN:
9781501703997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702389.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Show business is today so essential to American culture it's hard to imagine a time when it was marginal. But as this book demonstrates, the appetite for amusements outside the home was not ... More


Introduction

David Monod

in The Soul of Pleasure: Sentiment and Sensation in Nineteenth-Century American Mass Entertainment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702389
eISBN:
9781501703997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702389.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory describes the moral anxiety that prevented many Americans from patronizing popular entertainments in the nineteenth century. The entertainments were regarded so unfavorably that few ... More


The First K-Wave: Koreaphilia in Imperial Japanese Popular Culture

E. Taylor Atkins

in Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266735
eISBN:
9780520947689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266735.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes the seldom acknowledged cultural impact of Koreana on imperial Japanese popular entertainment. It examines specific examples that were genuinely popular in Japan—folk songs ... More


The Democratization of Entertainment: The Concert Saloons

David Monod

in The Soul of Pleasure: Sentiment and Sensation in Nineteenth-Century American Mass Entertainment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702389
eISBN:
9781501703997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702389.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter claims that the entertainment revolution of the 1840s occurred because new types of shows were mounted in new types of playhouses for a new type of spectator. Melodrama and vaudeville ... More


Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality

Peter Otto

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book argues that modern forms of virtual reality first appear in the urban/commercial milieu of London in the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century (1780–1830). In so doing, it develops ... More


Laugh and Grow Fat: Minstrelsy and Burlesque

David Monod

in The Soul of Pleasure: Sentiment and Sensation in Nineteenth-Century American Mass Entertainment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702389
eISBN:
9781501703997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702389.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents the The Three Fra Diavolos that opened at Mitchell's Olympic Theatre in 1884. It told the story of three rich young gentlemen who are smitten by three rich young ladies. The ... More


Phantasmagoria

Peter Otto

in Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Most histories of the phantasmagoria are preoccupied with the relation between its moving pictures and the cinema, and focus on its technology—the ‘real’ that enables its illusions—rather than on the ... More


Jews, Theatricality, and Modernity

Andrea Most

in Theatrical Liberalism: Jews and Popular Entertainment in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708194
eISBN:
9780814707982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708194.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Throughout the twentieth century, American Jews were instrumental in the development of the major industries and entertainment forms that provided mass culture to a majority of Americans: Broadway, ... More


On with the Show

Nicholas Gebhardt

in Vaudeville Melodies: Popular Musicians and Mass Entertainment in American Culture, 1870-1929

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226448558
eISBN:
9780226448725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448725.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter sets out the basic principles of a vaudeville show: the types of acts that appeared on the vaudeville stage, their relationships to one another, the kinds of aesthetic claims that ... More


‘All that is sacred is profaned’: balloons, fairs, ballads and the Great Exhibition

Jo Briggs

in Novelty fair: British visual culture between Chartism and the Great Exhibition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719089640
eISBN:
9781526109590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089640.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

The final three chapters of this book consider 1851. Firstly I consider the relationship between the Great Exhibition and fairs as highlighted in the texts of broadside ballads, and draw attention to ... More


Living Theatres

Peter Otto

in Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Although Wordsworth is the most influential poet of the Romantic era, his role in the development of modern concepts of virtuality has yet to be explored. Where Blake hopes to transform the actual by ... More


Hybrid and Popular Entertainments

Matthew Isaac Cohen

in Inventing the Performing Arts: Modernity and Tradition in Colonial Indonesia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855567
eISBN:
9780824868710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855567.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Hybrid arts and popular amusements emerged in the nineteenth century against a backdrop of global capitalist modernity and the routinization of labor. Traveling circuses, acrobatic outfits from ... More


‘Executed with remarkable care and artistic feeling’: popular imperialism and the music hall ballet

Jane Pritchard and Peter Yeandle

in "Politics, performance and popular culture": Theatre and society in nineteenth-century Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719091698
eISBN:
9781526109989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091698.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter looks at the development of ballet in the second half of the nineteenth century and the way in which at outer London music halls it became increasingly topical in its subject matter ... More


They Claim to Own Him, Body & Soul

Catherine L. Fisk

in Working Knowledge: Employee Innovation and the Rise of Corporate Intellectual Property, 1800-1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833025
eISBN:
9781469605333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899069_fisk.11
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on litigation over control of the talent of singers, actors, writers, and others in popular entertainment from 1860 to 1895, which reflected an evolving understanding of the ... More


Introduction

Nicholas Gebhardt

in Vaudeville Melodies: Popular Musicians and Mass Entertainment in American Culture, 1870-1929

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226448558
eISBN:
9780226448725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448725.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

From the 1890s until the 1920s, vaudeville was the dominant context for popular entertainment in the United States, and was synonymous with names such as Tony Pastor, B. F. Keith, Al Jolson, Nora ... More


The banlieue in French cinema of the 1930s

Keith Reader

in Screening the Paris suburbs: From the silent era to the 1990s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526106858
eISBN:
9781526135995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106858.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Assessing popular comedies and dramas, the author argues that in 1930s French cinema the banlieue is an ‘imagined community’ that resists transfer to a map. Its dual function as a space of social ... More


Video as Television

Michael Z. Newman

in Video Revolutions: On the History of a Medium

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169516
eISBN:
9780231537759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169516.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter recounts the first phase of video's evolution. The first phase began with the integration of video into television, which was the dominant mass medium in the early 1950s. The dominance ... More


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