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American Graffiti: The Social Life of Jim Crow Signs

Elizabeth Abel

in Signs of the Times: The Visual Politics of Jim Crow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261174
eISBN:
9780520945869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261174.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the material history of Jim Crow signs, their tangible forms, and circuits of transmission. Tracing the signs' “biography” across the twentieth century, it discusses how, ... More


Getting there: wayfinding in the Middle Ages

Ruth Evans

in Roadworks: Medieval Britain, medieval roads

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085062
eISBN:
9781526104267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085062.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In this chapter I address a gap in the study of medieval space, namely that there has been no systematic study by either medievalists or road historians of how European road travellers in the later ... More


People in the Zoo: A Social Context for Conservation

Susan Clayton and Khoa D. Le Nguyen

in The Ark and Beyond: The Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226538327
eISBN:
9780226538631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226538631.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Zoos may be able to promote conservation by communicating the need for conservation to their visitors, and particularly by creating concern about the animals. Conversations among zoo visitors have ... More


“I’m an Expert on Public Space”: Professional Knowledge at Work in DIY Urbanism

Gordon C.C. Douglas

in The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190691332
eISBN:
9780190691349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190691332.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 4 focuses on the personal and professional background of many do-it-yourselfers who employ sophisticated knowledge of professional planning and scholarly urbanism in their interventions. In ... More


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