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People, Plants and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity

Denis J Murphy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207145
eISBN:
9780191708893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207145.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This book provides an overview of human-plant interactions and their social consequences, from the hunter-gatherers of the Palaeolithic Era to the 21st century molecular manipulation of crops. It ... More


Urban Identity and Provinciality

Rosemary Sweet

in The Writing of Urban Histories in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206699
eISBN:
9780191677281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206699.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the issues of civic identity, urban consciousness, and urban culture. It demonstrates how customs, rituals, traditions, and combinations of local circumstances and historical ... More


“Rasta” Sufis and Muslim Youth Culture in Mali

Benjamin F. Soares

in Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195369212
eISBN:
9780199871179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369212.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

This chapter is concerned with understanding changing modalities of religious expression and modes of belonging among the Muslim youth culture in contemporary Mali. Much recent scholarship about ... More


Reformation Churches and a Modern Protestant Moral Order

Nicholas Hope

in German and Scandinavian Protestantism 1700-1918

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269946
eISBN:
9780191600647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269943.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Addresses the major issue laid bare by the new Protestant religious statistics: whether historic Reformation churches, even the widespread lay revivals, had any place at all, even a moral role, in a ... More


Conclusion

Rosemary Sweet

in The Writing of Urban Histories in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206699
eISBN:
9780191677281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206699.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The writing of urban history flourished in the eighteenth century and its value comes from the insights which it offers into the diversity and distinctiveness of the urban society for which it was ... More


Goods and Surfaces

David E. Shi

in Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106534
eISBN:
9780199854097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106534.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The commanding reality in the United States during the 19th-century was an ever-accelerating industrial revolution that transformed the very nature of social life and generated ... More


Anonymity, Visibility, and Values

R. A. Houston

in Social Change in the Age of Enlightenment: Edinburgh 1660–1760

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204381
eISBN:
9780191676222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204381.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses anonymity, visibility, and urban living in Edinburgh. It shows that the city allowed many ways of life to coexist, and that it was experiencing some aspects of what is known as ... More


Reaching a Larger World: Muslim Youth and Expanding Circuits of Operation

Simone AbdouMaliq

in Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195369212
eISBN:
9780199871179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369212.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

This chapter concerns specific practices of urban youth culture undertaken by youth who are Muslim to construct a particular horizon of youth—a temporal framework that resituates the position of ... More


Introduction The public city: American political culture in nineteenth-century San Francisco

PHILIP J. ETHINGTON

in The Public City: The Political Construction of Urban Life in San Francisco, 1850-1900

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230019
eISBN:
9780520927469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230019.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the changing relationship between state and society in the U.S.A., particularly the political construction of urban life ... More


Analyzing Chinese Identity Today: New Insights into Identity Rankings of Young Adults in Urban China

Shutian Zhang and Steve Kulich

in Discourses of Cultural China in the Globalizing Age

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099128
eISBN:
9789882206847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099128.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter deals with the emergence of hybrid identities in urban China, Shanghai. It argues that studying identity, particularly through personal ranking preferences contributes significantly to ... More


The Writing of Urban Histories in Eighteenth-Century England

Rosemary Sweet

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206699
eISBN:
9780191677281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206699.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book examines a hitherto neglected genre of literature, and provides an analysis of both eighteenth-century urban culture and local historical scholarship. It challenges the conventional view ... More


Harappan Culture: Bronze Age Urbanization in the Indus Valley

R.S. Sharma

in India’s Ancient Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The urban culture of the Bronze Age found in Harappa was a path-breaking discovery. No other Bronze Age civilization gave so much care to health and cleanliness as did the Harappan. The Indus people ... More


Antisemitism and the City: A Beginner's Guide

Hillel J. Kieval

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter begins by offering a counterpoint to the view, often found in studies of modern antisemitism, that Jews have occupied a central role in the evolution of the modern city, that their ... More


The Cultural Construction of Modernity in Urban Shanghai: Some Preliminary Explorations

Lee Leo Ou-fan

in Becoming Chinese: Passages to Modernity and Beyond

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219236
eISBN:
9780520924413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219236.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the role of urban Shanghai in the cultural construction of Chinese modernity. It analyzes two highly successful journals, Dongfang zazhi and Liangyou haubao, and their related ... More


Awareness in the Countryside

Alan F. Wilt

in Food for War: Agriculture and Rearmament in Britain before the Second World War

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208716
eISBN:
9780191717024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208716.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the initial awareness and eventual changes in the conditions happening in the countryside during the 1930s. Changes occurred mainly due to the impact of urban culture on the ... More


The Diversity List

Jessica M. Barron and Rhys H. Williams

in Urban Church Imagined: Religion, Race, and Authenticity in the City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479877669
eISBN:
9781479802371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479877669.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Another part of the urban imaginary is the assumption that cities are full of diverse people. Racial diversity is, for many, part of the urban culture to be consumed—a new and valued experience. And ... More


Immigrant Youths’ Contribution to Urban Culture in Amsterdam

Christine Delhaye, Sawitri Saharso, and Victor van de Ven

in New York and Amsterdam: Immigration and the New Urban Landscape

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738092
eISBN:
9780814738221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738092.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines the complex and varied ways that the children of migrants have influenced Amsterdam's urban public culture. It deals with “culture” on three levels: everyday youth culture, mass ... More


The Shanghai Painted Fan: Form, Format, and Function

Roberta Wue

in Art Worlds: Artists, Images, and Audiences in Late Nineteenth-Century Shanghai

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888208463
eISBN:
9789888313280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208463.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

Addresses Shanghai painting through the fashionable painted fan. Often overlooked because of its modest size and ambitions, the fan’s identity as a mobile image and object of self-adornment boosted ... More


From Modern Babylon to White City: Science, Technology, and Urban Change in London, 1870–1914

Sophie Forgan

in Urban Modernity: Cultural Innovation in the Second Industrial Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013987
eISBN:
9780262265935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013987.003.0026
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter is divided into four main sections. The first focuses on identifying and characterizing the relevant urban elites. The second section examines how these elites became embedded in the ... More


Theorizing the City

Dennis R. Judd

in The City, Revisited: Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665754
eISBN:
9781452946559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter discusses the Chicago School, the L.A. School, and the New York School theories of urban change. The Chicago School of the 1920s offered an elegant theory of the city that fit ... More


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