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Charlie Brown's AmericaThe Popular Politics of Peanuts

Charlie Brown's America: The Popular Politics of Peanuts

Blake Scott Ball

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190090463
eISBN:
9780190090494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090463.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Charles Schulz’s Peanuts was an unexpectedly political comic strip. While many people have come to identify Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Peppermint Patty, and Snoopy with childhood and innocence, ... More

Newspaper ConfessionsA History of Advice Columns in a Pre-Internet Age

Newspaper Confessions: A History of Advice Columns in a Pre-Internet Age

Julie Golia

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197527788
eISBN:
9780197527818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197527788.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Newspaper Confessions chronicles the history of the newspaper advice column, a genre that has shaped Americans’ relationships with media, their experiences with popular therapy, and their virtual ... More

Camping GroundsPublic Nature in American Life from the Civil War to the Occupy Movement

Camping Grounds: Public Nature in American Life from the Civil War to the Occupy Movement

Phoebe S.K. Young

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780195372410
eISBN:
9780190093587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195372410.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

Camping appears to be a simple proposition, a time-honored way of getting away from it all. Yet as this book demonstrates, the simplicity of camping is deceptive, its history and meanings far from ... More

MahjongA Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture

Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture

Annelise Heinz

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190081799
eISBN:
9780190081829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190081799.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture illustrates how the spaces between tiles and the moments between games have fostered distinct social cultures in the United States. ... More

Deceitful MediaArtificial Intelligence and Social Life after the Turing Test

Deceitful Media: Artificial Intelligence and Social Life after the Turing Test

Simone Natale

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190080365
eISBN:
9780190080402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080365.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Artificial intelligence (AI) is often discussed as something extraordinary, a dream—or a nightmare—that awakens metaphysical questions on human life. Yet far from a distant technology of the future, ... More

Empire of RuinsAmerican Culture, Photography, and the Spectacle of Destruction

Empire of Ruins: American Culture, Photography, and the Spectacle of Destruction

Miles Orvell

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190491604
eISBN:
9780197523285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491604.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Empire of Ruins explores the meaning of ruins in American culture, from the mid-nineteenth century to the twenty-first century, arguing that photographs have been the chief means by which the ... More

Flowers Through ConcreteExplorations in Soviet Hippieland

Flowers Through Concrete: Explorations in Soviet Hippieland

Juliane Fürst

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198788324
eISBN:
9780191830259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788324.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

Flowers through Concrete: Explorations in Soviet Hippieland does what the title promises. It takes readers on a journey into a world few knew existed: the lives and thoughts of Soviet hippies, who in ... More

The Making of the American Creative ClassNew York's Culture Workers and Twentieth-Century Consumer Capitalism

The Making of the American Creative Class: New York's Culture Workers and Twentieth-Century Consumer Capitalism

Shannan Clark

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199731626
eISBN:
9780190941451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199731626.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

During most of the twentieth century, the production of America’s consumer culture was centralized in New York to an extent unparalleled in the history of the modern United States. Within a few ... More

A Short History of Police and Policing

A Short History of Police and Policing

Clive Emsley

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198844600
eISBN:
9780191880155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844600.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The police are constantly under scrutiny. They are criticized for failings, praised for successes, and hailed as heroes for their sacrifices. Starting from the premise that every society has norms ... More

Whites and RedsA History of Wine in the Lands of Tsar and Commissar

Whites and Reds: A History of Wine in the Lands of Tsar and Commissar

Stephen V. Bittner

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198784821
eISBN:
9780191827129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198784821.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

Whites and Reds: A History of Wine in the Lands of Tsar and Commissar tells the story of Russia’s encounter with viniculture and winemaking. Rooted in the early-seventeenth century, embraced by Peter ... More

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