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Screening the Travel(l)er

Mary Burke

in 'Tinkers': Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566464
eISBN:
9780191721670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566464.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The arrival of mass film and television reshaped the long-established literary conceit of the tinker. Thus, the final chapter considers screen portrayals of Travellers, particularly contemporary ... More


Czech Bluegrass: Notes from the Heart of Europe

Lee Bidgood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041457
eISBN:
9780252050053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041457.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Bluegrass music has taken root all over the world but thrives in unique ways in the Czech Republic. Ethnomusicologist and bluegrass musician Lee Bidgood writes about what it is like to live and work ... More


‘Born to Command’: Leonora Sansay and the Paradoxes of Female Benevolence as Resistance in Zelica; the Creole

Marlene L. Daut

in Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Examines the three-volume novel Zelica; the Creole (1820), most often attributed to Leonora Sansay. The author argues that Zelica ambivalently constructs a narrative in which during the Revolution, ... More


Between Blackamerica, Immigrant Islam, and the Dominant Culture

Sherman A. Jackson

in Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking toward the Third Resurrection

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180817
eISBN:
9780199850259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180817.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the historical relation between African Americans, immigrant Islam and the dominant culture in the U.S. during the 20th century. It describes African African Muslim thought ... More


American Sexual Character: Sex, Gender, and National Identity in the Kinsey Reports

Miriam Reumann

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238350
eISBN:
9780520930049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238350.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

When Alfred Kinsey's massive studies Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female appeared in 1948 and 1953 respectively, their detailed data spurred an unprecedented ... More


Death, Gratitude, and the Squaw Man’s Wife: The Celluloid Princess from 1908 to 1931

M. Elise Marubbio

in Killing the Indian Maiden: Images of Native American Women in Film

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124148
eISBN:
9780813134710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124148.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the Celluloid Princess, who personified many of the early issues connected to the anxiety about the racial and cultural boundaries of Americanness. This character was able to ... More


Negotiating National Identity among American Jazz Musicians in Paris

David Ake

in Jazz Matters: Sound, Place, and Time since Bebop

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266889
eISBN:
9780520947399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266889.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the increasingly complicated and fluid associations of jazz's “American” identity. It studies some of the ways that jazz musicians displayed or represented ... More


The Future of American History [1994]

John Higham

in Hanging Together: Unity and Diversity in American Culture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088182
eISBN:
9780300129823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088182.003.0015
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter describes what American history would be like in the future and promotes an agenda for historians in the coming century of global interdependence. It urges scholars to revive a national ... More


Identity and Citizenship: Beyond Minority Politics

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na‘im

in What Is an American Muslim?: Embracing Faith and Citizenship

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199895694
eISBN:
9780199350742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895694.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the issue of identity and citizenship for American Muslims. It suggests that American Muslims should wholeheartedly embrace their Americanness, which would enable and entitle ... More


Self-endangerment and the Subject of Film

Michele Aaron

in Death and the Moving Image: Ideology, Iconography and I

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748624430
eISBN:
9780748697014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624430.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The first chapter argues for the pervasiveness, and productivity, of self-endangerment in mainstream cinema. It does so via one of the most popular and exportable genres, the action film, which ... More


“Civilization has met its Waterloo” The Great War, Race, and the Canon

Mark Whalan

in The Great War and the Culture of the New Negro

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032061
eISBN:
9780813039015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032061.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses the initial responses of African American writers and intellectuals regarding the war. These writers, who were often subject to the severe circumscriptions of wartime sedition ... More


Religion and the Environment

Lynn Ross-Bryant

in The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231140201
eISBN:
9780231530781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231140201.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the role played by the “environment” in shaping American religion and culture. It organizes the story of religion and the environment in the study of religions in the United ... More


Comic Brands: More than Funny Business

Judith Yaross Lee

in Twain's Brand: Humor in Contemporary American Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036439
eISBN:
9781621030577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036439.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter describes how celebrity had already branded Mark Twain as the embodiment of “American Humour” when Samuel Clemens first visited England in 1872. Some fifteen years later, Clemens ... More


Introduction

Christine Talbot

in A Foreign Kingdom: Mormons and Polygamy in American Political Culture, 1852-1890

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038082
eISBN:
9780252095351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038082.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Mormon question. In the 1830s, a young American named Joseph Smith founded a new religion that would come to be called The Church of Jesus Christ ... More


“We Shall Then Live Together as One Great Family”: Mormonism and the Public/Private Divide

Christine Talbot

in A Foreign Kingdom: Mormons and Polygamy in American Political Culture, 1852-1890

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038082
eISBN:
9780252095351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038082.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores Mormon communitarian practices in Utah after the public pronouncement in 1852 that Mormons practiced plural marriage. Mormons made little distinction between the home and the ... More


“They Can Not Exist in Contact with Republican Institutions”: Consent, Contract, and Citizenship under “Polygamic Theocracy”

Christine Talbot

in A Foreign Kingdom: Mormons and Polygamy in American Political Culture, 1852-1890

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038082
eISBN:
9780252095351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038082.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores the connections anti-Mormons made between private and public in Mormonism. They contended that the institution of polygamy was inseparable from the practice of political ... More


Asiatic Americans

Joseph Andrew Orser

in The Lives of Chang and Eng: Siam's Twins in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, more famously known as the “Siamese twins,” negotiated their way through shifting identities of “Asian” and “American” in the United ... More


The Dancing Jew(ess)

Rebecca Rossen

in Dancing Jewish: Jewish Identity in American Modern and Postmodern Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199791767
eISBN:
9780199375851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791767.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Resurrecting a popular phenomenon in which Jewish women, including the Yiddish film and theater star Molly Picon, performed in Hasidic drag, this chapter analyzes three Jewish-themed pieces: Pauline ... More


From Computers to Cyberspace: Virtual Reality, the Virtual Nation, and the CorpoNation

Stephanie Ricker Schulte

in Cached: Decoding the Internet in Global Popular Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708668
eISBN:
9780814788684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708668.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the emergence of the “World Wide Web”—the Internet's best-known hypertext system—when the global nature of the Internet became an animating idea in news media and popular ... More


Introduction: The Newest African Americans?

Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson

in African & American: West Africans in Post-Civil Rights America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760581
eISBN:
9780814789254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760581.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book chronicles the experiences of first and second generation West African immigrants and refugees in the United States during the last four decades. Drawing on field work and oral histories of ... More


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