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Nicholas P. Money

in Carpet Monsters and Killer Spores: A Natural History of Toxic Mold

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172270
eISBN:
9780199790258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172270.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter focuses on litigation related to instances of mold contamination. In 2001, a Texas jury awarded $32 million to homeowner Melinda Ballard in settlement of her suit against Farmers ... More


Functionalism and Natural Kinds

Robert D. Rupert

in Cognitive Systems and the Extended Mind

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195379457
eISBN:
9780199869114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379457.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins to engage more directly with arguments in support of the extended view. Functionalist approaches are criticized, as is Clark and Chalmers's natural-kinds-based argument. It is ... More


“Through a Glass, Darkly”: Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch

Garner Simmons

in A Uniquely American Epic: Intimacy and Action, Tenderness and Violence in Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178141
eISBN:
9780813178134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178141.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Garner Simmons’s essay meticulously details the preparations that Peckinpah and his crew went through, from the rewriting of the script to the work of The Wild Bunch’s wardrobe supervisor, ... More


Three

Wilma Dykeman

in Family of Earth: A Southern Mountain Childhood

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469629148
eISBN:
9781469629162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629148.003.0004
Subject:
History, Family History

Dykeman details the process that her father takes to perfect his woodworking craft, from picking the right wood to piecing it together with care. Dykeman enjoyed watching her father work with wood ... More


In the Artificial Gardens of Eden-Olympia

Dominic Pettman

in Love and Other Technologies: Retrofitting Eros for the Information Age

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226689
eISBN:
9780823235407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226689.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Examination of J.G. Ballard's Super–Cannes locates the modern state of “whateverbeing” with respect to the emotional detachment and autocratic administration proposed by the ... More


Fanny: A Woman's Place

Brad Asher

in Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134147
eISBN:
9780813135922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134147.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes Fanny's life after Cecelia's escape. Wealthy, socially prominent, and still reliant on the service of slaves, Fanny enjoyed life among Louisville's social elite during the ... More


Fanny: The Civil War in Louisville

Brad Asher

in Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134147
eISBN:
9780813135922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134147.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter chronicles the life of Fanny and her family during the Civil War. Helped by her husband's government post and with her sons too young to fight, Fanny suffered few of the deprivations ... More


Fanny: Postwar Trials

Brad Asher

in Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134147
eISBN:
9780813135922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134147.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines Fanny's family life after the end of the war. It discusses the increasing hostility of postwar Louisville toward the Federal government, and the role of the Federal courts, ... More


Crying Indian

Daniel Belgrad

in The Culture of Feedback: Ecological Thinking in Seventies America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226652368
eISBN:
9780226652672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652672.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For many Americans, the insights of general systems theory implied a validation of traditional Native American ideas, which posited a spirit immanent in material nature, unlike the scientific ... More


Grasping at Solutions, 1964–1967

David Hamilton Golland

in Constructing Affirmative Action: The Struggle for Equal Employment Opportunity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129976
eISBN:
9780813135472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129976.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Several irregular measures were imposed when James Ballard, a “twenty-two-year-old Negro Air Force veteran,” attempted to apply for an apprenticeship so that he would be discouraged from pursuing the ... More


Law’s Agent: Cultivated Citizen or Popular Savage? The Crash of the Moral Mirror

Melanie Williams

in Law and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199272235
eISBN:
9780191699603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines J. G. Ballard's novel Crash and film of the same title. It explains that this examination is conducted in relation to the influence of popular culture on the legal system. It ... More


Reuben Reuben (1949–1955) and This Is the Garden (1956–1957)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0020
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter focusses on Blitzstein’s Reuben Reuben, his major theatrical undertaking from his later years. A modern Faust story touching on fears related to nuclear war, this opera, produced by ... More


“Cuffy,” “Fancy Maids,” and “One-Eyed Men”: Rape, Commodification, and the Domestic Slave Trade in the United States

Edward E. Baptist

in The Chattel Principle: Internal Slave Trades in the Americas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103557
eISBN:
9780300129472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103557.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter aims to explain the ideas about slavery, rape, and commerce embedded in and produced by the passionate desires of Franklin and his partners. For years, historians interpreting the ... More


Cry of Murder on Broadway: A Woman's Ruin and Revenge in Old New York

Julie Miller

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751486
eISBN:
9781501751509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751486.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This book shows how a woman's desperate attempt at murder came to momentarily embody the anger and anxiety felt by many people at a time of economic and social upheaval and expanding expectations for ... More


Concluding and Beyond

Patricia S. Churchland and Terrence J. Sejnowski

in The Computational Brain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262533393
eISBN:
9780262339650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262533393.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This concluding chapter explores future avenues for research and what remains to be done if the computer-modeling projects aimed at understanding the mysteries of the brain are to progress. In ... More


Jean-Claude Dunyach, Poet of the Flesh

Natacha Vas-Deyres

in Lingua Cosmica: Science Fiction from around the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041754
eISBN:
9780252050428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041754.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Jean-Claude Dunyach, born in 1957, has published more than a hundred short stories in a career of over thirty years. He belongs to a generation of contemporary French science-fiction writers that ... More


Transcription: Kim Stanley Robinson

Brian Willems

in Speculative Realism and Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474422697
eISBN:
9781474438629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422697.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The reading of tension in sf continues in this chapter, which looks at a number of books by Kim Stanley Robinson, along with two early works by J. G. Ballard. The focus is on the transformations that ... More


Elsie Ripley Clapp and the Community School

Sam F. Stack

in The Arthurdale Community School: Education and Reform in Depression Era Appalachia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813166889
eISBN:
9780813167855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166889.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Elsie Ripley Clapp was selected as the principal and director of community affairs for the Arthurdale project and its school. This chapter explores the background and intellectual development guiding ... More


Assassination and Its Aftermath, April 14, 1865–April 3, 1866

Elizabeth D. Leonard

in Lincoln's Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835005
eISBN:
9781469602738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869383_leonard.10
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on Lincoln's assassination at Ford's Theater, news of which reached Holt quickly, almost certainly by telegraph directly from Stanton. Five hundred miles lay between Charleston ... More


Seducing-Machines

Sean McQueen

in Deleuze and Baudrillard: From Cyberpunk to Biopunk

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414371
eISBN:
9781474422369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414371.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter turns to the 1973 J.G. Ballard novel Crash as well as its 1996 film adaptation by Cronenberg. It aims to make careful distinctions between Deleuze and Baudrillard and show why they ... More


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