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The Long, Long Night: 1954–1983

Philip Fuma

in Ira Gershwin: The Art of the Lyricist

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195115703
eISBN:
9780199853144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115703.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular

Ira Gershwin effectively “quit as a songwriter in 1954.” On the one hand it seems strange that a lyricist, still in his fifties and at the height of his career, would withdraw from songwriting. By ... More


Chalk: Materials and Concepts in Mathematics Research

Michael J. Barany and Donald MacKenzie

in Representation in Scientific Practice Revisited

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262525381
eISBN:
9780262319157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262525381.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter devotes close empirical attention to the social and material achievement of proofs, theorems, and other mathematical constructions. Mathematics is often treated as the most abstract and ... More


Threats (1955–1957)

Aram Goudsouzian

in Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828434
eISBN:
9781469603605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807875841_goudsouzian.10
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details events in Sidney Poitier's life from 1955–1957. These include the success and controversy generated by Poitier's film The Blackboard Jungle, and his roles in the films Goodbye, ... More


Course Correction: NPE, 1986

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in The Holy Grail: India's Quest for Universal Elementary Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463473
eISBN:
9780199087129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463473.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes the progress made in Independent India’s quest for universal elementary education till 1986 when NPE, 1986, was formulated; it concludes that the much touted ‘neglect ... More


Absolute Beginnings: Blackboard Jungle

David E. James

in Rock 'N' Film: Cinema's Dance With Popular Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199387595
eISBN:
9780199387632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387595.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The first film in which rock ’n’ roll was heard, Blackboard Jungle (1955), emphasized the music’s delinquency, unequivocally associating Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock” with inner-city hoodlums, ... More


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