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The Eyeball and the Wall: Eating, Seeing, and the Nation

Elizabeth Abel

in Signs of the Times: The Visual Politics of Jim Crow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261174
eISBN:
9780520945869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261174.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Interracial eating and interracial sex: what joins this provocative pair? If drinking fountains and restrooms might be considered the pillars of the social body, sites of collective eating could be ... More


Christian Charity

Colleen McDannell

in Picturing Faith: Photography and the Great Depression

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104301
eISBN:
9780300130072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104301.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the unusual photo-essays of John Vachon and Dorothea Lange. In spite of the efforts of many local congregations and larger religious organizations to address growing poverty ... More


Numbering in Layers

Dan Bouk

in How Our Days Became Numbered: Risk and the Rise of the Statistical Individual

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226259178
eISBN:
9780226259208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259208.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter draws three sets of conclusions from the book: first, that economic or political controversy created opportunities for the expansion of risk making; second, that the kinds of risks being ... More


Introducing Americans to America

Colleen McDannell

in Picturing Faith: Photography and the Great Depression

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104301
eISBN:
9780300130072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104301.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents and discusses what is considered an icon of the Great Depression—Migrant Mother. Taken by Dorothea Lange, this photograph has been reproduced countless times in newspapers, ... More


Beyond the Migrant Mother

Erin Royston Battat

in Ain't Got No Home: America's Great Migrations and the Making of an Interracial Left

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614021
eISBN:
9781469614045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614021.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter argues that writers and artists from a broad racial and political spectrum used the image of the migrant mother to offer a gender-based critique of capitalist and racist oppression. The ... More


Copland, Hollywood, and American Musical Modernism: Of Mice and Men

Sally Bick

in Unsettled Scores: Politics, Hollywood, and the Film Music of Aaron Copland and Hanns Eisler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042812
eISBN:
9780252051678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042812.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter provides a detailed musical and cinematic analysis of Of Mice and Men, Copland’s first Hollywood film score. The discussion begins by outlining Copland’s interest in film and Hollywood, ... More


Coda

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0030
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Sacramento may be the capital of California, but the city has a long history of a hardscrabble underbelly. Among the attractions are the waterways that run through the city—the clear American and the ... More


Picturing Faith: Photography and the Great Depression

Colleen McDannell

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104301
eISBN:
9780300130072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104301.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the midst of the Great Depression, the American government initiated one of the most ambitious national photographic projects ever undertaken. Such photographers as Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, ... More


The Border Crossing Narrative and the Disruption of Southern Borders

Mary Weaks-Baxter

in Leaving the South: Border Crossing Narratives and the Remaking of Southern Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819598
eISBN:
9781496819635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819598.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

With the view that crossing a border is a transformative experience, this chapter provides groundwork for the rest of the study and focuses on collective narratives of movement, specifically at ways ... More


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