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Out of the China Closet

J. Samaine Lockwood

in Archives of Desire: The Queer Historical Work of New England Regionalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625362
eISBN:
9781469625386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625362.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter analyzes women's antique china collecting in late-nineteenth-century New England. It argues that china hunting guides represented the woman collector as bold and savvy while presenting ... More


Europe

Graham Russell Gao Hodges

in Anna May Wong: From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139637
eISBN:
9789882208698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139637.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses Anna May Wong's huge popularity in 1920s and 1930s Europe. She had leading roles in silent films: Song, Piccadilly, Hai-Tang and others. It discusses how citizens of London, ... More


Epilogue: A New Arabian Nights

Melissa Dickson

in Cultural Encounters with the Arabian Nights in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474443647
eISBN:
9781474477055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443647.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The brief epilogue to this volume offers some concluding thoughts on the process by which the Arabian Nights was absorbed into British literature and culture. It then identifies the emergence of a ... More


Extreme Exoticism: Japan in the American Musical Imagination

W. Anthony Sheppard

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190072704
eISBN:
9780190072735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190072704.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Extreme Exoticism: Japan in the American Musical Imagination offers a detailed and wide-ranging documentation and investigation of the role of music in shaping American perceptions of the Japanese, ... More


Unmetered

Todd Decker

in Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound after Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520282322
eISBN:
9780520966543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282322.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Post-Vietnam Hollywood combat filmmakers set aside the most common musical trope of earlier war movies: the military march. Instead, new musical tropes were developed, initially in the 1980s Vietnam ... More


Magical Food, Luscious Bodies

Laura Lindenfeld and Fabio Parasecoli

in Feasting Our Eyes: Food Films and Cultural Identity in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231172516
eISBN:
9780231542975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172516.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The films explored in this chapter configure the magic qualities of food as an extension of the bodies of the women—often exotic—who prepare food. In fact, these movies often embrace an approach that ... More


Filming Among Others: Frances Flaherty and Osa Johnson

Shilyh Warren

in Subject to Reality: Women and Documentary Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042539
eISBN:
9780252051371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042539.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The first chapter explores the foundations of documentary’s anthropological strain in the pseudo-ethnographies of Frances and Robert Flaherty and Osa and Martin Johnson, filmmaking couples working at ... More


“Ceci n’est pas un voyage”

Vincent Debaene

in Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter situates ethnographic fieldwork in relation to changing conceptions of travel and travel literature in France. In the early twentieth century, grand voyages from the Romantic period fell ... More


Writing at the Margins: Postcolonialism, Exoticism and the Politics of Cultural Value (from The Postcolonial Exotic)

Graham Huggan

in Bourdieu and Postcolonial Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382967
eISBN:
9781781384084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382967.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter reprints the introduction to The Postcolonial Exotic to set the stage for all of the Bourdieu-inspired approaches to postcolonial studies that will follow. Huggan shows how the ... More


Introduction: Searching for Japan

Michele Monserrati

in Searching for Japan: 20th Century Italy's Fascination with Japanese Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621075
eISBN:
9781800341197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621075.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The introduction explains the books’ methodological foundation in transnational theory. It defines key-terms such as “Transnationalism,” “relational Orientalism,” “coeval exoticism” and “cosmopolitan ... More


Boundaries of the Real in Xu Xu’s Fiction

Christopher Rosenmeier

in On the Margins of Modernism: Xu Xu, Wumingshi and Popular Chinese Literature in the 1940s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748696369
eISBN:
9781474434805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696369.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on Xu Xu’s fiction from the 1930s and 40s, providing analyses of his main short stories and novels from this period, demonstrating how Xu’s work transitioned from modernist ... More


Translating Heterophony in Olive Senior's Stories

Christine Raguet

in Intimate Enemies: Translation in Francophone Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318672
eISBN:
9781846317996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318672.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The conflation of voices in Caribbean literature reflects is oraliture – a heterophonic layering of voices inducing specific rhythmic patterns, which entail a great deal of linguistic and cultural ... More


To travel to suffer: towards a reverse anthropology of the early modern colonial body

Karel Vanhaesebrouck

in The Hurt(ful) Body: Performing and Beholding Pain, 1600-1800

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784995164
eISBN:
9781526128249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995164.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

By focusing on the way early modern plays staged these colonial encounters, this contribution will address the question of the enslaved body which functioned as a site of both cultural exoticism and ... More


Nation, empire and ethnicity

Jonathon Shears (ed.)

in The Great Exhibition, 1851: A Sourcebook

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719099120
eISBN:
9781526128270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099120.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 3 considers the multiple ways in which the Exhibition can be viewed as a site for exploring issues of national identity in the Victorian period. It showcases documents that speak to the ... More


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