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Scale and Scope: Coinage, Arbitrage, and Bimetallism

Marc Flandreau

in The Glitter of Gold: France Bimetallism and the Emergence of the International Gold Standard 1848-1873

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199257867
eISBN:
9780191601279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257868.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 6 documents the role of arbitrage networks on the operation of bimetallism. Focusing on the experience of the Rothschilds, its shows how bankers organized themselves in order to take ... More


An Afterword

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This short collection was published as part of The Complete Poems of Robert Frost 1949, just two years after Steeple Bush. Now seventy-five years old, Frost continued to travel, teach, and receive ... More


Farm

Alison J. Murray Levine

in Vivre Ici: Space, Place and Experience in Contemporary French Documentary

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940414
eISBN:
9781789629408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940414.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes films by several filmmakers interested in life on family farms. The films included are Raymond Depardon’s trilogy, Profils paysans (2001/2005/2008); Les Terriens, a 2000 film by ... More


Cattle, Women, and Wells: Managing Household Survival in the Sahel

Camilla Toulmin

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780198853046
eISBN:
9780191946486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853046.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book describes the choices open to farming families in the Sahelian village of Kala, in central Mali. Life in this drought-prone region is harsh and full of risk to health, crops, and livestock, ... More


The Front at Home – Beredskapstiden

John Gilmour

in Sweden, the Swastika and Stalin: The Swedish experience in the Second World War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627462
eISBN:
9780748671274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627462.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Beredskapstiden – the stand-by period – was the defining term for the Home Front. As the Second World War raged outside its borders, Sweden experienced a calmer beredskapstid within. Swedes did ... More


Depth of Field: Farmland and Farm Life in Contemporary French Documentary

Alison J. Murray Levine

in France in Flux: Space, Territory and Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941787
eISBN:
9781789623239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941787.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter investigates the field of contemporary French documentary as a source for cultural representations of farmland and farm life, a segment of the national territory that has undergone ... More


North of Boston

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

North of Boston was published in 1914, just a year after A Boy's Will, while the Frost family was in England’s scenic West Country. The poems, many of which are long, dramatic narratives, are mostly ... More


Oshosi/Ochosi, Orisha Oko/Oricha Oko, Ibeji/Ibeyi, Aganju/Agayú: Minor Gods of Hunting, Horticulture, the Sacred Twins, the Porter God, and Minor Orishas Also Known in Cuba

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0022
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses Oshosi/Ochosi (minor God of Hunting), Orisha Oko/Oricha Oko (God of Horticulture and Farming), Ibeji/Ibeyi (the Sacred Twins), and Aganju/Agayú (ruler of the desert-like earth ... More


The Transeurasian homeland: where, what, and when?

Martine Robbeets

in The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198804628
eISBN:
9780191842849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804628.003.0045
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

The Farming Language Dispersal Hypothesis boldly claims that agricultural dispersal is an important factor in shaping linguistic diversity. This view has been sharply criticized, especially for the ... More


Transeurasian unity from an archaeological perspective

Tao Li

in The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198804628
eISBN:
9780191842849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804628.003.0047
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Northeast Asia attracts researchers’ attention for its environmental, cultural, linguistic, and genetic diversity. Population migration and cultural contact both go back early in human history there. ... More


Air Pressure: a sound film

Angus Carlyle and Rupert Cox

in Beyond text?: Critical practices and sensory anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719085055
eISBN:
9781526109958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085055.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This film is one outcome of a collaborative project focusing on the acoustic environment of one of the two remaining farms, located at the end of Runway B of Japan’s Narita airport, owned and worked ... More


The Birth of the Organic Movement

Brian K. Obach

in Organic Struggle: The Movement for Sustainable Agriculture in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029094
eISBN:
9780262328302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029094.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter traces the early history of the organic movement, emphasizing three debates that would persist to the present: what specifically defines organic practices, the role of spirituality ... More


Certification and the State: The Dilemmas of Growth

Brian K. Obach

in Organic Struggle: The Movement for Sustainable Agriculture in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029094
eISBN:
9780262328302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029094.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Despite hostility from government officials and the conventional food establishment, organic grew in popularity among consumers throughout the 1970s and 80s. During this period organic farmers in ... More


We Stand in Great Need of Seed

Susan E. Lindsey

in Liberty Brought Us Here: The True Story of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179339
eISBN:
9780813179353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179339.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Tolbert Major writes to Ben Major again in October 1840. He tells Ben that the supplies they brought to Liberia were stolen, and he asks Ben to send seeds and more supplies. The settlers struggle to ... More


Fire in the house

Mariana Past and Benjamin Hebblethwaite (eds)

in Stirring the Pot of Haitian History: by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800859678
eISBN:
9781800852297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859678.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explains how the ceremony at Bwa Kayiman—the Vodou ceremony of August 22, 1791, that set the Haitian revolution into motion—was able to come about. The ruling class of powerful ... More


Early Years

Gordon B. McKinney

in Henry W. Blair's Campaign to Reform America: From the Civil War to the U.S. Senate

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140872
eISBN:
9780813141367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140872.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the youth and early manhood of Henry W. Blair. Among the key episodes were the death of both his parents, the religious ideas of William Miller, and Blair's struggle for formal ... More


Change in the Village: Filming Rural Britain

Michael McCluskey

in Rural Modernity in Britain: A Critical Intervention

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474420952
eISBN:
9781474453851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420952.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In this chapter, Michael McCluskey looks at amateur films/home movies about rural Britain, including footage of Sussex, Yorkshire, Cornwall and Kent, in order to understand changes in rural areas and ... More


The Fuller Will and the Agricultural Worlds of People and Animals

Erica Fudge

in Quick Cattle and Dying Wishes: People and Their Animals in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501715075
eISBN:
9781501715105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715075.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Reading the evidence from wills alongside agricultural manuals, and work from agricultural and social history, this chapter takes the sometimes detailed descriptions of animals that appear in wills ... More


A Taste of Diversity: The Bibimbap Rice Bowl

Sonia Ryang

in Eating Korean in America: Gastronomic Ethnography of Authenticity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839352
eISBN:
9780824868222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839352.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Using a metaphor of bibimbap, a Korean dish that mixes diverse ingredients in a bowl, the author captures a glimpse of campus diversity in Iowa City, where international students from Asia have ... More


Living the Interfaith Family Life: Dual Religious Heritages Shaping Family Cultures

Samira K. Mehta

in Beyond Chrismukkah: The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636368
eISBN:
9781469636382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636368.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

In 4 case studies, Chapter 6 articulates a range of ways that interfaith families practice both religions: the largely secular home that connects to both Christian and Jewish heritage; a family that ... More


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