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Diversión: Play and Popular Culture in Cuban America

Albert Sergio Laguna

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479836017
eISBN:
9781479820306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479836017.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Diversión contends that our understanding of the Cuban diaspora is lacking not in seriousness, but in play. Against the melancholia, anger, and pain that have defined dominant characterizations of ... More


Introduction: Presupposing the Stage

Nina Levine

in Practicing the City: Early Modern London on Stage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267866
eISBN:
9780823272426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267866.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Taking Jonson’s Every Man Out of His Humor as its starting point, the introduction lays out the book’s operating assumptions about the early modern London stage and its turn to contemporary city ... More


Metafolklore and Superman Humor

Daniel Peretti

in Superman in Myth and Folklore

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814586
eISBN:
9781496814623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814586.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

In this chapter, humor takes center stage in the form of jokes, newspaper cartoons, and other artwork. The scope broadens from the specific individuals and events of the previous chapters to take ... More


Signs and Signifiers: Visual Translations of Revolt

Lewis Sanders IV

in Translating Egypt's Revolution: The Language of Tahrir (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165337
eISBN:
9781617971303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165337.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Reads and translates the throng of revolutionary banners and signs whose visual immediacy both established the demands of protesters and responded to the emerging political discourse as it unfolded ... More


Teaching the Art of Welty’s Letters

Julia Eichelberger

in Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814531
eISBN:
9781496814579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814531.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

With much of Welty’s correspondence now available, we can use Welty’s remarkable letters in our classrooms as introductions to Welty’s fiction and as literary gems in their own right. Drawing from ... More


Gary Larson and The Far Side

Kerry D. Soper

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817280
eISBN:
9781496817327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817280.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book explores Gary Larson’s unlikely career as the creator of the groundbreaking, syndicated panel cartoon, The Far Side. To help contemporary readers understand the controversial qualities and ... More


Anat Helman, Israeli National Ideals and Everyday Life in the 1950s. Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 2014. 312 pp.

Richard I. Cohen (ed.)

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0058
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the book Becoming Israeli: National Ideals and Everyday Life in the 1950s (2014), by Anat Helman. Becoming Israeli deals with those aspects of Israeli society and culture that ... More


Toward a Holistic Theology of the Emotions

Michelle Voss Roberts

in Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Christian Theologies of Emotion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257386
eISBN:
9780823261536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257386.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter argues that rasa theory should be taken seriously in Christian theology. Its aesthetic perspective relates contextual and bodily aspects of emotion to religious experience, sheds light ... More


Did You Hear the One About … ?: Humor in Through the Arc of the Rain Forest and Brazil-Maru

Chris LaLonde

in Karen Tei Yamashita: Fictions of Magic and Memory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872946
eISBN:
9780824877873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872946.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

If Yamashita has pursued serious enough themes of environmental damage or the set-backs to dreams of ideal Japanese settlement in Brazil (respectively in the two titles within the chapter title), ... More


Between Hearsay, Jokes, and the Internet: Youth Debate Jewish Morocco

Aomar Boum

in Memories of Absence: How Muslims Remember Jews in Morocco

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804786997
eISBN:
9780804788519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786997.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that in their views of Jews, Moroccan youth deploy a modern discourse largely based on hearsay and humor, and appropriates Western cultural references developing a new cultural ... More


Ethical Decisions: Stress and Distress in Medicine

Spike Jeffery and Carlin Nathan

in First Do No Self Harm: Understanding and Promoting Physician Stress Resilience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195383263
eISBN:
9780199344871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383263.003.0016
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

No profession takes so many years of training yet results in a practice with so much regulation. It is not surprising that doctors might expect that after 7 to 10 years of training they will be ... More


Playing with Scriptures

Nur Amali Ibrahim

in Improvisational Islam: Indonesian Youth in a Time of Possibility

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501727856
eISBN:
9781501727870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501727856.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the religious socialization among liberal Muslims in the post-Suharto era. Liberal Muslims want to inject values like individual autonomy, gender equality, and human rights ... More


Actions, Disjunctions, and Passions in Graphic Narratives: Narrative Virtualities in

Benjamim Picado and Jônathas Miranda de Araújo

in The Comics of Hergé: When the Lines Are Not So Clear

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807267
eISBN:
9781496807304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807267.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter fuses ideas from Roland Barthes and Thierry Groensteen to examine the use of moments of mundanity between turning points in a story. Its insights have implications for the construction ... More


Indecorous Forms

Colleen Ruth Rosenfeld

in Indecorous Thinking: Figures of Speech in Early Modern Poetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277919
eISBN:
9780823280667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277919.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This coda argues that Ben Jonson’s Every Man Out of His Humor reveals that the poet and playwright had a more complex relation to figures of speech and the canon of elocutio than literary criticisms ... More


Mah Laqa Bai’s Shame

Scott Kugle

in When Sun Meets Moon: Gender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626772
eISBN:
9781469626796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626772.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores Mah Laqa Bai’s family history, paying attention to tensions found in a woman’s role as a courtesan, concubine, or prostitute. These roles are not clearly defined, despite the ... More


Sex and Prostitution

Charles B. Strozier and Wayne Soini

in Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231171328
eISBN:
9780231541305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171328.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The many tall tales of Lincoln and prostitutes are examined, and the mostly spurious evidence dismissed. The point is to understand the context for the stories.


Divine Analgesia: Painlessness in a Pain-Filled World

L. Stephanie Cobb

in Divine Deliverance: Pain and Painlessness in Early Christian Martyr Texts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293359
eISBN:
9780520966642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293359.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter Three surveys narrative techniques for rejecting pain as a locus of meaning in martyrdom. A number of texts explicitly deny the experience of pain altogether by employing the language of ... More


We Were Beautiful Gods

Christoph Irmscher

in Max Eastman: A Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300222562
eISBN:
9780300227758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222562.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter is devoted to Max Eastman’s tempestuous relationship with the radical actress Florence Deshon (Florence Danks, 1893–1922). On behalf of the People’s Council of America for Democracy and ... More


Introduction: An Industrial Way of Life

Derek Johnson

in Media Franchising: Creative License and Collaboration in the Culture Industries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814743478
eISBN:
9780814743492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814743478.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book places the culture of media franchising in terms of a “creative license” and a dynamic of “collaboration” in order to explore both the subjective experiences of collaborative creativity ... More


Deadpan Irreverence with Cosmic Proportions: The Comedy of The Far Side

Kerry D. Soper

in Gary Larson and The Far Side

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817280
eISBN:
9781496817327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817280.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In this chapter the explores the comedic devices and themes on display in The Far Side. First, he looks into Larson’s working methods as a comedian, charting his process from free associative ... More


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