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The Us and Globalisation

Howard Brick

in American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626014
eISBN:
9780748670673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626014.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

At the outset of this chapter, the author, Howard Brick, considers whether, from an American perspective, 9/11 and the ensuing wars represented a rupture in the rise of globalisation in the 1990s or ... More


America and the World

Mugambi Jouet

in Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

America has long been much more inclined than other Western democracies to defy norms of diplomacy, international law, and human rights deemed against its interests, although these stances have at ... More


Guards of Brexit? Revisiting the cultural significance of the white cliffs of Dover

Melanie Küng

in The road to Brexit: A cultural perspective on British attitudes to Europe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526145086
eISBN:
9781526155559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145093.00020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In the build-up to the EU referendum in 2016, the white cliffs of Dover loomed large over a debate crucially driven by concerns over immigration. This chapter discusses the problematic legacy of the ... More


Geography and the Shaping of Early Colonial Cuba

Luis Martínez-Fernández

in Key to the New World: A History of Early Colonial Cuba

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781683400325
eISBN:
9781683400981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400325.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter offers a synthetic view of Cuba’s geography, including aspects such as location, insularity, topography, hydrography, climate, soils, sea and wind currents, natural disasters such as ... More


Coda: ‘You, who cross the Channel’: Virginia Woolf, Departures and the Spectro-Aesthetics of Modernism

Patrizia A. Muscogiuri

Claire Davison, Derek Ryan, and Jane Goldman (eds)

in Cross-Channel Modernisms

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474441872
eISBN:
9781474484787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441872.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In Woolf’s writings, the sea and the marginal space of the coast unexpectedly bring about the apparition of material aspects of history – gunfire, warships, the war departed – remarkably prefiguring ... More


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