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 Babels and Assemblies: Zionism in the Demographic and Cultural Patchwork of Palestine

Arieh Bruce Saposnik

in Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes the social, economic, cultural, and demographic conditions in early twentieth‐century Palestine that served as the soil on which Zionist cultural work would unfold. It argues ... More


Barry Le Va: The Aesthetic Aftermath

Michael Maizels

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694686
eISBN:
9781452952314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694686.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

In the late 1960s, the artist Barry Le Va began to use non-traditional materials (shattered glass, spent bullets, sound recordings, scattered flour, and sharpened meat cleavers) to execute a striking ... More


A New Rite from Israel: Reflections on Siddur Va'ani Tefillati of the Masorati (Conservative) Movement

David Ellenson

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The siddur and the ritual performance that has accompanied its communal recitation have long occupied a central role in Jewish life. As the classical repository of Jewish memory and faith, the siddur ... More


Violence and Sculpture

Michael Maizels

in Barry Le Va: The Aesthetic Aftermath

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694686
eISBN:
9781452952314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694686.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter examines Le Va's invocation of chaotic and violent scatter in the period 1967-1972. The discussion focuses on works such as his installations of broken glass, meat cleavers and bullets. ... More


Can the Mystery Be Solved?

Michael Maizels

in Barry Le Va: The Aesthetic Aftermath

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694686
eISBN:
9781452952314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694686.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter re-examines the period 1967-1972 but focuses on Le Va's powder works, which used materials such as flour, mineral oil, chalk and iron oxide powder. This chapter takes a closer look at Le ... More


Measure, Mind, and Matter

Michael Maizels

in Barry Le Va: The Aesthetic Aftermath

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694686
eISBN:
9781452952314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694686.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The third chapter addresses Le Va’s wooden dowel works from the mid- and late 1970s. Deceptively simple in appearance, these arrangements of wooden dowels realized complex measurements of their ... More


The Built Environment

Michael Maizels

in Barry Le Va: The Aesthetic Aftermath

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694686
eISBN:
9781452952314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694686.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter examines Le Va’s work from the end of the 1970s to the early 2000s, a period in which the artist has turned to ever more rigid and heavy materials. It examines these increasingly ... More


The Aftermath, Again

Michael Maizels

in Barry Le Va: The Aesthetic Aftermath

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694686
eISBN:
9781452952314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694686.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter examines the frequent re-staging of Le Va’s art, which has been ongoing since the early 1970s. It interprets these re-stagings as historical precursors to the increasingly important ... More


Minor Saint of Postminimalism

Michael Maizels

in Barry Le Va: The Aesthetic Aftermath

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694686
eISBN:
9781452952314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694686.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The Epilogue addresses Le Va's historical position, examining the way in which a kind of “minor status” has been ascribed to him since almost the beginning of his career. It suggests that while a ... More


Diaspora without End and the Renewal of Epic

Ruth Nisse

in Jacob's Shipwreck: Diaspora, Translation, and Jewish-Christian Relations in Medieval England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501703072
eISBN:
9781501708329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703072.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the bold act of translation with which Sefer Yosippon opens: a brief Jewish version of the Aeneid. It traces Yosippon's “Aeneid” from its original tenth-century location within ... More


Sustaining Heritage Off the Road to Kruger Park

Daniel Herwitz

in Heritage, Culture, and Politics in the Postcolony

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160186
eISBN:
9780231530729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160186.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter critiques the categorization of South African heritages, particularly the works of the people from Vha-Venda and Va-Tsonga, into transitional art—arts that were theorized as neither ... More


Surviving the Summer

Andrew W. Kahrl

in Land Was Ours: How Black Beaches Became White Wealth in the Coastal South

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628721
eISBN:
9781469628745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628721.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

African Americans’ exclusion from public beaches and swimming pools created a public health crisis in southern cities and towns, as each summer shockingly high numbers of black children drowned while ... More


Teaching History

Yoni Furas

in Educating Palestine: Teaching and Learning History under the Mandate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198856429
eISBN:
9780191889691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856429.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History, Social History

Chapter 6 examines the teaching of history through an administrative and pedagogical prism. It discusses the historical evolution of the Mandate’s curricula and history syllabi and traces their ... More


Protecting the Pechoran Alps?: The Unmet Promise of Iugyd Va National Park in the Nether-Polar Urals

Alan D. Roe

in Into Russian Nature: Tourism, Environmental Protection, and National Parks in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190914554
eISBN:
9780190914585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914554.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the late 1960s, a group of scientists of the Komi Scientific Center conceived a national park to undermine the plan of Soviet engineers to divert the Pechora and Vychegda Rivers south to the ... More


Russia’s Forgotten Parks and the Crisis of Environmental Protection in the Russian Federation

Alan D. Roe

in Into Russian Nature: Tourism, Environmental Protection, and National Parks in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190914554
eISBN:
9780190914585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914554.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Since Vladimir Putin came to power, the Russian Federation has continued to establish national parks. However, although there are some exceptions, most of Russian national parks exist in a state of ... More


Disaster Nation

Cynthia A. Kierner

in Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity from the Jamestown Colony to the Johnstown Flood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652511
eISBN:
9781469652535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652511.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Americans experienced changes in both the quality and quantity of disasters in the post-revolutionary era. On the one hand, they were increasingly vulnerable to new categories of calamities, as fires ... More


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