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Experimental Evolution: Concepts, Methods, and Applications of Selection Experiments

Theodore (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247666
eISBN:
9780520944473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247666.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Experimental approaches to evolution provide indisputable evidence of evolution by directly observing the process at work. Experimental evolution deliberately duplicates evolutionary ... More


Positive Asymmetry and the Subjective Side of Scientific Measurement

Karen A. Cerulo

in Never Saw It Coming: Cultural Challenges to Envisioning the Worst

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226100326
eISBN:
9780226100296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226100296.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter investigates how positive asymmetry is incorporated in scientific measurement. It analyzes a vast array of scientific gauges and measures designed to capture the broad range of quality, ... More


The Rocky Effect: Sylvester Stallone as Sport Hero

Alexandra Keller and Frazer Ward

in The Ultimate Stallone Reader: Sylvester Stallone as Star, Icon, Auteur

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169813
eISBN:
9780231850643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169813.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at Sylvester Stallone's sports films. These include the six Rocky films (1976–2006), Over the Top (1987), Paradise Alley (1978), and Cliffhanger (1993). In his sports roles, the ... More


The Politics and Poetics of Attraction II: Harold Lloyd’s “Thrill” Films

William Solomon

in Slapstick Modernism: Chaplin to Kerouac to Iggy Pop

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040245
eISBN:
9780252098468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040245.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter continues the conceptual thread of “attraction” while exploring the film oeuvre of the “third genius” of silent screen comedy: Harold Lloyd. This time it is the manifesto-like claims of ... More


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