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Conclusion

Ellen Seiter

in Television and New Media Audiences

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198711421
eISBN:
9780191694905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198711421.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

As the ABC billboard emphasizes that watching TV exudes hipness and honour in spite of the negative connotations that it is attributed with, this is made possible only because this advertising was ... More


Conclusion

Jason Stacy

in Spoon River America: Edgar Lee Masters and the Myth of the American Small Town

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780252043833
eISBN:
9780252052736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043833.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The conclusion of Spoon River America argues that postmodern portrayals of small towns in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries broadly fell into two categories: the exotic and the ... More


Broadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America

Laurence Maslon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199832538
eISBN:
9780190620424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199832538.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The crossroads where the music of Broadway met popular culture was an expansive and pervasive juncture throughout most of the twentieth century and continues to influence the cultural discourse of ... More


Scripting Sounds and Sounding Scripts: Senses, Channels, and Their Discontents

Becky L. Schulthies

in Channeling Moroccanness: Language and the Media of Sociality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780823289714
eISBN:
9780823297115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823289714.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Building from the rhymed prose register, chapter four analyzes the ways laments about Arabic writing have shaped practices of phatic connection in Fez. I look at the ways Fassis engaged darīja ... More


City Beautiful

David E. Nye

in American Illuminations: Urban Lighting, 1800-1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037419
eISBN:
9780262344784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037419.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Expositions in St. Louis and San Francisco and the 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration were brilliantly coordinated electric landscapes. Urban planners such Frederick Law Olmsted and Charles Mulford ... More


The Spin Doctor

Mike Chasar

in Everyday Reading: Poetry and Popular Culture in Modern America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158657
eISBN:
9780231530774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158657.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter delves further into the idea that popular culture provides materials, resources, opportunities, and strategies for poets trying to conceptualize and write “modern” poetry by bringing ... More


The Dictionary of Soul

David Brackett

in Categorizing Sound: Genre and Twentieth-Century Popular Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520248717
eISBN:
9780520965317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248717.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

One of the most striking occurrences in the history of Billboard’s popularity charts was the disappearance of the R&B chart from November 1963 to January 1965. This chapter analyzes this event in ... More


Nature’s Highway

Shelley Alden Brooks

in Big Sur: The Making of a Prized California Landscape

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294417
eISBN:
9780520967540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294417.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 2 examines the transformative effect of the opening of Highway 1 in 1937. This chapter argues that planning foresight positioned Big Sur to become one of the state’s best-preserved ... More


Turn Over for Act Two: Content and the Context of Broadway

Laurence Maslon

in Broadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199832538
eISBN:
9780190620424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199832538.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The ways in which music from Broadway reached listeners were different than most of popular music: show tunes had content, but full scores from Broadway had context as well as content. The act and ... More


Science Editing

Mariette Dichristina

in A Field Guide for Science Writers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195174991
eISBN:
9780197562239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195174991.003.0021
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

Let's be honest. Editors, as any writer will tell you, aren't all that bright. They may say they're looking for stories that will teach something important about the way the world works, but mostly ... More


A Tale of Two Globals: Pupusas and IKEA in Red Hook

Sharon Zukin

in Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195382853
eISBN:
9780197562710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195382853.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

The weather is unusually warm for a Saturday morning in mid-October, and the clear horizon of the sky stretches blue and wide above this distant patch of Brooklyn. To the southeast, high above the ... More


Billboard for the Buddha: The Elephant Na¯ḷa¯giri

Reiko Ohnuma

in Unfortunate Destiny: Animals in the Indian Buddhist Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190637545
eISBN:
9780190637576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190637545.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The last of three chapters examining animal characters within the life-story of the Buddha, this chapter focuses on the fierce elephant Nāḷāgiri, sent forth on a rampage in order to kill the Buddha ... More


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