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Holidays and New Rituals of Innocence

Gary Cross

in The Cute and the Cool: Wondrous Innocence and Modern American Children's Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156669
eISBN:
9780199868254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156669.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and birthdays are rituals invented by adults to evoke in their children the wonder of innocence. The images of the cute child were realized in these rituals, very often ... More


Conclusion

Joseph Arthur Mann

in Printed Musical Propaganda in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781949979237
eISBN:
9781800341531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979237.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The conclusion provides a broad retrospective on the arguments presented and defended throughout the book. In addition, it also offers avenues of future research on the topic of musical propaganda in ... More


“Nobody dies on the eve of their last day”: Rites of Passage and Personhood

Mérida M. Rúa

in A Grounded Identidad: Making New Lives in Chicago's Puerto Rican Neighborhoods

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199760268
eISBN:
9780199950256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760268.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter is about commemorations as a central ritual of community in Puerto Rican Chicago. At wakes, for example, there were lively debates about what had been a life of success or a life of ... More


Birthday Letters

William Wootten

in The Alvarez Generation: Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and Peter Porter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381632
eISBN:
9781781384893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381632.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter analyzes Ted Hughes' Birthday Letters. Birthday Letters put a poet, now of the 1990s, in correspondence with his younger self and the younger Plath. The poems comment on, allude to, ... More


Birthday Letters

William Wootten

in The Alvarez Generation: Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and Peter Porter

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789627947
eISBN:
9781800851054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789627947.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter analyzes Ted Hughes' Birthday Letters. Birthday Letters put a poet, now of the 1990s, in correspondence with his younger self and the younger Plath. The poems comment on, allude to, ... More


Coda It All Coheres: “The dross falls away”

Anne Conover

in Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound: "What Thou Lovest Well . . ."

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087031
eISBN:
9780300133080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087031.003.0018
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes Olga Rudge's final years. Olga remained lively and alert at her one hundredth birthday party on April 13, 1995, celebrated with a concert of works by Vivaldi, the Red Priest, ... More


The Great Earthquake: The Twenty-Second Birthday

Walter Lowrie

in A Short Life of Kierkegaard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157771
eISBN:
9781400845972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157771.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses certain events surrounding Kierkegaard's twenty-second birthday—most notably the occurrence of a “great earthquake,” a “frightful upheaval” which serves as a turning point in ... More


Coincidence—a statistical description

Steve Selvin

in The Joy of Statistics: A Treasury of Elementary Statistical Tools and their Applications

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198833444
eISBN:
9780191872280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833444.003.0019
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Applied Mathematics

The focus is on two classic descriptions of birthdays occurring on the same day. That is, the probability that two people selected at random from 23 have the same birthday and a specific probability ... More


Becoming a Mujercita: Rituals, Fiestas, and Religious Discourses

Valentina Napolitano

in Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men: Living in Urban Mexico

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233188
eISBN:
9780520928473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233188.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines quinceañera ritual that marks a girl's fifteenth birthday in Mexico and the role played by the time of la ilusión which begins with this ritual. It shows why the quinceañera has ... More


¡O Romeo! Shakespeare on the Altar of Día de los Muertos

Olga Sanchez Saltveit

in Shakespeare and Latinidad

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474488488
eISBN:
9781399501972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474488488.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In this chapter, Sanchez examines her role as director and devisor of ¡O Romeo!, a devised, musical play based on the life, work, and imagined death of Shakespeare created for Milagro’s annual Día de ... More


Do Not Go Gentle

RON PEN

in I Wonder as I Wander: The Life of John Jacob Niles

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125978
eISBN:
9780813135564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125978.003.0015
Subject:
History, Cultural History

On April 28, 1976, Johnnie Niles celebrated his 75th birthday at the University of Kentucky's Agricultural Science Auditorium. He trilled out the familiar opening line of “Black Is The Color.” For ... More


Introduction: Speaking the Language of Trees

Richard Higgins and Richard Higgins

in Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294042
eISBN:
9780520967311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294042.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Trees played a major role in Thoreau’s life and work. He responded to them with his eye, his heart, his muse, his mind and his soul. He related to trees emotionally and understood them as a ... More


Growing older in an ageing body

Bill Bytheway

in Unmasking age: The significance of age for social research

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426185
eISBN:
9781447304128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426185.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Both at the cultural and individual levels, growing older is something that is paradoxically both resisted and accepted as inevitable. Experience is a concept that should be fundamental in ... More


A great age

Bill Bytheway

in Unmasking age: The significance of age for social research

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426185
eISBN:
9781447304128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426185.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Often, the concept of being ‘very old’ is always linked to ‘frailty’. This association raises the issue of what constitutes the latter. All too often, the oldest generation are being looked after in ... More


Seventieth Birthday: Central Conference of American Rabbis

Sefton D. Temkin

in Creating American Reform Judaism: Life and Times of Isaac Mayer Wise

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774457
eISBN:
9781800340930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774457.003.0047
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter details the occasion of Isaac Mayer Wise’s seventieth birthday. By this time the quarrels within the camp of what he called American Judaism simmered down, and time, the ever-active ... More


Last Days

Lillian Hoddeson and Peter Garrett

in The Man Who Saw Tomorrow: The Life and Inventions of Stanford R. Ovshinsky

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037532
eISBN:
9780262345033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037532.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Ovshinsky’s life and work was celebrated at an early ninetieth birthday party on September 2, 2012, a joyous event attended by some 300 guests and family members, where many speakers paid tribute to ... More


Jolly and Godey

Carol Boggess

in James Still: A Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174181
eISBN:
9780813174815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174181.003.0025
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As Still approached 80, his name was becoming widely recognized as a writer and an Appalachian personality. This chapter explores the anomaly of James Still by comparing him to two of his creations, ... More


A Birthday Like None Other: Turning Twenty-One in the Age of Popular Politics

Jon Grinspan

in Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479870011
eISBN:
9781479840595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870011.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the significance of young Americans’ twenty-first birthdays from the 1830s to the 1880s, arguing that for youth of both sexes and a variety of backgrounds and political ... More


A Chicana Third Space Feminist Reading of Chican@ Life Cycle Markers

Norma E. Cantú

in Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479870011
eISBN:
9781479840595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870011.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Mixing personal reflection and feminist theory, this chapter analyzes the broad significance of Mexican American rituals celebrating a young women’s passage into adulthood at fifteen—quinceañeras—and ... More


The Birthday Party: A Hyper-Playdate

Tamara R. Mose

in Playdate: "Parents, Children and the New Expectations of Play"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814760512
eISBN:
9780814724668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760512.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter focuses on children's birthday parties that turn into hyper-playdates. While some regard birthday parties as a private celebration for family and intimate friends, it is possible for a ... More


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