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Martial Arts Cinema and Hong Kong Modernity: Aesthetics, Representation, Circulation

Man-Fung Yip

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390717
eISBN:
9789888390397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390717.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The martial arts film, despite being long regarded as a vehicle of Chinese cultural nationalism, can also paradoxically be conceptualized as a mass cultural expression of Hong Kong’s ... More


Producing Discourses of Certainty with Official Antiracisms

Jodi Melamed

in Represent and Destroy: Rationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674244
eISBN:
9781452947426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674244.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses geopolitical aspects of the modern racial system in the post-World War II era. Antiracist and liberal-capitalist modernity became rampant after World War II in the form of ... More


Represent and Destroy: Rationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalism

Jodi Melamed

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674244
eISBN:
9781452947426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674244.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In the global convulsions in the aftermath of World War II, one dominant world racial order broke apart and a new one emerged. This story portrays the postwar racial break as a transition from white ... More


‘Photography’ (Kracauer 1927)

Ian Aitken

in Cinematic Realism: Lukács, Kracauer and Theories of the Filmic Real

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474441346
eISBN:
9781474495325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441346.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is a close analysis of Kracauer’s 1927 essay ‘Photography’. In this essay, Kracauer regards photography as contributing towards the pervasive alienation within modernity, and he ... More


Black and Brown Worlds Heaving Upward: Part 2 of

Barbara Foley

in Jean Toomer: Race, Repression, and Revolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038440
eISBN:
9780252096327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038440.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter demonstrates how Toomer's critique of capitalist modernity comes to the fore in part 2 of Cane. Situated mostly in the nation's capital, the stories and poems here call into question the ... More


From Symbolism in Loose Robes to the Figure of the Androgyne

R. S. Koppen

in Virginia Woolf, Fashion and Literary Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638727
eISBN:
9780748651917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638727.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines some of Virginia Woolf's writing through its clothes, and then presents the contemporary moment as a fashionably androgyne woman, who is developed into a figure of modern ... More


Idle Worship

Eric L. Santner

in The Weight of All Flesh: On the Subject-Matter of Political Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190254087
eISBN:
9780190254117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190254087.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In response to the three commentaries, this chapter revisits the notion of “flesh” in light of recent work by Jacob Rogozinski on “egocide.” The chapter engages with Honig’s allegorical reading of ... More


Preface

Eric L. Santner, Bonnie Honig, Peter E. Gordon, Hent de Vries, and Kevis Goodman

in The Weight of All Flesh: On the Subject-Matter of Political Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190254087
eISBN:
9780190254117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190254087.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The preface introduces the project against the background of recent work on modern mutations of political theology. The assignat pictured in Jacques-Louis David’s Death of Marat is shown to figure a ... More


Worlding China, 1500–1800

Yongjin Zhang

in The Globalization of International Society

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198793427
eISBN:
9780191835247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793427.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter conducts a critical investigation of the civilizational, economic, and power-political encounters between China and Europe in 1500–1800, a story largely untold in the classical English ... More


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