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Behind the Scenes

William J. Rust

in Before the Quagmire: American Intervention in Laos, 1954-1961

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813135786
eISBN:
9780813136844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813135786.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Following the November 1957 Vientiane agreement between the RLG and Pathet Lao, Prime Minister Souvanna Phouma traveled to Washington, D.C., to defend his coalition government before skeptical ... More


Life in a Combined Action Platoon

John Southard

in Defend and Befriend: The U.S. Marine Corps and Combined Action Platoons in Vietnam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145266
eISBN:
9780813145464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145266.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes the experiences of the Marines and corpsmen in the villages. It highlights how the Americans adapted to and eventually overcame many of the social and cultural obstacles that ... More


“Bitter Medicine”: Military Civic Action and the Battle of Irupata

Thomas C. Field

in From Development to Dictatorship: Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452604
eISBN:
9780801470455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452604.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter demonstrates the dual process by which President John F. Kennedy's Alliance for Progress improved President Víctor Paz's efforts to maintain Bolivia's noncommunist orientation. First, ... More


Women of the Storm: Civic Activism after Hurricane Katrina

Emmanuel David

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041266
eISBN:
9780252099861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041266.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Women of the Storm: Civic Activism after Hurrican Katrina provides a sociohistorical account of the emergence of Women of the Storm in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. After presenting a detailed ... More


Teaching Citizenship, Liberalizing Community

Lilly Irani

in Chasing Innovation: Making Entrepreneurial Citizens in Modern India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691175140
eISBN:
9780691189444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175140.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter examines how champions of entrepreneurial citizenship remake education, proposing that the skills of producing innovation and the skills of taking civic action are one and the same. ... More


Managing Urban Growth: The Problem and Its Civics

Souza Briggs

in Democracy as Problem Solving: Civic Capacity in Communities Across the Globe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026413
eISBN:
9780262269292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026413.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter presents the civic capacity's role in innovative efforts to manage urban growth in Mumbai in India and Salt Lake City in the United States, exemplars of the distinct problems of uneven ... More


Bearing Burdens

William O. Walker III

in The Rise and Decline of the American Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726132
eISBN:
9781501726149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726132.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses the various obstacles impeding the expansion of the American Century from early 1961 through 1964. Numerous problems, including Laos, Berlin, the Cuban missile crisis, and ... More


Anchored Fluidity and Social Trust

Calvin Morrill and Michael Musheno

in Navigating Conflict: How Youth Handle Trouble in a High-Poverty School

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226538761
eISBN:
9780226523873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523873.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter establishes a baseline for peer relations, meanings of campus space, and social trust at New West High School (NWHS) during the late 1990s. Drawing on ethnographic observations, in-depth ... More


Introduction

Gill Allwood and Khursheed Wadia

in Refugee Women in Britain and France

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071225
eISBN:
9781781701720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071225.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Many women come to Britain and France because they risk gender-related persecution such as forced marriage, ‘honour’ crimes or female genital mutilation. However, for most of these women, arrival in ... More


Sibelius as Violinist and Composer

Tina K. Ramnarine

in Oxford Keynotes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190611538
eISBN:
9780190611576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611538.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents an overview of Sibelius’s early musical training, especially as a violinist. It highlights the life-long persistence of Sibelius’s violin training in his musical imagination. It ... More


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