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Pride and Pulchritude: Campus Pageant Politics, 1920–1980

Karen W. Tice

in Queens of Academe: Beauty Pageants and Campus Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842780
eISBN:
9780199933440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842780.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter begins with two in-depth case studies of a historically black university and a predominantly white university in the South from the 1920s through the 1980s, to examine generational and ... More


“We Are Here”: Pageants as Racial “Homeplaces” and Ethnic Combat Zones

Karen W. Tice

in Queens of Academe: Beauty Pageants and Campus Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842780
eISBN:
9780199933440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842780.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Black campus queens have long invested in etiquette, middle-class proficiencies, and fashion to advance positive racial representations and identities, honor legacies, and counter white racism. ... More


Religion, Society, and Culture in Colombia: Medellín and Antioquia, 1850-1930

Patricia Londoño-Vega

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249534
eISBN:
9780191719318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249534.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book provides the first detailed scholarly study of culture and sociability in Colombia during the period c.1850 and 1930. It gives a vivid picture of some of the factors that reduced social ... More


Café Latte and Caesar Salad: Cosmopolitan Belonging in Cair's Coffee Shops1

Anouk De Koning

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The transnational formula of the coffee shop inserts itself in locally significant and often highly contested domains of leisure and sociability, urban public life, and public space. In Cairo, ... More


Greasers and Their Rods: Two Generations of Exclusion and Pride

Gary S. Cross

in Machines of Youth: America's Car Obsession

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226341644
eISBN:
9780226341781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226341781.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter aims for a more nuanced and balanced understanding of the working-class greaser. Cars gave these marginal youth an opportunity to define themselves apart from the prevailing society of ... More


Ethnographic-Fantastic: Working-Class Readers at the Colonial Library

John Phillip Short

in Magic Lantern Empire: Colonialism and Society in Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450945
eISBN:
9780801468230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450945.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter argues that the colonial library retraced the deep ambiguity of colonial discourse and its defining class antagonism. The colonial library crystallized the formation and dissemination of ... More


Status Symbols and Luxury Goods in International Relations

Lilach Gilady

in The Price of Prestige: Conspicuous Consumption in International Relations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226433202
eISBN:
9780226433349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226433349.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores five aspects of status symbols and luxury goods in international relations. It first develops a functionalist explanation for the utility of status symbols in international ... More


Racial Uplift and American Music, 1878-1943

Lawrence Schenbeck

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032295
eISBN:
9781617032301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032295.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book traces the career of racial uplift ideology as a factor in elite African Americans’ embrace of classical music around the turn of the previous century, from the collapse of Reconstruction ... More


Options for City Schools

William W. Goldsmith

in Saving Our Cities: A Progressive Plan to Transform Urban America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704314
eISBN:
9781501706035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704314.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter argues that the public school crisis will continue unless the nation moves dramatically to reduce racial segregation of residential areas and to enact policies to reduce class ... More


Carnival Knowledge: Enlightenment and Distraction in the Cultural Field

John Phillip Short

in Magic Lantern Empire: Colonialism and Society in Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450945
eISBN:
9780801468230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450945.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter maps out the field of colonial enchantment—of cannibals and Amazons and fetish priests—and how it substantially represented the antithesis of the “colonial enlightenment” of the public ... More


New Citizens of New York: Community Organization and Political Culture in the Twenties

in Puerto Rican Citizen: History and Political Identity in Twentieth-Century New York City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226796086
eISBN:
9780226796109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226796109.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the community organization and political culture of Puerto Rican migrants in New York City in the 1920s. The many hispano communities into which Puerto Rican migrants settled ... More


Getting Paid

Dalton Conley

in Honky

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520215863
eISBN:
9780520921733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215863.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The author describes what he learned from stealing a comic book and two Reggie bars from a luncheonette and from spending his emergency shoe money. He relates his punishment to work off the money he ... More


Titanic (1997)

James Clarke

in The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169776
eISBN:
9780231850629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169776.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies James Cameron's Titanic (1997). Titanic characterises the sea as a wilderness where both the masculine and the feminine are set in opposition to each other, and where the ... More


Schooling Young Gentlewomen: Girlhood Education and the Experience of Boarding School

Mary Hatfield

in Growing Up in Nineteenth-Century Ireland: A Cultural History of Middle-Class Childhood and Gender

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198843429
eISBN:
9780191879265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843429.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter considers educational provision for Irish girls and the origins of Catholic female religious teaching orders in Ireland. The purpose and content of female education was based on a ... More


. Challenging Controlling Images: Appearance Enforcement within Black Sororities

Marcia D. Hernandez

in Black Greek-Letter Organizations 2.0: New Directions in the Study of African American Fraternities and Sororities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739213
eISBN:
9781604739220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739213.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

As members of the sorority, women are always required to represent their organization in the best possible way, whether in behavior or in the manner of dressing. Sorority sisters adhere to a strict ... More


Neighborly Refinement and Withdrawal: 1820–1840

Kyle T. Bulthuis

in Four Steeples over the City Streets: Religion and Society in New York's Early Republic Congregations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479814275
eISBN:
9781479894178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479814275.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter illustrates how the tensions of city growth shaped congregational life. After 1820, business and residential districts began to separate as poor and rich increasingly lived in distinct ... More


Dignity Thieves: Greed, Generosity, and Objects of Charity

Paul K. Longmore

Catherine Kudlick (ed.)

in Telethons: Spectacle, Disability, and the Business of Charity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190262075
eISBN:
9780190262105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262075.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Telethons ended up tainting the civic-mindedness they claimed to renew by promoting the materialism and self-centeredness they promised to exorcise. Even while they called on viewers’ sympathy, they ... More


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