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Cruising the Dead River: David Wojnarowicz and New York's Ruined Waterfront

Fiona Anderson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226603612
eISBN:
9780226603896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226603896.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Cruising the Dead River traces the queer history of the cruising ground of Manhattan’s West Side piers in the 1970s and early 1980s, arguing that the ruined buildings that dominated this queer ... More


Theories of Darwin's Doctors, and of Darwin

Ralph Colp Jr. M.D.

in Darwin's Illness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032313
eISBN:
9780813039237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032313.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

There is no record of how Dr. Robert Darwin diagnosed Charles' illness. Some doctors were “puzzled” by the illness. Others viewed it as a form of dyspepsia: Dr. James Gully diagnosed it as “nervous ... More


Machines of Youth: America's Car Obsession

Gary S. Cross

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226341644
eISBN:
9780226341781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226341781.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Machines of Youth traces the rise, and more recently the fall, of car culture among American teens. Cross details how an automobile obsession drove teen peer culture from the 1920s to the 1980s, ... More


Scientology

James R. Lewis (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331493
eISBN:
9780199852321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331493.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Scientology is arguably the most persistently controversial of all contemporary New Religious Movements. The Church of Scientology has been involved in battles over tax issues, a ten-year conflict ... More


On Holiday: A History of Vacationing

Orvar Lofgren

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217676
eISBN:
9780520928992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217676.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This book takes us on a tour of the Western holiday world and shows how two centuries of “learning to be a tourist” have shaped our own ways of vacationing. We see how fashions in destinations have ... More


Chick Corea

Jan Brokken

in The Music of the Netherlands Antilles: Why Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin's Heart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461855
eISBN:
9781626740914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461855.003.0027
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter tells the anecdote of American jazz pianist Chick Corea’s fascination with the tumba rhythm. He was onboard the Freewinds, a yacht that was docked at Willemstad harbor. In a café in ... More


Paint it Black1

Mark Olsen

in Michael Mann Cinema And Television: Interviews, 1980-2012

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748693542
eISBN:
9781474406451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693542.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an interview with Michael Mann, who talks about his film Collateral. Mann explains why he explored the aesthetics of digital video in Collateral; whether digital allowed him to ... More


L.A. Belongs to the Coyotes1

Leif Kramp

in Michael Mann Cinema And Television: Interviews, 1980-2012

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748693542
eISBN:
9781474406451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693542.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an interview with Michael Mann, who talks about his film Collateral and its star, Tom Cruise, as well as censorship issues raised about Hollywood by Christian fundamentalists. ... More


The Makah Whale Hunt of 1999

Ter Ellingson

in The Myth of the Noble Savage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222687
eISBN:
9780520925922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222687.003.0024
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

For a more specifically targeted example of the political uses of Ecologically Noble Savage rhetoric, this chapter turns to the case of Makah whaling. On May 17, 1999, the Makah of Neah Bay, in ... More


Confronting the impossibility of impossible bodies: Tom Cruise and the ageing male action hero movie

Lisa Purse

in Revisiting Star Studies: Cultures, Themes and Methods

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474404310
eISBN:
9781474434850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404310.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses ageing action stardom by examining the physical performance of a range of ageing male action stars in post-2000 action films with a focus on Tom Cruise. In the context of a ... More


Counterpoint: Fanny’s and Louis’s Pacific Diaries

Audrey Murfin

in Robert Louis Stevenson and the Art of Collaboration

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474451987
eISBN:
9781474477109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451987.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter the progression of several textual fragments describing Pacific islands that the Stevensons visited on the ship the Janet Nichol, from their first draft as holograph manuscript ... More


Nostalgia for the Mud: Cruising in Ruins

Fiona Anderson

in Cruising the Dead River: David Wojnarowicz and New York's Ruined Waterfront

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226603612
eISBN:
9780226603896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226603896.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter traces a material history of the waterfront area as a cruising ground, from historic bathhouses and empty trucks in the 1960s to warehouses and piers in the 1970s. It examines David ... More


Cruising Ghosts: David Wojnarowicz’s Queer Antecedents

Fiona Anderson

in Cruising the Dead River: David Wojnarowicz and New York's Ruined Waterfront

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226603612
eISBN:
9780226603896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226603896.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

As Wojnarowicz’s waterfront writing developed in the late 1970s, he looked for new ways to represent the strange temporality of the ruined waterfront. The figure of the ghost became the ideal symbol ... More


Introduction: Queer at the Water’s Edge

Fiona Anderson

in Cruising the Dead River: David Wojnarowicz and New York's Ruined Waterfront

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226603612
eISBN:
9780226603896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226603896.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter introduces the key material features of the ruined waterfront and some of the political and economic circumstances surrounding its abandonment in the 1960s. These histories are connected ... More


The Presence of Mind to Save an Ear: Ali’s Story

J. Martin Daughtry

in Listening to War: Sound, Music, Trauma, and Survival in Wartime Iraq

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199361496
eISBN:
9780199361533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361496.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In this first section of the book an Iraqi civilian gives an account of the beginning of the war. He talks about when a nearby explosion temporarily deafened him and the virtuosic act of listening ... More


When Jack and Ennis Meet: Cruising as a Mode of Gay Spectatorship

Gary Needham

in Brokeback Mountain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633821
eISBN:
9780748651252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633821.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on a sequence of shots in Brokeback Mountain and their relationship to gay spectatorship. It examines interrelationships between gay male cruising, spectatorship and editing, and ... More


Brokaholics Anonymous

Gary Needham

in Brokeback Mountain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633821
eISBN:
9780748651252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633821.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book situates Brokeback Mountain, a queer film based on the short story by Annie Proulx and directed by Ang Lee, in relation to specific frameworks and debates: indie cinema; the Western; the ... More


Cruising and Parking: The Peer Culture of Teen Automobility, 1950–70

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/9780226341781.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Beyond the mostly male realm of customizing and racing was another realm of youth in cars—where a distinct high school peer culture thrived. On roads and in back seats of cars young Americans found ... More


Last Stand of the Cruiser

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/9780226341781.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

American teen car culture reached its peak in the 1960s and early 1970s with the era of the muscle car, cheap gas, and well-paying factory jobs awaiting high school graduates. This story (at least ... More


Consuming Antiquity: Western Tourism between Two Revolutions, 1919–1952

Donald Malcolm Reid

in Contesting Antiquity in Egypt: Archaeologies, Museums, and the Struggle for Identities from World War I to Nasser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166891
eISBN:
9781617976759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166891.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the tourism of the unsettled era from 1914 to 1952 in Egypt with respect to hotels, transportation, Nile cruises, guidebooks, tourist promotion, and relations with Egyptian ... More


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