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Sociological Congruence and Record Company Comparative Advantage

Damon J. Phillips

in Shaping Jazz: Cities, Labels, and the Global Emergence of an Art Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150888
eISBN:
9781400846481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150888.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines why the firms that introduced a type of recorded jazz that was successful switched to champion another type of jazz that was less successful. Using both qualitative historical ... More


Cultural Aspects of the Neoliberal Crisis: Genealogies of a Fractured Legitimacy

Luis Moreno-Caballud

in Cultures of Anyone: Studies on Cultural Democratization in the Spanish Neoliberal Crisis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381939
eISBN:
9781781382295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381939.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines some distinctive characteristics of the forms of cultural authority prevailing in Spain during a period of neoliberal crisis. It first traces the genealogy of these forms of ... More


‘Standardizing’ from Above: Experts, Intellectuals, and Culture Bubble

Luis Moreno-Caballud

in Cultures of Anyone: Studies on Cultural Democratization in the Spanish Neoliberal Crisis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381939
eISBN:
9781781382295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381939.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the ‘standardizing’ operation carried out by the cultural authorities of the so-called ‘Cultura de la Transición’ (Transition Culture) in Spain. It first reviews the arguments ... More


Scholar-Officials

Su Li

in The Constitution of Ancient China

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691171593
eISBN:
9781400889778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171593.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the evolution and development of the selection system for scholar-officials in ancient China. It also considers how the institution of selection has adjusted in response to the ... More


Burnt-Out Fairy Tales: Preservation as a Metaphor for Loss After Socialism

Victoria Donovan

in Chronicles in Stone: Preservation, Patriotism, and Identity in Northwest Russia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747878
eISBN:
9781501747892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747878.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter draws on newspaper publications, radio and television broadcasts, and legal documents. It explores local heritage politics during the economic and cultural liberalization of the Yeltsin ... More


A Barber at the Gate: A Social and Intellectual Biography

Dana Sajdi

in The Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Levant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785327
eISBN:
9780804788281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785327.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter constructs the barber's social worlds and intellectual itinerary. It follows Ibn Budayr in Damascus to show his mobility from the impoverished outskirts of the city to the culturally and ... More


May Fourth and Postwar Hong Kong’s Leftist Cantonese Cinema

Jing Jing Chang

in Screening Communities: Negotiating Narratives of Empire, Nation, and the Cold War in Hong Kong Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888455768
eISBN:
9789888455621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455768.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 3 examines the legacy of the May Fourth Movement in the context of postwar Hong Kong’s golden age of cinema. It argues that the May Fourth project was an unfinished one and was carried ... More


Warsaw’s Wartime Culture Wars

Robert Blobaum

in A Minor Apocalypse: Warsaw during the First World War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705236
eISBN:
9781501707889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705236.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on Warsaw's wartime culture wars. Before the war, Warsaw was a busy metropolis, a city in a hurry with coach traffic comparable to that of the largest of European urban centers, ... More


Elite Hierarchies

Kiril Tomoff

in Creative Union: The Professional Organization of Soviet Composers, 1939-1953

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780801444111
eISBN:
9781501730023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801444111.003.0010
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter assesses the extraordinary rewards that simultaneously reflected a composer's authority with elite audiences and, by conferring official prestige, molded that authority and shaped the ... More


Creative Union: The Professional Organization of Soviet Composers, 1939-1953

Kiril Tomoff

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780801444111
eISBN:
9781501730023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801444111.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Why did the Stalin era, a period characterized by bureaucratic control and the reign of Socialist Realism in the arts, witness such an extraordinary upsurge of musical creativity and the prominence ... More


Spain in the Nineteenth Century: New Essays on Experiences of Culture and Society

Andrew Ginger and Geraldine Lawless (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526124746
eISBN:
9781526138866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526124753
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Over the past quarter of a century, the study of nineteenth-century Hispanic culture and society has undergone two major shifts. The first was a rejection of ‘the myth of backwardness’ a notion that ... More


Boomer-blaming: An elite bloodsport

Jennie Bristow

in Stop Mugging Grandma: The 'Generation Wars' and Why Boomer Blaming Won't Solve Anything

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300236835
eISBN:
9780300249422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300236835.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter describes some of the rhetoric and symbolism surrounding the Boomer-blaming phenomenon. The first is the attempt to highlight the apparently divergent fortunes of different age groups. ... More


For Youths and Simpletons: The Folly of Elite Astrology

Michael A. Ryan

in A Kingdom of Stargazers: Astrology and Authority in the Late Medieval Crown of Aragon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449840
eISBN:
9780801463150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449840.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter investigates the criticism of astrology and the occult arts in elite medieval venues—in particular, the university and the royal court. Critics of the occult arts have long railed ... More


Escape from Freedom: What’s the Matter with Tom Frank (and the Lefties Who Love Him)?

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0054
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of Thomas Frank’s book What’s the Matter with Kansas? in relation to the mainstream left’s desperate wish that the culture wars would disappear. What’s the Matter with ... More


The City and the Pagoda: Buddhist Spatial Tactics in Shanghai

Francesca Tarocco

in Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the multidimensional relationship between exceptional sites and the contexts in which they function by focusing on the emergence of the so-called Shanghai buddhascape of the ... More


The Ashkenazi Élite at the Beginning of the Modern Era: Manuscript versus Printed Book

Elchanan Reiner

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 10: Jews in Early Modern Poland

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774310
eISBN:
9781800340671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774310.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter evaluates the effect of printing on the Ashkenazi cultural élite. The shift from script to print in the sixteenth century heralded a reshaping of Ashkenazi literary models. The chapter ... More


The Showman in the Art House

A. T. McKenna

in Showman of the Screen: Joseph E. Levine and His Revolutions in Film Promotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168715
eISBN:
9780813168814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168715.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Having achieved fame as America’s foremost purveyor of low culture, Levine began dealing in arthouse cinema at a national level—a field of endeavor that many felt he was unsuited for. This chapter ... More


Lenin, Jews, and Power

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

in Lenin's Jewish Question

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300152104
eISBN:
9780300168600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300152104.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Vladimir Lenin's connection with the Jews. It explains that Lenin's parents belonged to the well-educated Russian cultural elite and speak of someone's ethnic origin in the ... More


An Unfettered Hustler

A. T. McKenna

in Showman of the Screen: Joseph E. Levine and His Revolutions in Film Promotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168715
eISBN:
9780813168814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168715.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides an overview of Levine’s life and career and introduces the concepts used throughout the book: showmanship, exploitation, and production. The chapter places Levine’s career in ... More


The Flim-Flam Man

A. T. McKenna

in Showman of the Screen: Joseph E. Levine and His Revolutions in Film Promotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168715
eISBN:
9780813168814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168715.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

With the success of Hercules, Levine was often the subject of articles and profiles in the popular press. In addition to being profiled in publications such as Time, Life, and Esquire, he was ... More


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