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Imagining Hong Kong: Featuring transborder imageries

Eric Kit-wai Ma

in Desiring Hong Kong, Consuming South China: Transborder Cultural Politics, 1970-2010

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083459
eISBN:
9789882209329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083459.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the configurations of transborder imaginations, featuring their general characteristics and the social circumstances from which they are formed in the minds of the people in ... More


Mothers in the Jewish Cultural Imagination: Jewish Cultural Studies Volume 5

Jane L. Kanarek, Marjorie Lehman, and Simon J Bronner (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764661
eISBN:
9781800343443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764661.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The 'Jewish mother' figure is a hallmark of Jewish culture, one which appears in the works of rabbis, artists, poets, and activists across time and place. While depictions of mothers and motherhood ... More


Ethnic Cinema in the Japanese Cultural Imagination

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

in Japanese Cinema in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835941
eISBN:
9780824871574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835941.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the place of ethnic cinema in the Japanese “cultural imagination” through an analysis of Sai Yoichi's award-winning film Blood and Bones (Chi to hone, 2004). More specifically, ... More


Face Value: Racial Typology and Irish Modernism

John Brannigan

in Race in Modern Irish Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638833
eISBN:
9780748651801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638833.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter reviews the relationship of Irish political and cultural discourses and the ‘sciences’ of racial typology during the 1930s. It argues that the connection between the typologies of the ... More


Introduction: Sham Grandeurs, Sham Chivalries: Architectures of Aristocracy in Ireland and the American South

Ellen Crowell

in The Dandy in Irish and American Southern Fiction: Aristocratic Drag

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625482
eISBN:
9780748652051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625482.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about dandyism in Irish and American Southern literature; discusses the distinction between a dandyism rooted in the Regency period ... More


Tamil Modernity, the Postcolonial State, and the Good Modern Life

Ulrich Demmer

in Towards Another Reason: Identity Politics and Ethical Worlds in South India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199466818
eISBN:
9780199087303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466818.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter five examines how the modern state of Tamil Nadu imagines concepts of a good life in a public political performance. It explores both an acultural concept and a cultural vision of a good life ... More


To travel to suffer: towards a reverse anthropology of the early modern colonial body

Karel Vanhaesebrouck

in The Hurt(ful) Body: Performing and Beholding Pain, 1600-1800

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784995164
eISBN:
9781526128249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995164.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

By focusing on the way early modern plays staged these colonial encounters, this contribution will address the question of the enslaved body which functioned as a site of both cultural exoticism and ... More


Introduction

Axel Körner

in America in Italy: The United States in the Political Thought and Imagination of the Risorgimento, 1763-1865

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691164854
eISBN:
9781400887811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164854.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines the extent to which the United States' political experience influenced the political thought and imagination of the Risorgimento during the period 1763–1865. Drawing on various ... More


Unveiling Modernity: Verdi’s America and the Unification of Italy

Axel Körner

in America in Italy: The United States in the Political Thought and Imagination of the Risorgimento, 1763-1865

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691164854
eISBN:
9781400887811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164854.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the creation of Giuseppe Verdi's American opera Un ballo in maschera, first performed around the time of Italy's Second War of Independence, in 1859. Un ballo in maschera was ... More


Educating the Democratic Heart: Pluralism, Traditions, and the Humanities

Thomas M. Alexander

in The Human Eros: Eco-ontology and the Aesthetics of Existence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251209
eISBN:
9780823252756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251209.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter explores the question of what education must seek in providing the basis of a genuinely democratic culture and challenges Alasdair MacIntyre’s attack on liberalism while highlighting the ... More


Imaginary Republics

in The Terror of Natural Right: Republicanism, the Cult of Nature, and the French Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226184388
eISBN:
9780226184401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226184401.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In the eighteenth century, the vibrant republics that had inspired Renaissance theorists—Florence in particular—had either disappeared from the political scene or fallen into politico-economic ... More


Introduction: Why Extinction Matters

David Sepkoski

in Catastrophic Thinking: Extinction and the Value of Diversity from Darwin to the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226348612
eISBN:
9780226354613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354613.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introduction presents the main argument for the book: that cultural values and scientific theories about extinction have been intertwined over the past 200 years, and have influenced the way ... More


The Awful Poetry of War: Tolstoy’s Borodino

Donna Tussing Orwin

in Tolstoy On War: Narrative Art and Historical Truth in “War and Peace”

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448980
eISBN:
9780801465895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448980.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter describes how Tolstoyan war psychology blends with his theories of war in ways that make it difficult to separate them. It also analyzes how Leo Tolstoy mythologizes the physical setting ... More


Beyond Eastern Noir: Toward a New (Cinematic) Space

Anna Estera Mrozewicz

in Beyond Eastern Noir: Reimaging Russia and Eastern Europe in Nordic Cinemas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474418102
eISBN:
9781474444675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418102.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The afterword discusses the Finnish film Sauna which, albeit utilising conventions of the horror genre, makes a powerful breach in the border discourse and disturbs easy dichotomies. The film ... More


Mapping Modern Beijing: Space, Emotion, Literary Topography

Weijie Song

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190200671
eISBN:
9780190200695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190200671.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Mapping Modern Beijing investigates five methods of representing Beijing- a warped hometown, a city of snapshots and manners, an aesthetic city, an imperial capital in comparative and cross-cultural ... More


“The Stuff Our Dreams Are Made Of”: Lincoln in The English Imagination

Adam I. P. Smith (ed.)

in The Global Lincoln

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195379112
eISBN:
9780190254643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379112.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the perception of Abraham Lincoln in English political and cultural imagination. It explains that Lincoln had a varied career in the English imagination in the century or so ... More


The Transatlantic Indian, 1776-1930

Kate Flint

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203188
eISBN:
9780691210254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203188.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book takes a fascinating look at the iconic figure of the Native American in the British cultural imagination from the Revolutionary War to the early twentieth century, and examining how Native ... More


Images of History: Indians in American Art

in History's Shadow: Native Americans and Historical Consciousness in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226114941
eISBN:
9780226115115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226115115.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Indians were everywhere when the American nation was born, present at some of the critical moments of revolution and founding. They were depicted frequently in popular images of major events made ... More


Figuring America

Kate Flint

in The Transatlantic Indian, 1776-1930

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203188
eISBN:
9780691210254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203188.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the place of the Native American in the British cultural imagination from the time of American independence up to the early decades of the twentieth century. The iconic image ... More


How America's Fictions of Future War Have Changed the World

H. Bruce Franklin

in Future Wars: The Anticipations and the Fears

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317552
eISBN:
9781846317224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846317552.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter surveys American future-war fiction from 1880 to 1917. The American future-war fiction that emerged in the 1880s turned America's colonial history inside out, establishing what was to ... More


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