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Cultural Heritage Management: A Global Perspective

Phyllis Mauch Messenger and George S. Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034607
eISBN:
9780813039510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034607.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

Even as places and objects that have particular cultural significance are increasingly valued in our global world, powerful forces threaten them with destruction. This book discusses the efforts of a ... More


The Rhetoric of Conspiracy in Ancient Athens

Joseph Roisman

Jeffrey Corbin and Carla D'Antonio (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247871
eISBN:
9780520932913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247871.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The Attic orators, whose works are an invaluable source on the social and political history of Classical Athens, often filled their speeches with charges of conspiracy involving almost every facet of ... More


Aspiring to the Abstract: Pure Space and Geometry

Alice Jenkins

in Space and the 'March of Mind': Literature and the Physical Sciences in Britain 1815-1850

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199209927
eISBN:
9780191706431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209927.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues that geometry carried profound cultural significance for the early 19th century by representing space in its purest form. Geometry offered access to space set free from the ... More


The Gardener and other Stories: the Peregrinations of Cultural Artefacts within the European Union

Andrea Biondi

in Culture and European Union Law

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199275472
eISBN:
9780191699825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275472.003.0005
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The Gardener — an oil painting that Vincent Van Gogh made in 1889 — has been considered under Italian law since 1954 as a work of art that possesses ‘historical and artistic ... More


Conclusion

Rui Zhang

in The Cinema of Feng Xiaogang: Commercialization and Censorship in Chinese Cinema after 1989

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098855
eISBN:
9789882207523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098855.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This conclusion provides a summary of the cultural and historical significance of Feng Xiaogang's cinema. The dual trends of resistance and cooperation co-existing in Feng's cinema became the ... More


Squeeze This!: A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

Marion Jacobson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036750
eISBN:
9780252093852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036750.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

No other instrument has witnessed such a dramatic rise to popularity—and precipitous decline—as the accordion. This book is the first history of the piano accordion and the first book-length study of ... More


World Flutelore: Folktales, Myths, and Other Stories of Magical Flute Power

Dale A. Olsen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037887
eISBN:
9780252095146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037887.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In many places around the world, flutes and the sounds of flutes are powerful magical forces for seduction and love, protection, vegetal and human fertility, birth and death, and other aspects of ... More


Spaghetti Westerns at the Crossroads: Studies in Relocation, Transition and Appropriation

Austin Fisher (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748695454
eISBN:
9781474421942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695454.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This comprehensive study brings together leading international scholars in a variety of disciplines to both revisit the Spaghetti Western genre's cultural significance and consider its ongoing ... More


Catholic Ideology and American Slave Narratives

Paul Giles

in Transnationalism in Practice: Essays on American Studies, Literature and Religion

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640492
eISBN:
9780748652129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640492.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the relation between American slave narratives and Catholic ideology, focusing on the works of John LaFarge and W. E. B. Du Bois. It explains that although the cultural ... More


Writing enlightenment

Justin Champion

in Republican Learning: John Toland and the Crisis of Christian Culture, 1696-1722

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719057144
eISBN:
9781781700259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719057144.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the republican political thought of free-thinker John Toland, which has shown that the challenges which he posed to religious commonplaces were ... More


—Or Birth as the Biodance?

Robbi E. Davis-Floyd

in Birth as an American Rite of Passage

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520229327
eISBN:
9780520927216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229327.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter investigates several aspects of individual and social resistance to the trends toward the technocratization of childbirth in the U.S. It considers other potential directions in American ... More


Introduction: Eyewitnesses, Conspiracies and Baudrillard

Martin Randall

in 9/11 and the Literature of Terror

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638529
eISBN:
9780748651825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638529.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the impact of the events of 9/11 on the present day. It identifies the various responses to terrorist attacks, which include eyewitness reports that gave ... More


The Luxury Duality: From Economic Fact to Cultural Capital

Ulrich Lehmann

in Critical Luxury Studies: Art, Design, Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402613
eISBN:
9781474422291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402613.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter discusses luxury as both a quantitative measure of capital (economic) and as a qualitative measure of labour (social). Thus, it argues that luxury has to be regarded simultaneously as an ... More


The Organ as A Mirror of Its Time

Kerala J. Snyder (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144154
eISBN:
9780199849369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144154.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Because it has always represented a rich collaboration of the music, art, architecture, handicraft, and science of its day, the organ, more than any other instrument, continues to reflect the spirit ... More


Infernal Din, Heavenly Tunes: Repertoires of Dramatizing Sound

Karin Bijsterveld

in Mechanical Sound: Technology, Culture, and Public Problems of Noise in theTwentieth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026390
eISBN:
9780262268547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026390.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter elaborates on how anti-noise leagues in Britain and other regions of Western Europe exaggerated the issue of noise through conventions and group interactions to create awareness about ... More


Absurdly Naturalistic: The Cultural Significance of The Far Side

Kerry D. Soper

in Gary Larson and The Far Side

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817280
eISBN:
9781496817327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817280.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In this chapter the author assesses the cultural significance of Larson’s work within the closing decades of the twentieth century. To do this, he does the following: questions traditional views of ... More


Introduction: The Politics of the Ponytail

Jaime Schultz

in Qualifying Times: Points of Change in U.S. Women's Sport

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038167
eISBN:
9780252095962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038167.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This introductory chapter considers how something as seemingly mundane as a ponytail is actually shot through with substantial and varied cultural significance. Unquestionably, the hairstyle provides ... More


The Decline and Promise of American Camping

Terence Young

in Heading Out: A History of American Camping

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801454028
eISBN:
9781501712838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454028.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter offers a review of the key notions developed in the earlier chapters and draws upon this enhanced understanding to offer an explanation for why camping's popularity has begun ... More


And Story Came Too: From Epic to Opera

Fiona Sampson

in Lyric Cousins: Poetry and Musical Form

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474402927
eISBN:
9781474426862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402927.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses the associations between the epic and the opera. The epics that remain with us were not the first human expressive practice, but early examples date back more than four ... More


A drink in my hand: why ‘putting down the glass’ may be too simple a solution for lesbian women

Lyndsey Moon and Patsy Staddon

in Women and alcohol: Social perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447318880
eISBN:
9781447318903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318880.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Many people believe that alcohol issues are particularly prevalent among lesbian women, who may be using alcohol for very many reasons, from relaxing in company and helping to deal with social ... More


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