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Edward Gibbon and Francis Haverfield: The Traditions of Imperial Decline

Adam Rogers and Richard Hingley

in Classics and Imperialism in the British Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199584727
eISBN:
9780191595301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584727.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the intellectual context of Edward Gibbon's monumental and highly influential work The decline and fall of the Roman Empire (1776–88) and its role in the complex history and ... More


Acculturation by Text

Stuart Clark

in Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208082
eISBN:
9780191677915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208082.003.0034
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

Acculturation was said to have occurred inside early modern Europe, largely in association with the Protestant and Catholic Reformations. The cultural distance that separated the aims of the ... More


“We Don’t Sleep Around Like White Girls Do”: Family, Culture, and Gender in Filipina American Lives

Yen Le Espiritu

in Gender and U.S. Immigration: Contemporary Trends

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225619
eISBN:
9780520929869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225619.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter talks about the relationship between Filipino immigrant parents and their daughters. It argues that gender is a key to immigrant identity, and a way for racialized immigrants to claim ... More


Official Discourse: The Creation of Categories and Spaces

Anindita Mukhopadhyay

in Behind The Mask: The Cultural Definition of the Legal Subject in Colonial Bengal (1715-1911)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195680836
eISBN:
9780199080700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195680836.003.0012
Subject:
History, Indian History

The exacting nature of legal legitimacy demanded that Englishmen who ruled India project their public persona in the new hegemony of the rule of law. Yet this new hegemony left many loopholes in the ... More


The Cultural Cold War at Its Peak: Mass Culture and Intellectuals, 1948–1956

Alessandro Brogi

in Confronting America: The Cold War between the United States and the Communists in France and Italy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834732
eISBN:
9781469602950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877746_brogi.10
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the importance of the Cold War struggle over ideas and mass culture, which was as crucial as the confrontations in the political, economic, and military arenas. The United ... More


A Precarious Balance: Rereading German Classicism

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

in The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452369
eISBN:
9780801469282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452369.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Theodor Adorno's arguments regarding the role of the concept of classicism in German literary history by focusing on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It considers Adorno's essay “On ... More


Knowing and Living in KL’s Contact Zones: Gendered, Racialized, and Classed Cosmopolites

Christine B. N. Chin

in Cosmopolitan Sex Workers: Women and Migration in a Global City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890910
eISBN:
9780199345489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890910.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Chapter Six discusses migrant women’s and syndicate members’ encounters in KL’s contact zones. The analysis begins with migrant women sex workers’ experiences living and working in urban spaces that, ... More


Neo-Orientalism

Ali Behdad and Juliet Williams

in Globalizing American Studies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226185064
eISBN:
9780226185088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185088.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Orientalist stereotypes pervade everyday journalism about the region. In spite of unabashed and unrefined forms of Orientalist representation, one may take issue with Said's claim that nothing has ... More


Butenam: Knowledge

Nancy Shoemaker

in Pursuing Respect in the Cannibal Isles: Americans in Nineteenth-Century Fiji

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740343
eISBN:
9781501740350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740343.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter provides an overview of the sandalwood and bêche-de-mer trades, which brought the majority of Americans to Fiji and through which much of the earliest information about Fiji spread to ... More


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