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Conclusion

Jeffrey T. Kenney

in Muslim Rebels: Kharijites and the Politics of Extremism in Egypt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195131697
eISBN:
9780199785001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513169X.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter argues that although cultural symbols such as that provided by the Kharijites matter in Muslim societies, they are not fixed in the mind of believers compelling them to think and behave ... More


Brains and Symbols

John Skoyles

in Chimeras and Consciousness: Evolution of the Sensory Self

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015394
eISBN:
9780262312462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter develops the concept that the human brain has evolved to the point that changing symbols are integrated into brain neurobiology. This development led to notable evolutionary ... More


Heritage, History, and Continuity

Anna Servaes

in "Franco-American Identity, Community, and La Guiannée"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628462104
eISBN:
9781626745599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462104.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Heritage and history become the linguistic communication for the Franco-American communities of the Midwest. By an attachment to their French heritage identity, community members create cultural ... More


Yemen

Radwa Ashour, Ferial J. Ghazoul, and Hasna Reda-Mekdashi

in Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161469
eISBN:
9781936190003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161469.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The cultural ruptures and lacunae that are a product of Yemen's modern history, both in the north and the south, are reflected in the general conditions of Yemeni life and particularly in the ... More


1926 and All that …1: Britishness and the Volunteers

Rachelle Hope Saltzman

in A Lark for the Sake of Their Country: The 1926 General Strike Volunteers in Folklore and Memory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719079771
eISBN:
9781781704080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079771.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

‘1926 and all that … : Britishness and the volunteers’ summarizes the conclusions of this work and draws connections among the various ways that histories and national identities are made and remade ... More


Dalit Memories and Water Rights

Mukul Sharma

in Caste and Nature: Dalits and Indian Environmental Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199477562
eISBN:
9780199090969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477562.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Water is a deeply contentious issue, intersecting with caste, class, and gender in India in multifaceted ways, and producing complex cultural meanings and social hierarchies. Culturally, politically ... More


The Iron Girls: Gender and Class in Cultural Representations

Wang Zheng

in Finding Women in the State: A Socialist Feminist Revolution in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1964

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292284
eISBN:
9780520965867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292284.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

The meanings of “Iron Girls” changed drastically from a socialist cultural symbol of laboring women’s double liberation from gender and class oppressions to apost-socialist symbol of women’s ... More


The Changsŭng Defanged: The Curious Recent History of a Korean Cultural Symbol

Laurel Kendall

in Consuming Korean Tradition in Early and Late Modernity: Commodification, Tourism, and Performance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833930
eISBN:
9780824870416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833930.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Roughly carved out of tree trunks or hewn of stone, the changsŭng (devil posts) with bulging eyes and fanged grins once guarded the entrances to Korean villages from malevolent forces. This chapter ... More


The Most Likely to Succeed

in Restless Nation: Starting Over in America

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226394787
eISBN:
9780226394732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394732.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The lives of immigrants have had diverse effects on American history—first, the direct labor contributions of immigrants, especially important in periods of labor shortages, and second, creative ... More


Introduction

Shelley Alden Brooks

in Big Sur: The Making of a Prized California Landscape

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294417
eISBN:
9780520967540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294417.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For seventy miles along California’s central coast stretches an exceptional landscape known as Big Sur. Looming mountains, precipitous cliffs, deep canyons, towering redwoods, abundant wildlife, and ... More


“Simplicity and Art Shades Reign Supreme”: Costume, Collectibles, and Aspiration in Katherine Mansfield’s New Zealand

Jane Stafford

in Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780989082679
eISBN:
9781781382196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082679.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses white settler adoption/adaptation of Maori cultural symbols as exemplified by Katherine Mansfield's heitiki as well as her collection of Maori names and vocabulary and ... More


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