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Tale III: My exhausted and exhausting building

Mona Abaza

in Cairo Collages: Everyday Life Practices after the Event

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526145116
eISBN:
9781526152114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145123.00008
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the history of the quarter of Doqi, with an emphasis on the life-world of a building and the elevator around which a multitude of stories are woven. The chapter engages with ... More


Ubiquitous Listening: "Affect, Attention, and Distributed Subjectivity"

Anahid Kassabian

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520275157
eISBN:
9780520954861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275157.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

In this book, the author argues that the ubiquity of music in contemporary life has led to a different kind of listening, in which a range of listenings, across ranges of attention and affect, lead ... More


Power

Michael J. Lansing

in Insurgent Democracy: The Nonpartisan League in North American Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226283500
eISBN:
9780226283647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283647.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

The NPL gained control of all three branches of government in North Dakota in 1918. In Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota, and Idaho, Leaguers pointed to the establishment of a state-owned flour mill, ... More


Restless and Rising: Sprague and Sprague Electric Elevator Company, 1890 to 1898

Frederick Dalzell

in Engineering Invention: Frank J. Sprague and the U.S. Electrical Industry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042567
eISBN:
9780262258708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042567.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter examines Frank Sprague's career and business ventures during the period from 1890 to 1898. It explains that Sprague became a free agent in 1891 after the Sprague Electric Railway and ... More


Engineering Invention: Frank J. Sprague and the U.S. Electrical Industry

Frederick Dalzell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042567
eISBN:
9780262258708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042567.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Over the course of a little less than twenty years, inventor Frank J. Sprague (1857–1934) achieved an astonishing series of technological breakthroughs—from pioneering work in self-governing motors ... More


Displaced Italies and Immigrant “Delinquent” Spaces in Pariani’s Argentinian Conventillos and Lakhous’s Roman Palazzo

Teresa Fiore

in Pre-Occupied Spaces: Remapping Italy's Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823274321
eISBN:
9780823274376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274321.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In addressing residential spaces through the lens of de Certeau’s concept of “delinquent space,” that is, a space that creatively defies social norms and stereotypes, Chapter 3 looks at the ... More


Marvelous Machines

Gary Westfahl

in Arthur C. Clarke

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041938
eISBN:
9780252050633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041938.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explains that although Clarke valued new technology, his stories regularly cast inventors and inventions in a negative light. Evidenced by the club stories in Tales from the White Hart ... More


Introduction: Technology and Innovation at the Turn of a Century

Frederick Dalzell

in Engineering Invention: Frank J. Sprague and the U.S. Electrical Industry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042567
eISBN:
9780262258708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042567.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the career of American inventor Frank J. Sprague. The book tells a story of innovation at a time when innovation became the ... More


Mainline Electrification: Eminence and the Challenges of “Retirement”

Frederick Dalzell

in Engineering Invention: Frank J. Sprague and the U.S. Electrical Industry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042567
eISBN:
9780262258708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042567.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter examines Frank Sprague's engineering invention activities after the General Electric (GE) Company had acquired his Sprague Electric Company and the patents for his multiple-unit (MU) ... More


Vocabularies of Liminality

Thomas DeGloma

in Seeing the Light: The Social Logic of Personal Discovery

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226175744
eISBN:
9780226175911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226175911.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter shows how individuals who claim radical changes of mind must account for a liminal awakening experience, a transformative episode that separates their past commitment to “falsehood” from ... More


Wheat

Chris Otter

in Diet for a Large Planet: Industrial Britain, Food Systems, and World Ecology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226697109
eISBN:
9780226705965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226705965.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores a second key commodity: wheat. It provides a history of the globalized wheat system, through which the British drew the majority of its wheat during the later nineteenth and ... More


Of Silo Dreams and Deviant Houses: Uneven Geographies of Abandonment in Buffalo, New York

Julia Tulke

in Buffalo at the Crossroads: The Past, Present, and Future of American Urbanism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501749766
eISBN:
9781501749797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749766.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the interior of Marine A, one of Buffalo's many disused grain elevators that is saturated with visual interventions animating the barren space. It talks about small graffiti ... More


Making Markets

Adam Slez

in The Making of the Populist Movement: State, Market, and Party on the Western Frontier

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190090500
eISBN:
9780190090531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090500.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the process of market-building on the western frontier, focusing in particular on the process through which the expansion of the railroad network in the late 19th century linked ... More


Barons versus Bureaucrats: The History of the Grain Trade in North America and Australia

Nick Cater

in Only in Australia: The History, Politics, and Economics of Australian Exceptionalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198753254
eISBN:
9780191814853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753254.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Public and Welfare

This chapter confronts the paradox of the seeming underdevelopment of aspects of agriculture in a country that for most of its history has banked upon agricultural prosperity. The chapter uses the ... More


Pausing and Rewinding Fictional Time?

Craig Bourne and Emily Caddick Bourne

in Time in Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199675319
eISBN:
9780191819674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675319.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Apparent cases of pausing and rewinding time are considered. Explanation is given of how some fictions, such as Cashback (2005, dir. S. Ellis), generate the appearance of paused time, despite not ... More


Oral medicine and oral surgery in children

A. Crighton and J.G. Meechan

in Paediatric Dentistry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198789277
eISBN:
9780191917103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789277.003.0024
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Dentistry

Children experience a variety of oral medicine and oral surgical problems, of which some last into adulthood and some resolve with or without intervention by the dentist or doctor. Even where the ... More


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