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Introduction

Robert E. Cole and D. Hugh Whittaker

in Recovering from Success: Innovation and Technology Management in Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297320
eISBN:
9780191711237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297320.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter first considers challenges to the ‘Japanese (productionist) model’ in the 1990s, particularly successful emulation of features of the Japanese model by competitors, and the emergence of ... More


Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads

Joel Best

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246263
eISBN:
9780520932357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246263.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

While fads such as hula hoops or streaking are usually dismissed as silly enthusiasms, trends in institutions such as education, business, medicine, science, and criminal justice are often taken ... More


The Future of Contracting

Simon Domberger

in The Contracting Organization: A Strategic Guide to Outsourcing

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198774570
eISBN:
9780191596148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198774575.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter and the previous two look at the structural changes that have resulted from the economy‐wide application of contracting out. The public sector is perhaps the one that has been most ... More


Stolen Time: Black Fad Performance and the Calypso Craze

Shane Vogel and Shane Vogel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226568300
eISBN:
9780226568584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568584.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1956 Harry Belafonte’s Calypso became the first LP to sell more than a million copies. For a few fleeting months, calypso music was the top-selling genre in the US—it even threatened to supplant ... More


Gender and Nation in Meiji Japan: Modernity, Loss, and the Doing of History

Jason G. Karlin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838263
eISBN:
9780824871451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838263.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is a historical analysis of the discourses of nostalgia in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Japan. Through an analysis of the experience of rapid social change in Japan's ... More


The Culture of Food in England 1200–1500

C. M. Woolgar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300181913
eISBN:
9780300182361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181913.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book shows that food in late-medieval England was far more complex, varied, and more culturally significant than we imagine today. Drawing on a vast range of sources, the book charts how ... More


The Illusion of Diffusion

Joel Best

in Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246263
eISBN:
9780520932357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246263.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Genuine people do not feel they need to pay much attention to fads. They learn to dismiss fads as trivial, silly, and inconsequential. People tend to pick examples of young people playing: fad toys, ... More


Introduction

Asma Afsaruddin

in Striving in the Path of God: Jihad and Martyrdom in Islamic Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199730933
eISBN:
9780199344949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730933.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the methodological approach of the book and explains how it yields a more innovative and comprehensive examination of the concepts of jihād and martyrdom. The importance of a ... More


The Fad Cycle: Emerging

Joel Best

in Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246263
eISBN:
9780520932357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246263.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Every institutional fad proffers the hope of progress, intending to make things better by solving some problem that plagues the people involved in an institution. But institutional fads extend among ... More


This and That, or, Swiped Calypsos

Shane Vogel

in Stolen Time: Black Fad Performance and the Calypso Craze

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226568300
eISBN:
9780226568584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568584.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter introduces the "calypso craze" of the 1950s and the central figure of the story, Harry Belafonte. Stolen Time is not an exhaustive history of the fad, but rather looks at specific ... More


Stolen Time: The Ontology of Black Fad Performance

Shane Vogel

in Stolen Time: Black Fad Performance and the Calypso Craze

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226568300
eISBN:
9780226568584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568584.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

What does it mean to be a fad? This chapter outlines a historically specific ontology that unfolds within the political economy of race and entertainment between the 1890s and the 1960s. Vogel argues ... More


Don’t Stop the Carnival

Shane Vogel

in Stolen Time: Black Fad Performance and the Calypso Craze

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226568300
eISBN:
9780226568584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568584.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

In summarizing the main points of the book, this conclusion notes that in the black calypso craze it was not Trinidadian culture that was stolen, but the culture industry and the temporality of the ... More


Epilogue

Sumanth Gopinath

in The Ringtone Dialectic: Economy and Cultural Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019156
eISBN:
9780262315081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019156.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

One of the key ideas that this concluding chapter highlights is that during its peak, the story of the ringtone represented a moment of capture of consumers, capital, and the media by a phenomenon ... More


The Development Dance

Haley J. Swedlund

in The Development Dance: How Donors and Recipients Negotiate the Delivery of Foreign Aid

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501712876
eISBN:
9781501709784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501712876.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Chapter 1 summarizes the core arguments of the book and introduces the significance of the project both theoretically and practically. The chapter argues that scholars and practitioners too often ... More


Eating Cats and Dogs to Feed the World: The Progressive Quest for Rational Food

Helen Zoe Veit

in Modern Food, Moral Food: Self-Control, Science, and the Rise of Modern American Eating in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607702
eISBN:
9781469612751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607702.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter shows that suggestions that Americans should eat cats, dogs, and a range of other seemingly bizarre foods were part of wide-ranging efforts in the first two decades of the twentieth ... More


Conclusion: Analysis of Texts: A Summation

Asma Afsaruddin

in Striving in the Path of God: Jihad and Martyrdom in Islamic Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199730933
eISBN:
9780199344949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730933.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Conclusion weighs the evidence and assess when, how, and why scholars in the classical and medieval periods — exegetes,hadīth specialists and historians — increasingly chose to privilege a ... More


Jihād and Martyrdom in Early and Late Treatises on the Merits of Jihād

Asma Afsaruddin

in Striving in the Path of God: Jihad and Martyrdom in Islamic Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199730933
eISBN:
9780199344949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730933.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter Six deals extensively with the contents of independent fadā’il al-jihād works, which include the Kitāb al-Jihād of ’Abd Allāh Ibn al-Mubārak (d. 181/797), Kitāb al-jihād by Ibn Abī ’āṣim (d. ... More


The Excellences of Patient Forbearance: Counter-Narratives on Striving in the Path of God

Asma Afsaruddin

in Striving in the Path of God: Jihad and Martyrdom in Islamic Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199730933
eISBN:
9780199344949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730933.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter Seven documents the existence of competing interpretations of the Qur’anically mandated duty to strive in the path of God by focusing on the reports contained in the fadā’il al-ṣabr literary ... More


The Lure of the Modern: Imagining the Temporal Spaces of City and Countryside

Jason G. Karlin

in Gender and Nation in Meiji Japan: Modernity, Loss, and the Doing of History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838263
eISBN:
9780824871451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838263.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the perceived temporal gap between the city and the countryside in Meiji Japan, signified by the lag in the spread of fashions (ryūkō). It first considers how the spread of mass ... More


Voice and employee engagement

David E. Guest

in Finding a Voice at Work?: New Perspectives on Employment Relations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199668007
eISBN:
9780191813450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668007.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Strategy

Employee engagement has become a topic of considerable interest to academics and management practitioners. However, two versions have evolved relatively separately. Academics have assembled extensive ... More


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