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Viola Shafik

in Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160653
eISBN:
9781936190096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160653.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Arab film making was only partly able to compete with “First World” cinema. It has remained greatly dependent on Western imports, technical know-how, evaluation, and partly even on Western financial ... More


The Dictate of Phrenzy: Charles Brockden Brown’s Wieland

Steven Connor

in Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184331
eISBN:
9780191674204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184331.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

It is important to try to recapture the seriousness with which Abbé Jean-Baptiste de la Chapelle and some others took the question of ventriloquism, and this chapter examines the importance of the ... More


Working in the “Kingdom of Culture”: African Americans and American Popular Culture, 1890–1930

W. Fitzhugh Brundage

in Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834626
eISBN:
9781469602967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878026_brundage.4
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the rise of blacks in American mass culture between 1890 and 1930, and how it coincided with the heyday of what historian David Nasaw has described as the era of “public ... More


The Democratization of Entertainment: The Concert Saloons

David Monod

in The Soul of Pleasure: Sentiment and Sensation in Nineteenth-Century American Mass Entertainment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702389
eISBN:
9781501703997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702389.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter claims that the entertainment revolution of the 1840s occurred because new types of shows were mounted in new types of playhouses for a new type of spectator. Melodrama and vaudeville ... More


Du Bois, Johnson, and the Recordings of Race

Michael North

in Camera Works: Photography and the Twentieth-Century Word

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173567
eISBN:
9780199787906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173567.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter describes an abiding distinction in African American writing between sight, which seems divisive and prejudicial, and sound, which is identified with community solidarity and expression. ... More


Franz Liszt and the Virtuoso Public Sphere: Sight and Sound in the Rise of Mass Entertainment

Lawrence Kramer

in Musical Meaning: Toward a Critical History

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228245
eISBN:
9780520928329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228245.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter attempts to sketch out some of the cultural meanings of a virtuoso with a concentration on Franz Liszt, who defined the model that subsequent virtuosos have been expected either to ... More


French television: negotiating the national popular

Lucy Mazdon

in Imagining the popular in contemporary French culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719078163
eISBN:
9781781705056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078163.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter notes that television presents an interesting case of a relatively young medium whose function and forms had to be defined within a context of already developed debates over the ... More


“Something of Good for the Future”: The People's Orchestra of 1912–1913

Catherine Parsons Smith

in Making Music in Los Angeles: Transforming the Popular

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251397
eISBN:
9780520933835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251397.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the “people's” orchestra, which tried to fill the rapidly growing gap between the elite and mass entertainment, studying the People's Orchestra of 1912–1913, the developments ... More


Developing New Audiences

Charles Fowler

in Strong Arts, Strong Schools: The Promising Potential and Shortsighted Disregard of the Arts in American Schooling

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148336
eISBN:
9780199849154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148336.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Today's audiences become bored more quickly. It seems to take more to attract their interest, captivate them, and sustain their attention. The balance between unity and variety has tipped in favor of ... More


Base Pleasures, Spectacle, and Society

Alex McAuley (ed.)

in STARZ Spartacus: Reimagining an Icon on Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474407847
eISBN:
9781474430982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407847.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter takes a closer look at Spartacus' engagement with Roman spectacle as a fighter and entertainer. Beyond the series' intense focus on sexuality and the problems of slavery, this chapter ... More


Ladies and Gentlemen, I Bring You…

Sadiah Qureshi

in Peoples on Parade: Exhibitions, Empire, and Anthropology in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226700960
eISBN:
9780226700984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226700984.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter discusses the factors contributing to the widespread popularity of exhibitions of living foreign peoples in nineteenth century. Originally presented on a small scale as ... More


Venice, the Tourist Maze: A Cultural Critique of the World's Most Touristed City

Robert Davis

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238039
eISBN:
9780520937802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238039.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

“The tourist Venice is Venice,” Mary McCarthy once observed—a sentiment very much in line with what is experienced by most of the fourteen million tourists who visit the city each year, but at the ... More


Introduction

Katy Price

in Loving Faster than Light: Romance and Readers in Einstein's Universe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226680736
eISBN:
9780226680750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680750.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the popular reception of Albert Einstein's relativity theory in Great Britain. This volume analyzes excerpts from ... More


Anti-flamenquismo and Mass Entertainment: Eugenio Noel

Samuel Llano

in Discordant Notes: Marginality and Social Control in Madrid, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780199392469
eISBN:
9780199392490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199392469.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter describes how, in the lead-up to the First World War, flamenquismo became a mass phenomenon in Spain, as it pervaded most forms of public entertainment, from género chico to ... More


Languages of Crime

Lila Caimari

in While the City Sleeps: A History of Pistoleros, Policemen, and the Crime Beat in Buenos Aires before Perón

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520289437
eISBN:
9780520964105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289437.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter describes a period in which the most important national media outlets in Argentina began to alter the established language they used to describe crime, a moment when journalists, ... More


Pentecostalism and Popular Culture in Britain and America from the Early Twentieth Century to the 1970s

Randall Stephens

in Secularization and Religious Innovation in the North Atlantic World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198798071
eISBN:
9780191839344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798071.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Pentecostalism is now the second largest subgrouping of global Christianity. It’s charted tremendous growth, even in deeply post-Christian countries like Sweden. This chapter compares British and ... More


London's West End: Creating the Pleasure District, 1800-1914

Rohan McWilliam

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198823414
eISBN:
9780191862120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823414.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

How did the West End of London become the world’s leading pleasure district? What is the source of its magnetic appeal? How did the centre of London become Theatreland? London’s West End is the first ... More


Introduction

Amy K. DeFalco Lippert

in Consuming Identities: Visual Culture in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190268978
eISBN:
9780190877026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190268978.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

Pictures wielded considerable power in nineteenth-century society, shaping the way that Americans portrayed and related to one another, and presented themselves. This is not only a history through ... More


Consuming Identities: Visual Culture in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco

Amy DeFalco Lippert

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190268978
eISBN:
9780190877026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190268978.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

Along with the rapid expansion of the market economy and industrial production methods, innovations including photography, lithography, and steam printing created a pictorial revolution in the ... More


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