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Introduction

Arunabh Ghosh

in Making It Count: Statistics and Statecraft in the Early People’s Republic of China

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691179476
eISBN:
9780691199214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179476.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter introduces a “crisis of counting” during the early years of the People's Republic of China (PRC). In its simplest form, the crisis in the PRC was understood as a problem of ... More


Projective Verse: Fields in Science and Poetics at Midcentury

Peter Middleton

in Physics Envy: American Poetry and Science in the Cold War and After

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226290003
eISBN:
9780226290140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290140.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The chapter begins with a discussion of what Charles Olson called his “joy of science,” arguing that this arose from an interest in how science and poetry might collaborate. In order to understand ... More


British Literature and Culture in Second World Wartime: For the Duration

Beryl Pong

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198840923
eISBN:
9780191876530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

What happens to the concept of wartime in the 1940s? For the Duration excavates British late modernism’s relationship to war in terms of chronophobia: a joint fear of the past and future. Coloured by ... More


Biographical Criticism and the Passion Project Now

Melanie Micir

in The Passion Projects: Modernist Women, Intimate Archives, Unfinished Lives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691193113
eISBN:
9780691194271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193113.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter focuses on the future audience imagined for many of the biographical passion projects. It talks about more recent experiments in biographical writing by Lisa Cohen, Jenny Diski, Nathalie ... More


Dancing the World Smaller: Staging Globalism in Mid-Century America

Rebekah J. Kowal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190265311
eISBN:
9780190265359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265311.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book examines international dance performances in New York City in the 1940s as sites in which dance artists and audiences contested what it meant to practice globalism in mid-twentieth-century ... More


A Grain of Faith: Religion in Mid-Century British Literature

Allan Hepburn

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198828570
eISBN:
9780191871412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828570.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

During and after the Second World War, religion informed British literature and culture. Leading writers contributed to discussions about faith and spiritual life, inside and outside organized ... More


Motor City Music: A Detroiter Looks Back

Mark Slobin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190882082
eISBN:
9780190882112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882082.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

The book combines memoir, interview, and archival sources to survey the musical life of the author’s hometown, Detroit, in his youth during the city’s heyday, 1940s–1960s. After an opening chapter on ... More


The Wireless Past: Anglo-Irish Writers and the BBC, 1931-1968

Emily C. Bloom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198749615
eISBN:
9780191813979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749615.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Wireless Past chronicles the emergence of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as a significant promotional platform and aesthetic influence for Irish modernism from the 1930s to the 1960s. ... More


The Anxiety of Boston at Mid-Century

John Corrigan

in Business of the Heart: Religion and Emotion in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221963
eISBN:
9780520924321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221963.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The distinctive feature of the Businessmen's Revival was the lavish manifestation of emotions in the religious gatherings. However, the precautions were taken to ensure that emotion was properly ... More


Conclusion

Matthew Taunton

in Red Britain: The Russian Revolution in Mid-Century Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198817710
eISBN:
9780191859175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817710.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

The conclusion assesses the contribution of Red Britain to the study of twentieth-century literature and politics. It touches on questions of periodization, assessing the usefulness of terms such as ... More


Making a Modern Church Still Look Like a Church

Jay M. Price

in Temples for a Modern God: Religious Architecture in Postwar America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925957
eISBN:
9780199980482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925957.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Although some of the most striking (or unusual, depending on the perspective) examples of religious architecture emerged in the postwar decades, the era actually saw an unfolding conversation about ... More


Cards

Lana Swartz

in Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035750
eISBN:
9780262338332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035750.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Diners’ Club is often referred to as the first credit card, but it was actually a charge card, and perhaps the first universal third party payment system. Diner’s Club emerged in the 1950s and 1960s, ... More


The Lives of Others

Steven M. Stowe

in Doctoring the South: Southern Physicians and Everyday Medicine in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828854
eISBN:
9781469603629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876268_stowe.10
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Over the course of treatment, physicians become drawn into the lives of others. By looking at the daybooks of mid-century physicians, this chapter illuminates doctors' purposes and self-images, their ... More


Back to the Future: Modernist Architecture and All That Heaven Allows

Victoria L. Evans

in Douglas Sirk, Aesthetic Modernism and the Culture of Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409391
eISBN:
9781474434737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409391.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Since every stage of Ron Kirby and Carey Scott's relationship is marked by alterations in their domestic environments, Chapter 6 ("Back to the Future: Modernist Architecture and All That Heaven ... More


Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America

Dianne Harris

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653324
eISBN:
9781452946412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653324.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This book adds a new dimension to our understanding of the development of the deep inequalities that have existed (and continue to exist) in the U.S. housing market by looking closely at some ... More


Introduction

Kerry D. Soper

in We Go Pogo: Walt Kelly, Politics, and American Satire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032844
eISBN:
9781617032851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032844.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book begins by describing how the high point of Walt Kelly’s career—the period in the early 1950s when he and his strip challenged the conservative rhetoric of the age—are well documented by ... More


Frances Brooke, Editor, and the Making of the Old Maid (1755–1756)

Kathryn R. King

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820s: The Long Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419659
eISBN:
9781474445061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419659.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Kathryn King’s essay takes as its focus Frances Brooke’s Old Maid (1755–6), one of several crucial texts in a burst of female periodical editorial activity at mid-century. It offers a fresh reading ... More


Introduction: Consider What That Feels Like

Calista McRae

in Lyric as Comedy: The Poetics of Abjection in Postwar America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750977
eISBN:
9781501750991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750977.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores mid-century and contemporary poems that work within and against their status as lyrics, which rustle against the “fiction of quality” that has become intertwined with poetry in ... More


Introduction

Dianne Harris

in Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653324
eISBN:
9781452946412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653324.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Establishes the theoretical framework for the book, and clarifies its aims and purposes.


The Ordinary Postwar House

Dianne Harris

in Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653324
eISBN:
9781452946412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653324.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Establishes a basic understanding of the desirable aspects of an ordinary house plan from the postwar period.


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