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Karen Tei Yamashita's Tropic of Orange and the Transnational, Interethnic Imagination

Caroline Rody

in The Interethnic Imaginiation: Roots and Passages in Contemporary Asian American Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377361
eISBN:
9780199869558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377361.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter observes Tropic of Orange complicating Asian American fictional interethnicity on a transnational scale. Set in a region that extends from the Tropic of Cancer across the U.S.‐Mexico ... More


Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination

Lee Clarke

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226108599
eISBN:
9780226108605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108605.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Al Qaeda detonates a nuclear weapon in Times Square during rush hour, wiping out half of Manhattan and killing 500,000 people. A virulent strain of bird flu jumps to humans in Thailand, sweeps across ... More


Visions of a New Land: Soviet Film from the Revolution to the Second World War

Emma Widdis

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092912
eISBN:
9780300127584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092912.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In 1917 the Bolsheviks proclaimed a world remade. The task of the new regime, and of the media that served it, was to reshape the old world in revolutionary form, to transform the vast, ungraspable ... More


Conclusion: Monarch in a Masquerade

Ronald Hutton

in Charles the Second: King of England, Scotland, and Ireland

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229117
eISBN:
9780191678851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229117.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter gives a personal portrait of the man that was King Charles II. The description made in this chapter states that King Charles II became a legendary figure by his ability to endear himself ... More


Introduction: Illustrating Indians in the Pictorial Press

John M. Coward

in Indians Illustrated: The Image of Native Americans in the Pictorial Press

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040269
eISBN:
9780252098529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040269.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This introductory chapter argues that Indian illustrations in the pictorial press were part of the social and cultural machinery that produced and reinforced an enduring set of Indian stereotypes and ... More


Introduction: Italy's Ambivalent Modernity

Joseph Luzzi

in Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123555
eISBN:
9780300151787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123555.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book examines the metaphors, facts, and fictions about Italy that were born in the Romantic age and that continue to haunt the Western literary imagination. An initial investigation of Italy in ... More


Knowledge, Belief, and Disbelief

Molly Andrews

in Narrative Imagination and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199812394
eISBN:
9780199388554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812394.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 2 locates the inquiry within a research context, specifically the ‘narrative imagination’ that is required from researchers as we embark on journeys exploring the different worldviews of ... More


Ruins and Forgetfulness: The Case of Herculaneum

Andrew Wallace-Hadrill

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199569366
eISBN:
9780191808265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569366.003.0025
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses the question of why Herculaneum failed to capture popular imagination. It suggests that the reasons are not merely to do with the relatively small size of the site, but go back ... More


Revolution in the Air: Hijacking, Political Protest, and U.S.-Cuba Relations

Teishan A. Latner

in Cuban Revolution in America: Havana and the Making of a United States Left, 1968-1992

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469635460
eISBN:
9781469635484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635460.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter Three explores Cuba’s image within the U.S. radical imaginary through the surge of airplane hijackings that occurred from the U.S. to Cuba between 1968 and 1973. Seeking political asylum, ... More


The Historical Jesus and the Literary Imagination, 1860–1920

Jennifer Stevens

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314704
eISBN:
9781846316159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316159
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Fictional reconstructions of the Gospels continue to find a place in contemporary literature and the popular imagination. Present-day writers of New Testament-based fiction are considered to be part ... More


Higher Education in a Globalising World: Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning

Peter Mayo

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526140920
eISBN:
9781526146700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526140937
Subject:
Sociology, Education

In this broad sweep, Mayo explores dominant European discourses of Higher education, in the contexts of different globalisations and Neoliberalism, and examines its extension to a specific region. It ... More


The Magnetism of the Monarchy

Cele C. Otnes and Pauline Maclaran

in Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273658
eISBN:
9780520962149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273658.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter traces the pervasiveness of the royal family as a cultural and global phenomenon, looking at its past and present embeddedness in the popular imagination. With the increasing ... More


The Myth of the ‘Unfinished’ and the Film Das Dreimäderlhaus (1958)

Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl

in Rethinking Schubert

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190200107
eISBN:
9780190200138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190200107.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ Symphony has fascinated the musical world not only by its beauty but also through its rediscovery in the 1860s and the myths that have evolved around its composition. Firstly ... More


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