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Narrative Humanism: Kindness and Complexity in Fiction and Film

Wyatt Moss-Wellington

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474454315
eISBN:
9781474476683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454315.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

How can stories function as expressions of kindness to others, and how might the narratives we live by then affect our behaviour in the world? Is there such a thing as a ‘humanistic drama’? This book ... More


Leeds and its Jewish community: A history

Derek Fraser

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526123084
eISBN:
9781526144676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123084.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The book is a comprehensive and definitive history of the Leeds Jewish community, which was – and remains – the third largest in Britain. It is organised in three parts: Context (history, urban, ... More


The experience of suburban modernity: How private transport changed interwar London

Michael John Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089190
eISBN:
9781781707999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089190.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Experience of Suburban Modernity explores how the adoption of new forms of private transport transformed inter-war suburban London. It shows how London’s suburban middle classes used their newly ... More


The Suburban Church: Modernism and Community in Postwar America

Gretchen Buggeln

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694952
eISBN:
9781452953557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694952.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

After World War II, America’s religious denominations spread into the rapidly developing suburbs, expanding old congregations and starting new ones, in the process spending billions of dollars on ... More


Five. Frankie

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Frances (Frankie) Prince is the subject of this chapter, beginning with her early life at summer camp, continuing with her own educational and musical career, and leading to her courtship with and ... More


Fifteen. Family Matters

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This chapter returns to themes explored in the first chapter (Schuman's parents and grandparents) and extended in the fifth chapter (Frankie Prince Schuman). Bill and Frankie move to New Rochelle to ... More


The Modern City Streets

Benjamin Fraser

in Visible Cities, Global Comics: Urban Images and Spatial Form

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825032
eISBN:
9781496825025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825032.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter explores the way in which early comics established a legacy emphasizing urban street life. It begins by detailing the connection of comics with urban environments, themes and circulation ... More


Imitations of Life: Zombies and the Suburban Gothic

Bernice Murphy

in Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This next chapter probes into the very heart of conformity—suburbia—and connects this impulse to the developing arc of zombie narratives. The chapter mines both Fido and The Stepford Wives for the ... More


An Introduction to the Millennial Suburban Ensemble Film

Wyatt Moss-Wellington

in Narrative Humanism: Kindness and Complexity in Fiction and Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474454315
eISBN:
9781474476683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454315.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Part III uses the hermeneutics and narrative theory established in the first half of the book to investigate a film genre that emerged at the end of the millennium: the suburban ensemble dramedy. The ... More


Discussions: Affect, Sociopolitics and the Ensemble Narrative

Wyatt Moss-Wellington

in Narrative Humanism: Kindness and Complexity in Fiction and Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474454315
eISBN:
9781474476683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454315.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The second chapter of Part III moves to theorise some of the concerns raised in suburban ensemble cinema, looking at their class and spatial politics, use of sentimentality alongside oft-cruel ... More


Spike Jonze’s Abbreviated Art of the Suburbs

Laurel Westrup

in ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474447621
eISBN:
9781474476669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447621.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Suburbs project with Arcade Fire brings together many aspects of Jonze’s oeuvre: the poetry of motion he developed in his early work as a skateboarding videographer, the naturalistic work with ... More


Suburban Worlds: Rachel Cusk and Jon McGregor

Berthold Schoene

in The Cosmopolitan Novel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638154
eISBN:
9780748651795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638154.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on a reading of Rachel Cusk's sixth novel, Arlington Park, and Jon McGregor's debut, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, both of which are concerned with the representations ... More


A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War

Daniel Barber

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199394012
eISBN:
9780190274467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394012.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

A House in the Sun describes experiments in solar house heating in American architectural, engineering, political, economic, and corporate contexts from the beginning of World War II until the late ... More


Lessening the Obduracy of Networked Urbanity

Taylor Dotson

in Technically Together: Reconstructing Community in a Networked World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036382
eISBN:
9780262340861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036382.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter outlines the constellation of economic, political, and cultural barriers to more communitarian urban spaces. The momentum of suburbia is shown to have as much to do with entrenched ... More


Planning the Home Front: Building Bombers and Communities at Willow Run

Sarah Jo Peterson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226025421
eISBN:
9780226025568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226025568.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Before Franklin D. Roosevelt declared December 7, 1941 to be a “date which will live in infamy”; before American soldiers landed on D-Day; before the B-17s, B-24s, and B-29s roared over Europe and ... More


Introduction

Rosemary Wakeman

in Practicing Utopia: An Intellectual History of the New Town Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226346038
eISBN:
9780226346175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346175.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The book’s Introduction examines the hermeneutics of utopia as a way of understanding the new town movement. It discusses new towns in the context of the postwar modernization regime and the ways in ... More


Urban and Suburban Living: Public Development and Private Consumption

Jan L. Logemann

in Trams or Tailfins?: Public and Private Prosperity in Postwar West Germany and the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226491493
eISBN:
9780226491523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226491523.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter takes a look at home ownership and the automobile, two pillars of the standard “American package” whose differing significance in the two postwar societies impacted both the metropolitan ... More


“The Quintessence of the Suburban”: Jane Ellen Panton and Julia Frankau Speak of Suburbia

Sarah Bilston

in The Promise of the Suburbs: A Victorian History in Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300179330
eISBN:
9780300186369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179330.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Jane Ellen Panton and Julia Frankau made their careers writing—and fighting—about the suburbs. Chapter 7 explores the literary relationship between Frankau and Panton and the communities of which ... More


The Outskirts of Town: The Geography of Black Suburbanization Before 1940

in Places of Their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226896410
eISBN:
9780226896267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226896267.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the suburbs where African Americans lived and moved, their regional and economic variations, and their place in the larger universe of American suburbia. Before World War II, ... More


Driving a Wedge of Opportunity: Black Suburbanization in the North and West, 1940–1960

in Places of Their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226896410
eISBN:
9780226896267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226896267.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

The postwar period was a period of transition in African American suburbanization. During the depression, suburban black communities had consolidated in population, but as World War II rekindled the ... More


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