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Obsession: Male Same-Sex Relations in China, 1900-1950

Wenqing Kang

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099807
eISBN:
9789882207233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099807.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This is a serious study on the topic of male same-sex relations in China during the early twentieth century, illuminating male same-sex relations in many sites: language, translated sexological ... More


Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Douglas Keesey

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Over the last five decades, the films of director Brian De Palma (b. 1940) have been among the biggest successes (The Untouchables and Mission: Impossible) and the most high-profile failures (The ... More


The Berlin Press, 1918–32

Bernhard Fulda

in Press and Politics in the Weimar Republic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199547784
eISBN:
9780191720079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547784.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The chapter provides an overview of newspaper publishing in this period, and surveys contemporary perceptions of press influence. What newspapers did people really read, why did they read them, and ... More


Conquering Headlines: Violence, Sensations, and the Rise of the Nazis, 1928–30

Bernhard Fulda

in Press and Politics in the Weimar Republic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199547784
eISBN:
9780191720079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547784.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The 1920s saw the breakthrough of the tabloid press in Germany. By 1930, mass and tabloid newspapers held a marketshare of over 80% in Berlin. Despite their importance for the dissemination of news, ... More


Tabloid Sex and Cultural Conservatives

Wenqing Kang

in Obsession: Male Same-Sex Relations in China, 1900-1950

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099807
eISBN:
9789882207233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099807.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Through tabloid newspapers in Shanghai, a group of writers based in China's urban areas, which this chapter refers to as the cultural conservatives, were able to connect same-sex relations with ... More


Conclusion

Wenqing Kang

in Obsession: Male Same-Sex Relations in China, 1900-1950

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099807
eISBN:
9789882207233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099807.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

During the first half of the twentieth century, male same-sex relations manifested in five overlapping sites—the Peking opera field, translated sexological writings, tabloid newspapers, language, and ... More


Shund and the Tabloids: Jewish Popular Reading in Inter-War Poland

Nathan Cohen

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 16: Focusing on Jewish Popular Culture and Its Afterlife

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774730
eISBN:
9781800340732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774730.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes Jewish popular reading in inter-war Poland, looking at shund and the Polish tabloid press. In the first third of the twentieth century, as the Polish press was developing ... More


Glasgow: the Old Firm

David Ranc

in Foreign Players and Football Supporters: The Old Firm, Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719086120
eISBN:
9781781702246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086120.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This case study looks at the change introduced by the signing of Maurice Johnston in 1989 by Rangers. For the first time in living memory a Catholic (and more importantly, a Scot from arch-rivals ... More


Arsenal

David Ranc

in Foreign Players and Football Supporters: The Old Firm, Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719086120
eISBN:
9781781702246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086120.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This third case study looks at the London club of Arsenal, a club once hailed as the all-British Arsenal. It shows two forms of xenophobia in the English press: rationalised xenophobia and casual ... More


A Freak Deferred: Johnnie Ray Navigates Innovation and Convention

Vincent L. Stephens

in Rocking the Closet: How Little Richard, Johnnie Ray, Liberace, and Johnny Mathis Queered Pop Music

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042805
eISBN:
9780252051661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042805.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter argues that the deaf, bisexual, and racially progressive white crooner Johnnie Ray was successful in the early 1950s because his “freak” persona endeared him to audiences fascinated by ... More


Building an Empire of Illusion: Liberace and the Art of Queering

Vincent L. Stephens

in Rocking the Closet: How Little Richard, Johnnie Ray, Liberace, and Johnny Mathis Queered Pop Music

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042805
eISBN:
9780252051661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042805.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter explores Liberace’s ability to attract audiences through a clever and spectacular masculinity that distracted them from his sexuality. Tracing his evolution into an international ... More


Alzheimer's Hell

Lawrence Cohen

in No Aging in India: Alzheimer's, The Bad Family, and Other Modern Things

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520083967
eISBN:
9780520925328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520083967.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter isolates several particulars of an American sociology and a European history of senility, particulars that tell a specific story about conjunctures and debates in India. It uses the ... More


Landscape and Figure, Nation and Character

Joshua Goldstein

in Drama Kings: Players and Publics in the Re-creation of Peking Opera, 1870-1937

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247529
eISBN:
9780520932791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247529.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes the Peking opera star, both as a national celebrity and as a character on the stage. As stars and their images circulated throughout the nation, they became subjected to ... More


English Penal Policy Climates and Political Culture

David A Green

in When Children Kill Children: Penal Populism and Political Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199230969
eISBN:
9780191696497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230969.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter first draws upon news coverage and parliamentary debates to examine some of the political responses to the Bulger case, including the ways in which the Labour Party in general, and Tony ... More


Show Girl and The Dybbuk (1929)

Howard Pollack

in George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.003.0024
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the spring of 1929, Florenz Ziegfeld persuaded George and Ira to work on Show Girl. In the tradition of J.P. McEvoy's theatrical work, the novel satirizes American culture from greeting-card ... More


Pictures in the Popular and Patrician Press

Jessica M. Fishman

in Death Makes the News: How the Media Censor and Display the Dead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814770757
eISBN:
9780814724361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770757.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The press rarely shows the dead, and the exceptions to this rule are most likely to be found in the newspapers least suspected. Tabloids are expected to prioritize vulgar images, but really they ... More


The Falklands Crisis

Colin Eimer

in Jewish Preaching in Times of War, 1800 - 2001

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764401
eISBN:
9781800340848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764401.003.0033
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses a sermon based on the Falkland Islands War. Like many of his colleagues, Colin Eimer felt the need to address issues arising from the war in one of his sabbath sermons. Several ... More


The Road to Brexit

Andrew Ryder

in Britain and Europe at a Crossroads: The Politics of Anxiety and Transformation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529200515
eISBN:
9781529200560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200515.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter follows the course of events and debate during the referendum and initial negotiations and legislative attempts in Westminster to enable Brexit. The chapter gives an overview of the ... More


Lawyers, Who Needs them?: Sheridan v News International

Alistair Bonnington

in Scots Law Tales

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860677
eISBN:
9781474406260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860677.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter details the defamation lawsuit filed by far-left politician Tommy Sheridan against News International, owner of the popular Sunday tabloid News of the World. The defamation case resulted ... More


The New Yorker, the Middlebrow, and the Periodical Marketplace in 1925

Faye Hammill

in Writing for The New Yorker: Critical Essays on an American Periodical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682492
eISBN:
9781474422109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682492.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on The New Yorker in its first year, exploring its mediation of the whole range of the city's print culture. Balancing between fascination and ironic detachment in its attitude ... More


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