in Humour in Chinese Life and Culture
June 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 7350 words.
The chapter provides an account of the economic and artistic history of China's comic movie genre, focusing on the 1997 emergence and popularity of Happy-New-Year movies, with an interview...
in Taste of the Nation
April 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 10804 words.
This chapter provides an ethnographic reading of New Deal food writing to understand the centrality of ethnic taste in 1930s sensory economies. Federal Writers' Project workers described...
November 2008; p ublished online June 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 13309 words.
This chapter explores some of the main recurring themes in the reports written on the wild boy of Aveyron, including his shifting status as, among other things, Homo ferus, ineducable...
:: A Changing Atmosphere: From Developmental to Operational Numerical Weather Prediction (1952–1955)
in Weather by the Numbers
August 2008; p ublished online August 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 15194 words.
This chapter details the progress toward operational numerical weather prediction. All three weather services—the Navy, the Air Force, and the Weather Bureau—which were members of the Joint...
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“A Correct, Hermeneutic Reading”: Fantasies of a Constitutional Coup and the Promotion of Indigenous Rights
in Consent of the Damned
November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 13129 words.
After the 1976 coup, the military regime immediately set about trying to show that it was a defender of human rights. This task involved demonstrating that Argentina continued to adhere to...
in Age in America
May 2015; p ublished online September 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 7720 words.
In this chapter, Yuki Oda examines the way that age determined whether or not immigrants could be admitted to the United States under immigration quotas and racial exclusion laws. After...
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