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A ‘pupil of innocent Nature!’ The wild boy of Aveyron goes to Paris

in Idiocy

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...

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:: A Changing Atmosphere: From Developmental to Operational Numerical Weather Prediction (1952–1955)

Kristine C. Harper.

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 Day too Late”

Yuki Oda.

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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“A Little State Within a Larger One”: The Expansion of Jewish Welfare During the Weimar Republic

in Germans into Jews

July 2009; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 10626 words.

This chapter turns to a broader examination of social welfare as a means of facilitating the social and biological rejuvenation of German Jews. Following the war, the entire spectrum of...

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:: A New Atmosphere

Kristine C. Harper.

in Weather by the Numbers

August 2008; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 5434 words.

The opening of the new Joint Numerical Weather Prediction Unit marked the end of the preliminary research period, but it was just the beginning of the worldwide spread of numerical weather...

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“A Race of Ingenious Marionettes”

Emily Roxworthy.

in The Spectacle of Japanese American Trauma

July 2008; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 17030 words.

This chapter traces how a theatricalizing discourse about the Japanese became ingrained in U.S. foreign policy and entrenched in the Western imagination, starting with Commodore Matthew C....

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:: A Stagnant Atmosphere: The Weather Services before World War II

Kristine C. Harper.

in Weather by the Numbers

August 2008; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 14420 words.

This chapter describes the stagnant state of meteorological services during the interwar period. The US Weather Bureau was the agency responsible for the nation’s weather. Operating on a...

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Abnormal Deaths in a Foreign Land

in The Agony of Greek Jews, 1940-1945

October 2009; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 7345 words.

About 1.1 million men, women, and children, most of them Jews, died in Auschwitz, and no more than 60,000 survived the ordeal. Almost 11,000 Greek Jews, primarily in Auschwitz and...

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Abortion: Is a Woman a Person?

Ellen Willis.

in Beginning to See the Light

July 2012; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 2157 words.

This chapter presents the author’s reflections about legal abortion. She believes that opponents of legal abortion have been winning a psychological victory through propaganda. Their...

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Abortion: Overruling the Neo-Fascists

Ellen Willis.

in Beginning to See the Light

July 2012; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 1997 words.

This chapter presents the author’s reflections about Judge John F. Cooling’s 328-page decision striking down the Hyde Amendment. For the first time a federal judge took the offensive...

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