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A “Well-Filled Melting Pot”

Camille Bégin.

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...

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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 New Foreign Policy Imperative”

Dan Schiller.

in Digital Depression

September 2014; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 3468 words.

This chapter focuses on the Obama Administration's International Strategy for Cyberspace which, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared, constituted nothing less than “a new foreign...

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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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