Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-20 of 84,673 items for:

Society and Culture x clear all

Refine by subject

 

Refine by type

Refine by product

 

A

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 21 words.

The first letter of the modern English alphabet was known as ailm [pine] in the ogham alphabet of early Ireland.

A

Allan Beaver.

in A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

P ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Travel and Holiday. 26 words.

1. In connection with car rental, this indicates an automatic vehicle rather than one with gear levers. 2. As a

A “new” phenomenon of Chinese cinema

Xu Ying and Xu Zhongquan.

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...

Go to Hong Kong University Press »  abstract

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...

Go to University of Illinois Press »  abstract

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...

Go to Liverpool University Press »  abstract

À Beckett, Arthur William (1844–1909), humorist and journalist

A. J. A. Morris.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Journalism. 867 words.

À Beckett, Arthur William (1844–1909), humorist and journalist, the third son of Gilbert Abbott À Beckett (1811–1856) and Mary Anne Glossop (1817–1863), was born at Portland House, North...

À Beckett, Gilbert Abbott (1811–1856), comic writer and police magistrate

Paul Schlicke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Journalism; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1441 words.

À Beckett, Gilbert Abbott (1811–1856), comic writer and police magistrate, was born at The Grange, Hampstead, Middlesex, on 17 February 1811, the third son of William A'Beckett (1777–1855),...

À Beckett, Gilbert Arthur (1837–1891), playwright and satirist

Katherine Mullin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literature; Humour. 878 words.

À Beckett, Gilbert Arthur (1837–1891), playwright and satirist, born at Portland House, Fulham, Middlesex, on 7 April 1837, was the eldest son of Gilbert Abbott À Beckett (1811–1856),...

“A Border between Geographies of Grief”

RéGine Michelle Jean-Charles.

in Transnational Hispaniola

July 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 9244 words.

Chapter 4 analyzes representations of the Haitian-Dominican border in the literature of Edwidge Danticat, Roxane Gay, and Évelyne Trouillot, who each exhume the historical trauma of the...

Go to University Press of Florida »  abstract

:: 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...

Go to The MIT Press »  abstract

“A Correct, Hermeneutic Reading”: Fantasies of a Constitutional Coup and the Promotion of Indigenous Rights

David M. K. Sheinin.

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...

Go to University Press of Florida »  abstract

“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...

Go to NYU Press »  abstract

“A Globe within Him”

Crystal Parikh.

in Writing Human Rights

October 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates. 15162 words.

Chapter Three examines Susan Choi’s novel The Foreign Student and the UN Convention Against Torture together to educe a formulation of the “right to the security of person.” It demonstrates...

Go to University of Minnesota Press »  abstract

à la

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

in The Oxford Companion to Food

January 2006; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 746 words.

a French phrase which introduces a name indicating how a dish has been prepared: thus, Sole à la normande, Potage

à la

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

in The Oxford Companion to Food

January 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 550 words.

a French phrase which introduces a name indicating how a dish has been prepared: thus, Sole à la normande, Potage à la Rothschild...

à la carte

Allan Beaver.

in A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

P ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Travel and Holiday. 78 words.

1. Restaurant menu from which the consumer can choose freely, paying for individual items, contrasting with table d’hôte which is

à la carte bar

Allan Beaver.

in A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

P ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Travel and Holiday. 7 words.

à la mode

in The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 320 words.

is a French phrase that translates to “in the current fashion.” In the realm of sweets, it turns out to

à la mode

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

Bœuf à la mode is beef braised in the classic way; also (in USA) fruit or other sweet pie served with ice cream.

See overview in Oxford Index

“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...

Go to Stanford University Press »  abstract