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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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:: An International Atmosphere: Carl-Gustav Rossby and the Scandinavian Connection (1948–1950)

Kristine C. Harper.

in Weather by the Numbers

August 2008; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 12771 words.

This chapter discusses how Carl-Gustav Rossby’s research school not only influenced international meteorology generally, but also overcame the initial skepticism of both theoretical and...

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Rehabilitating Exile

in Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust

December 2009; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 19262 words.

This chapter examines the fact that neo-Baronians and Zionists have placed the Holocaust in a similar relationship to the mainstream of Jewish history, given that founders of academic...

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Forms, themes, and meanings

Ian Reader.

in Pilgrimage

April 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 6722 words.

‘Forms, themes, and meanings’ considers what is meant by ‘pilgrimage’. Pilgrimage incorporates three main elements: travel and movement; veneration in some form; and a special place or...

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Divergence, Convergence, and the French Path to Industrial Development after 1750

Jeff Horn.

in The Path Not Taken

August 2006; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 5676 words.

This chapter sets out the book’s three main arguments. The first is that the late eighteenth-century French state attempted to emulate most of what policy makers understood as the English...

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Weather by the Numbers

Kristine C. Harper.

August 2008; p ublished online August 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 320 pages.

For much of the first half of the twentieth century, meteorology was more art than science, dependent on an individual forecaster’s lifetime of local experience. This book tells the story...

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Radical Feminism and Feminist Radicalism

Ellen Willis.

in No More Nice Girls

July 2012; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 12908 words.

This chapter focuses on radical feminism and feminist radicalism. It was radical feminism that put women’s liberation movement on the map and got sexual politics recognized as a public...

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Crossing-Over of Art History and Media History in the Times of the Early Internet—with Special Regard to THE THING NYC

Susanne Gerber.

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

August 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 8700 words.

In the early Internet, art history crossed the path of media history and both disciplines conveyed characteristics of each other. Net (based) art did not regain the utopian potential of...

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Belated Travelling Theory, Contemporary Wild Praxis: A Romani Perspective on the Practical Politics of the Open End

Edited by Ken Lee.

in The Role of the Romanies

August 2004; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 8174 words.

This chapter takes issue with the Orientalism that implicitly underpins much of the methodology of the Gypsylorists and founders of the Gypsy Collections. Specifically, it examines the ways...

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The Path Not Taken

Jeff Horn.

August 2006; p ublished online August 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 400 pages.

This book argues that French industrialization was not a failed imitation of the laissez-faire British model but the product of a distinctive industrial policy which led, over the long...

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Giorno Poetry Systems

Daniel Kane.

in "Do You Have a Band?"

July 2017; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 9563 words.

How did music – both in terms of its sound, its lyrics, and its associated recording technologies – encourage St. Mark’s affiliated poets to get their tracks on vinyl and ensure their...

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Introduction

in Art and Pluralism

August 2012; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 5376 words.

Lawrence Alloway (1926–1990) can be considered one of the founders of contemporary cultural ideals. One of the most esteemed art critics of the post-war years, Alloway was significantly...

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Activist Laboratories

Edited by Todd Wolfson.

in Digital Rebellion

November 2014; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 9534 words.

This chapter looks at three of the most critical new-media projects, all of which played an important role in the birth of indymedia. It begins with BURN!, a project initiated by...

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The Early Jewish Presence in the Middle West

Ellen F. Steinberg and Jack H. Prost.

in From the Jewish Heartland

June 2011; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 4658 words.

This chapter describes the early Jewish settlers in the Midwest. The first one was a German-Jew from Berlin named Ezekiel Solomon who landed at the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula in...

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