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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Reweaving the Web of Community in Postwar Southern California, 1945–1950

Valerie J. Matsumoto.

in City Girls

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 20354 words.

This chapter draws primarily on oral-history interviews and the ethnic press to trace developments in Nisei women’s lives during the least-studied period of Japanese American history and...

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Folk Festivals, Community Development, and the Sugar Industry Crisis in Tucumán, Argentina, 1966–1973

Oscar Chamosa.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Social and Cultural History. 13139 words.

In the late 1960s, the sugar-growing province of Tucumán, Argentina, was undergoing the deepest economic crisis of its history. In 1966, eleven large sugar mills closed by order of the...

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Nisei Women’s Roles in Family and Community during World War II

Valerie J. Matsumoto.

in City Girls

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 18359 words.

This chapter examines the experiences of Nisei women during World War II, focusing on twelve individuals whose lives supply strong connecting threads between the Japanese American family...

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Propriety, Positioning, And The Public Face Of Friendship

Cassandra A. Good.

in Founding Friendships

February 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 10628 words.

Part of the cultural order of the new nation prescribed that men and women would naturally be sexually attracted to one another, marry, and produce families. Thus, friends of the opposite...

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Afterword

Cassandra A. Good.

in Founding Friendships

February 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 2585 words.

Friendships between men and women persisted after the early republic, but their meaning and importance to politics changed. In the absence of longitudinal studies on the topic, it seems a...

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Shaping Japanese American Culture

Valerie J. Matsumoto.

in City Girls

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 15984 words.

This chapter examines how, within and outside the ethnic enclave, Nisei women played significant roles as agents of culture, adapting mainstream and other ethnic cultural practices, while...

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City Girls

Valerie J. Matsumoto.

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 312 pages.

This book recovers and explores the forgotten world of urban Nisei girls’ ethnocultural networks in California. By the 1920s Nisei girls’ clubs had taken root in Los Angeles and provided a...

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The Social World of the Urban Nisei

Valerie J. Matsumoto.

in City Girls

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 17115 words.

This chapter explores how Nisei girls and young women found in their clubs a haven from racial discrimination and parental pressures, as well as a place to gain skills. To understand the...

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“Unity in Diversity”

Susan D. Carle.

in Defining the Struggle

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 9434 words.

This chapter argues that the role of the National Association of Colored Women in early law-related civil rights activism should be reconceptualized to emphasize the importance of African...

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Givers and Takers

Paul K. Longmore.

Edited by Catherine Kudlick.

in Telethons

November 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 5306 words.

Telethons succeeded in part because they helped restore a sense of moral community at a time when Americans feared they were becoming increasingly selfish. In the nineteenth century famous...

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The Polarization of Bilingual Education

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela.

in Classroom Wars

April 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 11899 words.

In the two years after the passage of the 1968 federal Bilingual Education Act, bilingual-bicultural education evolved from a relatively uncontroversial issue that garnered significant...

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“Some Kind of Precedent”

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela.

in Classroom Wars

April 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 5930 words.

This chapter analyzes how bilingual education was institutionalized and contested in two very different Californian metropolises, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Los Angeles, home to...

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“The Pot was Already Boiling”

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela.

in Classroom Wars

April 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 10859 words.

The 1960s’ most incendiary fight over sex education transpired in the Bay Area community of San Mateo, a region best known for its progressive politics, revealing that this issue fired the...

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“This Thing is Spreading All Over California”

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela.

in Classroom Wars

April 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 7734 words.

The 1970s history of school-based sex education, over which conservatives had declared victory at the close of the 1960s, demands a revised interpretation that emphasizes the persistent...

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Crispus Attucks Meets Jim Crow

Mitch Kachun.

in First Martyr of Liberty

September 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 11238 words.

As Jim Crow segregation came to define black Americans’ place in the nation by the end of the nineteenth century, American memory also became largely segregated. African Americans continued...

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Columbine: The Power of Denial

Harriet F. Senie.

in Memorials to Shattered Myths

February 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; History of the Americas. 11406 words.

The official memorial for the Columbine High School shootings was a modest structure located near the school but invisible from it. It was a strictly local enterprise built without federal...

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Social Confusion

Emily Talen.

in Neighborhood

December 2018; p ublished online April 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 13247 words.

This chapter focuses on the long-standing debate over the quest to achieve goals about social relationships via the neighborhood. Earlier in the 20th century, it was common for neighborhood...

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The Fugitive as Class Exemplar

William L. Andrews.

in Slavery and Class in the American South

April 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 33239 words.

Chapter 4 reviews the fugitive slave narrative’s role in rehabilitating the character of the slave by representing the fugitive slave as a special class of “superior” men and women who...

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Dignity Thieves

Paul K. Longmore.

Edited by Catherine Kudlick.

in Telethons

November 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 5911 words.

Telethons ended up tainting the civic-mindedness they claimed to renew by promoting the materialism and self-centeredness they promised to exorcise. Even while they called on viewers’...

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Suffering as Spectacle

Paul K. Longmore.

Edited by Catherine Kudlick.

in Telethons

November 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Social and Cultural History. 7896 words.

Fundraisers taught potential donors not only what to feel but also how to feel. In doing so, they extended the American charity tradition, one influenced by the Anglo-American culture of...

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