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Starring Mandela and CosbyMedia and the End(s) of Apartheid

Starring Mandela and Cosby: Media and the End(s) of Apartheid

Ron Krabill

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226451886
eISBN:
9780226451909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451909.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

During the worst years of apartheid, the most popular show on television in South Africa—among both Black and White South Africans—was The Cosby Show. Why did people living under a system built on ... More

States of EmergencyColonialism, Literature and Law

States of Emergency: Colonialism, Literature and Law

Stephen Morton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318498
eISBN:
9781781380758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318498.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book investigates the multiple ways in which states of emergency and the exercise of colonial sovereignty have been mediated in literary and cultural texts, and examines the contribution that ... More

Straight from the HeartGender, Intimacy, and the Cultural Production of Shojo Manga

Straight from the Heart: Gender, Intimacy, and the Cultural Production of Shojo Manga

Jennifer S. Prough

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834579
eISBN:
9780824870492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834579.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Manga is the backbone of Japanese popular culture, influencing everything from television, movies, and video games to novels, art, and theater. Shōjo manga (girls' comics) has been seminal to the ... More

Stravinsky and BalanchineA Journey of Invention

Stravinsky and Balanchine: A Journey of Invention

Charles Joseph

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087123
eISBN:
9780300129342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087123.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Igor Stravinsky and George Balanchine, among the most influential artists of the twentieth century, together created the music and movement for many ballet masterpieces. This is a study of one of the ... More

Structure, Audience and Soft Power in East Asian Pop Culture

Structure, Audience and Soft Power in East Asian Pop Culture

Beng Huat Chua

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888139033
eISBN:
9789882209121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139033.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The emergence of East Asian Pop Culture as an integrated regional media cultural economy is a result of the penetration of Japanese and Korean pop cultures into the historically well established ... More

Struggling for a Just PeaceIsraeli and Palestinian Activism in the Second Intifada

Struggling for a Just Peace: Israeli and Palestinian Activism in the Second Intifada

Maia Carter Hallward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036526
eISBN:
9780813041797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036526.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Beginning in 2004, after the mainstream peace movement collapsed due in part to the outbreak of the second intifada, the author of this book, Maia Hallward, spent most of a year observing the work of ... More

The Subject of MurderGender, Exceptionality, and the Modern Killer

The Subject of Murder: Gender, Exceptionality, and the Modern Killer

Lisa Downing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226003405
eISBN:
9780226003689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226003689.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The subject of murder has always held a particular fascination for us. However, since at least the nineteenth century, we have seen the murderer as different from the ordinary citizen—a special ... More

Sufism and Theology

Sufism and Theology

Ayman Shihadeh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626052
eISBN:
9780748653126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626052.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Sufism and theology are two major currents in Islamic thought and religious culture, and over the centuries they have displayed immense diversity and intellectual richness. This book takes a flexible ... More

Suicide in AsiaCauses and Prevention

Suicide in Asia: Causes and Prevention

Paul S. F. Yip (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099425
eISBN:
9789882207431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099425.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Over one million people worldwide commit suicide every year, and more than 60% of suicide deaths occur in Asia. However, very little reliable information is available to permit a good understanding ... More

Summoning the Powers BeyondTraditional Religions in Micronesia

Summoning the Powers Beyond: Traditional Religions in Micronesia

Jay Dobbin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832032
eISBN:
9780824870386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832032.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This book collects and reconstructs the old religions of preindustrial Micronesia. It draws mostly from written sources from the turn of the nineteenth century and the period immediately after World ... More

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