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Abstractionist AestheticsArtistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture

Abstractionist Aesthetics: Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture

Phillip Brian Harper

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479865437
eISBN:
9781479808878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865437.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book advocates for what it calls African American aesthetic abstractionism—a representational mode whereby an artwork, rather than striving for realist verisimilitude, vigorously asserts its ... More

Abundance and ResilienceFarming and Foraging in Ancient Kaua'i

Abundance and Resilience: Farming and Foraging in Ancient Kaua'i

Julie S. Field and Michael W. Graves (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839895
eISBN:
9780824868369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839895.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

At the base of a steep cliff towering some 500 feet above the coast of the remote Nā Pali district on the island of Kauaʻi, lies the spectacular historical and archaeological site at Nuʻalolo Kai. ... More

Adapted for the ScreenThe Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Fiction and Film

Adapted for the Screen: The Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Fiction and Film

Hsiu-Chuang Deppman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833732
eISBN:
9780824870782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833732.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Contemporary Chinese films are popular with audiences worldwide, but a key reason for their success has gone unnoticed: many of the films are adapted from brilliant literary works. This book is the ... More

The Affect of DifferenceRepresentations of Race in East Asian Empire

The Affect of Difference: Representations of Race in East Asian Empire

Christopher P. Hanscom and Dennis Washburn (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852801
eISBN:
9780824868666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852801.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This collection of essays examines the production of racial difference and its affects in East Asia under Japanese empire and the postwar geo-political order. The contributors turn to materials that ... More

Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Kwame Dixon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813062617
eISBN:
9780813055985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062617.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The struggle for racial justice by Afro–civil society in Brazil and Salvador da Bahia is the main concern of this book. Theoretically this research aims to contribute to Latin American critical ... More

After the New OrderSpace, Politics, and Jakarta

After the New Order: Space, Politics, and Jakarta

Abidin Kusno

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837457
eISBN:
9780824871017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837457.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book explores the formation of populist urban programs in post-Suharto Jakarta and the cultural and political contradictions that have arisen as a result of the continuing influence of the ... More

Age in AmericaThe Colonial Era to the Present

Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present

Corinne T. Field and Nicholas L. Syrett (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479870011
eISBN:
9781479840595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870011.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This volume brings together scholars of childhood, adulthood, and old age to explore how and why particular ages—such as sixteen, twenty-one, and sixty-five—have come to define the rights and ... More

Ainu Spirits SingingThe Living World of Chiri Yukie's Ainu Shin'yoshu

Ainu Spirits Singing: The Living World of Chiri Yukie's Ainu Shin'yoshu

Sarah M. Strong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835125
eISBN:
9780824870331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835125.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Indigenous peoples throughout the globe are custodians of a unique, priceless, and increasingly imperiled legacy of oral lore. Among them the Ainu, a people native to northeastern Asia, stand out for ... More

The Alien WithinRepresentations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature

The Alien Within: Representations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature

Leith Morton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832926
eISBN:
9780824870201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832926.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Readers worldwide have long been drawn to the foreign, the exotic, and the alien, even before Freud's famous essay on the uncanny in 1919. Given Japan's many years of relative isolation, followed by ... More

Allegories of Time and SpaceJapanese Identity in Photography and Architecture

Allegories of Time and Space: Japanese Identity in Photography and Architecture

Jonathan M. Reynolds

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839246
eISBN:
9780824869076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839246.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book explores efforts by leading photographers, artists, architects, and commercial designers to re-envision Japanese cultural identity during the turbulent years between the Asia Pacific War ... More

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