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Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373605-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7360-5
... This chapter considers how Mass-Observation’s project of an “anthropology at home” was implicated in the political technologies of liberal government through the emergence of distinctive transactional realities ordering British wartime populations. Central to these transactional realities were...
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By Ellen Graff
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377665-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7766-5
... Notes." New Theatre, November 1934. "Dancer's Union." New Theatre,January 1935. "Dances for Spain." Dance Observer, June-July 1937. Deak, Frantisek. "Russian Mass Spectacles." Drama Review, June 1975. Dehn, Mura. Interview with Karen Wiekre. New York City, April 20, 1978. Library of Con...
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By Jane I. Dawson
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377825-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7782-5
... entrepreneurs also lacked organizational skills. Dur• ing the perestroika period, the anti-nuclear movements were dominated by concerned citizens whose experience in organizing mass movements was practically nonexistent. The organizational shortcomings observed during the perestroika pe• riod...
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By Ellen Graff
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377665-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7766-5
... Observer, May 1934, p. 43. 41 Edna Ocko, "The Revolutionary Dance Movement," New Masses, June 12, 1934. 42 For a detailed exploration of Marxist aesthetics as manifested in American modem dance, see Prickett, "Marxism, Modernism and Realism." 43 Ocko, my interview, June 14, 1989. 44...
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-085
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
...Mass Struggle, Negotiations, and the 1994 Elections Alex Callinicos In South Africa and beyond, observers called South Africa’s first democratic elec- tions in 1994 a “miracle.” They celebrated the absence of violence while people voted and the peaceful transfer of power when Nelson...
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377665-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7766-5
... A film record of Heretic provides insight into Graham's treatment of social conflict.lO In the opening tableau a mass of eleven women stand with arms clasped firmly across their breasts. They form a semicircle that encompasses and imprisons a lone individual-Graham-who has sepa• rated...
Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377641-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7764-1
... for what department store magnate Edward Filene called consumer "educa• tion": "Mass production demands mass education [T]he masses must learn to behave like human beings in a mass production world" (quoted in Ewen 1976, 54). For Filene and others, the masses acceptably "humanized" would...
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377825-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7782-5
... Moscow. I? Soon thereafter, mass anti-nuclear activities began to be observed and promoted outside the city of Kazan. In April 1989, a small anti-TAEs rally was reported in Nizhnykamsk, an industrial center approximately fifty kilometers from the nuclear station.18 Two weeks later, a march was...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373957-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7395-7
... project started in Croatia in 1998, where the war structuring forces of visual culture and mass media, in former Yugoslavia, with its rising nationalism and particularly as they relate to the representation of ethnic intolerance, was the backdrop. The particular gender and politics. Iveković...
Published: 01 January 1997
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7766-5
... 7, 1936. Sit-in strike to protest threatened dismissals by theater workers, in• cludes Lily Mann and Susanne Remos. December 8, 1936. Dismissal of those who took part in the strike. December 9, 1936. Daily Worker reports mass firings of WPA workers. Pictures of sleeping workers at sit...
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-068
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
... that from these successes, which are truly significant, we can in fact enhance the isolation of apartheid South Africa in a meaningful way. Taking advantage of mass, popular sentiment in favour of sanctions, governments that are committed to anti-­racism and truly interested to minimise the...
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-081
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
... and mechanism for exemption shall be pre- pared with the assistance of the Goldstone Commission. The Government acknowledges the right of all parties and organisations to participate in peaceful mass action in accordance with the provisions of the National Peace Accord and the Goldstone...
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377665-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7766-5
... Mass Revolutionary Pageant at Madison Square Garden. The Garden was then located on Eighth Avenue, a huge arena that took up the entire block between 49th and 50th Streets and could seat some 20,000 spec• tators. Host to everything from the circus and rodeo to dog shows and hockey matches, the...
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377665-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7766-5
... material for many artists on the left. Sonny Terry was a blind Negro musician from the South who played the harmonica. In December 1938 the New Masses had sponsored a "From Spirituals to Swing" concert at Carnegie Hall, featuring Count Basie, many well-known or rising jazz and blues figures...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... Adolf Hitler. The self that is assumed in self-­help is a submissive and Author’s Note • xiii • yielding one, unusually open to any and all comers; it takes any strug- gle, even that of a mass murderer, as a lesson in self-imp­ rovement. Per- sonal...
Published: 25 February 1988
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381501-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8150-1
... interpretation of politics and political change in Egypt is a neo-Khaldunian cyclical theory of the state. A new and dedi• cated ruler, such as Muhammad Ali (1805-48) or Garnal Abdal Nasser (1952-7 sweeps away parasitic elements that have been exploiting the masses and siphoning off potential state revenues...
Published: 01 January 1997
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7766-5
... Director: Edward Massey; Lighting: John Dos Passos; Script: Adolf Wolf; Dances by Edith Segal: (1) Under the Tsars (mass pageant scene), (2) Russia in Revolt (bal• let), (3) The Workers Take Power, (4) Reconstruction (dance, ballet), (5) Lenin Is Dead, (6) Carry On! (ballet), (7) "1928...
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377825-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7782-5
.... When the greens attempted to contest information given out by the station director, a heated argument erupted, and the roundtable was hastily brought to a close. In June 1989, the Ostroggreens were finally given permission to hold a mass rally.lo By this time, they had decided to declare...
Published: 27 March 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392293-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9229-3
.... —Slavoj Zÿizÿek, 1999 In February of 1929 in the city of Kawasaki, the largest Korean communist labor union in Japan, R�s�, held a mass demonstration against the city’s un­ employment bureaus, expressing anger and frustration toward an unem- ployment registration process that many Koreans...
Published: 07 November 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388524-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8852-4
... Statistique de Paris to develop a statistical defense of free trade.≤ To launch his project, he brought together liberals sympathetic to statis- tics and administrative statisticians. As noted above, by the 1850s liberal economists had shifted their attention from the ‘‘masses’’ to the economy and the...