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Series: Writing Matters!
Published: 10 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012290-069
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1229-0
...A Prospect of Consolation 69 Fran, Les s mother, is dying. Les and Diane are flying home from France. In the meantime, since I returned earlier to the States, I have come to San Francisco to sit by her side. I have known her most of my life, but I don t know if she knows who I am. I don t know...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003335-030
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0333-5
Published: 03 November 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372271-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7227-1
Published: 18 March 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386780-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8678-0
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377566-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7756-6
...3  NKYUI KANG It All Started with a Bang The Role of PC Bangs in South Korea’s Cybercultures Korea has been the graveyard of console gaming. Many game consoles were introduced there for decades, such as Game Boy, PlayStation, Xbox, and Wii, but they simply failed to take off...
Published: 20 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007302-027
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0730-2
... complicated than playing a game available for a home console. This may appear to be a small point, but in fact it speaks volumes about the ways that game publishing affects the reach of queer indie games. Because queer games are rarely published on consoles, people who make and consume console games are less...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373636-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7363-6
..., the enterprise is staffed by two young men with minimal gear, earnest interest in developing their profession, and as- yet limited sound- processing skills. A trophy- like bronze- colored eagle sculpted in the moment of its imminent landing has been dumped on a rack above the console. Leaflets lying around...
Published: 02 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021421-062
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2142-1
.... Then she collapsed into her seat, weeping. It moved me. I almost wanted to thank her, to console her myself. It touched my heart that even though this woman had sentenced me to death, she recognized my humanity and it caused her so much pain. The judge peered down at me, the look on his face total condemna...
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377566-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7756-6
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By Lynden Harris
Published: 02 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021421-086
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2142-1
... into a manic phase? Would my mother have the ability and strength left in her soul to console him? And all this because of what? A few words? Or in my case, a few lousy dollars or some mis- guided princi ples? It tore my heart to realize I had caused a mother to hurt like that. And I am forever grateful...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 20 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007609-072
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0760-9
... tourists crushing your brown breasts with the vast boredom of travellers. The missionaries and the fearful sometimes tried to console you. But you alone know little girl from Danakil lost in the smoke-filled cafes of Casablanca, that your heart will find its happiness when in the new dawns that bathe your...
Published: 06 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009023-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0902-3
... As a result, tele vi sion programming was limited and viewing remained a largely communal affair. In 1966, at the onset of the Cultural Revolution, it is estimated that there were twelve thousand tvs in China, and fewer than a million consoles were manufactured between 1958 and Mao s death in 1976.2...
Series: Archives of empire ;
Published: 10 December 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385042-046
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
... instruction but consolation in the works of the orientalists. I did not, like him, attempt a critical knowledge of their dialects, for I did not contemplate making any other use of them than temporary amusement. I read merely to understand their meaning, and they well repaid my labours. Their melan- choly...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009160-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0916-0
..., in the late fifties. But I m not very good at it. . . . Consolation: I m not here to dance, really. I m an anthropologist. Forget consolation: Maybe I won t be any good at that either. 5 In these classic texts, you know who is telling the story and why. There is a strong authorial presence, to the extent...
Book Chapter

By Amitava Kumar
Published: 13 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007197-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0719-7
... or consoling, but for getting facts right. Another feature of modernity was the growing secularization of society which emphasized that the modern human being could do the business of living and dying by relying on sheer common sense, a good ac- countant, a sympathetic doctor and hearty doses of faith...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-046
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
... forsake thee. 1 We have a God to trust in who is faithful to all his promises: what a strong consolation does that afford! In the two churches Annotto Bay and Buff Bay we have lost some 120 members by Cholera, and many inquirers besides. I am happy to be able to say that it has now left this part...
Published: 30 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012658-019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1265-8
..., a 16- year- old shy beauty, my pet, arrives one morning, eyes swollen, red with tears. She s been assaulted by a white male customer outside the res- taurant where she has to work midnights after school. What do you know? she hisses at me as I try to put my arm around her to console her. The way you...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-061
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... classmate Albert Murray: The blues is an impulse to keep the pain- ful details and episodes of a brutal experience alive in one s aching conscious- ness, to fin ger its jagged grain, and to transcend it, not by the consolation of philosophy but by squeezing from it a near- tragic, near- comic lyricism...
Published: 20 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007302-025
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0730-2
... admits, the group has never played a queer game because doing so, he says, is logistically more complicated than playing a game available for a home console. This may appear to be a small point, but in fact it speaks volumes about the ways that game publishing affects the reach of queer indie games...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-106
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... as an age- designated noncombatant (Steely Dan s mor- dant noir was closer to home), using it to rekindle his connection to science fiction and the Beats. Stories like Johnny Mnemonic, The Gernsback Con- tinuum, and Burning Chrome, and then the taut Neuromancer typed- out console cowboys hacking...