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Series: New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Published: 01 November 2006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8814-2
...Constructing and Appropriating Nature ...
Series: Science and Cultural Theory
Published: 12 April 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380658-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8065-8
Book Chapter

By The Project on Vegas
Published: 07 September 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7523-4
... constructed nature artificial plants nature and technology branding nature climate change in Vegas ...
Published: 07 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375234-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7523-4
... Nature on the Las Vegas Strip is constructed and themed to match the socioeconomics of the clientele of the various hotel-casinos. Design decisions such as whether to use artificial plants or real plants and whether to display nature as imperfect or flawless are taken to the extreme in Las Vegas...
Published: 18 June 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375609-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7560-9
...’ community, and what roles ambiguity and nature played in the construction of the female guides’ subjectivities. gender nature fictive kinship transnational laborers liminality ...
Series: a Cultural Politics Book
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373476-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7347-6
.... The last two chapters set out to find a path to climb out of this slough of despond. Chapter 3 historicizes the construction of the contemporary condition in successive historical process identified here as environmentalization (of nature, technology, and data). It proposes that economic, political...
Published: 18 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373629-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7362-9
... By the mid-nineteenth century, landscape had become one of the most popular genres in French painting, from the most official forms to the more innovative versions of the Barbizon school and Impressionism. Although many photographers directed their cameras at “nature,” few of the results...
Published: 05 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372998-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7299-8
... and its analysis raise a set of important questions on the nature of photography, the unconscious, and their intersections, as well as a wish to see and resist the specular construction of the figure of the Jew in fin de siècle Europe. optical unconscious dream Francis Galton composite...
Published: 13 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374213-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7421-3
... approach to the materiality of embodiment that is critically alert to the ways in which certain disciplinary ways of knowing have been constructed as less mediated access to that materiality than others. In a revaluation of marginalized body-knowledges, it reads Audre Lorde’s “Uses of the Erotic...
Book Chapter

By Jaya Keaney
Published: 11 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027492-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2749-2
... Chapter 3 explores how race is materialized in diverse ways when queer people search for sperm or egg donors. In donor conception, race is often constructed as inhering in sperm and eggs, reinforced by fertility-clinic practices of racial categorization. But the queer families in this book...
Book Chapter

By Samantha Frost
Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374350-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7435-0
... Chapter 3 broaches anxieties about biological reductionism that often motivate a cautionary orientation toward biology or lurk beneath a reluctance to draw on aspects of the biological sciences for thinking about cultural and political phenomena. The chapter refigures the nature of biological...
Published: 18 June 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375609-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7560-9
... This chapter explores how the natural landscape of the Canadian Rockies has been constructed as a utopian space in the Japanese tourist imagination. It traces the work of influential media personality and former member of the National Diet, Ōhashi Kyosen, who has promoted Canada as a Japanese...
Published: 05 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375227-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7522-7
... through which weakness is constructed and inequality reinscribed rather than being a natural state of gender. By exploring the relationship between scorn, honor, rape, sexuality, narratives of remembrance, and the emergence of “public secrets” (what people remember to forget)—and how these are interwoven...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373094-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
... of the various ways that it was read and used in the making of Galois theory. It shows that Galois’s successors did far more than simply fill in the gaps in Galois’s paper. Each of them made several additions and reorganized the paper. In fact, Galois’s readers constructed not one but several theories out of his...
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 08 August 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478024460-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-9375-6
... of the missing film. The novel is peopled by daemons and gurus that are male and patriarchal, but it is constructed by its female author using an old woman narrator, Ling/Cassandra, who details history with the wry spin that wise old women often use to set history straight or undercut official pretensions...
Published: 05 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478023807-014
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2380-7
... The Venetian diarist Marin Sanudo observed: “Venice is in the water and has no water.” Indeed, the city had no source of fresh water other than the rain from heaven or barges from the mainland. The Venetians learned early on how to capture this precious natural resource by devising an ingenious...
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373599-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7359-9
... The introduction urges attention to the ordinary practices through which settlements have been constructed in Mumbai. Focusing on the process through which a resident finds a way to repair her water pipe, this chapter suggests that Mumbai’s water infrastructure is a living, breathing, leaking...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... for military defenses of settlements were on a scale comparable to that of Europe. But by time of his writing, Eder was a witness to the abandonment of the large-scale constructions, which would have required substantial maintenance from large populations under centralized political authority. The Baure myth...
Published: 13 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027409-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2740-9
... Chapter 4 excavates how mosques acted as crucial sites in which diverse Comorian migrants materialized their presence in the early to mid-twentieth century. Well into the 1940s, prospering Comorian communities prioritized mosque construction and other communitarian building projects as key means...
Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373209-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7320-9
..., diasporic space that challenges continent-based constructions of nation and rigid understandings of racial identity, indigeneity, and belonging. By imagining islands as archipelagic circuits including coastal communities, Hopkins goes against the grain of dominant island tropes that imagine the bounded...