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Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822379300-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7930-0
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385110-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
Published: 10 February 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392699-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9269-9
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-040
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... The founder of the Aramayo mining dynasty, José Avelino Aramayo (1809–82) was a prominent advocate of industrial modernization, which he had witnessed under way during his travels in Europe. He championed Bolivia’s potential to attain the economic level of its neighbors Argentina and Chile...
Published: 06 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012818-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1281-8
... by colonists, and mobilized as a symbol of nationhood. But while the ki- wi s prominence in the symbolic repertoire of the nation has persisted, that process of meaning- making never erased or undermined the sig- nificance of kiwi within te ao M ori (the M ori world), in terms of both environmental...
Published: 06 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012818-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1281-8
... naturalists mistook the ibis for the stork; Charles Darwin was baffled by the black- faced ibis (Theristicus melanops) and readily con- fused it with other bird species. Of the twenty- six types of ibis, the sacred ibis featured prominently in imperial scientific rivalry and species debate. Following...
Published: 11 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7464-0
...-educated Indonesian youth in the 1920s. This literature’s latest developments are seen to lie in the works of the modernist authors who formulated the concept of universal humanism during the Indonesian revolution against the Dutch. One prominent young fiction writer is Pramoedya Ananta Toer, whose work...
Book Chapter

By Xavier Livermon
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007357-239
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0735-7
... and/or wealth distribution in a given country; often serves as a proxy to determine economic in equality. g qom: A music form that developed out of Durban post-2000 and that has recently gained more prominence in South African popu lar music. Like kwaito, it is considered to be a subgenre within the larger...
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374978-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7497-8
... Nayantara Sahgal, pioneering novelist and member of India’s most prominent political family, the Nehrus, published her autobiography in two volumes by the time she was thirty-five. This chapter explores the continuities and discontinuities in her life as presented in the two volumes and suggests...
Series: Radical Perspectives
Published: 04 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376156-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7615-6
... Unlike previous Brazilian conflicts, women played an active role in the Constitutionalist Movement and in a wide range of support services for the 1932uprising. The prominent role of women also served to reinforce claims about regional modernity and the paulistas’ sense of civic duty. However...
Published: 24 February 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7329-2
... when the depoliticization of the public sphere in Japan loomed on the horizon. In so doing, it reopens the question of the nation as well as sheds light on an increasing preoccupation of intellectuals and writers of the time: the growing prominence of the cultural industries, the shifts occurring...
Published: 24 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373292-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7329-2
... conceived of as both utopian and egalitarian. The visual and verbal strategies that accompanied the rise of the girlscape are related to the highly political “landscape theory” developed in Japan in the late 1960s and early 1970s—a prominent discussion of how power structures life in a rapidly transforming...
Published: 24 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373292-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7329-2
... This chapter analyzes Azuma Hiroki’s writings on media theory from 1997 to 2003. In this phase, in which Azuma had developed himself from a young scholar of critical theory into a prominent intellectual with a main focus on otaku culture in Japan, he wrote extensively on media theory with a plan...
Published: 11 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374640-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7464-0
... A year after its original publication in English, Wright’s 1953 novel The Outsider was available in Indonesia in its Dutch translation, as this review in a Bandung Dutch-language newspaper indicates. Although Wright’s Indonesian interlocutors were committed nationalists and prominent producers...
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 12 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375203-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7520-3
... This chapter reassesses the feminist and critical claims that, after Prozac, pills have come to play too prominent a part in the treatment of depression. The chapter looks in detail at the pharmacokinetic characteristics of antidepressants: how they are physiologically absorbed, distributed...
Published: 24 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373292-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7329-2
... the question of the nation as well as sheds light on an increasing preoccupation of intellectuals and writers of the time: the growing prominence of the cultural industries, the shifts occurring within the cultural industries, and the transformation of political society under their influence. ...
Series: New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Published: 25 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374404-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7440-4
... of precipitation, and significant tidal ranges. Prominent in this chapter are the perspectives of two collaborators from the town of Guapi, the local poet Don Agapito Montaño and the traditional healer and midwife Doña Celia Lucumí Caicedo, whose experiences and stories provide the individualized, personal keys...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374510-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7451-0
... Nigeria, enables a holistic understanding of interdependent transactions in which the agency of selective appropriation and intercultural translation features prominently, as it did in the American Negro Exhibit curated by W. E. B. Du Bois in Paris in 1900, where photographic self-representation...
Published: 15 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374114-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7411-4
... This chapter scrutinizes the American Cold War memories of the Asia-Pacific War that figured prominently in the impassioned dissension over the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum’s planned exhibit to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II. Simultaneously a testament...
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 22 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374190-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7419-0
... possibility opened up by the incursion of biotechnologies. It explores the prolificity of excess that is unleashed when the scope of intervention is not capped by reference to what is naturally given. Although bodies occupy a prominent place in Brazilian social life, they are not imagined as fixed...