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Published: 08 October 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386179-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8617-9
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396765-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9676-5
Published: 02 March 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394150-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9415-0
Published: 01 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375494-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7549-4
... industrial history of synthetic substitutes. It also provides a lineage of ideas and instruments that preceded commercially available analog synthesizers, along with examples of the ways inventors, musicians, and listeners have negotiated cultural understandings of synthesis and synthetics in their designs...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-024
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... rapping because of the track’s unusually fast tempo. The result heralded the breakthrough of a new form of synthetic funk. Released a month later, “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five carried rap into social realist territory. Steven Hager focused on Bambaataa rather than Flash when...
Published: 01 January 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7382-7
... synthetic chemistry embedded in current modes of production and consumption. In this chapter a series of ethnographic “stopgaps” set in Chicago, New Delhi, and Venice examines the part that one key technology, the automobile, has played in cultivating this affective stance by bringing people into an...
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373827-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7382-7
... synthetic chemistry embedded in current modes of production and consumption. In this chapter a series of ethnographic “stopgaps” set in Chicago, New Delhi, and Venice examines the part that one key technology, the automobile, has played in cultivating this affective stance by bringing people into an...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... electronic mic while the Soulsonic Force fashioned a new, conversational mode of rapping because of the track’s unusually fast tempo. The result heralded the breakthrough of a new form of synthetic funk. Released a month later, “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five carried rap into social...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... resemble the stuff of soap opera. Once the audience has been able to adjust successfully to the film's mixed modes and synthetic approach to character, Citron is able to re• turn to the earlier verite style with stunning effect. The younger sister 216 faces the camera and recounts a chilling...
Published: 22 December 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374756-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7475-6
... attempting to reproduce realistic space and instead providing a clearly artifcial visual feld, Analytic Cubism frees artists from representation and offers boundless opportunities to create independent, synthet- ic wholes constructed of fragments that overlap, abut at hard edges, and coalesce across...
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377566-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7756-6
... beginnings of a fashion in- dustry that cannot be adequately understood through an Americanization framework. Clearly the massive U.S. military and cultural presence was crucial. American synthetics like the aforementioned nylon swept into the South following the war, augmenting production efficiency...
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By Andrea Smith
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374817-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7481-7
... 34 Ibid. 35 Ibid. 36 DES, or diethylstilbestrol, is a synthetic version of estrogen, a common female hormone. Beginning in the mid-to-late 194Os, DES was pre• scribed to pregnant women at high risk for miscarriage and other serious pregnancy complications. DES was later...
Published: 25 February 1988
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381501-020
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8150-1
... developnlent of nuclear power, the productioll of synthetic fuels, and the mining of coal have all lagged behind projected needs. In the mid-1980s the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve was capable of guaranteeing operation in the United States for ninety days. A slowdown in Gulf oil shipments, let alone a...
Published: 25 February 1988
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8150-1
... developnlent of nuclear power, the productioll of synthetic fuels, and the mining of coal have all lagged behind projected needs. In the mid-1980s the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve was capable of guaranteeing operation in the United States for ninety days. A slowdown in Gulf oil shipments, let alone a...
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377566-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7756-6
.... American synthetics like the aforementioned nylon swept into the South following the war, augmenting production efficiency and undergird- ing both practical clothing (underwear and work uniforms that were durable and easy to clean) and more extravagant dress (scandalously transparent blouses that...