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Across the WavesHow the United States and France Shaped the International Age of Radio

Across the Waves: How the United States and France Shaped the International Age of Radio

Derek W. Vaillant

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041419
eISBN:
9780252050015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041419.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book is a history of U.S.–French radio broadcasting in the twentieth century. Decades before satellite TV and the Internet, America and France interconnected regularly and instantaneously on a ... More

American OligarchyThe Permanent Political Class

American Oligarchy: The Permanent Political Class

Ron Formisano

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041273
eISBN:
9780252099878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041273.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Almost all studies of the nation’s extreme inequality of income and wealth have overlooked a critical, overarching cause of the creation of The New Gilded Age. The permanent political class has ... More

Archibald Motley Jr. and Racial ReinventionThe Old Negro in New Negro Art

Archibald Motley Jr. and Racial Reinvention: The Old Negro in New Negro Art

Phoebe Wolfskill

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041143
eISBN:
9780252099700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041143.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

An essential African American artist of his era, Archibald Motley Jr. created paintings of black Chicago that aligned him with the revisionist aims of the New Negro Renaissance. Yet Motley’s approach ... More

Becoming Refugee AmericanThe Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon

Becoming Refugee American: The Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon

Phuong Tran Nguyen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041358
eISBN:
9780252099953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041358.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This pioneering social history of Little Saigon examines the institutionalization and preservation of a Southern California ethnic enclave and its people through the politics of rescue. It argues ... More

Building New Banjos for an Old-Time World

Building New Banjos for an Old-Time World

Richard Jones-Bamman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041303
eISBN:
9780252099908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041303.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book addresses the relationship between small-scale banjo makers and the musical community within which they function, specifically groups and individuals interested in the performance and ... More

Building the Black MetropolisAfrican American Entrepreneurship in Chicago

Building the Black Metropolis: African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago

Robert E. Weems and Jason P. Chambers (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041426
eISBN:
9780252050022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041426.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines the entrepreneurial experiences of and contributions by African American entrepreneurs in Chicago. Through a careful examination of black business activity in areas such as ... More

Czech BluegrassNotes from the Heart of Europe

Czech Bluegrass: Notes from the Heart of Europe

Lee Bidgood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041457
eISBN:
9780252050053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041457.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Bluegrass music has taken root all over the world but thrives in unique ways in the Czech Republic. Ethnomusicologist and bluegrass musician Lee Bidgood writes about what it is like to live and work ... More

I Fight for a LivingBoxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915

I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915

Louis Moore

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041341
eISBN:
9780252099946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041341.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

At its heart, I Fight for a Living is a book about black men who came of age in the Reconstruction and early Jim Crow era--a time when the remaking of white manhood was at its most intense, placing ... More

J. G. Ballard

J. G. Ballard

D. Harlan Wilson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041433
eISBN:
9780252050039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041433.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This biocritical study of J. G. Ballard is the first book to account for the entire life and work of the eccentric, prolific SF author. Ballard began his career publishing short stories in SF ... More

Jan Svankmajer

Jan Svankmajer

Keith Leslie Johnson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041471
eISBN:
9780252050077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041471.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This synoptic study of Czech filmmaker Jan Švankmajer (b. 1934) presents his career in terms of a Surrealist outlook informed by an idiosyncratic animism. More than any other recent filmmaker, ... More

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