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At the Mercy of Their ClothesModernism, the Middlebrow, and British Garment Culture

At the Mercy of Their Clothes: Modernism, the Middlebrow, and British Garment Culture

Celia Marshik

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175043
eISBN:
9780231542968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175043.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In much of modern fiction, it is the clothes that make the character. Garments embody personal and national histories. They convey wealth, status, aspiration, and morality (or a lack thereof). They ... More

Bachelor JapanistsJapanese Aesthetics and Western Masculinities

Bachelor Japanists: Japanese Aesthetics and Western Masculinities

Christopher Reed

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175753
eISBN:
9780231542760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175753.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Challenging clichés of Japanism as a feminine taste, Bachelor Japanists argues that Japanese aesthetics were central to contests over the meanings of masculinity in the West. Christopher Reed draws ... More

Better PresentationsA Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks

Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks

Jonathan Schwabish

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175210
eISBN:
9780231542791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175210.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Whether you are a university professor, researcher at a think tank, graduate student, or analyst at a private firm, chances are that at some point you have presented your work in front of an ... More

A Brief History of EntrepreneurshipThe Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World

A Brief History of Entrepreneurship: The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World

Joe Carlen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231173049
eISBN:
9780231542814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173049.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

A Brief History of Entrepreneurship charts how the pursuit of profit by private individuals has been a prime mover in revolutionizing civilization. Entrepreneurs often butt up against processes, ... More

Broken TabletsLevinas, Derrida, and the Literary Afterlife of Religion

Broken Tablets: Levinas, Derrida, and the Literary Afterlife of Religion

Sarah Hammerschlag

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170598
eISBN:
9780231542135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170598.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Over a span of thirty years, twentieth-century French philosophers Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida held a conversation across texts. Sharing a Jewish heritage and a background in phenomenology, ... More

Capital and the Common GoodHow Innovative Finance is Tackling the World's Most Urgent Problems

Capital and the Common Good: How Innovative Finance is Tackling the World's Most Urgent Problems

Georgia Levenson Keohane

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178020
eISBN:
9780231541664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178020.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Despite social and economic advances around the world, poverty and disease persist, exacerbated by the mounting challenges of climate change, natural disasters, political conflict, mass migration, ... More

Centrifugal EmpireCentral-Local Relations in China

Centrifugal Empire: Central-Local Relations in China

Jae Ho Chung

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176200
eISBN:
9780231540681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176200.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Despite the destabilizing potential of governing of a vast territory and a large multicultural population, the centralized government of the People’s Republic of China has held together for decades, ... More

Chimeras of FormModernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016

Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016

Aarthi Vadde

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180245
eISBN:
9780231542562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180245.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Chimeras of Form, Aarthi Vadde vividly illustrates how modernist and contemporary writers reimagine the nation and internationalism in a period defined by globalization. She explains how ... More

China's HegemonyFour Hundred Years of East Asian Domination

China's Hegemony: Four Hundred Years of East Asian Domination

Ji-Young Lee

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231179744
eISBN:
9780231542173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179744.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Many have viewed the tribute system as China's tool for projecting its power and influence in East Asia, treating other actors as passive recipients of Chinese domination. China's Hegemony sheds new ... More

Chinese History and CultureSeventeenth Century Through Twentieth Century

Chinese History and Culture: Seventeenth Century Through Twentieth Century

Ying-shih Yü

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178600
eISBN:
9780231542005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178600.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The recipient of the Kluge Prize for lifetime achievement in the humanities, Ying-shih Yü is a premier scholar of Chinese studies. Chinese History and Culture volumes 1 and 2 bring his extraordinary ... More

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