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Winnebago NationThe RV in American Culture

Winnebago Nation: The RV in American Culture

James Twitchell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167789
eISBN:
9780231537650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167789.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book takes a light-hearted look at the culture and industry behind the yearning to spend the night in one's car. For the young the roadtrip is a coming-of-age ceremony; for those later in life ... More

The Winter Sun Shines InA Life of Masaoka Shiki

The Winter Sun Shines In: A Life of Masaoka Shiki

Donald Keene

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164887
eISBN:
9780231535311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164887.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Rather than resist the vast social and cultural changes sweeping Japan in the nineteenth century, the poet Masaoka Shiki (1867–1902) instead incorporated new Western influences into his country’s ... More

Wiring the WorldThe Social and Cultural Creation of Global Telegraph Networks

Wiring the World: The Social and Cultural Creation of Global Telegraph Networks

Simone M. Müller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231174329
eISBN:
9780231540261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174329.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The successful laying of a transatlantic cable in 1866 remade world communications. A message could travel across the ocean in minutes, shrinking the space between continents, cultures, and nations. ... More

Women in IraqPast Meets Present

Women in Iraq: Past Meets Present

Noga Efrati

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158145
eISBN:
9780231530248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158145.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book outlines the first social and political history of women in Iraq during the periods of British occupation and the British-backed Hashemite monarchy (1917–1958). It traces the harsh and ... More

Women in the MosqueA History of Legal Thought and Social Practice

Women in the Mosque: A History of Legal Thought and Social Practice

Marion Katz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162661
eISBN:
9780231537872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162661.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Juxtaposing Muslim scholars' debates over women's attendance in mosques with historical descriptions of women's activities within Middle Eastern and North African mosques, this book shows how over ... More

Wondrous Brutal FictionsEight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater

Wondrous Brutal Fictions: Eight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146586
eISBN:
9780231518338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146586.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book presents eight seminal works from the seventeenth-century Japanese sekkyō and ko-jōruri puppet theaters, many translated into English for the first time. Both poignant and disturbing, they ... More

Workers, Unions, and Global CapitalismLessons from India

Workers, Unions, and Global Capitalism: Lessons from India

Rohini Hensman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148009
eISBN:
9780231519564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148009.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

While it's easy to blame globalization for shrinking job opportunities, dangerous declines in labor standards, and a host of related discontents, the “flattening” of the world has also created ... More

The World’s First Stock Exchange

The World’s First Stock Exchange

Lodewijk Petram

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163781
eISBN:
9780231537322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163781.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The launch of the Dutch East India Company in 1602 initiated Amsterdam’s transformation from a regional market town into a dominant financial center. The Company introduced easily transferable ... More

Worlds Without EndThe Many Lives of the Multiverse

Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156622
eISBN:
9780231527422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156622.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

“Multiverse” cosmologies imagine our universe as just one of a vast number of others. While this idea has captivated philosophy, religion, and literature for millennia, it is now being considered as ... More

Wrestling with the AngelExperiments in Symbolic Life

Wrestling with the Angel: Experiments in Symbolic Life

Tracy McNulty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161190
eISBN:
9780231537605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161190.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book is a meditation on contemporary political, legal, and social theory from a psychoanalytic perspective. It argues for the enabling function of formal and symbolic constraints in sustaining ... More

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