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African, American and European Trajectories of ModernityPast Oppression, Future Justice?

African, American and European Trajectories of Modernity: Past Oppression, Future Justice?

Peter Wagner (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474400404
eISBN:
9781474412476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400404.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book asks why, from some moment onwards, ‘Europe’ and ‘the rest of the world’ entered into a particular relationship. This relationship was not merely one of domination but one that was ... More

American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11

American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11

Terence McSweeney (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474413817
eISBN:
9781474430456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413817.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11 is a ground-breaking collection of essays by some of the foremost scholars writing in the field of contemporary American film. Through a dynamic critical ... More

Arabian Drugs in Early Medieval Mediterranean Medicine

Arabian Drugs in Early Medieval Mediterranean Medicine

Zohar Amar and Efraim Lev

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748697816
eISBN:
9781474430418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697816.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

For more than one thousand years Arab medicine held sway in the ancient world, from the shores of Spain in the West to China, India and Sri Lanka (Ceylon) in the East. This book explores the impact ... More

Bilingualism as Interactional Practices

Bilingualism as Interactional Practices

Joseph Gafaranga

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748675951
eISBN:
9781474430463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675951.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Research in code-switching, undertaken against the backdrop of very negative attitudes towards the concurrent use of two or more languages within the same conversation, has traditionally been geared ... More

Bollywood and PostmodernismPopular Indian Cinema in the 21st Century

Bollywood and Postmodernism: Popular Indian Cinema in the 21st Century

Neelam Sidhar Wright

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696345
eISBN:
9781474412155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696345.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

‘New Bollywood’ has arrived, but its postmodern impulse often leaves film scholars reluctant to theorise its aesthetics. How do we define the style of a contemporary Bollywood film? Are Bollywood ... More

British Modernism and Chinoiserie

British Modernism and Chinoiserie

Anne Witchard (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748690954
eISBN:
9781474422185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690954.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This volume examines the ways in which an intellectual vogue for a mythic China was a constituent element of British Modernism. Traditionally defined as a decorative style that conjured a fanciful ... More

The Colonial Documentary Film in South and South-East Asia

The Colonial Documentary Film in South and South-East Asia

Ian Aitken and Camille Deprez (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474407205
eISBN:
9781474430487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407205.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Writing from a wide range of historical perspectives, contributors to the anthology shed new light on historical, theoretical and empirical issues pertaining to the documentary film, in order to ... More

Cowboy ClassicsThe Roots of the American Western in the Epic Tradition

Cowboy Classics: The Roots of the American Western in the Epic Tradition

Kirsten Day

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402460
eISBN:
9781474422055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402460.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the American cultural imagination, the Wild West is a mythic-historical place where our nation’s values and ideologies were formed. The heroes of this dangerous world, most familiar to us through ... More

Critical Luxury StudiesArt, Design, Media

Critical Luxury Studies: Art, Design, Media

John Armitage and Joanne Roberts (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402613
eISBN:
9781474422291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402613.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book presents an examination of the relations between historical and, crucially, contemporary ideas of luxury. The book provides a technocultural focus on aesthetic, design-led media practice ... More

Dark ParadisePacific Islands in the Nineteenth-Century British Imagination

Dark Paradise: Pacific Islands in the Nineteenth-Century British Imagination

Jennifer Fuller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474413848
eISBN:
9781474422093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413848.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The discovery of the Pacific islands amplified the qualities of mystery and exoticism already associated with “foreign” islands. Their “savage” peoples, their isolation, and their sheer beauty ... More

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