Gotham Comes of Age

New York Through the Lens of the Byron Company, 1892-1942

Author: Peter Simmons

Publisher: Pomegranate

ISBN: 9780764909061

Category: Photography

Page: 216

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The Byron Company was a photographic studio, and the Museum of the City of New York here presents 170 of their photographs. In addition to the glitter of the city's elite, they portray skaters, tenement dwellers seeking air, and many landmark buildings in the early stages of construction. The public

Asian America Through the Lens

History, Representations, and Identity

Author: Chün Hsing,Jun Xing

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780761991762

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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A guide to Asian identity in film explores the documentary as a medium for social history, the portrayal of Asian American women in movies, and criticism of marginal cinema

China through the Lens of Comparative Education

The selected works of Ruth Hayhoe

Author: Ruth Hayhoe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317672569

Category: Education

Page: 238

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In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single, manageable volume. Readers will be able to follow the themes and strands and see how their work contributes to the development of the field. Ruth Hayhoe is a distinguished scholar in comparative education and higher education, as well as one of the most highly regarded experts on Chinese education in the world. Extremely well respected throughout China, she has authored about 75 articles and book chapters, as well as several books on Chinese education and East-West relations in education. This selection of 15 of her most representative papers and chapters documents the most significant works of her research on Chinese education, higher education and comparative education. The three sections cover: comparative education and China higher education and history religion, culture and education. The collection not only helps foreign scholars understand Chinese education development in its cultural context comprehensively and systemically, but also provides a fresh point of view for education practitioners and policy makers in China. Podcast of Professor Ruth Hayhoe's interview at New Books Network discussing this book and her distinguished career:

Modern Austrian Literature Through the Lens of Adaptation

Author: Catriona Firth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9401208484

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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For decades postwar Austrian literature has been measured against and moulded into a series of generic categories and grand cultural narratives, from nostalgic 'restoration¿ literature of the 1950s through the socially critical 'anti-Heimat¿ novel to recent literary reckonings with Austria¿s Nazi past. Peering through the lens of film adaptation, this book rattles the generic shackles imposed by literary history and provides an entirely new critical perspective on Austrian literature. Its original methodological approach challenges the primacy of written sources in existing scholarship and uses the distortions generated by the shift in medium as a productive starting point for literary analysis. Five case studies approach canonical texts in post-war Austrian literature by Gerhard Fritsch, Franz Innerhofer, Gerhard Roth, Elfriede Jelinek, and Robert Schindel, through close readings of their cinematic adaptations, concentrating on key areas of narratological concern: plot, narrative perspective, authorship, and post-modern ontologies. Setting the texts within the historical, cultural and political discourses that define the 'Alpine Republic¿, this study investigates fundamental aspects of Austrian national identity, such as its Habsburg and National Socialist legacies.

An Irrepressible Conflict

The Empire State in the Civil War

Author: Robert Weible,Jennifer A. Lemak,Aaron Noble

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438453485

Category: History

Page: 288

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Examines the pivotal role New York State played in the Civil War. An Irrepressible Conflict documents the pivotal role New York State played in our nation’s bloodiest and most enduring conflict. As the wealthiest and most populous state in the Union, the Empire State led all others in supplying men, money, and material to the causes of unity and freedom. New York’s experience provides significant insight into the reasons why the war was fought and the meaning that the Civil War holds today. A companion to the award-winning exhibition of the same name, displayed at the New York State Museum from September 2012 to March 2014, An Irrepressible Conflict includes reproductions of objects from the collections of the New York State Museum, Library, and Archives, as well as more than twenty-five different institutions across the state. Among the many significant objects are a Lincoln life mask from 1860 from the New-York Historical Society; the earliest photograph of Frederick Douglass (a rare 8″ x 10″ daguerreotype image, courtesy of the Onondaga Historical Association); the only known portrait of Dred Scott, also from New-York Historical Society; and a bronze medal given to the defenders of Fort Sumter by the City of New York from the museum’s own collection. The title is inspired by an 1858 quote from then US Senator William H. Seward, who also served as governor of New York (1839–42) and Secretary of State (1861–69). Seward disagreed with those who believed that the prospect of war between the North and South was the work of “fanatical agitators.” He understood that the roots of conflict went far deeper, writing, “It is an irrepressible conflict, between opposing and enduring forces, and it means that the United States must and will, sooner or later, become either entirely a slave-holding nation or entirely a free-labor nation.” Praise for the exhibition: Winner, Award of Merit from the American Association of State and Local History “The exhibition reveals New York not only as indispensable to the Union (and to its ultimate victory) but also as essential to the continued pursuit of justice among the formerly enslaved and their descendants. It admirably realizes its objective: To establish New York’s significance in the Civil War and its lasting battle for freedom.” — Wall Street Journal “…adroitly interweaves a rich trove of paintings and engravings, artifacts, photographs, and documents, many borrowed from institutions throughout the state, with a lucid interpretive script to make a convincing case for the Empire State’s pivotal role in the conflict … The exhibition is well conceived intellectually, written in an engaging, mercifully concise style and designed with visitors of all ages in mind.” — Journal of American History

A Companion to American Art

Author: John Davis,Jennifer A. Greenhill,Jason D. LaFountain

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118542495

Category: Art

Page: 680

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A Companion to American Art presents 35newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars that explore themethodology, historiography, and current state of the field ofAmerican art history. Features contributions from a balance of established andemerging scholars, art and architectural historians, and otherspecialists Includes several paired essays to emphasize dialogue and debatebetween scholars on important contemporary issues in American arthistory Examines topics such as the methodological stakes in thewriting of American art history, changing ideas about whatconstitutes “Americanness,” and the relationship of artto public culture Offers a fascinating portrait of the evolution and currentstate of the field of American art history and suggests futuredirections of scholarship

Through the Lens of the Reader

Explorations of European Narrative

Author: Lilian R. Furst

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791408087

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

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Through the Lens of the Reader is a sequence of ten essays exploring European narrative from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. It covers a wide spectrum of authors ranging from Goethe through Balzac, Flaubert, Zola, George Eliot, Henry James to Rilke, Thomas Mann, and Kafka. The essays are unified by a particular mode of reading, in which the lens of the reader becomes the filter through which texts are constructed in accordance with the signals emitted by their narrational and linguistic strategies.

Curriculum, Community, and Urban School Reform

Author: B. Franklin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230105742

Category: Education

Page: 254

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This book asserts that efforts to reform schools, particularly urban schools, are events that engender a host of issues and conflicts that have been interpreted through the conceptual lens of community.