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Alphabet

Alphabet   Reference library

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

The word goes back to Greek alphabētos, combining alpha and beta, the first two letters of the Greek

Asian American Art and Modernism

Asian American Art and Modernism   Reference library

Tom Wolf

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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Subject Reference
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2020
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Society and culture, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
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9,358 words
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The history of Asian American and Pacific Island art in the 20th century has been attracting increasing numbers of scholars thanks to its richness, its expansiveness, and the fact that it ... More
Asian Americans and Digital Games

Asian Americans and Digital Games   Reference library

Christopher B. Patterson

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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Current Version:
2020
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Society and culture, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
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9,352 words
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In 2012, the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian American Experience in Seattle, Washington, held an exhibition titled “Asian American Arcade: The Art of Video Games.” The exhibition’s goal was ... More
Asian Americans in Opera: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Asian Americans in Opera: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives   Reference library

Nancy Yunhwa Rao

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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2020
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Society and culture, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
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11,374 words
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The first major Asian American community, Chinese Americans, maintained the musical tradition of Chinese opera on a grand scale. From the mid-...

Asian Americans in Pre–World War II Cinema

Asian Americans in Pre–World War II Cinema   Reference library

Philippa Gates

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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2020
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Society and culture, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
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8,850 words
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By the early 1890s, moving pictures had been invented in the form of short films from thirty to sixty seconds in length viewed by individuals in amusement arcades on machines such as ... More
Asians and Asian Americans and the Performing Arts Prior to World War II

Asians and Asian Americans and the Performing Arts Prior to World War II   Reference library

Krystyn R. Moon

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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Subject Reference
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2020
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Society and culture, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
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7,082 words
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Tracing the history of Asians and Asian Americans in entertainment prior to World War II is a daunting task. For actors of Asian descent in the United States at that time, orientalism ... More
Border and la frontera in the US-Mexico Borderlands

Border and la frontera in the US-Mexico Borderlands   Reference library

Alicia Arrizón

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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Current Version:
2020
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Literature, Literary texts, Literary theory and cultural studies
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10,925 words
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In the 1840s, westward expansion in the United States was driven by the combined impetuses of the idea of Manifest Destiny and the discovery of gold in California. Of the two, the ideology ... More
Butchlalis de Panochtitlan

Butchlalis de Panochtitlan   Reference library

Wanda Alarcón

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Literature, Literary texts, Literary theory and cultural studies
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6,866 words
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“Every barrio has its butch!”—Butchlalis de Panochtitlan “To me the name sounds like Butch Stars in Aztec Pussyland, what does it really mean?” In a ... ... More
Circumventing Racialism through Mulataje

Circumventing Racialism through Mulataje   Reference library

José F. Buscaglia-Salgado

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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Current Version:
2020
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Literature, Literary texts, Literary theory and cultural studies
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8,853 words
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Contrary to its earlier uses, mulataje is conceived as the antithesis of mestizaje, the archetype of the “racially mixed” or “degenerate” that has historically served to uphold over the ... More
Comedy, Humor, and Asian American Representation

Comedy, Humor, and Asian American Representation   Reference library

Caroline Kyungah Hong

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Society and culture, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
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11,355 words
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Comedy and humor are notoriously difficult to define, and no single theory can encompass all comedy and humor. In the broadest sense, “comedy” and “comedic” refer to a specific genre (or ... More
Contemporary Asian American Art

Contemporary Asian American Art   Reference library

Laura Kina

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Society and culture, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
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12,679 words
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What is Asian American art? Does it need to be created by an artist of Asian heritage in the United States or have an identifiable Asian aesthetic? Does it need to embody Asian American ... More
Coronet

Coronet   Reference library

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

A crown inferior to the royal crown. The coronet of the Prince of Wales has one arch fewer than the

Cross

Cross 1.   Reference library

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

The cross is not solely a Christian symbol originating with the crucifixion. In Carthage it was used for ornamental purposes.

Filipino American Literature

Filipino American Literature   Reference library

Jeffrey Arellano Cabusao

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Society and culture, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
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11,564 words
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The category of Filipino American literature includes a diverse range of voices from the second largest Asian American ethnic group in the United States....

Global South Korea and the K-Pop Phenomenon

Global South Korea and the K-Pop Phenomenon   Reference library

Crystal S. Anderson

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Society and culture, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
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6,814 words
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K-pop is a form of South Korean popular music that emerged in the 1990s in South Korea. It blends Korean and foreign musical elements and has subsequently spread throughout East Asia and ... More
History and Memory: Narrating the Japanese American Incarceration

History and Memory: Narrating the Japanese American Incarceration   Reference library

Christine C. So

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Society and culture, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
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11,783 words
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The Japanese American incarceration has fully embedded itself into the history of the United States. The imprisonment of 120,000 Japanese Americans in ten camps across the western United ... More
Human Rights and Asian American Literature and Culture

Human Rights and Asian American Literature and Culture   Reference library

Crystal Parikh

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Society and culture, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
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8,217 words
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In her poem “The Watchtower,” Mitsuye Yamada pairs a brief description of the “one uniformed guard,” who monitors the Japanese Americans detained in the World War II internment camps, ... More
Indigenous Manuscripts of Ancient and Early Colonial Mesoamerica: 13th–16th Centuries

Indigenous Manuscripts of Ancient and Early Colonial Mesoamerica: 13th–16th Centuries   Reference library

Angélica J. Afanador-Pujol

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Literature, Literary texts, Literary theory and cultural studies
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12,818 words
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Writing in Ancient Mesoamerica (Mexico, Guatemala, parts of El Salvador, Honduras, and Belize) has a long history going back thousands of years. Olmec artworks in Mexico record texts as ... More
Latina and Chicana Butch/Femme in Literature and Culture

Latina and Chicana Butch/Femme in Literature and Culture   Reference library

Stacy I. Macías

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Literature, Literary texts, Literary theory and cultural studies
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10,446 words
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Butch/femme is a terminological couplet that historically references a gender and sexual culture exclusive to queer gender identity practices and sexual partnering among ... More
Maya Youth Literatures in the Diaspora

Maya Youth Literatures in the Diaspora   Reference library

Floridalma Boj Lopez

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Literature, Literary texts, Literary theory and cultural studies
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7,994 words
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Among various forms of Central American-American literature is an emerging literature created for and by young Mayas in the diaspora. One such recently published work is ...

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