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Millennium

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

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2013

...January 2001 , having made a heavy financial loss and proved something of an embarrassment to Tony Blair and the New Labour government who had supported it. It was widely perceived as a white elephant . In 2003 permission was granted to turn it into a 20,000-seater arena, which opened in 2007 . In 2005 the telecommunications company O 2 (now Telefónica O 2 Europe plc) assumed sponsorship of it and it was officially renamed ‘The O 2...

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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2020
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Society and culture, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
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...Hirata . “Conflicting Desires: K-Pop Idol Girl Group Flows in Japan in the Era of Web 2.0.” ejcjs 12, no. 2 (2012). Kim, Jeong-mee . “ Why Does Hallyu Matter? The Significance of the Korea Wave in South Korea .” Critical Studies in Television 2, no. 2 (2007): 47–59. Kim, Jung . “The Political Logic of Economic Crisis in South Korea.” Asian Survey 45, no. 3 (2005): 453–474. Kwon, Seung-ho , and Joseph Kim . “ The Cultural Industry Policies of the Korean Government and the Korean Wave .” International Journal of Cultural Policy 20, no. 4 (2014):...

Private

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

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2013

...number of these expressions, such as ‘technicolor yawn’, meaning vomiting, and ‘strain the potatoes’, meaning to urinate, were popularized by two films based on the strip, The Adventures of Barry McKenzie ( 1972 ) and Barry McKenzie Holds His Own ( 1974 ). Birtspeak Birtspeak 2.0 is a column which gives examples of convoluted and impenetrable jargon from the corporate world. It is named after John Birt ( b.1944 ), former Director-General of the BBC, who was noted for this kind of language, and the column is accompanied by a cartoon drawing of a dalek ,...

Print Culture and Censorship from Colonial Latin America to the US Latina/o Presence in the 19TH Century

Print Culture and Censorship from Colonial Latin America to the US Latina/o Presence in the 19TH Century   Reference library

Matthew J. K.Hill

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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2020
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Literature, Literary texts, Literary theory and cultural studies
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...especially based in New Orleans, see Coronado, World ; and Silva Gruesz, Ambassadors . 27. “Aunque la cotización de catecismos y cartillas oscilaba entre 0,2 y 0,4 reales, el valor de los textos era usualmente superior a un peso. La suma era considerable: en 1821, el jornal de un peón ascendía de 3 a 5 pesos al mes, un machete valía 0,6 reales, una azada 1,4 pesos, un telar 3 pesos y un arado 2 pesos.” Iván Molina Jiménez, El que quiera divertirse: Libros y sociedad en Costa Rica (1750–1914) (San Jose: Universidad de Costa Rica, Universidad Nacional,...

The Indigenous Presence and Central American-American Writers in the United States

The Indigenous Presence and Central American-American Writers in the United States   Reference library

Arturo Arias

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

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2020

...construction of Honduran Indigenous identities in the United States. In the Guatemalan case, Mayas constitute between 50 and 60 percent of the population. In Honduras, it is only 6.5 percent. In El Salvador, governmental statistics from 2013 claimed that there were only 40,000 Indigenous subjects left in their country, which would be the equivalent of 0.7 percent. Undoubtedly, the numbers are wrong in the Salvadoran case, but there is precious little work on Indigenous cultures in these countries. It is thus not surprising that there is none on migrants who...

The View from Another Shore: An Island-Specific Approach to Literary Criticism

The View from Another Shore: An Island-Specific Approach to Literary Criticism   Reference library

Seri I. Luangphinith

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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...1.1.2: Census Bureau Quick Facts; Hawaii County and State of Hawaii,” Hawaii County Data Book 2015 , Section 1, General Statistics , 5. 19. The author, as accreditation liaison for the University of Hawaii at Hilo, has compiled educational data in the most recent report to its accrediting agency, WSCUC. See pages 5 and 6 of the 2017 Interim Report . College attainment rates for the island in comparison to the rest of the state can be found in Table 2.7 of the Hawaii County Data Book 2015 , Section 2, Education , 43. https://www.hisbdc.org/Portals/0...

Asian American Art and Modernism

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Tom Wolf

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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2020
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...as his subjects, and he rendered the two children with stiff poses reminiscent of American folk art portraits, in a shallow space that evokes both Asian and modernist art’s denial of Renaissance perspective. Figure 12. Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Two Babies , 1923, oil on canvas, 76.2 × 61.0 cm. Fukutake Collection, Okayama, Japan. In the 1930s, Kuniyoshi’s brushwork became looser, and he painted a series of partially dressed women at rest, lost in thought ( Figure 13 ). Their sensuality and moodiness were often accompanied by a newspaper nearby, which suggested...

Queer South Asian Diasporas

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Kareem Khubchandani

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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2020

...Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan—is an inherently Islamophobic project cultivated by India’s right-wing Hindu administration. As Ashvin Kini has argued, the Indian government labors not only to invite diasporic return (in the form of tourism and remittances) but also to sustain governance over its diaspora through categories such as “overseas Indians” or “Non-resident Indians.” 2 Monisha Das Gupta demonstrates that North American South Asian LGBTQ organizing comprises people who trace their ancestry not only to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri...

Eureka Stockade

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Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

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2011

...miners – mainly Irish, but also including Americans, Canadians and Italians and two Australian-born – who refused to pay a government licence fee that they considered unjust. (Gold was first discovered in Ballarat in 1851 and during the decade that followed it enticed about 84,000 Irish emigrants to this area.) In the early hours of Sunday 3 December 1854 government forces attacked and captured the stockade – an area of about one acre (0.4 ha), roughly enclosed with slabs and carts, taking the defenders by surprise as they did not believe they would be...

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