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Iceland travel books 1854-1914

descriptions of Iceland, certain distinctive perspectives also arise from their authors’ New World background, as will be seen. During the century when the Vinland saga narratives had become accessible to the English reading public thanks to summaries, translations, and discussion published in works by Carl Christian Rafn ( Antiqvitates Americanæ , 1837), North Ludlow Beamish ( The Discovery of North America by the Northmen , 1841), and Rasmus B. Anderson ( America Not Discovered by Columbus , 1874), predictably, American visitors came ashore in Iceland with the voyages of

in From Iceland to the Americas
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, performance art – which encompasses a range of genres, among them body art, happenings, actions and performance – developed in Eastern Europe in parallel and in dialogue with practices in Western Europe and North America, despite its exclusion from the canon of that history. There were several ways in which this occurred. Artists from Eastern Europe were creating their own forms of performance art, but they also travelled to the West and, conversely, artists from the West travelled to the East; at times, artists from East and West encountered one another and their works at

in Performance art in Eastern Europe since 1960

entry? Because I want to consider, or at least touch on, the perspective of the patients and consumers of CAM therapies. Over the last two decades, pioneering scholars have produced pathbreaking work on the constructions and disseminations of Chinese medicine in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.10 All of these studies have intimately followed doctors and experts operating in private clinics, public hospitals, research institutions, and medical schools in China, Europe, North America, and elsewhere; and addressing anything from clinical decision-making, and

in Historical epistemology and the making of modern Chinese medicine
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’ congregations. This brief historiography of women religious is, of necessity, summarised in a broad manner. Much of the work in the chapters that follow will compare and contrast women religious of England and Wales with Irish, French, North American and Australian women religious to provide an understanding of the similarities and differences in religious life. Some of these differences in religious life, as discussed in the next chapter, stem from the unique history of Catholicism in England and from the social, political and religious environment that Catholicism

in Contested identities
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Western medicine as contested knowledge

I Investigating the relation of medicine and imperialism is a burgeoning area of academic research. 1 However, the present volume is the first to take quite such a wide perspective in examining the range and extent of non-Western responses to Western medicine across the whole spectrum of Western imperialist influence, from Japan in the east to the Navajo of the North American plains in the west, and

in Western medicine as contested knowledge
Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem acting strangely

balance between critiquing and colluding in North-American cinema’s representation of European cities in terms of mere pictures or as ‘cities of containment’, commodities, ‘objects’ (Schonfield 2000 ). Later we shall see that this positioning at a point of ideological ambivalence echoes the patterns of sexual politics in which their characters are enmeshed. As Schonfield suggests

in Spanish cinema 1973–2010
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Gregory Nava’s Bordertown and the dark side of NAFTA

In the past twenty years, hundreds of women have been murdered in the border town of Juárez, Mexico, and thousands more have gone missing. 1 Many of them worked in the mainly foreign-owned factories known as maquiladoras that once promised to make Ciudad Juárez a showcase for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and for neoliberalism on

in Neoliberal Gothic

temperament’; 2 in this regard, we can name Edgar Allan Poe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Herman Melville, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau. The most influential stories in this American context were narratives based on the Old Norse Vinland sagas about Leif Eiriksson finding North America around the year 1000. Awareness of Leif emerged from Carl Christian Rafn’s 1837 book Antiqvitates Americanæ , while an interest in other Old Norse works of literature, mainly the writings of Snorri Sturluson (1179–1241), 3 came about partly because of British publications

in From Iceland to the Americas
The historiographical legacy of internment

the different ways in which these groups were racialised.6 This chapter will also look more closely at the internment of Italian civilians in North America, Australia and Britain. International scholars writing in the collection Enemies Within suggest that attempts by postwar Italian community leaders to gain ‘redress’ for internment have led to a widespread depiction of Italian internees as ‘politically unsophisticated people from “all walks of life” ’. In their view, this provides a ‘laundered version of history’ which draws on selective evidence, ignores contrary

in Experiencing war as the ‘enemy other’

. Like Scofield, Gómez-​Peña’s writing is concerned with survival and mediation, but from the perspectives of those whose lives are intersected by the US–​Mexico border. In the first poem from his ‘1992 Trilogy’, Guillermo Gómez-​Peña opens by consciously ‘choosing to remember’ Christopher Columbus’ ‘discovery’ of the Americas.1 The poem, entitled ‘1492 Performances’, and the trilogy allude to pivotal moments in North American history: Columbus made first landfall in Hispaniola in 1492, and in 1992 the United States celebrated its 500th ‘birthday’ (or more accurately

in Crossing borders and queering citizenship