How the Other Half Looks

Author: Sara Blair

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400889242

Category: History

Page: 304

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How New York’s Lower East Side inspired new ways of seeing America New York City's Lower East Side, long viewed as the space of what Jacob Riis notoriously called the "other half," was also a crucible for experimentation in photography, film, literature, and visual technologies. This book takes an unprecedented look at the practices of observation that emerged from this critical site of encounter, showing how they have informed literary and everyday narratives of America, its citizens, and its possible futures. Taking readers from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, Sara Blair traces the career of the Lower East Side as a place where image-makers, writers, and social reformers tested new techniques for apprehending America--and their subjects looked back, confronting the means used to represent them. This dynamic shaped the birth of American photojournalism, the writings of Stephen Crane and Abraham Cahan, and the forms of early cinema. During the 1930s, the emptying ghetto opened contested views of the modern city, animating the work of such writers and photographers as Henry Roth, Walker Evans, and Ben Shahn. After World War II, the Lower East Side became a key resource for imagining poetic revolution, as in the work of Allen Ginsberg and LeRoi Jones, and exploring dystopian futures, from Cold War atomic strikes to the death of print culture and the threat of climate change. How the Other Half Looks reveals how the Lower East Side has inspired new ways of looking—and looking back—that have shaped literary and popular expression as well as American modernity.
How the Other Half Lives

Author: Jacob August Riis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486220125

Category: Photography

Page: 260

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This famous journalistic record of the filth and degradation of New York's slums at the turn of the century is a classic in social thought and a monument of early American photography. Captured on film by photographer, journalist, and reformer Jacob Riis, more than 100 grim scenes reveal man's struggle to survive.
How the Other Half Laughs

Author: Jean Lee Cole

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496826541

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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Taking up the role of laughter in society, How the Other Half Laughs: The Comic Sensibility in American Culture, 1895–1920 examines an era in which the US population was becoming increasingly multiethnic and multiracial. Comic artists and writers, hoping to create works that would appeal to a diverse audience, had to formulate a method for making the “other half” laugh. In magazine fiction, vaudeville, and the comic strip, the oppressive conditions of the poor and the marginalized were portrayed unflinchingly, yet with a distinctly comic sensibility that grew out of caricature and ethnic humor. Author Jean Lee Cole analyzes Progressive Era popular culture, providing a critical angle to approach visual and literary humor about ethnicity—how avenues of comedy serve as expressions of solidarity, commiseration, and empowerment. Cole’s argument centers on the comic sensibility, which she defines as a performative act that fosters feelings of solidarity and community among the marginalized. Cole stresses the connections between the worlds of art, journalism, and literature and the people who produced them—including George Herriman, R. F. Outcault, Rudolph Dirks, Jimmy Swinnerton, George Luks, and William Glackens—and traces the form’s emergence in the pages of Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World and William Randolph Hearst’s Journal-American and how it influenced popular fiction, illustration, and art. How the Other Half Laughs restores the newspaper comic strip to its rightful place as a transformative element of American culture at the turn into the twentieth century.
How the Other Half Thinks

Author: Sherman K. Stein

Publisher: Schaum's Outline Series

ISBN: UOM:39015050774432

Category: Mathematics

Page: 204

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Math enthusiasts aren't necessarily the number-crunching geeks we tend to assume. In fact, they know that math is about much more than numbers; it is a profoundly philosophical endeavor, as well as a stimulating mental exercise. In How the Other Half Thinks, Sherman Stein emphasizes the creative element of mathematics by exploring some significant mathematical discoveries through simple, intuitive manipulations. With an ingenious technie that uses no algebra or trigonometry, and only a minimum of arithmetic, Stein takes us through the thought process behind some of math's great discoveries and applications. Each chapter begins with a simple question about strings made up of the letters a and b, which leads to other, more profound questions. Along the way, we become familiar with concepts from such fields as topology and probability, and learn how they have led to applications such as codes and radar, computing, and even baseball statistics. Recreational and instructive, How the Other Half Thinks will appeal to die-hard math enthusiasts (of which there are many) as well as those "right-brainers" who are looking for a way to understand and enjoy math.
How the Other Half Lives

Author: Jacob A. Riis


ISBN: 1420956930

Category: Poor

Page: 184

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A classic early example of "muck-racking" journalism, or reporting by reform-minded American journalists who attacked established institutions and leaders as corrupt, "How the Other Half Lives" is a chronicle of the conditions of abject poverty that the residents of the slums of New York endured at the end of the 19th century. Danish immigrant Jacob A. Riis saw first-hand the horrible conditions of the Lower East Side of Manhattan following his immigration to the United States. A poor itinerant carpenter by trade, Riis would first begin documenting the filthy disease-ridden tenements of New York while working as a police reporter for the "New York Tribune." "How the Other Half Lives" would first be published as an eighteen page article in the Christmas 1889 edition of "Scribner's Magazine." In the following year it would be expanded into a book of the same name. This book would shed a light on the housing conditions of the working-class and help to bring about much needed reforms. Presented here is a reproduction of that original 1890 edition with the numerous illustrations included in that volume. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.
Sh**ged. Married. Annoyed.

Author: Chris Ramsey

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241447147

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 882

Whether you've barely recovered from spending lockdown with your other half or desperately heading back to the clubs to meet 'the one', SH**GED. MARRIED. ANNOYED. is here to see you through . . . THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE STARS OF THE CHART-TOPPING PODCAST NOW FEATURING A BONUS CHAPTER 'An absolute triumph' Daisy May Cooper 'These two are bloody hilarious' Zoe Sugg 'A hilarious look at the highs and lows of relationships' Sun __________ SH**GED. Hitting the bars, necking drinks and necking strangers, stumbling home, one-night-stands, nightmare dates, thinking this one's alright, ghosting, tears, more drinking, living off late-night chips. MARRIED. Meeting 'the one', weekends away, moving in, declaring life-long love, stags and hens, the perfect wedding, the honeymoon period, getting through the hard bits together, starting a family. ANNOYED. Can you close the bathroom door if you're doing that? Sleepless nights, arguing about whose turn it is to change the baby's nappy, toys everywhere, only having two drinks, still being hungover, wondering when it all stopped being easy. Whether you're sh**ged, married, annoyed, or all of the above, Chris and Rosie Ramsey write hilariously and with honesty about the ups and downs of dating, relationships, arguing, parenting and everything in between.
Archaeology and Photography

Author: Lesley McFadyen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350029705

Category: Photography in archaeology

Page: 244

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"This is the first volume to explore the place of photography in archaeology: the parallel histories of the two fields, their similarities and differences, and their current and future relationships. Since its earliest beginnings, photography has been innately archaeological. Its ability to freeze a moment of time gives photographic images an uncanny quality, whilst also allowing them to be a uniquely valuable recording tool. Photography has been a central element of archaeological method and practice since the late 19th century, and yet the apparent neutrality and passive objectivity of photographic images in the creation of archaeological knowledge is rarely interrogated. Meanwhile, archaeology's photographic character - the significance of the visual, of documentation, and of intervention in temporal process - remains even less explored. Digital technology has made photography both ubiquitous and ephemeral, questioning the status and authenticity of the image as material archive. Thus, despite their shared histories and present commonalities, these various intimate connections between archaeology and photography remain under-explored. This volume will mark a watershed in the emergence of a new generation of studies of archaeological photography, bringing together new studies of archaeological photography from leading researchers in the field, both of historical photographs in archives, and of contemporary practice. It explores the legacy of historical photography on contemporary archaeological fieldwork and image-making, and takes stock of what the vision for the future relationship between archaeology and photography might be, through seven key themes - time, materials, fieldwork, representation, documentation and the archive, and the profilmic"--