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Empire in the AirAirline Travel and the African Diaspora

Empire in the Air: Airline Travel and the African Diaspora

Chandra D. Bhimull

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479843473
eISBN:
9781479800643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479843473.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book is a historical and anthropological study of the racial dimensions of airline travel. It analyzes the colonial beginnings of a seemingly national airline: British Airways. It focuses on the ... More

In the Presence of PowerCourt and Performance in the Pre-Modern Middle East

In the Presence of Power: Court and Performance in the Pre-Modern Middle East

Evelyn Vitz

Maurice Pomerantz (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479879366
eISBN:
9781479884131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479879366.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Rulers’ courts of the pre-modern Middle East have long been a staple of Western fantasies about the East. Yet in spite of the importance of the court as a symbol of the absolutist power of the ... More

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