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Miniature Messages
Language: en
Pages: 247
Authors: Jack Child
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-07-21 - Publisher: Duke University Press

An analysis of the messages about history, culture, and politics that Latin American nations have encoded in the design and text of their postage stamps.
Miniature Messages
Language: en
Pages: 284
Authors: Jack Child
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-01 - Publisher: Duke University Press

In Miniature Messages, Jack Child analyzes Latin American postage stamps, revealing the messages about history, culture, and politics encoded in their design and disseminated throughout the world. While postage stamps are a sanctioned product of official government agencies, Child argues that they accumulate popular cultural value and take on new
Macao – Cultural Interaction and Literary Representations
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Katrine K. Wong, C.X. George Wei
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-15 - Publisher: Routledge

Macao, the former Portuguese colony in southeast China from the 1550s until its return to China in 1999, has a long and very interesting history of cultural interaction between China and the West. As an entity with independent political power and a unique social setting and cultural development, the identity
War and Semiotics
Language: en
Pages: 324
Authors: Frank Jacob
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-29 - Publisher: Routledge

Wars create their own dynamics, especially with regard to images and language. The semiotic and semantic codes are redefined, according to the need to create an enemy image, or in reference to the results of a war that are post-event defined as just or reasonable. The semiotic systems of wars
The Trans-Mississippi and International Expositions of 1898–1899
Language: en
Pages: 484
Authors: Wendy Jean Katz
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

The Trans-Mississippi Exposition of 1898 celebrated Omaha’s key economic role as a center of industry west of the Mississippi River and its arrival as a progressive metropolis after the Panic of 1893. The exposition also promoted the rise of the United States as an imperial power, at the time on