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2013 - Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies 45th Annual Convention Words: 154 words || 
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1. Johnston, Rosie. "Eight Hours Labour, Eight Hours Recreation, Eight Hours Rest – Women’s Memories of Normalization-Era Czechoslovakia" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies 45th Annual Convention, Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA, <Not Available>. 2019-09-23 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p653536_index.html>
Publication Type: Panel Paper
Abstract: Eight hours labour, eight hours recreation, eight hours rest is, according to utopian socialist Robert Owen, the golden proportions of a working day. But to what extent was this work/rest balance realised in the lives of women in Czechoslovakia during the Normalization period? The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) has gathered hundreds of oral histories with Czechs and Slovaks, many of whom experienced Normalization before immigrating to the United States. My paper constitutes a survey of these interviews, examining Czech and Slovak women’s recollections of their everyday lives during the late communist period. It argues that there is a common thread running through interviewees’ recollections: the way in which interviewees reference ingenuity – the skills required, for example, when finding housing, looking fashionable, dealing with shortages and juggling work and family. This ingenuity allowed Czech women to navigate the conflicting pressures of social expectations, public policy and individuals’ own personal aspirations.

2010 - NCA 96th Annual Convention Words: 164 words || 
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2. Schill, Dan. "Parodying a Parody: Framing, Satire, Partisanship and Fox News' The Half Hour News Hour." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the NCA 96th Annual Convention, Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, <Not Available>. 2019-09-23 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p424106_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Is there politically conservative satire? Conservatives such as Bob Dole, George Will, and William F. Buckley, Jr. are known for their wit, but they are a far cry from broad satirists such as Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert. To address this question, this paper examines The Half Hour News Hour, a news satire program that aired on the Fox News Channel from February to September 2007. This program's mix of skits, mock news segments, and stand-up comedy bits raises new issues about the relationships among satire, framing, and partisanship. On its face, the show appears to be a parody of mainstream news programs; however, the show is best understood not as a parody of liberal-leaning news, but as a parody of The Daily Show itself -- a parody of a parody. The show ultimately fails because a well constructed parody can only be satirized with great sophistication and nuance -- two qualities The Half Hour News Hour obviously lacked.

2015 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: 1982 words || 
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3. Bradford, Ashley. and Reynolds, Jeremy. "Not the Hours You Always Wanted?: Re-assessing What It Means to Fulfill Work Hour Preferences." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton Chicago and Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, Aug 20, 2015 Online <PDF>. 2019-09-23 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1007431_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Hundreds of studies examine people who are overworked or underworked. Less research examines people who say they work the hours they prefer, and there are conflicting images of their experiences. Did they choose their hours freely? Are they satisfied with their hours? Recent work even questions whether workers can be reliably classified as working (or not working) the hours they prefer. We examine these issues on a conceptual level and use three nationally representative surveys to adjudicate disagreements empirically. We find that people who prefer to keep working their current hours do not necessarily control their work hours or find them satisfactory. Also, while most people have clear work hour preferences, some do not know what they want, and question design can heighten this uncertainty. We conclude that the correspondence between actual and preferred work hours is even weaker than suspected, and we suggest ways to improve the collection and interpretation of data about work hours.

2011 - RSA Annual Meeting Words: 144 words || 
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4. Seidel, Christine. "The Hours of Louis de Laval: A New Approach on the Prospects of a Book of Hours" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the RSA Annual Meeting, Hilton Montreal Bonaventure Hotel, Montreal, Quebec Canada, Mar 23, 2011 <Not Available>. 2019-09-23 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p481569_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Jean Colombe is generally thought to be a disciple of Fouquet, court painter of Charles VII and possibly the most famous French painter of the fifteenth century. A close observation of style in the early works of Colombe - among them one hitherto unidentified as such - proves instead that his training was far more complex. His major work - the Hours of Louis de Laval (Paris, BnF, Ms. lat. 920) owes a lot to the so-called Robertet book of hours, begun by Fouquet (New York, PML, Ms. 834), but instead of simply copying the revolutionary page-layout and compositions, Colombe transforms the Fouqetian ideas before an astonishing background of artistic tradition formed outside of Paris in the course of the fifteenth century. My paper will try to point out the heterogeneous prerequisites to attain to a better understanding of Colombe's art and its consequences.

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