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Metaphors of Transition

Monika Renz, Mark Kyburz, and John Peck

in Dying: A Transition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170888
eISBN:
9780231540230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170888.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The many metaphors used by the dying are interpreted as an analogical symbolic language from our dream-consciousness (C.G. Jung, St.Grof), in contradiction to our everyday logical rational thinking ... More


Semiologies: Susan Howe

Michael Golston

in Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164306
eISBN:
9780231538633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164306.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 4 is a reading of Susan Howe’s Pierce-Arrow through the lens of Peirce’s semiotics. It argues that the three sections of her book-length poem are keyed to Peirce’s three types of sign—the ... More


The Symbolic Dimension and the Politics of Young Hegelianism

Warren Breckman

in Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-marxism and Radical Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143943
eISBN:
9780231512893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143943.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores how the emerging western European left engaged Romanticism in the early nineteenth century. In particular, it examines the Left Hegelians' critique of Romantic symbol theory as ... More


Devī in the Diaspora

Rachel Fell McDermott

in Revelry, Rivalry, and Longing for the Goddesses of Bengal: The Fortunes of Hindu Festivals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231129190
eISBN:
9780231527873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231129190.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on the Pūjā committees and celebrations of the American diaspora and the transformations occurring in the homes of Bengali immigrants. The chapter asks: to what extent are ... More


The Queen Mother of the West and Wu Zhao

N. Harry Rothschild

in Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis, Divinities, and Dynastic Mothers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169387
eISBN:
9780231539180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169387.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the role played by the Queen Mother of the West in amplifying Wu Zhao's political authority. From an array of different ancient directional goddesses who appear on Shang oracle ... More


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