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Prescribing Christian Cosmetics: Moving Bodies and Intercorporeality

Richard Werbner

in Holy Hustlers, Schism, and Prophecy: Apostolic Reformation in Botswana

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268531
eISBN:
9780520949461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268531.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter discusses counterfabrication and Christian cosmetics in order to highlight the pervasive concern for attractiveness and proximity to God. The argument applies to Apostolic vestments ... More


The New Spiritual Freedom

Robert Wuthnow

in After Heaven: Spirituality in America Since the 1950s

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520213968
eISBN:
9780520924444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213968.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter discusses the impact the 1960s had on American spirituality. It shows how the activists in the 1960s and their subsequent critics reshaped Americans' understanding of freedom. It ... More


The Maiden of Ludmir: A Jewish Holy Woman and Her World

Nathaniel Deutsch

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231917
eISBN:
9780520927971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231917.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Hannah Rochel Verbermacher, a Hasidic holy woman known as the Maiden of Ludmir, was born in early-nineteenth-century Russia and became famous as the only woman in the three-hundred-year history of ... More


Good and Evil, Order and Chaos

Jerrold E. Levy

in In the Beginning: The Navajo Genesis

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211285
eISBN:
9780520920576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211285.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter takes up the relationship between notions of order and chaos and good and evil. It is here that the two Navajo traditions diverge the most. The Pueblo-like Blessingway tradition tends to ... More


Polonsky’s Fifties

Paul Buhle and Dave Wagner

in A Very Dangerous Citizen: Abraham Lincoln Polonsky and the Hollywood Left

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223837
eISBN:
9780520936928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223837.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Unlike other people who became severely depressed or fled to more politically tolerant climes, Polonsky quietly changed course because he never lost his optimism. There was no doubt that this was ... More


Re-presenting Zionism as the Apex of Global Conspiracy

Michael Berkowitz

in The Crime of My Very Existence: Nazism and the Myth of Jewish Criminality

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251120
eISBN:
9780520940680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251120.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on a specific Nazi propaganda directive, of June 1944, in which the anti-Semitic conspiracy fantasy of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” of a general Jewish attempt at world ... More


Denial, Dogma, and the Heroic Myth

karin lofthus carrington and susan griffin

in Transforming Terror: Remembering the Soul of the World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251021
eISBN:
9780520949454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251021.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter deals with denial, dogma, and the heroic myth; three subjects that are interconnected, both historically and psychologically. Jointly these habits and assumptions shape and limit ... More


Malicious Clerks: The Nazi Security Police and the Banality of Evil

Yaacov Lozowick

in Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220560
eISBN:
9780520923669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220560.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

For many, the name Adolf Eichmann is synonymous with the Nazi murder of six million Jews. Alongside Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler, he is probably the most infamous of the Nazi murderers. ... More


Slavery and the Human Right to Evil

Kevin Bales

in Understanding Global Slavery: A Reader

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245068
eISBN:
9780520932074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245068.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The very act of slavery may be perceived as evil or not evil by both slaveholders and slaves. This chapter explores how our definitions of human rights are bound up with our ideas about evil. It ... More


Theodicy in Jerusalem

Susan Neiman

in Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220560
eISBN:
9780520923669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220560.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter offers a reading of the book, Eichmann in Jerusalem, in terms that are unavailable on its surface. It begins with a summary of the modern problem of evil in order to place the issues ... More


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