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Rabbis, Sorcerers, and Priests

Jason Sion Mokhtarian

in Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests: The Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286207
eISBN:
9780520961548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286207.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In Sasanian Mesopotamia, magic was a social context where competition and exchanges between different linguistic, ethnic, and religions groups were common. Jewish sorcerers composed spells containing ... More


Bartók and Stravinsky: Odd Couple Reunited?

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0021
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Igor Stravinsky's declaration about Bartók wasn't made under oath, so it may not rise to the level of an impeachable offense. But it was a half-truth at best. By 1959, a dozen years into the cold ... More


Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yokai

Michael Dylan Foster

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253612
eISBN:
9780520942677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253612.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Water sprites, mountain goblins, shape-shifting animals, and the monsters known as yôkai have long haunted the Japanese cultural landscape. This history of the strange and mysterious in Japan seeks ... More


Public Culture in Arab Detroit: Creating Arab/American Identities in a Transnational Domain

Walter Armbrust (ed.)

in Mass Mediations: New Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219250
eISBN:
9780520923096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219250.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that even relatively mobile transnational communities must still contend with a powerful imperative to reterritorialize, or to become rooted in a place and in national ... More


Wrestling With Kālī: South Asian and British Constructions of the Dark Goddess

Rachel Fell McDermott and Jeffrey J. Kripal

in Encountering Kālī: In the Margins, at the Center, in the West

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232396
eISBN:
9780520928176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232396.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

For more than 2,000 years, both South Asians and newcomers to the Indian subcontinent have had diverse encounters with Kālī. When eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British merchants and colonialists ... More


The Enchantment of Wealth

Richard von Glahn

in The Sinister Way: The Divine and the Demonic in Chinese Religious Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234086
eISBN:
9780520928770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234086.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Money has an ancient history in China, but perhaps at no time did money have greater symbolic import than in the late Ming dynasty. To many, the proliferation of money unleashed the hordes of Mammon ... More


Lizards and Humans

Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt

in Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234017
eISBN:
9780520939912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234017.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the importance of lizards and their role in human culture, art, and folklore. Lizards have been woven into human culture throughout our evolutionary history. Lizards, most ... More


Of Humans and Lizards

Wade C. Sherbrooke

in Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228252
eISBN:
9780520926752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228252.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the role of horned lizards in culture, art, and folklore. About 2,000 years ago, cultural areas had come to exist within the arid southwestern United States and northern ... More


Keeping the Straight Line Intact?: Britten's Relation to Folksong, Purcell, and His English Predecessors

Philip Brett

in Music and Sexuality in Britten: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246096
eISBN:
9780520939127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246096.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter seeks to identify the relation of folk music to nationalism, and specifically in relation to Britten's association with folksongs. It is important to ponder as wide a context as possible ... More


To Sleep with Anger <i>(1990)</i>

James Naremore

in Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520285521
eISBN:
9780520960954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285521.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses one of Burnett’s major achievements and the first of his films to be made under relatively normal Hollywood production circumstances. To Sleep with Anger tells the story of ... More


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