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Incantation: European Attitudes toward Africanness in Jamaica

Dianne M. Stewart

in Three Eyes for the Journey: African Dimensions of the Jamaican Religious Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195154153
eISBN:
9780199835713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154150.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter analyzes European cultural attitudes toward African people and African religions, especially during the 18th and 19th centuries. It assesses in greater depth the standard European ... More


Placing Reading: Ancient Israel and Medieval Europe

Jonathan Boyarin

in The Ethnography of Reading

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079557
eISBN:
9780520913431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079557.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

“Reading” in ancient Jewish culture signifies an act that is oral, social, and collective, and, in Europe, one which belongs to a private or semiprivate social space. By studying the structure of the ... More


Conclusion

S.N. Balagangadhara

in Reconceptualizing India Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198082965
eISBN:
9780199081936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082965.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

The book concludes with an address to the contemporary generations of Indians, both in India and in the diaspora. It argues that, so far, Indians have taken over the European descriptions of their ... More


Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Celts and Europe

Bernhard Maier

in The Celts: A History from Earliest Times to the Present

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748616053
eISBN:
9780748672219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616053.003.0026
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter looks back and reflects on the problems of the modern term ‘Celtic’. It suggests that the present inflationary trend in the use of the adjective ‘Celtic’ is due firstly to a deliberately ... More


Communications

T. C. W. BLANNING

in The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture: Old Regime Europe 1660–1789

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227458
eISBN:
9780191678707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227458.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter begins by evaluating the forces of war, plague, and famine — which eroded the dominance of the courtly absolutist culture of France. It then examines Gersaint’s shop-sign and notes that ... More


Israeli Musical Life

Benjamin Brinner

in Playing across a Divide: Israeli-Palestinian Musical Encounters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195395945
eISBN:
9780199852666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395945.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The courtyard of the Hebrew Union College in West Jerusalem fills with a mix of Israeli adults and rowdy Colorado teenagers on a summer trip to Israel. Rows of plastic armchairs face a temporary ... More


Progress

Gordon Graham

in The Shape of the Past: A Philosophical Approach to History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192892553
eISBN:
9780191670619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192892553.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the first of specific types of the construction of grand narrative, that is ‘progress’. The desire for, and belief in, historical progress has always been found in human ... More


In Tending Scotland

Cairns Craig

in Intending Scotland: Explorations in Scottish Culture since the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637133
eISBN:
9780748653478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637133.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter tests the development of contemporary theories of the nation and of national identity — such as Benedict Anderson's concept of ‘imagined communities’ — against Scottish experience. It ... More


Part II: Songs of primitive peoples

Carl Stumpf

in The Origins of Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695737
eISBN:
9780191742286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695737.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter presents Part II of Carl Stumpf's The Origins of Music, which analyses of melodies from non-European cultures to demonstrate the psychological principles of tonal organization. It ... More


Finding a Witchcraft

Ronald Hutton

in The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207443
eISBN:
9780191677670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207443.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores a major shift of opinion in world history which occurred in the 17th and 18th centuries, when the majority of Europe's social, political, and intellectual elites moved from ... More


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