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Symptoms of Postmodernity

Matti Bunzl

in Symptoms of Modernity: Jews and Queers in Late-Twentieth-Century Vienna

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238428
eISBN:
9780520937208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238428.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This concluding chapter situates the Austrian case in the context of Central Europe and the continent at large. It does so to propose a larger theoretical argument centered around the contention that ... More


Toward Disenchantment?

Michael D. Bailey

in Fearful Spirits, Reasoned Follies: The Boundaries of Superstition in Late Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451447
eISBN:
9780801467318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451447.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter first summarizes the key developments related to superstition which have been traced in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, before advancing the story of “medieval” superstition into ... More


Time and Knowledge

Prathama Banerjee

in Political Science: Volume 3: Indian Political Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198082224
eISBN:
9780199082452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082224.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the works about the relevance of time and knowledge in Indian political thought by Indian academics. It analyses works that question the purity, priority, and universality of ... More


A Syncretic Antiquity in Translation: Polis and Political Modernity in Conflict in Nineteenth-Century Greek Antigones*

Alexandra Lianeri

in Re-imagining the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672752
eISBN:
9780191774324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672752.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter studies nineteenth-century Greek translations of Antigone as an articulation of Greek modernity’s dual link to antiquity and European political modernity. It explores how translation ... More


Introduction

Malini Guha

in From Empire to the World: Migrant London and Paris in the Cinema

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748656462
eISBN:
9781474408585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748656462.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter examines a configuration that brings together globalization, urban space and the cinema, taking a series of contemporary films set in London and Paris as primary case ... More


The Liberal Dilemma: The Economic and the Social, and the Need for a European Contextualization of a Concept with Universal Pretensions

Bo Stråth

in Liberalism as Ideology: Essays in Honour of Michael Freeden

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600670
eISBN:
9780191738203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600670.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

There is not one liberalism but several, each of which has contributed to the modernity of Europe. The collection of arguments that we call liberalism reflects the deep historical diversity of ... More


Social Changes: “Dual” and “Incomplete” Societies

Ivan T. Berend

in History Derailed: Central and Eastern Europe in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232990
eISBN:
9780520932098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232990.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes the social changes in Central and Eastern Europe. “Dual” and “incomplete” societies represented both the dominant traditional characteristics and the new elements of a rather ... More


Black Modernism and the Making of the Twentieth Century: Paris, 1919

Tyler Stovall

in Afromodernisms: Paris, Harlem and the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748646401
eISBN:
9780748684410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646401.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter identifies the negotiations around the Treaty of Versailles as a shaping condition of European modernity, and as providing a foundation for the emergence of Afromodernist political and ... More


Fearful Spirits, Reasoned Follies: The Boundaries of Superstition in Late Medieval Europe

Michael D. Bailey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451447
eISBN:
9780801467318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451447.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Superstitions are commonplace in the modern world. Mostly, however, they evoke innocuous images of people reading their horoscopes or avoiding black cats. Certain religious practices might also come ... More


An Intellectual Crisis in Iran

Ali Mirsepassi

in Democracy in Modern Iran: Islam, Culture, and Political Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795644
eISBN:
9780814764398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795644.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter looks at the idea of the “university” and modern disciplinary knowledge as one of the institutions of European modernity in Iran. The emergence and development of sociology in Iran can ... More


Sheltering Women: Negotiating Gender and Violence in Northern Italy

Sonja Plesset

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753012
eISBN:
9780804767866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753012.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Residents of Parma, Italy pride themselves on their sophistication and connection to European modernity. But despite a reputation for civility, intimate partner violence continues to take place, ... More


Church, Nation and Race: Catholics and Antisemitism in Germany and England, 1918-45

Ulrike Ehret

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079436
eISBN:
9781781702017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079436.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book compares the worldviews and factors that promoted or, indeed, opposed anti-semitism amongst Catholics in Germany and England after the First World War. As a prequel to books on Hitler, ... More


Printing the Map, Making a Difference: Mapping the Cape of Good Hope, 1488–1652

Jerry Brotton

in Geography and Revolution

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226487335
eISBN:
9780226487359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487359.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter seeks to examine how early printed geography responded to cultural contact and encounter, and to analyze the ways in which printed maps constructed an anthropology of subject peoples ... More


“They are Ever Returning to Us, the Dead”: The Novels of W. G. Sebald

in The War Complex: World War II in Our Time

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226808550
eISBN:
9780226808796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226808796.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Sebald perceives the Holocaust as a profound recent historical catastrophe, even as a “unique” event that marks an important “before and after” in human history. But he also perceives it as an ... More


Introduction: For a Musicology of Karma and Reincarnation

Jim Sykes

in The Musical Gift: Sonic Generosity in Post-War Sri Lanka

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190912024
eISBN:
9780190912055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912024.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The introduction to The Musical Gift discusses problems (for music studies and the world at large) with assuming there is an inherent connection between music, the self, expression, and identity. The ... More


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