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Introduction: ‘Happy Birthday, Romulus’

Micaela Janan

in Reflections in a Serpent's Eye: Thebes in Ovid's Metamorphoses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199556922
eISBN:
9780191721021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556922.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter introduces the book's methodology, centred upon the Law of the Father. For Lacan, the Father is an abstract principle of legislative, and punitive power, rather than a biological ... More


Syria and the Chemical Weapons Taboo: Exploiting the Forbidden

Michelle Bentley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526104717
eISBN:
9781526120861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526104717.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book analyses the Syria crisis and the role of chemical weapons, in relation to US foreign policy. The Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons and their subsequent elimination would dominate ... More


The Sex of Death and the Maternal Crypt

Elissa Marder

in The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240555
eISBN:
9780823240593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240555.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the concepts of death and mourning are gendered in the ancient world, in psychoanalytic theory, and in contemporary culture. It investigates the question of sexual ... More


Representation, Reproduction and Intention

Christopher Hutton

in Language, Meaning and the Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633500
eISBN:
9780748671489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633500.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter looks at legal dilemmas in relation to representation, and the question of how and whether law is concerned with the intention of the person producing or circulating an image. It looks ... More


The Raw and the Cooked in the Old/New World, or Talk to the Animals

Jay Geller

in Bestiarium Judaicum: Unnatural Histories of the Jews

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823275595
eISBN:
9780823277148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275595.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter engages another instrumentalization of Kafka’s animal figures for contemporary cultural-political ends, Jens Hanssen’s scavenged-together anti-Zionist reading of “Jackals and Arabs.” ... More


Conclusion

Anne C. Dailey

in Law and the Unconscious: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300188837
eISBN:
9780300190083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300188837.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The conclusion to this book situates the study of law and psychoanalysis in relationship to two dominant and related trends in legal thought: the behavioral law and economics movement and liberal ... More


Pedro Almodóvar: Spain’s Enfant Terrible

Emanuel Levy, Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, and John Waters

in Gay Directors, Gay Films?: Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231152761
eISBN:
9780231526531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152761.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Ch. 1 describes the career of Almodovar, Europe’s most Influential director, in terms of four phases, from flamboyant bad boy to director of mature melodramas to the maker of four consecutive ... More


Chemical Warfare in Yemen

Asher Orkaby

in Beyond the Arab Cold War: The International History of the Yemen Civil War, 1962-68

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190618445
eISBN:
9780190618476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618445.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History, World Modern History

Nasser’s “long-breath strategy” from 1966 through the end of 1967 was focused on maintaining the security of the strategic triangle while using fewer troops. Instead, an intensive bombing campaign ... More


The Science of Killing

Matthew Ford

in Weapon of Choice: Small Arms and the Culture of Military Innovation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190623869
eISBN:
9780190686574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190623869.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The central theme of this chapter is concerned with showing how scientists emerged as experts in lethality and the extent to which they could shape the engineering debates that evolved as different ... More


Freud, Bose, and the “Maternal Deity”

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Freud's India: Sigmund Freud and India's First Psychoanalyst Girindrasekhar Bose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878375
eISBN:
9780190878405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878375.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religion and Literature

Chapter 5 treats Bose’s discussion of “the sources of the maternal deity” by which, conjointly with his treatment of “the Oedipus mother,” he challenged Freud in a 1929 letter. The key text is Bose’s ... More


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