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Commentary 6.7: Tipping Points and ‘Too Difficult Boxes’

Charles Clarke

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Faced with complex and wicked problems, even well-established governments seek delay and denial when contemplating ‘Too Difficult Boxes’. Failing to grasp the nettle of change brings society nearer ... More


Is Dance a Man's Sport Too?: The Performance of Athletic‐Coded Masculinity on the Concert Dance Stage *

Maura Keefe

in When Men Dance: Choreographing Masculinities Across Borders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386691
eISBN:
9780199863600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386691.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

Maura Keefe argues that choreographers in the United States have very often drawn inspiration and themes from the world of sports, leaning especially on the image of the male athlete as a key iconic ... More


On The Very Idea of Concept Grounding: Thinking Too Big

Caroline Jenkins

in Grounding Concepts: An Empirical Basis for Arithmetical Knowledge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231577
eISBN:
9780191716102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231577.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter focuses on objections to the claim that arithmetical concepts are empirically grounded. It argues that the most common form of objection to projects of this type is based upon a failure ... More


Conclusion

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

After a brief overview of the book, its main conclusions are stated. 1. Theism is not a meaningful theory. So we should become particular semantic atheists. 2. If we assume for the sake of argument ... More


Perspectives on Dodd-Frank and Finance

Paul H. Schultz (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028035
eISBN:
9780262325929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028035.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Leading scholars in economics, finance and law, along with regulators and practitioners, discuss Dodd-Frank and financial regulation. The origins of the Dodd-Frank Act in the financial crisis and ... More


Nietzsche's Journey to Sorrento: Genesis of the Philosophy of the Free Spirit

Paolo D'Iorio

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226164564
eISBN:
9780226288659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288659.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Nietzsche's Journey to Sorrento situates the turning point in Nietzsche's philosophy at the moment of his 1876 sabbatical in Sorrento. Nietzsche traveled to Southern Italy, accompanied by his friends ... More


The 2008 Global Crisis

Assaf Razin

in Understanding Global Crises: An Emerging Paradigm

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028592
eISBN:
9780262327701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028592.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The 2008 global financial crisis thus was not just a garden-variety, white swan, business cycle event. It was a long time coming, and prospects for a repetition depend on whether underlying ... More


The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta

Maurice J. Hobson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635354
eISBN:
9781469635378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635354.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

For more than a century, the city of Atlanta has been associated with black achievement in education, business, politics, media, and music, earning it the nickname “the black Mecca.” Atlanta’s long ... More


The Predictive Power of Theism

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Theism can be a theory or existential hypothesis to be confirmed by empirical evidence only if it has some predictive power. Theists should (and do) prefer a purely logical definition of predictive ... More


The Immunization of Theism

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Natural theologians who aim at confirming the theistic hypothesis by adducing empirical evidence are confronted by the dilemma of God-of-the-gaps. Either theism predicts no specific phenomena at all, ... More


Nucleus of the Milky Way

Stephen Teo

in Director in Action

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098398
eISBN:
9789882206823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098398.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes a cluster of action films that Johnnie To produced for Milkyway Image, the production company that he founded in 1996. It starts with a discussion with Beyond Hypothermia, a ... More


The Moosʼlim Dynasties in Egypt.

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter gives an account of the conquest of Egypt by the Arabs; and the subsequent changes in its government. It talks about the Viceroys appointed by the Khalee'fehs, the Dynasty of the Ben'ee ... More


The Pacific Rim

David Martin-Jones

in Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity: Narrative Time in National Contexts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622443
eISBN:
9780748651085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622443.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines three films from Asian Pacific Rim countries: Too Many Ways to be Number One (Hong Kong, 1997), Chaos (Japan, 1999) and Peppermint Candy (South Korea, 2000), which are singled ... More


Shattered Transition: The Reordering of Kyrgyz Society

Mathijs Pelkmans

in Fragile Conviction: Changing Ideological Landscapes in Urban Kyrgyzstan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705137
eISBN:
9781501708381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705137.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines shifts in Kyrgyzstan's ideological landscape. It considers public events that are suggestive of the rhythms of Kyrgyz political life, and the issues that fueled collective ... More


Joe’s Baby

A. T. McKenna

in Showman of the Screen: Joseph E. Levine and His Revolutions in Film Promotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168715
eISBN:
9780813168814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168715.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides a detailed account of Levine’s production of A Bridge Too Far. The film was his labor of love and by far the biggest undertaking of his career. The chapter examines how Levine ... More


Objects of Return

Marianne Hirsch

in The Global and the Intimate: Feminism in Our Time

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231154499
eISBN:
9780231520843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231154499.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the incongruities, implausibilities, and impossibilities, as well as the fractured shapes characterizing the impulse to return and its narrative and visual enactments, by ... More


Portentous arrangements: Bernard Herrmann and <i>The Man Who Knew Too Much</i>

Murray Pomerance

in Partners in Suspense: Critical Essays on Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719095863
eISBN:
9781526121066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095863.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

While Herrmann's twenty-four successful and one failed collaboration with Hitchcock – including films and television programs – featured compositional scoring to some degree, Herrmann's work on The ... More


Macroeconomic Theory and Recent Events

Kartik B. Athreya

in Big Ideas in Macroeconomics: A Nontechnical View

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019736
eISBN:
9780262314404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019736.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The financial crisis of 2007–2008 and subsequent recession have been the most wrenching economic events since the Great Depression. As of this writing, these events appear global in scope, sharply ... More


Too Much Commerce Man? shannon Wheeler and the Ironies of the “Rebel Cell”

James Lyons

in The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737929
eISBN:
9781604737936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737929.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines how the cultural currency of nonconformity that alternative comics profess might reap the very financial rewards they mock. It cites Shannon Wheeler’s Too Much Coffee Man as an ... More


“Whatever Will Be, Will Be”: Gender Equality and the Music of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

Joshua Neumann

in Anxiety Muted: American Film Music in a Suburban Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199936151
eISBN:
9780190204662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936151.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The 1956 remake of The Man Who Knew Too Much, the only film Alfred Hitchcock ever revisited, elucidates what is perhaps a unique gesture of solidarity and sympathy with the social status of the ... More


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