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The Future of the Present: Rethinking the Post-colonial Project *

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/9780198082965.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter probes the phenomenon of post-Orientalism in order to answer the question: what next after Edward Said’s Orientalism? Said’s work has been of crucial importance to Indian intellectuals ... More


Non‐Western Art and Art's Definition

Stephen Davies

in Philosophical Perspectives on Art

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199202423
eISBN:
9780191708541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202423.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Without much discussion, most philosophers of art have confined their attention to Western fine art. There is good reason, however, to think that art is pan-cultural and ancient, and frequently ... More


Empire, Media, and the Autonomous Woman: A Feminist Critique of Postcolonial Thought

Esha Niyogi De

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072553
eISBN:
9780199080915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072553.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Drawing lessons from the intersection of literature, photography, cinema, television, dance-drama, and ethnography, this book presents a unique analysis of Indian activist thought spread over two ... More


 Blacks and Jews the Archetypal “Others”

Edith Bruder

in The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195333565
eISBN:
9780199868889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores encounters between European and non-European that raises questions of “difference” and “otherness”. It argues that Europeans, when absorbing the newly discovered lands in ... More


Early Christian Thought and the Classical Tradition

Henry Chadwick

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266730
eISBN:
9780191683077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266730.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The historian of Western culture cannot travel far without discovering that the roots of many 20th-century questions lie in the ancient dialogue between the early Christians and culture of the old ... More


Divine and Contingent Order

Thomas F. Torrance

Published in print:
1981
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266587
eISBN:
9780191683053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266587.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The aim of this book is to clarify the notions of contingence and contingent order in the context of modern thought, and thereby to carry forward the work of early Christian theology which first ... More


Understanding and Ontology in Traditional African Thought

Lee M. Brown

in African Philosophy: New and Traditional Perspectives

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195114409
eISBN:
9780199785827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019511440X.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This essay discusses how ontological commitments within modern Western culture are no less problematic than those within traditional African cultures. Each posits unobservable entities to explain the ... More


Homeric Effects in Vergil's Narrative

Alessandro Barchiesi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161815
eISBN:
9781400852482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161815.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The study of Homeric imitations in Vergil has one of the longest traditions in Western culture, starting from the very moment the Aeneid was circulated. This is the first English translation of one ... More


 On “Defundamentalizing” Fundamentalists

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding chapter points out some of the negative consequences of scriptural fundamentalisms such as homophobia, gender inequality; religious intolerance; self‐righteousness; intellectual ... More


Missionaries and Prophets

Philip Jenkins

in The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146165
eISBN:
9780199834341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146166.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the nature of the religious changes involved in successful Christian missions and the resulting expansion of Christianity in Asia and Africa: success that is impossible to ... More


East Is East and West Is West? Values and Styles of Communication in Foreign-Invested Enterprises in China

Sim Liang

in Discourses of Cultural China in the Globalizing Age

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099128
eISBN:
9789882206847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099128.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter argues for identifying a synergistic communication model integrating the strengths of both Eastern and Western cultures for the future of China. Nonetheless, much more work needs to be ... More


Domination

Marilyn Strathern

in The Gender of the Gift: Problems with Women and Problems with Society in Melanesia

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064232
eISBN:
9780520910713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064232.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents an adjunct of Western ideas about the role society plays in life. Western metaphors of social discourse and domination take for granted an interlocution between thinking, acting ... More


Europe and the Islamic World: A History

John Tolan, Henry Laurens, and Gilles Veinstein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147055
eISBN:
9781400844753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147055.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book sheds light on the shared roots of Islamic and Western cultures and on the richness of their inextricably intertwined histories, refuting once and for all the misguided notion of a “clash ... More


From Modernity to Tradition: Western Food in Late Qing and Early Republican Shanghai

in Culinary Nostalgia: Regional Food Culture and the Urban Experience in Shanghai

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760126
eISBN:
9780804787468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760126.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter illustrates that city residents even made Western food culture into a vehicle for shoring up a neo traditional sense of Chinese culture. Shanghai's Western restaurants became a ... More


Jeffrey Alexander on the Response to the Holocaust

Nathan Glazer

in Remembering the Holocaust: A Debate

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195326222
eISBN:
9780199944064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326222.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter suggests that Jeffrey Alexander impressively demonstrates that the initial understanding of the events of the Holocaust reduced the killings to a subordinate element in a great and ... More


Refuge of the Honored: Social Organization in a Japanese Retirement Community

Yasuhito Kinoshita

Christie Kiefer (ed.)

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520075955
eISBN:
9780520911789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520075955.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Faced with the decline of the traditional family and the explosive growth of the over-sixty-five population, the Japanese are looking for new ways to care for their elders. This study documents the ... More


Youth Politics in East Germany: The Free German Youth Movement 1946-1968

Alan McDougall

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276271
eISBN:
9780191706028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276271.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In communist East Germany, young people constituted the social group for whom the ruling authorities had the highest hopes — and in whom they were most frequently and bitterly disappointed. In this ... More


Uncle Sam and the Goddess

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/9780198207443.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Religion

From the 1970s onward the United States, and not Britain, has been the world centre of modern paganism, exerting the greatest influence over its development, as over most forms of Western culture, ... More


Where Guangdong Meets Shanghai: Hong Kong Culture in a Trans-regional Context

May Bo Ching

in Hong Kong Mobile: Making a Global Population

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099180
eISBN:
9789882206984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099180.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

To evaluate Hong Kong's positioning for its residents, past and present, a regional cultural context is essential. By the 1920s, established Guangdong merchants in Shanghai patronized their native ... More


Spreading activation and dissociation: A cognitive mechanism for creative processing in music

Emery Schubert

in Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance and perception

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199568086
eISBN:
9780191731044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568086.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

From its evolutionary origins, our culture has organized and shaped the role of creativity in music. For example, many people in Western culture will agree that Beethoven was a creative genius, and ... More


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