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Introduction

Hugh McLeod

in The Religious Crisis of the 1960s

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199298259
eISBN:
9780191711619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298259.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the changes that occurred in the religions history of the Western world during the ‘long 1960s’, a period which lasted from 1958 to 1974. Four ... More


Trade, Ottoman Merchants, and Western Goods: Rise of the Commercial Bourgeoisie

Fatma Müge Göçek

in Rise of the Bourgeoisie, Demise of Empire: Ottoman Westernization and Social Change

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195099256
eISBN:
9780199854547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099256.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The chapter studies the effects of the developing commerce with the Western world on the Ottoman social structure during the 18th and 19th centuries. Emerging as a principal social group to form ... More


Queering the Post-<i>L Word</i> Shane in the “Garden of Eden”: Chinese Fans’ Gossip about Katherine Moennig

Jing Jamie Zhao

in Boys' Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390809
eISBN:
9789888390441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390809.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter presents a critical analysis of Chinese fans’ queer gossip discourse surrounding the American actress Katherine Moennig, most famous still for her breakthrough role as a butch lesbian ... More


Crusading Peace: Christendom, the Muslim World, and Western Political Order

Tomaz Mastnak

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226357
eISBN:
9780520925991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226357.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book's provocative analysis of the roots of peacemaking in the Western world elucidates struggles for peace that took place in the high and late Middle Ages. The author traces the ways that ... More


Entry

Marcello Carmagnani

in The Other West: Latin America from Invasion to Globalization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247987
eISBN:
9780520947511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247987.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

America's entry into the Western world is the result of a process whose first phase is from the discovery by Christopher Columbus in 1942 from 1570. Latin America became Westernized because of its ... More


The American Divergence, the Modern Western World and the Paradigmatisation of History

Aurea Mota

in African, American and European Trajectories of Modernity: Past Oppression, Future Justice?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474400404
eISBN:
9781474412476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400404.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter reconstructs the conceptual, rather than geographical, separation of ‘the Americas’ into a North America and a South America with distinct sociopolitical connotations. More specifically, ... More


Conclusion

Anne Witchard

in Lao She in London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139606
eISBN:
9789882208643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139606.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

After the international success of Rickshaw Boy, Lao She returned from the US to Mao's China in 1949 with high hopes. Welcomed back by his comrade from Chongqing days, Zhou Enlai, he was accorded the ... More


Demographic Change and Long-Run Development

Matteo Cervellati and Uwe Sunde (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036627
eISBN:
9780262341660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036627.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Over the last two hundred years, mortality and fertility levels in the Western world have dropped to unprecedented levels. This demographic transition was accompanied by an economic transition that ... More


Intimacy and Ageing: New Relationships in Later Life

Torbjörn Bildtgård and Peter Öberg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447326496
eISBN:
9781447326526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326496.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

To repartner in later life is increasingly common in large parts of the Western world. This book addresses the gap in knowledge about late life repartnering and provides a comprehensive map of the ... More


Conclusion

Michael J. Lewis

in City of Refuge: Separatists and Utopian Town Planning

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171814
eISBN:
9781400884315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171814.003.0008
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This concluding chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. It argues that the cities of refuge examined in this book were intended to be sanctuaries from the modern world, but ... More


“Girling” at the Parlor Piano

Ruth A. Solie

in Music in Other Words: Victorian Conversations

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238459
eISBN:
9780520930063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238459.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter sheds light on how cultural developments have changed the thinking of bourgeois society of not allowing women into music field. One of the many enormous social changes which resulted ... More


Bases of Human Rights in Hinduism

Arvind Sharma

in Hinduism and Human Rights: A Conceptual Approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195665857
eISBN:
9780199082025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195665857.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the foundations of human rights in the Western world, as a prelude to identifying their bases, if any, in Hinduism. Four foundations of human rights can be identified in the ... More


Hellenistic History: Prologue to Revolution

Keith Roberts

in The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153270
eISBN:
9780231526852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153270.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The markets and businesses that supplied democratic Greek city-states might well have remained a regional curiosity had Alexander the Great and his successors not wrought a social and economic ... More


How and Why the West Has Lost Confidence in Its Foundational Political Principles

Thomas L. Pangle

in Religion, the Enlightenment, and the New Global Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150071
eISBN:
9780231526623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150071.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks into how the Western world has forgotten the Christian tradition of natural law which forms the basis of current law systems. Today, very few remain aware of the profound arguments ... More


Why Keynes Underestimated Consumption and Overestimated Leisure for the Long Run

Gary S. Becker and Luis Rayo

in Revisiting Keynes: Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162494
eISBN:
9780262281331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162494.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter underscores a number of problems in Keynes’s discussion of the long-term economic future of the Western world. What is primarily discussed here is his neglect of the positive ... More


My Debut

Eliza Potter

in A Hairdresser's Experience in High Life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833353
eISBN:
9781469605319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898666_potter.7
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter provides a sketch of the author' s experiences up to the present time. Raised in New York, Eliza Potter went out at an early age to earn her living, in the service of people of ton. For ... More


Levels of the Rule of Law: On the Possibility of Exporting a Western Achievement

Dieter Grimm

in Constitutionalism: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198766124
eISBN:
9780191829277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766124.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter deals with the rule of law as one of the basic components of constitutionalism. It asks whether the rule of law can be transferred from the Western world where it emerged to a different ... More


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