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The Madman's Middle Way: Reflections on Reality of the Tibetan Monk Gendun Chopel

Donald S. Lopez Jr.

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226493169
eISBN:
9780226493220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493220.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Gendun Chopel is considered the most important Tibetan intellectual of the twentieth century. His life spanned the two defining moments in modern Tibetan history: the entry into Lhasa by British ... More


Street Style: Dress in John Gay's Trivia

Aileen Ribeiro

in Walking the Streets of Eighteenth-Century London: John Gay's Trivia (1716)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280728
eISBN:
9780191700149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280728.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter deals with material culture using John Gay's poem Trivia: or, the Art of Walking the Streets of London as a visual source. It shows how clothes were important in ways that were ... More


The Aesthetic Animal

Henrik Hogh-Olesen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190927929
eISBN:
9780190927950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927929.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The Aesthetic Animal answers the ultimate questions of why we adorn ourselves; embellish our things and surroundings; and produce art, music, song, dance, and fiction. Humans are aesthetic animals ... More


Crafting the Body Beautiful: Performing Social Identity at Santa Isabel, Nicaragua

Geoffrey G. McCafferty and Sharisse D. McCafferty

in Mesoamerican Figurines: Small-Scale Indices of Large-Scale Social Phenomena

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033303
eISBN:
9780813039350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033303.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In agency-based archaeology, a theoretical trend fosters a great interest in how the human body serves as a venue for negotiating and expressing social identity. Archaeological evidence may thus be ... More


Hybridity? Change? Continuity? Survival?: Biodistance and the Identity of Colonial Burials from Magdalena de Cao Viejo, Chicama Valley, Peru

Alejandra Ortiz, Melissa S. Murphy, Jason Toohey, and Catherine Gaither

in Colonized Bodies, Worlds Transformed: Toward a Global Bioarchaeology of Contact and Colonialism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813060750
eISBN:
9780813051918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060750.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Ortiz and co-authors assemble diverse lines of evidence, namely biodistance data, mortuary patterns, ethnobotanical and zooarchaeological data, dress, and adornment from Magdalena de Cao during the ... More


Female beauty: Khemā

Alice Collett

in Lives of Early Buddhist Nuns: Biographies as History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199459070
eISBN:
9780199086375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199459070.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

As the most salient feature of Khemā’s biography is her obsession with her own appearance, this chapter focuses on female beauty. The notion of beauty is discussed with emphasis on the relationship ... More


Embodied meanings: The ‘right’ hand in the north-western provinces

Hella Eckardt

in Objects and Identities: Roman Britain and the North-Western Provinces

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199693986
eISBN:
9780191804854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693986.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on an object type associated with the body and female adornment in the Roman Empire's northern provinces, particularly Britain: a hairpin decorated with the image of a right hand ... More


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