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The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Andrei A. Znamenski

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

For the past forty years shamanism has drawn increasing attention among the general public and academics. So far no one has tried to understand why and how Western intellectual and popular culture ... More


Epilogue

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This epilogue looks at the growing popularity of the shamanism idiom and the correlation with the emergence of neo-shamanism to anti-modern sentiments in Western intellectual culture. Since the ... More


Society, philosophy, and religion. Spaemann and the dialectic of anti‐modernism

Holger Zaborowski

in Robert Spaemann's Philosophy of the Human Person: Nature, Freedom, and the Critique of Modernity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576777
eISBN:
9780191722295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576777.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter scrutinizes Spaemann's (published) doctoral dissertation, paying particular attention to his interpretation of the dialectic of Bonald's counter-revolutionary writings and to the way ... More


Challenging the Modern: Conservative Revolution in German Music, 1918-1933

Nicholas Attfield

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266137
eISBN:
9780191865206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266137.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book challenges commonplace conceptions of musical conservatism during Germany’s Weimar Republic (1918–33). Its primary goal is to offer scrutiny of uncritical links often made by musicologists ... More


The Discourse of Anti-Relativism in the Political Thought of the Catholic Church

Carlo Invernizzi Accetti

in Relativism and Religion: Why Democratic Societies Do Not Need Moral Absolutes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170789
eISBN:
9780231540377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170789.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter provides a history of the discourse of anti-relativism in the political thought of the Catholic Church, from the first recorded usage of the term in 1884 to the present day.


The Wedge of Intelligent Design: Retrograde Science, Schooling, and Society

Barbara Forrest and Paul R. Gross

in Scientific Values and Civic Virtues

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195172256
eISBN:
9780199835546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195172256.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The rejection of evolution in favor of creation by a supernatural deity is not the only feature of intelligent design creationism that marks it as a religious movement. Its integral but lesser known ... More


Weimar culture and its others

Nicholas Attfield

in Challenging the Modern: Conservative Revolution in German Music, 1918-1933

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266137
eISBN:
9780191865206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266137.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter begins with the post-1945 concept of ‘Weimar culture’, and, through a critique of an article by Michael Kater, considers the concept’s tendency to divide the era into two ... More


Between Modernism and Antimodernism

Ehrhard Bahr

in Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251281
eISBN:
9780520933804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251281.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For the Prague poet and novelist Franz Werfel, the year 1933 was not the occasion of a definite rupture, as it was for the other artists, writers, and intellectuals from Germany. This was in part ... More


Renegade Modernism: Alfred Döblin’s Novel Karl and Rosa

Ehrhard Bahr

in Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251281
eISBN:
9780520933804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251281.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Alfred Döblin, the least known of all the German exile writers in Los Angeles, departed from modernism in his exile works in tandem with his conversion to Roman Catholicism in 1941. After the burning ... More


A Usable Past

in Jewish Dogs: An Image and Its Interpreters

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752817
eISBN:
9780804767897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752817.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

To advance the glory of martyrs, the early Bollandists perpetuated the medieval vision that Jews were a constant threat. In particular, they perpetuated the idea that martyrdom often went hand in ... More


Antimodernism as the Rhetoric of Steampunk Anime: Fullmetal Alchemist, Technological Anxieties, and Controlling the Machine

Elizabeth Birmingham

in Clockwork Rhetoric: The Language and Style of Steampunk

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460919
eISBN:
9781626740532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460919.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Although not all steampunk texts—whether fiction, television, or film—embrace a rhetoric of anti-modernism, this chapter argues that Full Metal Alchemist does; that it reflects the preoccupations of ... More


Civilization Itself Consents: Disciplining Bodies in Imperial Suburbia, 1861–1914

Coll Thrush

in Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300206302
eISBN:
9780300224863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300206302.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter considers two moments—an ethnographic display of military regimentation from the third quarter of the nineteenth century, and an anti-modern jeremiad from the first years of the ... More


The Connotations of an Idea: On the basic connotations of the term Latin America, though said connotations are further elucidated as the essay unfolds and are only stated baldly here

Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo

in Latin America: The Allure and Power of an Idea

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226443065
eISBN:
9780226443232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226443232.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 1 advances a summary of the basic historical and contemporary connotations of the term Latin America --which are further explored in the following chapters. Among others, the chapter ... More


Heidegger’s Religious Provenance:: Kulturkampf and the Modernist Crisis

Wolfe Judith

in Heidegger's Eschatology: Theological Horizons in Martin Heidegger's Early Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680511
eISBN:
9780191760549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680511.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses Heidegger’s religious provenance in Southern Germany inthe aftermath of Vatican I. It outlines the main developments of Catholic ecclesiastical history during the German ... More


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