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Introduction

Rebecca M. Empson

in Harnessing Fortune: Personhood, Memory and Place in Mongolia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264737
eISBN:
9780191753992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264737.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter begins with a description of a small district called Ashinga, in Hentii Province along the Mongolian-Russian border, where the author conducted her PhD fieldwork between ... More


The Ambiguous Power of Fire and Sites of Accumulation

Rebecca M. Empson

in Harnessing Fortune: Personhood, Memory and Place in Mongolia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264737
eISBN:
9780191753992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264737.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In Ashinga's district centre, wealth is increasingly visible in the form of people's elaborately constructed wooden houses. This chapter shows that these static displays have, over the past decade, ... More


The Black Uprising after King's Assassination in 1968

Janet L. Abu-Lughod

in Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195328752
eISBN:
9780199944057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328752.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

One might use the military phrase “low-intensity war” to describe the interim period between the mid-1950s and mid-1960s in Chicago, during which there were forays and retreats but few confrontations ... More


Two Patterns of Age Progression in Adolescent Crime

Franklin E. Zimring and Jeffrey Fagan

in American Juvenile Justice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195181166
eISBN:
9780199943302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181166.003.0034
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter shows that the widely acknowledged fact that rates of crime peak in the late teen years should not be regarded as a single pattern of increase in the middle teen years followed by a peak ... More


The Iron House, the Men in Bags, and the Severed Head

Patrick Sims‐Williams

in Irish Influence on Medieval Welsh Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588657
eISBN:
9780191595431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588657.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter (continuing from Chapter 9) begins with the Iron House story in Branwen. Arson in medieval life and literature is discussed, with special reference to Norse material and the Irish sagas ... More


The Mentor, Whip and Mirror of the Town

Roy Morris, Jr.

in Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad Company

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126280
eISBN:
9780199854165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126280.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

After almost a decade of war and wandering during those times, Ambrose Bierce found himself in early 1867 marooned and jobless in San Francisco. By the mid-1860s, San Francisco grew from a sleepy ... More


Law

Christopher B. Strain

in Burning Faith: Church Arson in the American South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032399
eISBN:
9780813038919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032399.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyzes the government's response to the arsons. The government responded vigorously to allegations of white racists burning black churches in the South. When publicity about the church ... More


Little Zion: A Church Baptized by Fire

Shelly O'Foran

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830482
eISBN:
9781469606118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876664_o_foran
Subject:
History, African-American History

The arson attacks in early 2006 on a number of small Baptist churches in rural Alabama recalled the rash of burnings at dozens of predominantly black houses of worship in the South during the ... More


Arson, Threats of Arson, and Incivility in Early Modern England

BERNARD CAPP

in Civil Histories: Essays Presented to Sir Keith Thomas

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207108
eISBN:
9780191677496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207108.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the social history of arson, and of threats and suspicions, in the context of the civilizing process in early modern England. ... More


The arson attack on the office of British chargé d'affaires and the murder of Lam Bun

Gary Ka-wai Cheung

in Hong Kong's Watershed: The 1967 Riots

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090897
eISBN:
9789882207011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090897.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

The colonial government considered that “seditious” articles published by leftist newspapers had undermined public morale and was eager to take action against them. Governor Trench had suggested ... More


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