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The Fabric of Social Life: Mimicry, Fantasy, Fiction, and Morality

Alvin I. Goldman

in Simulating Minds: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Mindreading

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195138924
eISBN:
9780199786480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138929.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Many of our distinctively human social traits are interwoven with simulational propensities. A stroll through simulation-related topics includes the psychological underpinnings of social bonds, our ... More


Leopards and Chameleons

Ira W. Lit

in The Bus Kids: Children's Experiences with Voluntary Desegregation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300105797
eISBN:
9780300153279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300105797.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education

“Classroom chameleons” are students who adjust and adapt to the shifting demands of various settings in the school. Those who are able to camouflage their behaviors tend to be more effective in the ... More


In Search of Metaphors: Figuring What Cannot Be Defined

Sabine Arnaud

in On Hysteria: The Invention of a Medical Category between 1670 and 1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226275543
eISBN:
9780226275680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226275680.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

To compensate for the stated inadequacy of any definition, physicians agreed on how to characterize the pathology through their selection of metaphors. Images such as Proteus, the chameleon, and the ... More


Mechanical Phoenix

Andrew Gordon

in Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267855
eISBN:
9780520950313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267855.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates the process by which Japanese producers came to dominate home and world markets, and the Singer Sewing Machine Company's frustrated attempt to regain its dominant position. ... More


Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity

Eric Pianka

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234017
eISBN:
9780520939912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234017.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

From tiny to gigantic, from drab to remarkably beautiful, from harmless to venomous, lizards are spectacular products of natural selection. This book provides a comprehensive reference on lizards ... More


Iguanians

Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt

in Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234017
eISBN:
9780520939912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234017.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the morphology, phylogenetic relationships, distribution, and evolutionary history of iguanians. The Iguania is the sister taxon to all other lizards and contains three ... More


Introduction

S. J. Perry

in Chameleon Poet: R.S. Thomas and the Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199687336
eISBN:
9780191767074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687336.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

The opening chapter begins by setting the critical and commercial success of Song at the Year’s Turning (1955), the first of R.S. Thomas’s collections to be released by a London publisher, within the ... More


And What a Perfect Plot: Everyone Says I Love You and Zelig

Peter J. Bailey

in The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167190
eISBN:
9780813167862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167190.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In a comedic version of a bleaker plot element of Another Woman, Everyone Says I Love You has DJ inform her father about the erotic fantasies of a woman psychiatric patient to whom he’s erotically ... More


Bypassing Conscious Control: Media Violence, Unconscious Imitation, and Freedom of Speech

Susan Hurley

in Does Consciousness Cause Behavior?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162371
eISBN:
9780262281690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162371.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter examines conscious control in relation to violence in the media, unconscious imitation, and freedom of speech. In particular, it discusses whether public policy decisions such as the ... More


The Philippine Theatre’s Quest for a Hero(ine)

Catherine Diamond

in Communities of Imagination: Contemporary Southeast Asian Theatres

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835842
eISBN:
9780824871840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835842.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses how Philippine theatre does not follow a typical postcolonial model in which dramatists must choose between an indigenous but antiquated tradition and a modern but foreign ... More


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