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Medieval Single Women: The Politics of Social Classification in Late Medieval England

Cordelia Beattie

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199283415
eISBN:
9780191712616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283415.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book is a focused study of the use of the category ‘single woman’ in late medieval England. In a culture in which marriage was the desirable norm and virginity was particularly prized in ... More


Social Security Reform

Peter A. Diamond

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199247899
eISBN:
9780191697692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247899.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Public and Welfare

Social security systems are being reviewed and changed in many countries around the world. This book considers some of the key policy issues for design of a social security reform, as well as ... More


Conclusion: Cultural Intersections

Cordelia Beattie

in Medieval Single Women: The Politics of Social Classification in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199283415
eISBN:
9780191712616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283415.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This conclusion reflects on how the power of classification resides as much in language, in dominant cultural ideas that influence and inflect language use, as with individual classifiers. Key ... More


The Victorians and Old Age

Karen Chase

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564361
eISBN:
9780191722592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564361.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book examines old age as it was culturally constructed in the 19th century. It begins with the agitated relations set in motion when the increasing number of elderly people unable to provide ... More


Two Fundamental Types of Specification

Joseph Pilsner

in The Specification of Human Actions in St Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199286058
eISBN:
9780191603808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286051.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In order to understand the specification of human action, it is helpful to explore the specification of two other kinds of realities: natural corporeal beings and natural motions. For Aquinas, a ... More


Basic concepts

Sergry V. Krivovichev

in Structural Crystallography of Inorganic Oxysalts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199213207
eISBN:
9780191707117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213207.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

This chapter introduces basic concepts in structural chemistry relevant to the description and interpretation of structures of inorganic oxysalts. It starts from the structural classification of ... More


Approaches to Difference in the US Environmental Movement: Classification Schemes, Hegemonic Definitions, and Singular Motivations

David Schlosberg

in Environmental Justice and the New Pluralism: The Challenge of Difference for Environmentalism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256419
eISBN:
9780191600203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256411.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Attention to the environmental movement does not guarantee a sense of respect for its diversity, so this chapter is dedicated to a study of the limitations inherent in various approaches to the study ... More


Conclusion

Benjamin Gidron, Stanley N. Katz, and Yeheskel Hasenfeld

in Mobilizing for Peace: Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Israel/Palestine

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125924
eISBN:
9780199833894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195125924.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This study of peace and conflict‐resolution organizations (P/CROs) in South Africa, Northern Ireland, and Israel/Palestine faced several methodological challenges: it had to define P/CROs, draw on ... More


The Chinese Buddhist Canon Through the Ages: Essential Categories and Critical Issues in the Study of a Textual Tradition

Jiang Wu

in Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia: The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171601
eISBN:
9780231540193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171601.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 1 offers an overview of the canon in history and the basic knowledge about the Chinese canon to orient the reader.


The Senior Civil Service in Belgium

Marleen Brans and Annie Hondeghem

in Bureaucratic Elites in Western European States: A Comparative Analysis of Top Officials

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294467
eISBN:
9780191600067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294468.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The Belgian senior civil service is in transition, with external pressures clearly pushing the government firmly towards a reform agenda and improving public confidence in the administrative system, ... More


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