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What Not to Say: How to Act around Grievers

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0026
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses how to act appropriately around grieving individuals, describing the case of Shula, a mother grieving over the death of her son, and who received discouraging words from her ... More


Publicly Questioning Need: Food, Safety, and Comfort

Nina Eliasoph

in Making Volunteers: Civic Life after Welfare's End

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147093
eISBN:
9781400838820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147093.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter focuses on the desires that organizers are at pains to avoid referring to as “needs”: food, safety, and comfort. Part of an organizer's job is to make participants question their ... More


Martin Luther *: Literal Prophecies Redeployed

G. Sujin Pak

in The Judaizing Calvin: Sixteenth-Century Debates over the Messianic Psalms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195371925
eISBN:
9780199870981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371925.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 2 begins with a description of the significance of the Psalms in Luther's life, theology, and exegesis. It argues that Luther remains in keeping with the antecedent interpretive tradition by ... More


Fear and Its Opposites in the History of Emotions

Max Weiss

in Facing Fear: The History of an Emotion in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153599
eISBN:
9781400845248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153599.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book examines the “problem” of fear in its intellectual, social, and political incarnations. It situates fear in world-historical terms, thus breaking new ground in the historical and cultural ... More


Making Home at the Śrī Rājarājeśwarī Pīṭham

Corinne G. Dempsey

in The Goddess Lives in Upstate New York: Breaking Convention and Making Home at a North American Hindu Temple

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195187298
eISBN:
9780199784547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187296.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter brings “home” the image of the temple most commonly invoked by inner core members, all of whom have been unmoored, at some level, from their cultural or religious heritage. Although ... More


France 1848–1945: Volume Two: Intellect, Taste and Anxiety

Theodore Zeldin

Published in print:
1977
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198221258
eISBN:
9780191678424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221258.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book is a history of the French, covering the period 1848–1945, which tries to explain their idiosyncrasies, enthusiasms, and prejudices. It goes beyond the recital of events to investigate ... More


Interested in Big Things and Happy in Small Ways

Ann Burack-Weiss

in The Lioness in Winter: Writing an Old Woman's Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231151849
eISBN:
9780231525336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151849.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter considers the daily life of the aging. Themes include roles in late life, the inner life of old women, comfort in late life, and structured days in late life.


Explaining Cultural and Sex Differences in Responses to Supportive Communication: A Dual-Process Approach

Brant R. Burleson and Lisa K. Hanasono

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Men and women, as well as members of different cultural groups, respond somewhat differently to the social and emotional support they receive. In particular, women discriminate somewhat more finely ... More


Distraction and Incentives

Abhijit V. Banerjee and Sendhil Mullainathan

in Dimensions of Economic Theory and Policy: Essays for Anjan Mukherji

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198073970
eISBN:
9780199081615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073970.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Efficiency wages have been proposed as a means to increase productivity by paying people higher than their outside option. In development economics, this means that paying workers higher wages will ... More


Final reflections

Vladimir Rys

in Reinventing social security worldwide: Back to essentials

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426413
eISBN:
9781447303176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426413.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This concluding chapter discusses the lessons that have been learned from lifelong observation of the workings of social security. It tries to identify a specific number of fundamentals that are ... More


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