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Transportation, Communication, Information:: Mass and Speed

Vaclav Smil

in Transforming the Twentieth Century: Volume 2: Technical Innovations and Their Consequences

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195168754
eISBN:
9780199783601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168755.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Private transportation was transformed by mass ownership of automobiles while long-distance public transport benefited from new high-speed trains and from affordable flying. Freight transportation ... More


Cheese and Olives, Bottles and Cups: Notes on Measure Phrases and Container Phrases

Hagit Borer

in Structuring Sense Volume I: In Name Only

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263905
eISBN:
9780191718182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263905.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter examines Hebrew classifiers and partitive structures, elaborating further the interaction between the assignment of range and grammatical variation. Grocerese nominals and container ... More


The 1980s Users' Performance in the 1990s

Glenn Yago and Susanne Trimbath

in Beyond Junk Bonds: Expanding High Yield Markets

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195149234
eISBN:
9780199871865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195149238.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Case studies are presented of five high‐yield US companies and the strategies they have pursued to maximize the value of their assets, labor force, products and markets. The examples show how ... More


Beyond Absolute Time and Space: From Representation to Performativity in Rituals

Frédérique Apffel-Marglin

in Subversive Spiritualities: How Rituals Enact the World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199793853
eISBN:
9780199919246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793853.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 9 elaborates a theory of ritual. The chapter argues that the ontology of time and space as universals, time as linear and space as a container, as given backdrops to human actions, render the ... More


Being in

Benjamin Morison

in On Location: Aristotle's Concept of Place

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247912
eISBN:
9780191598067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247919.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Something is said to be in a place, and so its place is one of the things in which it is. If x is in y, then y contains x. Something may contain something else either derivatively, or in its own ... More


Terrorism and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Natalie Klein

in Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199566532
eISBN:
9780191725197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566532.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the legal responses to threats to maritime security posed by terrorism and weapons of mass destruction (WMD). By way of background, it first explores the adoption of the 1988 ... More


Language and Sensory Orientations

Kathryn Linn Geurts

in Culture and the Senses: Bodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234550
eISBN:
9780520936546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234550.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents an inventory of sensory fields. It first searches for a possible category for “the senses,” and then considers some cultural categories and studies the domain of feeling in the ... More


Taming the Memoryscape

Lisa Yoneyama

in Hiroshima Traces: Time, Space, and the Dialectics of Memory

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520085862
eISBN:
9780520914896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520085862.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the productive and transformative nature of space in relation to Hiroshima. It explains that the reformulated cityspace can provide a new “container of power” leading to new ... More


Ritual Management of Desire: The Reproduction of Sexuality

Barbara Goff

in Citizen Bacchae: Women's Ritual Practice in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520239982
eISBN:
9780520930582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239982.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

According to Greek medical writers' notion of female identity, women are figured predominantly as containers, and the sign of excess that governs their sexuality is shifted to the physiological ... More


A Thousand Words Is Worth a Picture: The Experiment of On Genesis, Against the Manichees

Michael Cameron

in Christ Meets Me Everywhere: Augustine’s Early Figurative Exegesis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199751297
eISBN:
9780199950584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751297.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Augustine deployed Ambrose's insight about Scripture's rhetorical character to refute the Manichees' dismissal of the “carnal” Old Testament. His first effort at biblical commentary demonstrated how ... More


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