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Contemporary poetry and classics

Oliver Taplin

in Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263235
eISBN:
9780191734328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263235.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at the here and now and the unselfconscious use of Greek and Latin writers by contemporary British and Irish poets. In 1973 an enterprising garland-maker collected together some ... More


 The Big Man of the Big God: Pentecostalism, Media, and Popular Culture in the 1980s

Ogbu Kalu

in African Pentecostalism: An Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195340006
eISBN:
9780199867073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340006.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The 1980s brought major changes including socioeconomic and political collapse; the enlarged networking with external, Western forms of Pentecostalism; and the liberalization of media space following ... More


American Culture and Religion

James L. Heft S.M.

in Catholic High Schools: Facing the New Realities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199796656
eISBN:
9780199919352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796656.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter highlights five general themes in contemporary US culture that leaders of Catholic high schools need to understand. The first two are clearly historically rooted: the stress on ... More


Introduction

Caroline Bassett

in The Arc and the Machine: Narrative and New Media

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073427
eISBN:
9781781700907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073427.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to come to the defence of narrative, arguing that it is a vital element of contemporary culture, lying at the heart of the ... More


The Idea of Continental Philosophy

Simon Glendinning

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624706
eISBN:
9780748671885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624706.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The idea of Continental Philosophy has never been properly explained in philosophical terms. This book attempts finally to succeed where others have failed, although not by giving an account of its ... More


Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World

John G. Stackhouse

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195173581
eISBN:
9780199851683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173581.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

What should be the Christian's attitude toward society? When so much of our contemporary culture is at odds with Christian beliefs and mores, it may seem that serious Christians now have only two ... More


Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis, and Twenty-First-Century Culture

Annie McClanahan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799058
eISBN:
9781503600690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799058.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Dead Pledges is a study of our contemporary culture of debt. Examining novels, poems, artworks, photographs, and films produced in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, this book aims to show how ... More


Does God Still Matter at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century?

Warren A. Nord

in Does God Make a Difference?: Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199766888
eISBN:
9780199895038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766888.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter surveys contemporary culture in general, adding a little historical perspective, noting the importance and influence of religion on people's lives, our social institutions, and our ... More


Introduction

Julian Johnson

in Who Needs Classical Music?: Cultural Choice and Musical Values

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195146813
eISBN:
9780199849246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146813.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Classical music is currently undergoing apparent devaluation and this has consequences as a legitimation crisis. Assessing the relevance in the postmodern, plural, and multicultural world is merely ... More


“A Little with God Is a Lot”: Popular Religion and Human Security in the Land of the Brazilian Colonels

Jonathan Warren

in Religion and Human Security: A Global Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827732
eISBN:
9780199950553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827732.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter takes on a popular opinion in Brazil that contemporary culture and popular religion do nothing but sustain the status quo. Through a close case study of the municipality of Araçuaí, in ... More


Good and Evil, Joy and Pain

Krzysztof Michalski

in The Flame of Eternity: An Interpretation of Nietzsche's Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143460
eISBN:
9781400840212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143460.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter posits an understanding of Nietzsche's “genealogy of morals.” The genealogy of morals is an attempt to show the dynamic hidden behind our moral concepts, the intractable tension that ... More


Dreams of the autonomous and reflexive self: the religious significance of contemporary lifestyle media

Gordon Lynch

in Religion, spirituality and the social sciences: Challenging marginalisation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420411
eISBN:
9781447303190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420411.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Lifestyle media, with its early origins in popular manuals of etiquette and household management, seeks to explore options and to offer advice in areas of everyday living. In addition to exploring ... More


Post-Sports

Steve Redhead

in We Have Never Been Postmodern: Theory at the Speed of Light

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643448
eISBN:
9780748652945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643448.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter investigates some aspects of the speeding-up of sport and sports media in contemporary accelerated culture alongside a generalised rethinking of the sociology of modernity. In a 1990s ... More


Afterword: Music Video Goes Gaga

Diane Railton and Paul Watson

in Music Video and the Politics of Representation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633227
eISBN:
9780748671021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633227.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter reviews the craze on Lady Gaga which accompanied the release and reception of ‘Telephone’. It is indicated that such phenomena might jump-start critical interest in music video as an ... More


Transforming the Culture of Dying: The Work of the Project on Death in America

David Clark

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199311613
eISBN:
9780199344925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199311613.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Over a period of almost ten years, the work of the Project on Death in America (PDIA) played a formative role in the advancement of end-of-life care in the United States. The project concerned itself ... More


Creative Involution: Bergson, Beckett, Deleuze

S. E. Gontarski

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697328
eISBN:
9781474416016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697328.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book focuses on a philosophical trajectory that not only had a profound impact on critical thought of the twentieth and now twenty-first centuries, but on cosmopolitan, contemporary culture more ... More


Roots and Refigurations

in Genre in Popular Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226350370
eISBN:
9780226350400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226350400.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter investigates the role of genre in a contemporary revival culture. It evolves from a case study of the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and its representation of the American South ... More


Expressiveness in music performance: Empirical approaches across styles and cultures

Dorottya Fabian, Renee Timmers, and Emery Schubert (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199659647
eISBN:
9780191771651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659647.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

What does it mean to be expressive in music performance in diverse historical and cultural domains? What are the means at the disposal of a performer in various time periods and musical practice ... More


Tools for the Analysis of the Celebrity as a Form of Cultural Power

P. David Marshall

in Celebrity and Power: Fame in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816695621
eISBN:
9781452949680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695621.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter suggests that the concept of affect is central for understanding the meaning and power of the celebrity in contemporary culture. The term affect has been used principally in ... More


Tracing the Meaning of the Public Individual

P. David Marshall

in Celebrity and Power: Fame in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816695621
eISBN:
9781452949680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695621.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter begins with a study of the type of individuality defined by the term celebrity by tracing its usage through to its current meaning. Much like the concept of individualism, the use of the ... More


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