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With God on All Sides: Leadership in a Devout and Diverse America

Douglas A. Hicks

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337174
eISBN:
9780199868407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337174.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Perhaps no other nation is as religiously diverse as the United States. For elected officials, school principals, and corporate leaders, this diversity poses challenges. How should leaders deal with ... More


Crossing Paths

Douglas A Hicks

in With God on All Sides: Leadership in a Devout and Diverse America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337174
eISBN:
9780199868407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337174.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The notion of convivencia, or cultures living alongside one another, arose from scholarship on religious diversity in medieval Spain. This concept can add to a vision of leadership in which diverse ... More


Early Islamic History: Parallels and Problems

CHASE F. ROBINSON

in Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In early 2004, a book called ‘Crossroads to Islam’ was written by Yehuda Nevo, an amateur archaeologist, and J. Koren, his research assistant. Early Islamic history shares not only some geography ... More


A peculiar compound: Hercules as Renaissance man

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the peculiar compound that is Renaissance Hercules, around whom two main traditions evolved, one focusing on his heroic virtue, the other on his madness. It demonstrates that, ... More


Coordination

ROBERT V. DODGE

in Schelling's Game Theory: How to Make Decisions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199857203
eISBN:
9780199932597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857203.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

People in Britain and the former British colonies drive on the left-hand side of the road while those in the U.S. and most of the rest of the world drive on the right. This chapter explores the ... More


When the Light Comes from Behind

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0086
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The Arabs became admirers of an ancient heritage whose people were trying to leave it behind. The moment the Chinese opened their doors, seeking a serious change in direction toward the future, ... More


Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition

Adam Gussow

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633664
eISBN:
9781469633688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633664.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book explores the role played by the devil figure within an evolving blues tradition. It pays particular attention to the lyrics of recorded blues songs, but it also seeks to tell a story about ... More


At the Crossroads

Michael Ostling

in Between the Devil and the Host: Imagining Witchcraft in Early Modern Poland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199587902
eISBN:
9780191731228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587902.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

This Introduction situates the imagination of witchcraft in early modern Poland using the image of the crossroads: the witch combines elements taken from elite culture and from local folklore, from ... More


Redressing the Big House: Paradise and Sirena Selena

Elizabeth Christine Russ

in The Plantation in the Postslavery Imagination

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377156
eISBN:
9780199869480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377156.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

At first glance, the novels featured in Chapter Six—Paradise (1998), by Toni Morrison, and Sirena Silena vestida de pena (Sirena Selena, 2000), by Mayra Santos-Febres—would seem to have little to do ... More


The Geography of Deviant Burial in Anglo‐Saxon England

Andrew Reynolds

in Anglo-Saxon Deviant Burial Customs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199544554
eISBN:
9780191720390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544554.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter comprises an innovative assessment of the development of the geography of burial in the Anglo‐Saxon landscape from the 5th to the 12th century. A detailed study of six Early Anglo‐Saxon ... More


Fantasies of the Housewife: The Case of Crossroads

Charlotte Brunsdon

in The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159803
eISBN:
9780191673702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159803.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the career and criticism of one of the most significant women of soap opera in Great Britain during the 1970s: Meg Mortimer of Crossroads. It suggests that Mortimer's appeal to ... More


Crossroads, Champakam Dorairajan, and the First Amendment

O. Chinnappa Reddy

in The Court and the Constitution of India: Summit and Shallows

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198066286
eISBN:
9780199081462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066286.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In the Crossroads case, the Indian Supreme Court held that freedom of speech and freedom of expression could not be restricted by any law except a law directed solely against ‘undermining of the ... More


Starting a State

James C. Klotter and Freda C. Klotter

in A Concise History of Kentucky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124988
eISBN:
9780813135298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124988.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Since Kentucky initially served as a middle ground or a crossroads in which different groups met, it then started to foster a multicultural society. There were small groups of French explorers, ... More


At the Crossroads: Strauss on the Coming of Modernity

Michael P. Zuckert and Catherine H. Zuckert

in Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226135731
eISBN:
9780226135878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135878.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Strauss identified Machiavelli as the originator of modern political philosophy, and frequently wrote on him. One of his writings was the essay on Machiavelli in the second and later editions of ... More


Introduction

Adam Gussow

in Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633664
eISBN:
9781469633688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633664.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter argues that the connection between the devil and the blues is much more extensive than prevailing popular mythologies, which tend to focus narrowly on the phrase "the devil's music" and ... More


Selling It at the Crossroads: The Lives and Legacies of Robert Johnson

Adam Gussow

in Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633664
eISBN:
9781469633688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633664.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the mythology of "selling your soul at the crossroads" that has surrounded guitarist Robert Johnson and dominated contemporary conversations about the devil and the blues. ... More


Conclusion

Adam Gussow

in Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633664
eISBN:
9781469633688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633664.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter argues that the meaning of the blues-devil has shifted over time, with white understandings that highlight Robert Johnson's soul-sale at the crossroads coming to dominate the ... More


Local Places/Modern Spaces: The Crossroads Local in Faulkner

Barbara Ladd

in Faulkner's Geographies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781496802279
eISBN:
9781496802323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802279.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

One characteristic of modernity has been the discursive displacement of place (with its foundations in ideas of differentiation and qualification) in favor of “space” (based in quantification and ... More


“A Kind of Restoration”: Psychogeographies of Healing in Toni Morrison’s

Valorie Thomas

in Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460193
eISBN:
9781626740419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460193.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Valorie Thomas introduces her own concept of African Diasporic Vertigo as method of healing and “decolonizing” the psyche. Drawing on ancient African traditions and motifs of the trickster she argues ... More


Introduction

Isabelle Anguelovski

in Neighborhood as Refuge: Community Reconstruction, Place Remaking, and Environmental Justice in the City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026925
eISBN:
9780262322188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026925.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter briefly presents the experience of refugees and youth engaged in The Food Project urban farm and greenhouse in Boston and sets the stage for exploring processes and dynamics that allow ... More


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