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Epilogue: Culture Wars

Mike W. Martin

in From Morality to Mental Health: Virtue and Vice in a Therapeutic Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304718
eISBN:
9780199786572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304713.003.Epilogue
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This epilogue presents some concluding thoughts. It argues that America's therapeutic trend in ethics — the tendency to approach moral matters in terms of mental health — was politicized by America's ... More


The Jeremiad and the Culture Wars

Andrew R. Murphy

in Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195321289
eISBN:
9780199869855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321289.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In his noted book Culture Wars, James Davison Hunter referred to a series of linked disputes in late 20th‐century American society, disputes that involve government but are at their root about ... More


Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire, and Modern British Literature

Patrick Deer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239887
eISBN:
9780191716782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239887.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book remaps the history of British war culture by insisting on the centrality and importance of the literature of the Second World War. Offering an account of the emergence of modern war ... More


Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11

Andrew R. Murphy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195321289
eISBN:
9780199869855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321289.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book traces the emergence and development of the American jeremiad, a form of political rhetoric that laments the nation's decline from a virtuous past and calls it to repentance and renewal. ... More


“Without Biblical Revelation”: Rhetorical Appropriations of Mizuko Kuyō by Christians and Other Non-Buddhist Americans

Jeff Wilson

in Mourning the Unborn Dead: A Buddhist Ritual Comes to America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195371932
eISBN:
9780199870967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371932.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Buddhism

This chapter discusses how Catholics, Evangelicals, feminists, and other non-Buddhists have rhetorically appropriated mizuko kuyō in the various battles of the American cultural wars, especially ... More


Integral Pluralism: Beyond Culture Wars

Fred Dallmayr

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125718
eISBN:
9780813135397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125718.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In addition to war, terrorism, and unchecked military violence, modernity is also subject to less visible but no less venomous conflicts. Global in nature, these “culture wars” exacerbate the ... More


The Failure of the Common View

James Davison Hunter

in To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730803
eISBN:
9780199777082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

If cultures were simply a matter of hearts and minds, then the influence of various minorities—whoever they are and whatever that may be—would be relatively insignificant. But they are not. The real ... More


God's Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right

Daniel Williams

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195340846
eISBN:
9780199867141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340846.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book traces the history of the Christian Right from its early twentieth-century origins to its involvement in the presidential election of 2008. The book argues that evangelicals’ success in ... More


Vietnam and the Ethics of Disenchantment

Amanda Porterfield

in The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Disillusion with American culture became widespread during the Vietnam War as protesters condemned the immorality of the war and the military industrial establishment that supported it, and ... More


Confounded by Faith

Thomas F. Farr

in World of Faith and Freedom: Why International Religious Liberty Is Vital to American National Security

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195179958
eISBN:
9780199869749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179958.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the “avoidance syndrome” that has characterized U.S. diplomacy's failure to engage religion in the international order. It surveys the evidence for what scholars call the ... More


The Game Theory Narrative and the Myth of the National Security State

Steven Belletto

in No Accident, Comrade: Chance and Design in Cold War American Narratives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199826889
eISBN:
9780199932382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826889.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter five describes a widespread cultural narrative that I term the game theory narrative, which does not name the technical understanding familiar to mathematicians or economists, but rather a ... More


Overestimating Culture: A German Problem: Isaiah Berlin Lecture

Wolf Lepenies

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263037
eISBN:
9780191734007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263037.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses the close connection among war and culture, education and destruction, politics and poetry, and spirit and violence. It studies one aspect of this connection, which is the ... More


Mourning the Unborn Dead: A Buddhist Ritual Comes to America

Jeff Wilson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195371932
eISBN:
9780199870967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371932.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Buddhism

Americans from a wide variety of backgrounds have increasingly been appropriating the Japanese Buddhist ritual mizuko kuyō, which this book uses as a window into the complexity of the process of ... More


Introduction: With God on All Sides

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/9780195337174.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces the central questions involving leadership in a religiously diverse America. During the U.S. Civil War, religion fueled arguments on both sides of the conflict. Abraham ... More


The Coming of the Culture Wars to American Bioethics

Renée C. Fox and Judith P. Swazey

in Observing Bioethics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195365559
eISBN:
9780199851881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365559.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Bioethics has been argued to be not only about intellectual or biomedical ethical issues, but also about biomedical research, health care, and the values and beliefs of the American society. However ... More


No Accident, Comrade: Chance and Design in Cold War American Narratives

Steven Belletto

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199826889
eISBN:
9780199932382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826889.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book argues that chance became a complex yet conflicted cultural signifier during the Cold War, when a range of thinkers—politicians, novelists, historians, biologists, sociologists, and ... More


Polarization

Mark Chaves

in American Religion: Contemporary Trends

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146850
eISBN:
9781400839957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146850.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes another important trend involving religion, liberalism, and conservatism. Actively religious Americans are more politically and socially conservative than less religious ... More


Warning: Dissident Sex in the Museum

Jennifer Tyburczy

in Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226315102
eISBN:
9780226315386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315386.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Chapter three transitions to temporary and explicit displays of queer sexuality in museums, specifically examining how the emotional habitus on sexual display is managed through unofficial museum ... More


Situating the Avant-Garde in Postwar America: Community, Individualism, and Cold War Culture

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter provides a theoretical and historical background for the subsequent analysis of how dissonant companionship plays out in the work of Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, and Amiri Baraka. It ... More


Observing Bioethics

Renee C. Fox and Judith P. Swazey

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195365559
eISBN:
9780199851881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365559.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book examines the history of bioethics as a discipline related not only to modern biology, medicine, and biotechnology but also to the core values and beliefs of American society and its courts, ... More


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