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Domestic Life and Habits

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses Lu Xun and Xu Guangping's domestic and working life and habits. Deletions and recensions about domestic matters were mainly carried out on trivial detail and repetition, and ... More


The Use of MEG in Clinical Settings

Jyrki P. Mäkelä

in MEG: An Introduction to Methods

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195307238
eISBN:
9780199863990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307238.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter discusses the application of MEG in clinical settings. It argues that although MEG is an exciting tool to use in clinical settings, it is only a part of multifaceted clinical evaluation ... More


‘[W]ill you have your Throats cut ere you will believe?’:1 Popish Plot(s)

Peter Hinds

in ‘The Horrid Popish Plot’: Roger L’Estrange and the Circulation of Political Discourse in Late Seventeenth-Century London

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264430
eISBN:
9780191733994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264430.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses an outline of the key but controversial details of the Popish Plot. It studies particular misreports and misrepresentations of these details, whether unwitting or otherwise. ... More


Interest and Learning

Paul J. Silvia

in Exploring the Psychology of Interest

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195158557
eISBN:
9780199786824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158557.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Psychology's oldest writings about interest come from the field of education. This chapter reviews research on how interest affects learning, with an emphasis on reading and text processing. Interest ... More


To Move the Body to a Statement

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/9780520257658.003.0037
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter provides information on a Greek physician Galen, who is the most famous physician of the Roman Empire. He brought the Greek intellectual heritage with him to Rome and made a name for ... More


Paracelsus: A Tumultuous Mind with an Overview

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/9780520257658.003.0064
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the thesis of Paracelsus in the new era. Paracelsus wrote that there is nothing inside the body that is not observable from the outside, and that is the antithesis of ... More


Useful Knowledge: Isaiah Berlin Lecture

MARILYN STRATHERN

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 139, 2005 Lectures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263945
eISBN:
9780191734038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263945.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses useful knowledge, yet it also acknowledges the fact that there may be something gained from uselessness. Three kinds of uselessness are encountered during this chapter: ... More


Experimental aspects

Naomi E. Chayen, John R. Helliwell, and Edward H. Snell

in Macromolecular Crystallization and Crystal Perfection

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199213252
eISBN:
9780191707575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213252.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

Diffraction and practical aspects in the diffraction pattern are described. The characteristics of the structural detail obtainable at different resolutions are then discussed along with implications ... More


Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Richard Higgins and Robert D. Richardson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294042
eISBN:
9780520967311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294042.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Thoreau and the Language of Trees is the first in-depth study of Thoreau’s passionate engagement with trees and his writing about them. It explores his keen eye for trees as a naturalist, his ... More


Properties of Langevin and Fokker–Planck equations

Helmut Hofmann

in The Physics of Warm Nuclei: with Analogies to Mesoscopic Systems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198504016
eISBN:
9780191708480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198504016.003.0025
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

This chapter introduces Langevin- and Fokker-Planck equations by way of a heuristic approach to the physics of Brownian particles. Variances of physical quantities are defined and related to ... More


Forgetting

Michael Davis, Elizabeth F. Loftus, David C. Rubin, and John T. Wixted

in Science of Memory: Concepts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195310443
eISBN:
9780199865321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310443.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This part presents four chapters on the concept of forgetting. The first chapter analyzes the term “forgetting”. The second discusses the impact of misinformation on the ability to remember previous ... More


The Making of the Internet

Ilkka Tuomi

in Networks of Innovation: Change and Meaning in the Age of the Internet

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269051
eISBN:
9780191699337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269051.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Innovation

This chapter describes the early phases of the evolution of the Internet. More exactly, the focus is on that point of time when computer networking was only an idea. Although there are excellent ... More


More than Embellishment and Detail: The Impact of Policy Work

Edward C Page and Bill Jenkins

in Policy Bureaucracy: Government with a Cast of Thousands

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280414
eISBN:
9780191700118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280414.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter shows in four ways that processes within policy bureaucracies are not just mere subordinate acts. Instructions from superiors are rarely specific enough and this delegation issue is the ... More


Tempo Modification

Neal Peres Da Costa

in Off the Record: Performing Practices in Romantic Piano Playing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195386912
eISBN:
9780199933365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386912.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the practice of tempo modification (also known as tempo rubato or rubato) - changing the tempo to enhance the ebb and flow of a musical phrase. As a means of appreciating the ... More


Bayesian approaches to disease mapping

J. C. Wakefield, N. G. Best, and L. Waller

in Spatial Epidemiology: Methods and Applications

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198515326
eISBN:
9780191723667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515326.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the underlying assumptions of Bayesian methods for disease mapping and discusses mathematical details. The chapter proceeds as follows. Section 7.2 describes a three-state ... More


Once Again, This Time with Feeling

Stephen Davies

in Musical Understandings and Other Essays on the Philosophy of Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608775
eISBN:
9780191729669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608775.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

I argue against an account of expressiveness in musical performance that models it after quotation effected through the induction or simulation of an emotional state. A preferable view holds that, if ... More


Viewing the Column

Martin Beckmann

in The Column of Marcus Aurelius: The Genesis and Meaning of a Roman Imperial Monument

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834619
eISBN:
9781469603025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877777_beckmann.13
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter has a different focus and asks a more problematic question: What did the column mean? For the modern viewer, the main message of the column at first seems to be contained in the frieze: ... More


Cost-Benefit Paralysis

Stephen M. Gardiner

in A Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195379440
eISBN:
9780199897100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379440.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter sketches some serious disputes between rival economic analyses of climate change. Such disputes result in vastly different policy recommendations, and involve serious differences in ... More


Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel

Nick Dawson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125381
eISBN:
9780813135267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hal Ashby (1929–1988) was always an outsider, and as a director he brought an outsider's perspective to Hollywood cinema. After moving to California from a Mormon household in Utah, he created ... More


The Team of Alexander and Kellogg

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the talented team formed by Alexander and Kellogg. It notes that rarely a year passed in which Alexander and Kellogg did not conduct fieldwork. Alexander viewed fieldwork as a ... More


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