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The Ground of Being: The Drama of Dirt in Genesis 2:4b–3:24

William P. Brown

in The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730797
eISBN:
9780199777075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730797.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

The topic is the Garden of Eden in Genesis 2:4b-3:24, the Yahwist account of creation. In contrast to the God of Genesis 1, the God of the Garden is a down-to-earth deity who improvises and sometimes ... More


Gothic Novelties

Dominic Janes

in Victorian Reformation: The Fight Over Idolatry in the Church of England, 1840-1860

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378511
eISBN:
9780199869664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378511.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the notion of dirt and abjection in more detail before exploring the ways in which these phenomena were accommodated within Victorian society. The key mechanism is understood to ... More


Reading Catullus

John Godwin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675631
eISBN:
9781781380703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675631.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Of all the Roman poets, Catullus is the most accessible for the modern reader. His poems range from the sublimely beautiful to the scatologically disgusting, from the world of heroic epic poetry to ... More


Volunteers

Peter Hart

in The I.R.A. and its Enemies: Violence and Community in Cork, 1916-1923

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208068
eISBN:
9780191677892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208068.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the Volunteers of the I.R.A., looking at the type of people who joined and why. Most official British commentators regard the I.R.A. as being a bad lot recruited from the lowest ... More


“Matter out of place”: Dirt, Disorder, and Ecophobia

Anthony Pavlik

in Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna: A Children's Classic at 100

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461329
eISBN:
9781626740723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461329.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers Pollyanna in view of recent ideas of ecophobia—an unreasonable but deeply conditioned reaction against nature—taking the idea of dirt and disorder as matter out of place. The ... More


Conclusion: A Dirty Word

in The Rhetoric of Error from Locke to Kleist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770170
eISBN:
9780804775090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770170.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Regulation of error's ambiguity is tied to narratives of risk and promise, including a reliable history of language and thought, a coherent model of subject-formation, and a rigorous critical ... More


Space of Production: Postsocialist Filmmaking

Yingjin Zhang

in Cinema, Space, and Polylocality in a Globalizing China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833374
eISBN:
9780824870584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833374.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines both the space of production and the production of space in Chinese cinema during the postsocialist period. It draws on Dai Jinhua's guangchang (square) to consider the changing ... More


Green Consumption in a Dangerous World

Thomas Jundt

in Greening the Red, White, and Blue: The Bomb, Big Business, and Consumer Resistance in Postwar America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199791200
eISBN:
9780199378562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791200.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Organic agriculture was at the heart of an alternative, environmental vision for postwar America. J. I. Rodale led the way with his book Pay Dirt: Farming and Gardening with Composts (1945), and his ... More


Erasure and Addition: Robert Rauschenberg 1953

George Cotkin

in Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190218478
eISBN:
9780190218508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218478.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Robert Rauschenberg was important for challenging traditional divisions in culture between high and low, for expanding the possibilities of what constituted a work of art. His work from 1953 was ... More


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