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Roosters and Owls: On the Dynamics of the Apocalyptic Curve

Richard Landes

in Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753598
eISBN:
9780199897445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753598.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the impact that of anapocalyptic belief in the imminence of the transformation from evil to perfect world, and that belief's inevitable disappointment. It traces the attitudes ... More


Suicidal Millennialism: Xhosa Cattle-Slaying (1856–1857 ce)

Richard Landes

in Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753598
eISBN:
9780199897445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753598.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the dynamics of apocalyptic expectation among the Xhosa in South Africa. After a series of millennially inspired uprisings against, and crushed by, the British, and the advent ... More


The Fear of an Apocalyptic Year 1000: Augustinian Historiography, Medieval and Modern

Richard Landes

in The Apocalyptic Year 1000: Religious Expectation and Social Change, 950-1050

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161625
eISBN:
9780199849666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161625.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In the 1901 issue of the American Historical Review, George Lincoln Burr published an article in which he summarized for American historians a new consensus among their European colleagues that there ... More


The Call of Character: Living a Life Worth Living

Mari Ruti

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164085
eISBN:
9780231536196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164085.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Should we feel inadequate when we fail to be healthy, balanced, and well-adjusted? Is it realistic or even desirable to strive for such an existential equilibrium? Condemning our current cultural ... More


Faith and Sustenance without Contingency

Adrienne M. Martin

in How We Hope: A Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151526
eISBN:
9781400848706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151526.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that there is a specification of hope that is both structured to close off suicide (literal or figurative) as an attractive option and immune to disappointment. This specification ... More


Shame Revealed

Julien A. Deonna, Raffaele Rodogno, and Fabrice Teroni

in In Defense of Shame: The Faces of an Emotion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199793532
eISBN:
9780199928569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793532.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

We present in this chapter our own theory of shame. Shame, we argue, is the subject's painful sense of her own incapacity to live up to, even minimally, the demands consubstantial with one or some of ... More


Quality

Hugh Collins

in Regulating Contracts

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258017
eISBN:
9780191717857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258017.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers the problem of disappointments arising from poor quality in goods and services. Although no one doubts that poor quality sometimes occurs, the question of whether any type of ... More


Present Imperfect: Contemporary South African Writing

Andrew van der Vlies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198793762
eISBN:
9780191835551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793762.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, World Literature

Present Imperfect asks how South African writers have responded to the end of apartheid, to the hopes that attended the birth of the ‘new’ nation in 1994, and to the inevitable disappointments that ... More


Mario, Personal and Political

Suzanne Goldberg

in The Free Speech Movement: Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222212
eISBN:
9780520928619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222212.003.0030
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes some personal aspects of Mario Savio that had a direct impact on his role in the Free Speech Movement (FSM). It suggests that 1964 was one of those historical moments for both ... More


A Theory of Legitimate Expectations for Public Administration

Alexander Brown

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198812753
eISBN:
9780191851926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812753.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In this book Alexander Brown addresses the fundamental terms of our relationship to governmental administrative agencies, and whether they should have unfettered discretion over administrative ... More


Introduction

Jarrett Zigon

in Disappointment: Toward a Critical Hermeneutics of Worldbuilding

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278237
eISBN:
9780823280650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278237.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In addition to introducing the aim, argument, and approach of the book, the introduction also includes a lengthy discussion of what Heidegger calls “the modern form of ontology,” i.e., metaphysical ... More


Traumas of initiation into the Earthly City

Miles Hollingworth

in Saint Augustine of Hippo: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199861590
eISBN:
9780199345441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861590.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter takes up with two major themes of Augustine’s mature thought. 1) The world and all its accomplices are hell-bent on breaking us in, or schooling us. And 2) this is why we are able to ... More


The Midst of Life

Mari Ruti

in The Summons of Love

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158169
eISBN:
9780231527989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158169.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses why most people often hesitate to fully venture into the experience of being in love despite their desire for it. The closer a person comes to a mutual connection with a ... More


Legacy

Gerald E. Poyo

in Exile and Revolution: Jose D. Poyo, Key West, and Cuban Independence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049182
eISBN:
9780813050027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049182.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Revolutionary ideals rarely find immediate practical and satisfying implementations and Cuba’s separation from Spain was no exception, producing additional revolutionary turmoil in the twentieth ... More


Prologue

David J. Bettez

in Kentucky Marine: Major General Logan Feland and the Making of the Modern USMC

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144573
eISBN:
9780813145143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144573.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Narrowly missing his last opportunity to become Marine Corps Commandant in 1930, Feland pours out his disappointment in an anguished letter to his friend and former commander, RCA chairman James ... More


Handling Uncertainty and Loss

Francis X. Hezel

in Making Sense of Micronesia: The Logic of Pacific Island Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836610
eISBN:
9780824870652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836610.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how Micronesians handle uncertainty and loss. In keeping with the island view of reality, Micronesians have always preferred the personal over the scientific to explain the ... More


Disappointment, or, Thoreau in Love

Peter Coviello

in Tomorrow's Parties: Sex and the Untimely in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717400
eISBN:
9780814717424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717400.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter talks about Henry David Thoreau's anecdote in the “Ponds” chapter of his work Walden (1854), a passage that condenses many of the principal elements of Thoreau's style, humor, and his ... More


Eugene O'Neill's America: Desire Under Democracy

John Diggins

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226148809
eISBN:
9780226148823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226148823.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

In the face of seemingly relentless American optimism, Eugene O'Neill's plays reveal an America many would like to ignore, a place of seething resentments, aching desires, and family tragedy, where ... More


‘An End to Journeying’: Travel and its Discontents in Late Modernity

Simon Cooke

in Travellers' Tales of Wonder: Chatwin, Naipaul, Sebald

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748675463
eISBN:
9780748684373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675463.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores the challenges to the possibility of wonder in late twentieth-century travel. In the first sub-section, it critiques the late modern sense that there is nowhere ‘new’ to travel, ... More


The Thrill of Performance and the Agony of Competition

Julia A. Ericksen

in Dance With Me: Ballroom Dancing and the Promise of Instant Intimacy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722664
eISBN:
9780814722855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722664.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the ways that ballroom dancers express their connection on the dance floor during competitions as well as the rewards of the hard work that makes these moments possible. To this ... More


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