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Rhetorics of Self-Making

Debbora Battaglia (ed.)

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520087989
eISBN:
9780520915251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520087989.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Departing from an essentialist concept of the self, this book advances the cross-cultural study of selfhood with three contributions to the literature: First, it approaches the self as an ideological ... More


Visual acuity

L. Weiskrantz

in Blindsight: A Case Study and Implications

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521921
eISBN:
9780191706226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521921.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

D. B. was randomly presented with either a grating of a given spatial frequency and constant contrast, or a plain stimulus matched in flux (actually a stimulus with ultra-high spatial frequency to ... More


Gandhi and the West

B. R. Nanda

in In Search of Gandhi: Essays and Reflections

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672039
eISBN:
9780199081417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672039.003.0024
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines Mahatma Gandhi’s reputation in the West. It explains that from the 1910s to the interwar years, the prevalent image of Gandhi in Europe and America in the interwar years was ... More


Francis Butler Simkins: A Life

James S. Humphreys

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032658
eISBN:
9780813039411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032658.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Few men make their mark in their profession as indelibly as historian Francis Butler Simkins (1897–1966). Known as an eccentric, Simkins is almost as famous for falling asleep while performing his ... More


Collyer Curiosa

Scott Herring

in The Hoarders: Material Deviance in Modern American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226171685
eISBN:
9780226171852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226171852.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the role that Collyer Brothers syndrome played in hoarding’s historical formation. This cultural history of Homer Collyer and Langley Collyer surveys sensational reports ... More


On Methods to the Madness of Koans: A New Theory of Interpretation

Steven Heine

in Zen Koans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839734
eISBN:
9780824868901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839734.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Although seemingly absurd, koans tell stories about enlightenment that make sense once the narrative structure reflecting diverse thematic elements that are instructive and inspirational is clearly ... More


Authority and Eccentricity

in Shades of Authority: The Poetry of Lowell, Hill and Heaney

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311178
eISBN:
9781846314049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314049.006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores the poetry of Geoffrey Hill. It argues that the ‘praxis of an individual style’ in his work involves recourse to a peculiarly ‘eccentric’ form of ‘authority’. This is especially ... More


Europe – What Unity? Reflections Between Political Philosophy and Historical Sociology

Peter Wagner

in Domains and Divisions of European History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312144
eISBN:
9781846315251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312144.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The European Union defines itself in terms of the slogan ‘United in diversity’. However, the establishment of European political institutions has been linked to the issue of ‘European identity’, ... More


Contexts of Strangeness in Seventeenth-Century Japan

W. Puck Brecher

in The Aesthetics of Strangeness: Eccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836665
eISBN:
9780824871116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836665.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how strangeness was received in the early Edo period and how three key tropes of eccentric behavior—reclusion (insei; inton), madness (kyō), and uselessness (muyō)—were ... More


Eccentrics of Recent Times and Social Value: Biography Reinvents the Eccentric

W. Puck Brecher

in The Aesthetics of Strangeness: Eccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836665
eISBN:
9780824871116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836665.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter introduces and compares three of the earliest biographical compilations of eccentrics:Hōsa kyōshaden (Biographies of Nagoya madmen, 1778); Ochiguri monogatari (Fallen chestnuts tales, ... More


Reevaluating Strangeness in Late Tokugawa

W. Puck Brecher

in The Aesthetics of Strangeness: Eccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836665
eISBN:
9780824871116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836665.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter takes stock of the preceding chapters with a view toward revisiting and revising certain faulty assumptions that have surrounded eccentric art in the Edo period. It revisits structures ... More


Barbarian and Alien (1908–14)

in A Dreamer and a Visionary: H P Lovecraft in His Time

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239468
eISBN:
9781846312991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239468.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Lovecraft's life and work between 1980 and 1914. Lovecraft appeared to have suffered a fully fledged nervous breakdown in the summer of 1908 which – whether purely mental or ... More


Oedipus at Large

Daniel Stolzenberg

in Egyptian Oedipus: Athanasius Kircher and the Secrets of Antiquity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924144
eISBN:
9780226924151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924151.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter attempts to explain the surprising endurance of Kircher's hieroglyphic studies among scholars who deemed them fundamentally flawed. One cannot say that Kircher's work was unsuccessful as ... More


Themes of Heterogeneity and Pluralism: Ballet in New York City, 1909–1934

Jessica Zeller

in Shapes of American Ballet: Teachers and Training before Balanchine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190296681
eISBN:
9780190296728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190296681.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

As the largest city in America, and the metropolis that most closely reflected the mood of a nation in flux during the early twentieth century, New York City is the locus of this study; it was a hub ... More


Physics: Breaking the Aristotelian Harmony

Ruth Glasner

in Gersonides: A Portrait of a Fourteenth-Century Philosopher-Scientist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198735861
eISBN:
9780191799822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735861.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Gersonides seeks to resolve the incompatibility between Ptolemaic astronomy and Aristotelian physics by reworking both sciences. He elaborates his own astronomical system, based on the eccentric and ... More


The Essence of Discrimination Law

Tarunabh Khaitan

in A Theory of Discrimination Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199656967
eISBN:
9780191748080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656967.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

A legal norm is a norm of discrimination law if it satisfies four conditions: Personal Grounds Condition: The duty-imposing norm in question must require some connection between the act or omission ... More


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