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The Nature and Functions of Dreaming

Ernest Hartmann

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751778
eISBN:
9780199863419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751778.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This book presents a theory of dreaming based on many years of psychological and biological research. Critical to this theory is the concept of a Central Image; this book describes his repeated ... More


Recreative Minds

Gregory Currie and Ian Ravenscroft

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238089
eISBN:
9780191679568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238089.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Aesthetics

This book develops a philosophical theory of imagination that draws upon recent theories and results in psychology. Ideas about how we read the minds of others have put the concept of imagination ... More


The Fantasy Fiction Formula

Deborah Chester

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992880
eISBN:
9781526104199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992880.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

There’s more to writing a successful fantasy story than building a unique world or inventing a new type of magic. From the writing of strong, action-packed scenes to the creation of dynamic, ... More


Women Recovering Our Clothes

Iris Marion Young

in On Female Body Experience: “Throwing Like a Girl” and Other Essays

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195161922
eISBN:
9780199786664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161920.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This essay contends that one of the privileges of femininity in rationalized instrumental culture is an aesthetic freedom — the freedom to play with shape and color on the body, don various styles ... More


Dumbo

Daniel M. Ogilvie

in Fantasies of Flight

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195157468
eISBN:
9780199894024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157468.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter continues the author's habit of illustrating a set of ideas by applying them to a story: a modern fairy tale called Dumbo, the Flying Elephant. The notations on some of the main elements ... More


An American Icarus Named Grope

Daniel M. Ogilvie

in Fantasies of Flight

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195157468
eISBN:
9780199894024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157468.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter describes how flying fantasies first captured the author's interest upon reading “The American Icarus” by Henry Murray, published in 1955 as a chapter in a book that contained several ... More


“Why do you leave? Fight for us!”

Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

in Pogrom in Gujarat: Hindu Nationalism and Anti-Muslim Violence in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151762
eISBN:
9781400842599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151762.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter demonstrates how the Godhra incident became the occasion to declare a bandh (general strike) that was supported by all the main institutions of civil society and by political parties. ... More


May Games and Metamorphoses on a Midsummer Night

C. L. Barber

in Shakespeare's Festive Comedy: A Study of Dramatic Form and Its Relation to Social Custom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149523
eISBN:
9781400839858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149523.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. It argues that the whole night's action is presented as a release of shaping fantasy which brings clarification about the tricks of ... More


Hidden Powers of State in the Cuban Imagination

Kenneth Routon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034836
eISBN:
9780813038858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034836.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Despite its hard-nosed emphasis on the demystifying realism of Marxist–Leninist ideology, the political imagery of the Cuban revolution—and the state that followed—conjures up its own magical ... More


Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Japan

Eric Rath

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262270
eISBN:
9780520947658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262270.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

How did one dine with a shogun? Or make solid gold soup, sculpt with a fish, or turn seaweed into a symbol of happiness? This look at Japanese culinary history delves into the writings of medieval ... More


Letters to Clarissa: The Fantasy of a Female Network

Ned Schantz

in Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335910
eISBN:
9780199868902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335910.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Women's Literature

This chapter considers how long-distance female networks emerge out of gothic claustrophobia to flourish in the fantasy space of epistolary suspension. As it reads Clarissa for its powerful ... More


Scottish Women's Gothic and Fantastic Writing: Fiction since 1978

Monica Germana

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637645
eISBN:
9780748652259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637645.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book considers four thematic areas of the supernatural – quests, dangerous women, doubles and ghosts – each explored in one of the four main chapters. Bringing together contemporary women's ... More


Magical Thinking and Imagination

Eugene Subbotsky

in Magic and the Mind: Mechanisms, Functions, and Development of Magical Thinking and Behavior

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393873
eISBN:
9780199776979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393873.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In Chapter 8 (“Magical Thinking and Imagination”), the issue of how magical thinking works in the domain of nonphysical (imagined) reality is analyzed. The chapter begins with an overview of studies ... More


Musical Meaning and Human Values

Keith Chapin and Lawrence Kramer (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230099
eISBN:
9780823235445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230099.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Musical understanding has evolved dramatically in recent years, principally through a heightened appreciation of musical meaning in its social, cultural, and philosophical dimensions. This book ... More


ASSAULT FROM THE REAR

Jerome Neu

in Sticks and Stones: The Philosophy of Insults

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195314311
eISBN:
9780199871780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314311.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The issues of domination and submission central to insult have an often hidden, often not (“Up yours!”), sexual significance. Central are anal erotism and phallic aggression, which are written large ... More


Epilogue

MARILYN SHATZ

in A Toddler’s Life: Becoming a Person

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195099232
eISBN:
9780199846863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099232.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the ongoing childhood development of Ricky. During his toddlerhood, Ricky had much to adjust to, including the birth of his younger brother a month after his birthday, and the ... More


Hell in Contemporary Literature: Western Descent Narratives since 1945

Rachel Falconer

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617630
eISBN:
9780748651733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617630.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

What does it mean when people use the word ‘Hell’ to convey the horror of an actual, personal or historical experience? This book explores the idea that modern, Western secular cultures have retained ... More


On Loving Our Enemies: Essays in Moral Psychology

Jerome Neu

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199862986
eISBN:
9780199949762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862986.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book explores moral questions that go beyond the issues commonly considered in the ethics of action. Can there be an ethics of emotion or an ethics of fantasy? If what we feel and what we think ... More


An alternative democracy and an alternative to democracy in Aristophanic comedy *

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Talking about Laughter: And Other Studies in Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554195
eISBN:
9780191720604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554195.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Aristophanes' plays present, at least by implication, a twofold model of an alternative political system. One is an alternative democracy, envisaged as a practical ... More


Socio-ideological Fantasy and the Northern Ireland Conflict: The Other Side

Adrian Millar

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066962
eISBN:
9781781701515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066962.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Conducting an analysis of some of the most candid interview materials ever gathered from former Irish Republican Army (IRA) members and loyalists in Northern Ireland, this book demonstrates through a ... More


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