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 Major and Minor: Hanuman in Hindu Life and Scholarly Discourse

Philip Lutgendorf

in Hanuman's Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309225
eISBN:
9780199785391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309225.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Opening with a brief tour of modern Hindu temples that feature increasingly monumental icons of Hanuman, this introductory chapter poses the question of why a deity of such apparent prominence in ... More


 Ambiguity, Ambivalence, and Boundaries

Adam B. Seligman, Robert P. Weller, Michael J. Puett, and Bennett Simon

in Ritual and Its Consequences: An Essay on the Limits of Sincerity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336009
eISBN:
9780199868933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336009.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter turns to the capacities of the human mind that allow for the construction of the “as if” world of ritual, and begins to explore the ways such worlds allow us to deal with ambiguities and ... More


On the Commerce of Thinking

Jean-Luc Nancy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230365
eISBN:
9780823235476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230365.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book concerns the particular communication of thoughts that takes place by means of the business of writing, producing, and selling books. The author's reflection is born out of his relation to ... More


Critique of Security

Mark Neocleous

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633289
eISBN:
9780748671984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633289.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The contemporary political imagination and social landscape are saturated by the idea of security and thoughts of insecurity. This saturation has been accompanied by the emergence of a minor industry ... More


The World Music Culture of Incorporation

Roshanak Kheshti

in Modernity'S Ear: Listening to Race and Gender in World Music

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479867011
eISBN:
9781479861125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867011.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 5 discusses how the blurring of the lines between commerce, industry, and knowledge production has been the legacy of the world music culture industry. Desire and yearning for the sounds of ... More


A Nation's Fetish: Carlyle and the Work of Literature

Yoon Sun Lee

in Nationalism and Irony: Burke, Scott, Carlyle

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162356
eISBN:
9780199787852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162356.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Carlyle initially saw fetishism as a pathology of the French Revolution, but went on to develop this trope in envisioning a type of political attitude increasingly necessary for the British empire in ... More


Alienation and Depoliticization: Rejoining Radical Democracy with the Critique of Capitalism

Anita Chari

in A Political Economy of the Senses: Neoliberalism, Reification, Critique

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173896
eISBN:
9780231540384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173896.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter reconstructs Karl Marx’s concepts of alienation and commodity fetishism, and puts Marx’s writings to work in understanding the historical specificity of the capitalist articulations of ... More


Reasons for Love

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195145502
eISBN:
9780199834969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514550X.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Do we love for reasons? Most romantics would insist not. In fact, we love despite good reasons not to love. I argue that love necessarily involves reasons (though not necessarily conscious or ... More


Why Market Socialism?

N. Scott Arnold

in The Philosophy and Economics of Market Socialism: A Critical Study

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195088274
eISBN:
9780199853014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195088274.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The dispute between capitalism and socialism is highlighted by the events in the late 1980s and beyond, which witnessed the repudiation of central planning. Though the reason for the repudiation ... More


The Surrealist Object as Fetish

Johanna Malt

in Obscure Objects of Desire Surrealism, Fetishism, and Politics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253425
eISBN:
9780191698132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253425.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The continual play of presence and absence in surrealist objects is a function of repetition and representation, and it is in their relationship to mimesis that the multiple disavowals of those ... More


Poetry in the Object World

Johanna Malt

in Obscure Objects of Desire Surrealism, Fetishism, and Politics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253425
eISBN:
9780191698132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253425.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter addresses what happens when language is introduced into the picture-quite literally-in the form of the poème-objet, which combines text with three-dimensional collage. André Breton's own ... More


Windows: Painting and the Fetish Surface

Johanna Malt

in Obscure Objects of Desire Surrealism, Fetishism, and Politics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253425
eISBN:
9780191698132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253425.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter goes on to look at a rather different set of artistic works, namely the paintings of Salvador Dalí from the inter-war period, asking whether they enter into or stand outside the ... More


Conclusion

Johanna Malt

in Obscure Objects of Desire Surrealism, Fetishism, and Politics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253425
eISBN:
9780191698132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253425.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The paradoxical surface, the glass/gloss of fetishistic seduction and denial, is at the heart of surrealism's power. In Salvador Dalí's painting, its pretence of transparency echoes the disavowal of ... More


The Decadent Image: The Poetry of Wilde, Symons, and Dowson

Kostas Boyiopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748690923
eISBN:
9781474412377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This is the first book that exclusively attends to the Decadent poetry and poetics of the British fin de siècle. It explores culturally significant encounters between sensuality and artificiality in ... More


The Transparent Performer

Bruce Haynes

in The End of Early Music: A Period Performer's History of Music for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195189872
eISBN:
9780199864218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189872.003.05
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Whatever is done to their music, the original composers will be affected. Original repertoire is all in the public domain now. This chapter argues that far from being “faithful” to a composer's ... More


Thinking Death in the Face: Death Fetishism, Morbid Solipsism

Robert C. Solomon

in The Joy of Philosophy: Thinking Thin versus the Passionate Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195165401
eISBN:
9780199870103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165403.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Death has always been an obvious part of life, but we find it easy to deny death because it touches most of us so rarely. But there are many ways of denying death, including philosophical postures ... More


“ … the white men had some spell or magic … “: A Black Stranger's First Contact with White Men's Magic

Vincent L. Wimbush

in White Men's Magic: Scripturalization as Slavery

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199873579
eISBN:
9780199949595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873579.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 begins to establish the argument about white men and their magic. It focuses on Equiano’s beginning effort to figure himself as “stranger” or outsider who looks at the white dominant world ... More


Oboroten Spectres: Lycanthropy, Neoliberalism and New Russia in Victor Pelevin

WReC (Warwick Research Collective)

in Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381892
eISBN:
9781781382264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381892.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Victor Pelevin's work, and especially his novel, The Sacred Book of the Werewolf, suggesting that the shock of transition from communism to neoliberal capitalism is indexed in ... More


Mapping out Arab Electoralism, 1998–2008

Larbi Sadiki

in Rethinking Arab Democratization: Elections without Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562985
eISBN:
9780191721182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562985.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter explicates and captures the essence of the explosion of ‘election fetishism’ and ‘electoralism’ in the Arab Middle East. It prefaces this with a historicization of ‘electoralism’ in the ... More


Problems and Possibilities

Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen

in Personal Value

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603787
eISBN:
9780191729294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603787.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 8 discusses whether personal values might have more than one side—one facing the person a for whom the value is ‘personal’ and another facing the rest of us (at any rate, those who have a ... More


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