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A Religious Controversy

Timothy Chesters

in Ghost Stories in Late Renaissance France: Walking by Night

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599806
eISBN:
9780191723537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599806.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

The first section of this chapter reviews the function of ghost stories in late medieval Europe. Particular attention is paid to the work of Jean Gerson, whose two tracts on discretio spirituum ... More


 Evolutionary Biology and the Question of Trust

Michael Ruse

in Scientific Values and Civic Virtues

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195172256
eISBN:
9780199835546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195172256.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues that the phenomenon of fraud and dishonesty in science is more akin to a perversion than a straight sin. Examples from the history of evolutionary biology are used to show how ... More


A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths About Science

Noretta Koertge (ed.)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195117257
eISBN:
9780199785995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195117255.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The interdisciplinary enterprise of Science, Technology and Society Studies (STS) fosters the view that the results of scientific inquiry are social constructions that are strongly influenced by ... More


What the Social Text Affair Does and Does Not Prove What the Social Text Affair Does and Does Not Prove Alan D. Sokal

Alan D. Sokal

in A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths About Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195117257
eISBN:
9780199785995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195117255.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This essay analyzes what Social Text’s publication of a parody of the author’s article does and does not prove about the prevailing intellectual standards in the cultural studies of science. It ... More


What the Sokal Hoax Ought to Teach Us What the Sokal Hoax Ought to Teach Us Paul A. Boghossian

Paul A. Boghossian

in A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths About Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195117257
eISBN:
9780199785995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195117255.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The essay explores the meaning and implications of Alan Sokal’s hoax on the editors of Social Text. It examines the role that relativist/postmodernist views about knowledge may have played in that ... More


Farce 滑稽魂‎

Christopher Rea

in Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520283848
eISBN:
9780520959590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283848.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

While many of China’s leading cultural critics were cutting each other down to size in the late 1920s and early 1930s, popular writers of a more entrepreneurial bent, particularly in Shanghai, were ... More


Diary of Jack the Ripper

Joe Nickell

in Real or Fake: Studies in Authentication

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125343
eISBN:
9780813135229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125343.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the authentication of the purported diary of one of the world's most maniacal serial killers — Jack the Ripper. It begins by discussing his murders and the condition of the ... More


Fabricators, fakers, fraudsters

Brian Mcnair

in Journalists in Film: Heroes and Villains

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748634460
eISBN:
9780748670925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634460.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter covers journalistic fabricators, fakers and fraudsters. The issues of journalistic fabrication and invention, of fakes and hoaxes, were high on the news and public agendas. Shattered ... More


The Rise of Dissident Activity 1

John Horgan

in Divided We Stand: The Strategy and Psychology of Ireland's Dissident Terrorists

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199772858
eISBN:
9780199307418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772858.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter introduces the research project that resulted in the databases that inform this project. Examining the 17-year period since the IRA ceasefire, this chapter presents the most systematic ... More


1944, Melbourne and Adelaide: The Ern Malley Hoax

Philip Mea

in The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620111
eISBN:
9780748651863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620111.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the Ern Malley hoax, which was created by James McAuley and Harold Stewart in order to deceive the editor of the Adelaide–Melbourne magazine to publish the work of their dead, ... More


SSK at Large

Simone Tosoni and Trevor Pinch

in Entanglements: Conversations on the Human Traces of Science, Technology, and Sound

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035279
eISBN:
9780262336550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035279.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The chapter addresses the popularization of the main acquisitions of social constructionist sociology in the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS), done by Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch in ... More


1949–1952: Times Square, Peggy Roth, Southern Gothic, Céline, and Nietzsche

Jay A. Gertzman

in Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044170
eISBN:
9780813046181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044170.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Roth’s mail-order offerings in the 1940s and 1950s were similar to the materials offered in the Times Square bookstores of the same period. Those locations were often raided because of the sexual ... More


Between Text and Author

Sue Vice

in Textual Deceptions: False Memoirs and Literary Hoaxes in the Contemporary Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748675555
eISBN:
9781474406345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675555.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The age of the Internet has made cultural imposture a particularly widespread phenomenon given the possibilities it offers for anonymity and self-publication. The most important and best-known ... More


Conclusion

Mark Stoyle

in The Black Legend of Prince Rupert's Dog: Witchcraft and Propaganda during the English Civil War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898591
eISBN:
9781781384978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898591.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter draws all of the threads of the book together and insists that the story of Prince Rupert's ‘necromantic dogge’ should not be dismissed as mere drollery: as an amusing but essentially ... More


Virginia Woolf and the Rodmell Women’s Institute, 1940–1

Clara Jones

in Virginia Woolf: Ambivalent Activist

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474401920
eISBN:
9781474418638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401920.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter addresses Woolf’s involvement with the Rodmell WI, focusing on her ‘Dreadnought Hoax’ talk to her branch in July 1940 and the plays that she helped to produce with the branch’s drama ... More


Deconstructing Official Rationales for the Texas State Raid on the FLDS

Stuart A. Wright

in Saints Under Siege: The Texas State Raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795286
eISBN:
9780814795309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795286.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the Texas state raid on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints (FLDS) at the Yearning for Zion Ranch, with particular emphasis on the social construction of ... More


Text Virus

Marco Deseriis

in Software Studies: A Lexicon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062749
eISBN:
9780262273343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0036
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter begins with the description of a hoax email message instance, consisting of Sulfnbk.exe virus software, a byproduct of paranoia virus. The author explains the importance and necessity of ... More


Greatest Hoax in History?

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses how deniers, such as Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe and Stephen Moore, Wall Street Journal editorial board member and Cato Institute senior fellow, believe that the threat of ... More


Tainted Testimony: The Work of Scandal

Gillian Whitlock

in Soft Weapons: Autobiography in Transit

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226895253
eISBN:
9780226895277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226895277.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores what happens when a “hot” life narrative is outed as a hoax text, and a potent moral and political force turns cold, with its potency diminishing in a painful aftermath. It ... More


An Uncertain Indeterminacy: Aliza Shvarts’s Unseen Senior Project

Jennifer Friedlander

in Real Deceptions: The Contemporary Reinvention of Realism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190676124
eISBN:
9780190676162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190676124.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on the controversy surrounding Yale University senior Aliza Shvartz, who made international headlines when reports circulated that her senior-year art project documented a year ... More


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