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The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography Volume 6

Larry R Squire (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380101
eISBN:
9780199864362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380101.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This book contains a collection of autobiographical chapters by notable senior scientists who discuss the major events that shaped their discoveries and their influences, as well as the people who ... More


Lords of the Central Marches: English Aristocracy and Frontier Society, 1087-1265

Brock Holden

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199548576
eISBN:
9780191720680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548576.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

In the Middle Ages, the March between England and Wales was a contested, militarised frontier zone, a ‘land of war’. With English kings distracted by affairs in France, English frontier lords were ... More


History, Commemoration and National Preoccupation: Trafalgar 1805–2005

Holger Hoock (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264065
eISBN:
9780191734496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264065.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This volume explores the commemoration of the Battle of Trafalgar and Admiral Lord Nelson's death over the past two centuries. It includes the celebrations of 2005, which saw hundreds of official, ... More


Reputation and Defamation

Lawrence McNamara

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231454
eISBN:
9780191710858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231454.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

The first study of what reputation is, how it functions, and how it is and should be protected under the law, Reputation and Defamation addresses the inconsistencies and failures of the common law ... More


The Mafia in Perm

Federico Varese

in The Russian Mafia: Private Protection in a New Market Economy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297369
eISBN:
9780191600272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829736X.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

If mafia groups are present in a market, they must be organized in some form. Two questions have generated a heated and long-running debate among scholars of the mafias: first, are criminal groups ... More


Mafia Ancestors: The Vory‐V‐Zakone, 1920s–1950s

Federico Varese

in The Russian Mafia: Private Protection in a New Market Economy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297369
eISBN:
9780191600272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829736X.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

The first section of the chapter describes the main features of the original society of the vory-v-zakone – thieves-with-a-code-of-honour – the criminal fraternity that flourished in the Soviet ... More


The Russian Mafia

Federico Varese

in The Russian Mafia: Private Protection in a New Market Economy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297369
eISBN:
9780191600272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829736X.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

An assessment is made of the role of the vory-v-zakone (thieves-with-a-code-of-honour – the criminal fraternity that flourished in the Soviet labour camps between the 1920s and the 1950s, and ... More


Border Disputes:: Honoring Our Ancestors, Honoring Ourselves

Stephanie Y. Mitchem

in Teaching African American Religions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195167979
eISBN:
9780199784981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516797X.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the ideas of honoring ancestors and self in the classroom, along the borders. To begin this exploration, it focuses on some aspects of the borders of black lives in the United ... More


Conclusion: Love and Death

Alison Sinclair

in The Deceived Husband: A Kleinian Approach to the Literature of Infidelity

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151906
eISBN:
9780191672880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151906.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In Western literature, love and death appear regularly in conjunction with one another: death posited as the extreme, or perhaps the only possible expression, of true love; love, the only human ... More


Domestic Dangers: Women, Words, and Sex in Early Modern London

Laura Gowing

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207634
eISBN:
9780191677755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207634.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This book examines for the first time women's experiences and gender relations in the diverse and mobile society of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century London. It focuses on disputes over sex, ... More


Boasting of Beatings (2 Corinthians 11:23–25)

Jennifer A. Glancy

in Corporal Knowledge: Early Christian Bodies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195328158
eISBN:
9780199777143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328158.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

Focusing on a single passage of a single early Christian text, chapter 2 situates the body language of 2 Corinthians 11:23–25 in the wider context of the corporal habitus of the early Roman Empire. ... More


Original Dishonor: Noah's Curse and the Southern Defense of Slavery

Stephen R. Haynes

in Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142792
eISBN:
9780199834280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142799.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores the distinctive way American advocates of slavery read the story of Noah and his sons (Gen. 9:20––27) and applied it to the defense of racial slavery. Their departure from the ... More


Civil Status and Identification in Nineteenth-Century France: A Matter of State Control?

Paul-André Rosental

in Registration and Recognition: Documenting the Person in World History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265314
eISBN:
9780191760402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265314.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Civil status, and particularly birth certificates, rather than identity papers, are the legal basis of identification in France. Its nineteenth-century history presents a complex picture, which ... More


‘Fathers’ of Illegitimate Children

Patricia Crawford

in Parents of Poor Children in England 1580-1800

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199204809
eISBN:
9780191709517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204809.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter reveals the diversity of men's responses to illicit paternity, and their general unwillingness to undertake even the basic duty of maintenance. When men were accused of fathering a ... More


Cultural Flexibility: The (un)Making of Multicultural Navigators

Prudence L. Carter

in Stubborn Roots: Race, Culture, and Inequality in U.S. and South African Schools

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199899630
eISBN:
9780199951147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899630.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter Four examines the differences in a core concept in the book, “cultural flexibility” (or the propensity to move across different cultural and social peer groups and environments), among ... More


War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens

G. J. Oliver

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283507
eISBN:
9780191712722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283507.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book provides a new assessment of the economic history of Athens in the Hellenistic era, when the city was no longer an imperial power and struggled to maintain its territory, both at home in ... More


The Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893

Maurice Peress

in Dvorák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195098228
eISBN:
9780199869817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Chicago World Columbian Exposition of 1893 (“The Fair”) celebrated America, its industry, and its people. It was among the first events of its kind to honor the achievements of women. Almost ... More


FOR THE HONOR OF GOD: The Origin and Nature of the Scuole Grandi

Jonathan E. Glixon

in Honoring God and the City: Music at the Venetian Confraternities, 1260-1807

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195134896
eISBN:
9780199868049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134896.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the origins of the six great Venetian lay confraternities (San Giovanni Evangelista, San Marco, Santa Maria della Carità, Santa Maria della Misericordia, San Rocco, and San ... More


Ethical Decision Making

Adil E. Shamoo and David B. Resnik

in Responsible Conduct of Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368246
eISBN:
9780199867615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368246.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Ethics is an academic discipline that is concerned with answering age-old questions about duty, honor, integrity, virtue, justice, and the good life, Philosophers, theologians, and other scholars ... More


Fears and Fascinations: Representing Catholicism in the American South

Thomas F. Haddox

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225217
eISBN:
9780823236947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225217.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book charts what has been a largely unexplored literary landscape, looking at the work of such diverse writers as the gens de couleur libre poets of antebellum New Orleans, Kate ... More


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