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Dying Without Killing: Self‐Immolations, 1963–2002

Michael Biggs

in Making Sense of Suicide Missions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199276998
eISBN:
9780191707735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276998.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides an overview of self-immolation in the last four decades, from an original database of over 500 individual acts. It is divided into five main sections. The first sketches the ... More


Women's Rights as Multicultural Claims: Reconfiguring Gender and Diversity in Political Philosophy

Monica Mookherjee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632794
eISBN:
9780748652556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632794.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book attempts to reconfigure feminism in a way that responds to cultural diversity. The book contends that a discourse of rights can be formulated and that this task is crucial to negotiating a ... More


 “Myself to Myself”: The Norse Odin and Divine Autosacrifice

Kimberley Christine Patton

in Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox, and Reflexivity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195091069
eISBN:
9780199871568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091069.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter analyzes the self-immolation of the hanging god Odin, self-told in Norse skaldic poetry. It argues that whatever the reasons for Odin's ordeal—a reflexive sacrificial mystery which, like ... More


Conclusion

JIMMY YU

in Sanctity and Self-Inflicted Violence in Chinese Religions, 1500-1700

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199844906
eISBN:
9780199949564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844906.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is the conclusion of the book. It summarizes each chapter of the book and argues for a more nuanced understanding of Chinese religions.


Blood Month and Virgin Queen

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0038
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In Ireland until the nineteenth century, the feast of Martinmas remained tinged with the ritual connotations mentioned by Bede, for in most of the west of the island, and some places in the east, it ... More


India

Lakshmi Vijayakumar

in Suicide in Asia: Causes and Prevention

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099425
eISBN:
9789882207431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099425.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter provides an epidemiological profile of suicide in India. Over 100,000 people commit suicide every year in India. The suicide rate increased in 1982 by 64% from between 6 and 7 per ... More


Sanctity and Self-Inflicted Violence in Chinese Religions, 1500-1700

Jimmy Yu

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199844906
eISBN:
9780199949564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844906.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Self-inflicted violence in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was a constituent and sanctioned aspect of the Chinese cultural life. As a category, self-inflicted violence allows us to see ... More


Introduction

JIMMY YU

in Sanctity and Self-Inflicted Violence in Chinese Religions, 1500-1700

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199844906
eISBN:
9780199949564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844906.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the significance of the phenomenon of self-inflicted violence in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries China, which modern scholars have tended to ignore. It challenges ... More


Exposing and Burning the Body for Rain

JIMMY YU

in Sanctity and Self-Inflicted Violence in Chinese Religions, 1500-1700

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199844906
eISBN:
9780199949564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844906.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the rainmaking practices of ritual exposure and self-immolation. It discusses the practices of different performers, including emperors, local officials, Buddhist monks, Daoist ... More


Killing the Cat: Sacrifice and beauty in Genet and Mishima

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The inclusion of an autobiographical element extrinsic to the fictional text is particularly vexing in both Yukio Mishima and Jean Genet, since their lives pose serious ... More


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