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Self-Transformations: Foucault, Ethics, and Normalized Bodies

Cressida J. Heyes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310535
eISBN:
9780199871445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310535.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This book argues that we live in an age of somatic subjects, whose authentic identity must be represented through the body. When a perceived mismatch between inner self and outer form occurs, ... More


Spirituality of the Inner Self

Robert Wuthnow

in After Heaven: Spirituality in America Since the 1950s

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520213968
eISBN:
9780520924444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213968.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter discusses the connection between spirituality and the inner self. Interest in the inner self was renewed during the late 1980s and 1990s, as part of Americans' quest for spirituality. ... More


The Speech of Skins

Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

in On Love: In the Muslim Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227518
eISBN:
9780823237029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227518.003.0033
Subject:
Religion, Islam

A man can hide from another man, and even from himself, but he cannot hide from God. Everything of his remains accessible to Him. Since the eyes, ears, and skin are the borders across which ... More


Doubting Sex: Inscriptions, Bodies and Selves in Nineteenth-century Hermaphrodite Case Histories

Geertje Mak

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086908
eISBN:
9781781702628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086908.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

An adolescent girl is mocked when she takes a bath with her peers, because her genitals look like those of a boy. A couple visits a doctor asking to ‘create more space’ in the woman for intercourse. ... More


After Heaven: Spirituality in America Since the 1950s

Robert Wuthnow

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520213968
eISBN:
9780520924444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213968.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The evolution of American spirituality over the past fifty years is the subject of this book. The book uses in-depth interviews and a broad range of resource materials to show how Americans, from ... More


A People on the Borders

Subhadra Mitra Channa

in The Inner and Outer Selves: Cosmology, Gender, and Ecology in the Himalayas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198079422
eISBN:
9780199082261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079422.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The concluding chapter draws all strings to finally consolidate the identity of the Jads in terms of how they are viewed by others, how they view themselves (inner selves), and how they respond to ... More


Inwardness and Visual Contemplation in Hinduism

Gavin Flood

in The Truth Within: A History of Inwardness in Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684564
eISBN:
9780191765933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684564.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

The truth within has been a constant theme in the history of Hindu traditions from an early period, a truth conflated with the idea of the self (ātmā), and the quest to realize or find the self ... More


Introduction

Subhadra Mitra Channa

in The Inner and Outer Selves: Cosmology, Gender, and Ecology in the Himalayas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198079422
eISBN:
9780199082261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079422.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter discusses the various theoretical approaches to the concept of identity and makes clear what is meant by the ‘inner’ and ‘outer’ notions of self and how it is constructed in relation to ... More


New insights, new possibilities

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music: Music is much more than just music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695225
eISBN:
9780191729775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

The accounts in this chapter provide examples of other positive effects of strong experiences with music. Music can open the door to a completely new world of emotions, something that perhaps applies ... More


Personhood and Its Translations

Aparecida Vilaça

in Praying and Preying: Christianity in Indigenous Amazonia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520289130
eISBN:
9780520963849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289130.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Chapter 9 returns to the question of personhood and its transformations through an analysis of the translation of the terms for soul and body, which makes clear that the new meanings for the Wari’ ... More


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