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Marginality and liminality: metaphors of the edge or the way?

Rachel Stanworth

in Recognizing Spiritual Needs in People who are Dying

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198525110
eISBN:
9780191730504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525110.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses the metaphors of marginality and liminality, which provide alternative ‘orderings’ or meanings to events that initially may appear synonymous. These metaphors challenge ... More


The Legends as Rites of Passage

Hans H. Penner

in Rediscovering the Buddha: Legends of the Buddha and Their Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385823
eISBN:
9780199870073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385823.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter continues the interpretation and analysis started in Chapter 18 of the legends as “rites of passage.” The distinguishing character of the legends as such a rite in Buddhism is ... More


The Sacred and the Profane in Hinduism

Veena Das

in Structure and Cognition: Aspects of Hindu Caste and Ritual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077404
eISBN:
9780199081172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077404.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter addresses the issue that the sacred is divided with reference to the opposition of life and death, instead of good and bad. The discussion relates this to available formulations with ... More


Boundaries and knowledge flow

Andrew Sturdy, Karen Handley, Timothy Clark, and Robin Fincham

in Management Consultancy: Boundaries and Knowledge in Action

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199212644
eISBN:
9780191707339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212644.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

Boundaries are shown to be a core element of social science in that they capture fundamental social processes of structuring and relationality. This is linked to a debate in the sociology of ... More


Liminality And The Courage To Change: Making the Decision to Become a Single Mother

Rosanna Hertz

in Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195179903
eISBN:
9780199944118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179903.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

A generation or two earlier, Gina Schecter might reasonably have assumed that the men she was dating were both potential partners and potential fathers. However, when her latest relationship ended, ... More


The dispersal and social exclusion of asylum seekers: Between liminality and belonging

Patricia Hynes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423269
eISBN:
9781447303749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423269.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book establishes asylum seekers as a socially excluded group, investigating the policy of dispersing asylum seekers across the UK and providing an overview of historic and contemporary dispersal ... More


What Is Primordial Fear?: “The ‘I’ Dies into a ‘Thou’ ”

Monika Renz, Mark Kyburz, and John Peck

in Dying: A Transition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170888
eISBN:
9780231540230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170888.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Dying patients cross an inner threshold of consciousness, which triggers a “threshold fear” referred to as primordial fear. Primordial fear and its two aspects—feeling forsaken and threatened —are ... More


‘L’incerto lembo’: Liminal Topographies from Montale to Sereni 1

Francesca Southerden

in Landscapes of Desire in the Poetry of Vittorio Sereni

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698455
eISBN:
9780191738258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698455.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers Sereni’s treatment of the trope of liminality and its relationship to the subject’s status in the field of perception. The case study here is Stella variabile [Variable Star] ... More


Secrecies and Disclosures

Derek Hirst and Steven N. Zwicker

in Andrew Marvell, Orphan of the Hurricane

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655373
eISBN:
9780191742118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655373.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter begins by situating Marvell at the edge of the social, observing and withholding. It explores the contradictory dynamic of Marvell's desire to conceal on the one hand and to expose and ... More


The Full Severity of Compassion: The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai

Chana Kronfeld

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804782951
eISBN:
9780804797214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782951.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) was the foremost Israeli poet of the 20th century and an internationally influential literary figure. The Full Severity of Compassion is a modular retrospective of ... More


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