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Graeme D. Ruxton, Thomas N. Sherratt, and Michael P. Speed

in Avoiding Attack: The Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, Warning Signals and Mimicry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528609
eISBN:
9780191713392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528609.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter focuses on how potential prey might avoid being detected by predators by matching their coloration, patterning, and movement to that of the local environment — a mechanism called crypsis ... More


Interlude: To Patria and Nation

Inna Naroditskaya

in Bewitching Russian Opera: The Tsarina from State to Stage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195340587
eISBN:
9780199918218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340587.003.0066
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The death of Catherine II signalled the end of the women’s kingdom and the restoration of patriarchy in the name of nationalism – a concept profoundly and militantly gendered. None of the ingredients ... More


Russian Minervas Staging Empire

Inna Naroditskaya

in Bewitching Russian Opera: The Tsarina from State to Stage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195340587
eISBN:
9780199918218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340587.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In the course of the eighteenth century, a wide array of social genres encompassed coronations, princely weddings, parades, masquerades, and operas. With its formulaic plots about ancient Roman ... More


Masquerade of Migration

Ferdinand de Jong

in Masquerades of Modernity: Power and Secrecy in Casamance, Senegal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633197
eISBN:
9780748670642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633197.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

The Kumpo masquerade is one of the cultural traditions of the Casamance region that is regularly performed in a variety of settings. In many Jola villages, Kumpo is performed by the Kumpo secret ... More


Candour

Paul Langford

in Englishness Identified: Manners and Character 1650–1850

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246403
eISBN:
9780191697586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246403.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses the openness and honesty of English people, which implies the presentation of self (affected by culture and conditions at that time) to society. It argues that for the English ... More


Helen, Heaven, and I: In Search of a Dialogue

Tania Isaac (ed.)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Dance

Tania Isaac suggests, in her writing here as in her choreography and performance pieces, an intense, complex experience of knowing her native island, St. Lucia, through its dance and its ways of ... More


Identity Crises

Kendall Lori

in Hanging Out in the Virtual Pub: Masculinities and Relationships Online

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230361
eISBN:
9780520935983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230361.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter deals with identity and relationships mediated by computers, with particular attention to the effects of gender. It discusses the effects of the mediated and networked character of ... More


Secrecy, Sacrilege and the State

Ferdinand de Jong

in Masquerades of Modernity: Power and Secrecy in Casamance, Senegal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633197
eISBN:
9780748670642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633197.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter examines the historical trajectory of the Kankurang, a masquerade that is held to protect the initiates of the ‘Mandinko circumcision’ against witchcraft. It demonstrates that legal ... More


Casanova’s Carnival

James H. Johnson

in Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267718
eISBN:
9780520948624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267718.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on Giacomo Casanova and his experiences with the Venetian carnival and with masks. His life was a lifelong masquerade. Born without noble origins, Casanova transformed his roots. ... More


Ideals to Ideology: Unmasking Masquerade

in A Fallen Idol Is Still a God: Lermontov and the Quandaries of Cultural Transition

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753708
eISBN:
9780804768030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753708.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter addresses the intellectual quandaries of guarding against the conversion of a cultural period's authentic ideals into a post-period's derivative ideology as portrayed in Mikhail ... More


Reprise

C. Daniel Batson

in What's Wrong With Morality?: A Social-Psychological Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199355549
eISBN:
9780190603700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355549.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The brief Reprise returns to the moral maladies with which the book began. Psychological processes that might account for various examples of moral failure are suggested, drawing on the standard ... More


The Difficulty of Difference

Man-Fung Yip

in Martial Arts Cinema and Hong Kong Modernity: Aesthetics, Representation, Circulation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390717
eISBN:
9789888390397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390717.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Eschewing a reductive reading, this chapter considers the complex and often ambivalent gender politics associated with the woman warrior figures—or nüxia, meaning literally “female knights-errant”—in ... More


Rereading the Letter from Paris

Max Harris

in Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449567
eISBN:
9780801461613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449567.003.0019
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the letter issued by the faculty of theology at the University of Paris in March 1445 denouncing the Feast of Fools. Those who issued the letter were heirs to an extended ... More


Prologue: A Letter from Paris

Max Harris

in Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449567
eISBN:
9780801461613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449567.003.0027
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book reexamines the history of the Feast of Fools and locates it in its liturgical context. It first discusses a range of activities that have been mistakenly identified as precursors to or ... More


The Kalends of January

Max Harris

in Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449567
eISBN:
9780801461613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449567.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the Kalends masquerades, which have been assumed as the precursor of the Feast of Fools. In ancient Rome, the first day of each month was known as the kalendae (Kalends). ... More


The Holy City of Byzantium

Max Harris

in Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449567
eISBN:
9780801461613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449567.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines how those at the top of the prevailing civil and ecclesiastical hierarchies participated in the Kalends masquerades under the Byzantine Empire. It begins with the story of ... More


Roman Games

Max Harris

in Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449567
eISBN:
9780801461613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449567.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines various Kalends activities that were performed in Rome in the early twelfth century. Sometime between 1140 and 1143, Benedict, a canon of Saint Peter's basilica in Rome, ... More


Nyoro Masquerade as a Hunt for Modernity: A View from a West African City

Jordan A. Fenton

in Behind the Masks of Modernism: Global and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061641
eISBN:
9780813051208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061641.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Jordan Fenton’s chapter explores how the appearance of well-known Ekpe/Mgbe mask genres during structured and unstructured performances stimulate local dialogues that reflect and mediate the various ... More


Before and after the political

Martin O’Shaughnessy

in Laurent Cantet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091506
eISBN:
9781781708590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091506.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers Cantet’s Foxfire, Confessions of a Girl Gang, an adaptation of the eponymous Joyce Carol Oates novel. Drawing again on Bakhtin’s notion of the polyphonic text, it asks to what ... More


Parenting against the Law

Amanda K. Baumle and D’Lane R. Compton

in Legalizing LGBT Families: How the Law Shapes Parenthood

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479857647
eISBN:
9781479879656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857647.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In this chapter, the authors examine the ways in which participants resist the law, eschewing its moral authority and enacting everyday resistance. Few participants engaged in collective action or ... More


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