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New Leisure in South Beirut

Lara Deeb and Mona Harb

in Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153650
eISBN:
9781400848560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153650.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains the history of the Islamic milieu, and describes its changing relationship to Dahiya and a new generation of pious Shi'i Muslims. This history will provide an understanding of ... More


Austrian Refugee Social Scientists1

Christian Fleck

in In Defence of Learning: The Plight, Persecution, and Placement of Academic Refugees, 1933-1980s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264812
eISBN:
9780191754029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264812.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter presents an overview of one sub-group of Nazi refugees: social scientists from Austria, and Vienna in particular. After a deft sketch of the constraints and opportunities for scholars, ... More


Yury Tynyanov and the ‘Literary Fact’

Avril Pyman

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Russian Formalist theory argued that biography should be studied scientifically as the history of form, rather than as a history of personalities, ideas, or content. In other words, the study of ... More


Introduction

Simon Hornblower

in Thucydides and Pindar: Historical Narrative and the World of Epinikian Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249190
eISBN:
9780191719424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249190.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter begins by providing background material on Greek athletics and the main epinikian poets, especially Pindar. It examines the curious parallels between modern attitudes to ... More


Power and Property in Medieval Germany: Economic and Social Change c.900-1300

Benjamin Arnold

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272211
eISBN:
9780191709999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272211.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book takes a fresh look at the problems posed by power and property in a medieval society, in this case the German kingdom. In a series of interrelated studies covering the period 700–1500, but ... More


Meeting Demand: Consumer Preference and Social Difference

Corey Ross

in Media and the Making of Modern Germany: Mass Communications, Society, and Politics from the Empire to the Third Reich

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278213
eISBN:
9780191707933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278213.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter moves beyond the question of availability to consider how patterns of uptake, different programme offerings, and different audience preferences reflected the social distinctions in ... More


The Urban Milieu and Civic Status

BENJAMIN ARNOLD

in Power and Property in Medieval Germany: Economic and Social Change c.900-1300

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272211
eISBN:
9780191709999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272211.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the Middle Ages, the towns of Europe exercised an economic force and a social impact which easily outstripped their actual demographic profiles. They were sites of administration and defence; of ... More


Not a Villanelle: Pound's Psychological Hour

Peter Robinson

in Twentieth Century Poetry: Selves and Situations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273256
eISBN:
9780191706370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273256.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The chapter is a reading of Ezra Pound's Villanelle: The Psychological Hour as the evocation of a creative situation in collapse as a result of the First World War. The poem is called a villanelle ... More


Isabella Evans: Sensibilities and Sense

Peter Robb

in Sex and Sensibility: Richard Blechynden's Calcutta Diaries, 1791-1822

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075110
eISBN:
9780199080885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075110.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines Richard Blechynden’s relationship with Isabella, his last long-time bibi. Isabella was the daughter of a private soldier from Berhampore and Blechynden first met her in April ... More


The Assimilationist Paradigm and Burmese Americans

Joseph Cheah

in Race and Religion in American Buddhism: White Supremacy and Immigrant Adaptation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199756285
eISBN:
9780199918874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756285.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The process of adapting Buddhist religious practices to the American milieu is different from that employed by white Buddhists and sympathizers. Burmese immigrant Buddhists cannot simply racially ... More


Inscribed Pots, Emerging Identities: The Social Milieu of Trade

Himanshu Prabha Ray

in Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305326
eISBN:
9780199850884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305326.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter is an attempt at defining the social milieu of trade in peninsular India between the 4th century bce and the 4th century ce, the objective being to highlight the social factors that ... More


Milieus for Discourse and Deliberation

Robert J. Bennett

in Local Business Voice: The History of Chambers of Commerce in Britain, Ireland, and Revolutionary America, 1760-2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199584734
eISBN:
9780191731105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584734.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter breaks new ground in showing how early chambers were intimately involved in commercial coffee house, exchanges and other initiatives to providing meeting places and drop-in facilities ... More


Diffusion

Robert J. Bennett

in Local Business Voice: The History of Chambers of Commerce in Britain, Ireland, and Revolutionary America, 1760-2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199584734
eISBN:
9780191731105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584734.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Chambers were initially small in number and focused in the main ports. This was explained by their political weight, experience of lobbying for private Bills for infrastructure development ... More


Conclusion

in The ‘Natural Leaders’ and their World: Politics, Culture and Society in Belfast, c.1801–1832

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318481
eISBN:
9781846317903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317903.007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the political and cultural milieu inhabited by the Presbyterian elite of late-Georgian Belfast. It argues that William Tennent was not only a ... More


Birth

Michael Jackson

in How Lifeworlds Work: Emotionality, Sociality, and the Ambiguity of Being

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226491820
eISBN:
9780226492018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492018.003.0021
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

No human relationship is simply given – either as a fact of nature or as a cultural ascription; rather, every human relationship is phenomenologically unique, and undergoes many transformations in ... More


History, Sentiments and Psychology: the Antioch Incident

Jean Flori and Olive Classe

in Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.003.0012
Subject:
History, Economic History

No one can say how the kingdom of France would have fared against what would have been a smaller Plantagenet empire if after the Antioch incident Eleanor of Aquitaine had not decided to leave her ... More


Eleanor and Courtly Love

Jean Flori and Olive Classe

in Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.003.0013
Subject:
History, Economic History

Eleanor of Aquitaine lived in an age and in places that saw the birth of one of the most innovative and characteristic features of Western society in the Middle Ages: courtoisie. The notion covers a ... More


Gendered Words: Sentiments and Expression in Changing Rural China

Fei-wen Liu

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190210403
eISBN:
9780190210427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210403.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book explores the world’s only gender-defined and now disappearing “women’s script,” known as nüshu, script circulated exclusively in Jiangyong County of Hunan Province in south China. Based on ... More


Paradigmatic Analysis

Kofi Agawu

in Music as Discourse: Semiotic Adventures in Romantic Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195370249
eISBN:
9780199852161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370249.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter discusses the paradigmatic approach, which has been outlined in previous analyses. The search for the paradigmatic approach minimizes—but by no means eliminates—dependency on the ... More


Punk, class, and taste in <i>Desert Island Discs</i>

Peter Webb

Julie Brown, Nicholas Cook, and Stephen Cottrell (eds)

in Defining the Discographic Self: Desert Island Discs in Context

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266175
eISBN:
9780191865220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266175.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter attempts to use popular music as a way of connecting a number of castaways who shared a similar love of punk and post-punk and who described certain experiences that their appreciation ... More


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