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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


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