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Mourning the Unborn Dead: A Buddhist Ritual Comes to America

Jeff Wilson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195371932
eISBN:
9780199870967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371932.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Buddhism

Americans from a wide variety of backgrounds have increasingly been appropriating the Japanese Buddhist ritual mizuko kuyō, which this book uses as a window into the complexity of the process of ... More


Out of Place: Fetal References in Japanese Mythology and Cultural Memory

Jane Marie Law

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

This chapter explores three references to fetal imagery in Japanese mythology and cultural memory where the fetal reference clearly works as symbol. Though historically dispersed, these three ... More


The Story of Saṃkarṣaṇa’s and Kṛṣṇa’s Births: A Drama Involving Embryos

André Couture

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

The Harivaṃśa (a long supplement to the Mahābhārata) contains the well-known Hindu story of the births of Saṃkarṣaṇa and Kṛṣṇa, which involves the killing of six fetuses, the miscarriage of a ... More


“Thank You GetupGrrl for Giving Me My Mizuko”: Therapeutic Appropriations of Mizuko Kuyō by Non-Buddhist Americans

Jeff Wilson

in Mourning the Unborn Dead: A Buddhist Ritual Comes to America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195371932
eISBN:
9780199870967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371932.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Buddhism

This chapter examines the reason why many non-Buddhist Americans are appropriating mizuko kuyō rituals as a form of healing, either for themselves in the wake of pregnancy loss or for the nation as a ... More


Understanding Miscarriages of Justice: Law, the Media and the Inevitability of a Crisis

Richard Nobles and David Schiff

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298939
eISBN:
9780191685552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298939.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book explores a paradox. In a society in which justice is uncertain and contested, how can we talk meaningfully about miscarriage of justice? The book examines the structural conditions that ... More


Mrs Stone & Dr Smellie: Eighteenth-Century Midwives and their Patients

Robert Woods and Chris Galley

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781781381410
eISBN:
9781781382158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381410.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

How did midwives deliver women in the past? What was their understanding of anatomy and physiology? How did they cope with unnatural presentations, haemorrhage, miscarriage and stillbirths, ... More


The Trials Of Jesus

Jonathan Burnside

in God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter shows how particular biblical laws such as blasphemy, false prophecy, and false teaching were understood at the time of the New Testament, and how they interfaced with other legal ... More


Death before Birth: Fetal Health and Mortality in Historical Perspective

Robert Woods

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542758
eISBN:
9780191715358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542758.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book is a study of fetal health from the 17th century to the present day principally among European and American populations. It is a contribution to both medical and demographic research using ... More


Introduction to Fetal Health and Mortality

Robert Woods

in Death before Birth: Fetal Health and Mortality in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542758
eISBN:
9780191715358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542758.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explains why the health and survival chances of the fetus are so important in developed economies today, since late-fetal is often higher than infant mortality, and it establishes the ... More


The Pregnant Woman Victim

Bernard S. Jackson

in Wisdom-Laws: A Study of the Mishpatim of Exodus 21:1–22:16

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269311
eISBN:
9780191683596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269311.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

The talionic provisions of the Mishpatim are presented in the context of an assault on a pregnant woman which occurs in the course of a brawl in Exodus 21:22–25. There are many disputed points of ... More


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