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Enigmas of Identity

Peter Brooks

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151588
eISBN:
9781400839698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151588.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

“We know that it matters crucially to be able to say who we are, why we are here, and where we are going,” this book claims. Many of us are also uncomfortably aware that we cannot provide a ... More


Placing Reading: Ancient Israel and Medieval Europe

Jonathan Boyarin

in The Ethnography of Reading

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079557
eISBN:
9780520913431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079557.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

“Reading” in ancient Jewish culture signifies an act that is oral, social, and collective, and, in Europe, one which belongs to a private or semiprivate social space. By studying the structure of the ... More


Ancient Pantomime and the Rise of Ballet

Edith Hall

in New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

It was ancient pantomime's destiny to play a seminal role in the emergence of classical ballet, and subsequently, in the twentieth century, of avant‐garde Tanztheater. It is well known that the ... More


Tourist and Traveller in the Network of Nineteenth-Century Travel

James Buzard

in The Beaten Track: European Tourism, Literature, and the Ways to ‘Culture’, 1800–1918

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122760
eISBN:
9780191671531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122760.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter characterizes tourists and travellers in Europe in 19th century travel. It contends that travel acquires its special value by virtue of its differential relationship with tourism and ... More


Iconicity and indexicality: The body in Chinese art

David Clarke

in Chinese Art and Its Encounter with the World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083060
eISBN:
9789882209794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083060.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers the place of the body in Chinese art. It begins by identifying in a somewhat schematic way various defining characteristics of literati painting and calligraphy, the art of the ... More


Spinoza <i>Redivivus</i> in the Twenty-First Century

Daniel B. Schwartz

in The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142913
eISBN:
9781400842261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142913.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This concluding chapter considers the current vogue in appropriations of Spinoza. Broadly speaking, the chapter finds in the recent literature two basic positions on Spinoza's place in the world of ... More


Shakespeare's Incarnational Aesthetic: The Mystery Plays and Catholicism

Beatrice Groves

in Texts and Traditions: Religion in Shakespeare 1592 - 1604

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199208982
eISBN:
9780191706158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208982.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines residual Catholicism in early modern culture. It considers the ways in which early-modern drama is the inheritor of the mystery plays, arguing that their Incarnational aesthetic ... More


Mikhail Bakhtin: An Aesthetic for Democracy

Ken Hirschkop

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159612
eISBN:
9780191673641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159612.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book makes a break with earlier interpretations of Bakhtin’s work. Using recent Russian scholarship, it explodes many of the myths which have surrounded Bakhtin and his work, and lays the ground ... More


A Revolution of Ink: Chinese Buddhist Periodicals in the Early Republic

Gregory Adam Scott

in Recovering Buddhism in Modern China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231172769
eISBN:
9780231541107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172769.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Gregory Scott’s chapter on the first modern Chinese Buddhist periodicals illuminates a founding process for a new genre in the 1910s that was critical to a range of “Buddhist circles” for decades.


Introduction

Lee Spinks

in James Joyce A Critical Guide

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638352
eISBN:
9780748671632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638352.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book investigates the life, works and critical reputation of James Joyce. Joyce's peripatetic career and complex reinvention of modern Western culture has made him a subject of enduring ... More


Failure: Newman’s Vanquished Reputation

Robert Pattison

in The Great Dissent: John Henry Newman and the Liberal Heresy

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067309
eISBN:
9780199855193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067309.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explains why the customary arguments for Newman's greatness will no longer suffice. An evaluation of Newman's lack of success in influencing the modern world has the secondary advantage ... More


Nostalgia for Paradise

Douglas C. Comer

in Ritual Ground: Bent's Old Fort, World Formation, and the Annexation of the Southwest

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204294
eISBN:
9780520918702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204294.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the concept of ritual as the re-enactment of the actions of the ancestors and gods which transformed primordial chaos into the order of the world, contending that the neotenic ... More


The Future of Catholic High Schools

James L. Heft S.M.

in Catholic High Schools: Facing the New Realities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199796656
eISBN:
9780199919352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796656.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Three things have to be achieved for Catholic high schools to flourish: clarity about their distinctive mission, care in the recruitment and formation of lay leadership and faculty, and a critique of ... More


The ‘Shepheards Nation’: Jacobean Spenserians and Early Stuart Political Culture 1612-25

Michelle O'Callaghan

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186380
eISBN:
9780191674549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186380.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This is a study of a group of Jacobean Spenserian poets, William Browne, George Wither, and Christopher Brooke, and of the ways in which these writers represented themselves as a distinctive ... More


How Do We Understand Men’s Friendships?

Geoffrey L. Greif

in Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195326420
eISBN:
9780199893553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326420.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter provides a history of men's friendships. It also discusses the impact of modern culture on current friendships and how they change across the lifespan and by race, class, and religion. ... More


Return to the Natives (1947–53)

Peter Mandler

in Return from the Natives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300187854
eISBN:
9780300189704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187854.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses Margaret Mead's return to the study of the natives of Manus in New Guinea in the summer of 1953. Her decision to leave the political sphere also coincided with the end of the ... More


Uplifting Ethiopia in America: Conversion, Self-Consciousness, and the Figure of Ethiopia

Roy Kay

in The Ethiopian Prophecy in Black American Letters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037325
eISBN:
9780813041582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037325.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines how the figural readings of Psalm 68:31 address the figure of the Negro as a defective human being. In response to white American and Western European discourse of Negro ... More


The Lonesome Sound

Joshua Guthman

in Strangers Below: Primitive Baptists and American Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624860
eISBN:
9781469624884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624860.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter describes the Old Baptist feeling, or “lonesome sound,” rooted in the folkways of dissenting Protestantism and in the nineteenth-century Primitive revolt that seeped into modern American ... More


The Yin of Early Modern Vietnamese Culture Challenges the Yang of Tradition, 1932–1939

Neil L. Jamieson

in Understanding Vietnam

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201576
eISBN:
9780520916586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201576.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the conflict between traditional and early modern culture in Vietnam during the period from 1932 to 1939. Both intra- and interpersonal conflict intensified in early Vietnamese ... More


Introduction

Margaret Bendroth

in The Last Puritans: Mainline Protestants and the Power of the Past

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624006
eISBN:
9781469624020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624006.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This introductory chapter examines the role of the past in mainline Protestant churches—more specifically the Congregationalists—and how they have coped with modern, twentieth-century American life. ... More


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