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Discovering the Self in Self-Pleasuring

Peter Brooks

in Enigmas of Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151588
eISBN:
9781400839698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151588.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on masturbation, the sex that one has with oneself. If masturbation becomes a “problem”—rather than simply a fact of life, dating from infancy and openly discovered at ... More


The Ordinary: An Introduction to Stanley Cavell

Peter Dula

in Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395037
eISBN:
9780199894451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395037.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The ordinary is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the work of Cavell and Wittgenstein. This chapter provides an introduction to the ordinary in order to correct common misconceptions of the ... More


Lovesickness and Neoplatonism

Lesel Dawson

in Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266128
eISBN:
9780191708688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266128.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores the ways in which the discourse of Platonic love and erotic melancholy advance different ideas about sexuality within amorous relationships and promote incompatible gender power ... More


ASSAULT FROM THE REAR

Jerome Neu

in Sticks and Stones: The Philosophy of Insults

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195314311
eISBN:
9780199871780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314311.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The issues of domination and submission central to insult have an often hidden, often not (“Up yours!”), sexual significance. Central are anal erotism and phallic aggression, which are written large ... More


Self-Help, Inc.: Makeover Culture in American Life

Micki McGee

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195171242
eISBN:
9780199944088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171242.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Why doesn't self-help help? This book puts forward this paradoxical question as it looks at a world where the market for self-improvement products—books, audiotapes, and extreme makeovers—is ... More


Spiritualized Symptoms

Frank Graziano

in Wounds of Love: The Mystical Marriage of Saint Rose of Lima

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195136401
eISBN:
9780199835164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195136403.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The practices of and circumstances conducive to mysticism are considered in their relation to psychopathology. The discussion begins with consideration of the relation between Rose and her mother, ... More


Religious Belief as Commodity Fetishism: Individualism, Therapy, and the Market

Joel James Shuman and Keith G. Meador

in Heal Thyself: Spirituality, Medicine, and the Distortion of Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195154696
eISBN:
9780199784714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515469X.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

According to Karl Barth, a religion understood simply as a function of human subjectivity will tend always to be shaped by the culture of which its adherents are members. This chapter shows how the ... More


Looking Good: Style and Its Absence in George Eliot

Kent Puckett

in Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195332759
eISBN:
9780199868131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332759.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

George Eliot’s most successful characters tend to show a marked disdain for the fluctuations of fashion. Felix Holt, Dorothea Brooke, Daniel Deronda: all of these are represented as figures who ... More


Narcissism and Suicide in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Eric Langley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199541232
eISBN:
9780191716072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541232.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The subjects of this book are the subjects whose subjects are themselves. Narcissus so himself himself forsook, And died to kiss his shadow in the brook. In accusing the introspective Adonis of ... More


Fundamentally Settlers?

Joyce Dalsheim

in Unsettling Gaza: Secular Liberalism, Radical Religion, and the Israeli Settlement Project

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751204
eISBN:
9780199895014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751204.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter sets out the conflict between religiously motivated, right-wing Jewish settlers and left-wing secular Jewish Israelis opposed to settlement in post-1967 territories. The book contends ... More


Disturbing Doubling: Antagonizing Settlers and History in the Present

Joyce Dalsheim

in Unsettling Gaza: Secular Liberalism, Radical Religion, and the Israeli Settlement Project

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751204
eISBN:
9780199895014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751204.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on how each of the groups in conflict in this study represents itself to itself, by comparing field trips for high school students that narrate the past and the present, ... More


The Flag of His Disposition: Whitman's Posture

Alan Marshall

in American Experimental Poetry and Democratic Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199561926
eISBN:
9780191721663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561926.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter one begins with a discussion of the envisioning of democracy in Tocqueville before embarking on a re‐examination of the role of vision in Whitman. It looks at how a certain dominant and ... More


Conclusion Conclusion Othello's Suicides

Eric Langley

in Narcissism and Suicide in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199541232
eISBN:
9780191716072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541232.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The study concludes with consideration of the deaths of Othello and Desdemona, as well as examination of suicides from elsewhere on the Renaissance stage (in works by Beaumont and Fletcher, Ford, ... More


Republicanism, Stoicism, and Narcissism in Henrik Wergeland’s The Creation, Man, and Messiah

Jørgen Magnus Sejersted

in Romans and Romantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588541
eISBN:
9780191741845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the Norwegian poet Henrik Wergeland (1808–45) and the depictions of Roman culture in his main work Skabelsen, Mennesket og Messias (The Creation, Man and Messiah) of 1830. This ... More


Identity 2.0: Young People and Digital and Mobile Media

Lynn Schofield Clark

in The Parent App: Understanding Families in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199899616
eISBN:
9780199980161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899616.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In this chapter, we learn more about how young people experience parental approaches to digital and mobile media. As they get older, young people increasingly desire respect and connection from their ... More


Introduction: From Melancholic States to Clinical Depression

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter is divided into four parts. The first part concerns themes that recur in the readings to follow: (1) the variety of forms melancholia takes and the diverse connotations of the terms ... More


Sentiment and Sentimentality

David Pugmire

in Sound Sentiments: Integrity in the Emotions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199276899
eISBN:
9780191602689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276897.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Sentimentality, the most easily recognizable of emotional vices, is often charged with subordinating truth to desired emotional effect. Yet there can be good reasons for doing that. Where there is ... More


Morality and Oneself

Robert B. Louden

in Morality and Moral Theory: A Reappraisal and Reaffirmation

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195072921
eISBN:
9780199852925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072921.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter addresses the complaints thrown against morality by contemporary critics. Critics say that morality requires one to be selfless and to think about others' welfare to the detriment of ... More


Psychoanalysis, Authoritarianism, and the 1960s

Eli Zaretsky

in Psychoanalysis and Politics: Histories of Psychoanalysis under Conditions of Restricted Political Freedom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744664
eISBN:
9780199932863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744664.003.0033
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Eli Zaretsky makes the case that authoritarianism is relevant to understanding the role of psychoanalysis in democratic societies, suggesting it takes the form of the enhancement and manipulation of ... More


The Prima Donna’s Art of Politics

James R. Currie

in The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter seeks to address the present political tendencies within scholarship on the prima donna in order to investigate the strategic volatility of notions such as sublimity, excess, realism, ... More


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