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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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