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Legal Narratives

NEIL MacCORMICK

in Rhetoric and The Rule of Law: A Theory of Legal Reasoning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199571246
eISBN:
9780191713064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571246.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter deals with some of the matters that arise under the ‘problem of proof’. The issue considered is how it is possible to establish true or at least acceptable accounts of past events. It ... More


Resources of the Self

Douglas V. Porpora

in Landscapes of the Soul: The Loss of Moral Meaning in American Life

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134919
eISBN:
9780199834563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134915.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Explores the ways in which religious experience and other kinds of peak experience lend a narrative coherence to the whole of life and thus become resources for self‐making. Included among the ... More


Walton’s Lives

Jessica Martin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270157
eISBN:
9780191683930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270157.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, History of Christianity

This book argues that Walton's practice, in his Lives, was crucial in shaping modern expectations of biography: how it should be organised, how it should treat evidence, how seriously it should ... More


Conflict Narrative Structure and Relational Dynamics

Sara Cobb

in Speaking of Violence: The Politics and Poetics of Narrative in Conflict Resolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199826209
eISBN:
9780199345335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826209.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter describes the structural features of conflict narratives, including emplotment, causality, character roles, voice, and moral themes, drawing on a host of narrative theorists, including ... More


Fragments and Meaning in Traditional Song: From the Blues to the Baltic

Mary-Ann Constantine and Gerald Porter

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262887
eISBN:
9780191734441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262887.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book is about traditional songs. Folk song scholarship was originally obsessed with notions of completeness and narrative coherence; yet field notebooks and recordings (and, increasingly, ... More


The Inadmissible Witness?

Debbie Pinfold

in The Child’s View of the Third Reich in German Literature: The Eye Among the Blind

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245659
eISBN:
9780191697487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245659.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines some problems in using a child’s perspective and voice, especially in describing the Third Reich. Three major technical problems involved in writing a child narrative are ... More


“It’s Not Unknown”: The Loose- and Dead-End Afterlives of Battlestar Galactica and Lost

Jordan Lavender-Smith

in Time in Television Narrative: Exploring Temporality in Twenty-First-Century Programming

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032936
eISBN:
9781617032943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032936.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines some formal features of Battlestar Galactica and Lost that resonate with the series’ central themes, and which metaphorize the creation and reception of TV-III serials. It ... More


The Diachronic Moral Responsibility of Firms

Peter A. French

in The Moral Responsibility of Firms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198738534
eISBN:
9780191801808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738534.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

There are two different ways in which responsibility may be ascribed to an agent for the same event. One way focuses on the responsibility for some action at the time of its occurrence, and the other ... More


Neither Old South Nor New South: Memphis and the Paradoxes of Identity

Wanda Rushing

in Memphis and the Paradox of Place: Globalization in the American South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832998
eISBN:
9781469605548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895610_rushing.6
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows how past disruptions and identities, self-consciousness about them, and concerns about public image give meaning and narrative coherence to Memphis as a distinctive southern place ... More


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