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Constructing a Usable Past

Andrew R. Murphy

in Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195321289
eISBN:
9780199869855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321289.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter attends more closely to the competing ways of constructing and drawing on the past that each type of jeremiad employs. The chapter opens with a consideration of the U. S. Supreme Court's ... More


The Conservative Tradition

Nicholas Cook

in The Schenker Project: Culture, Race, and Music Theory in Fin-de-siècle Vienna

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195170566
eISBN:
9780199871216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170566.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Schenker's sometimes virulently conservative politics have been a major problem for later commentators, who have sought to minimize their relevance to his theory. Taking as its starting point his ... More


The Best of Times and the Worst of Times: Between Constitutional Triumphalism and Nostalgia

Mattias Kumm

in The Twilight of Constitutionalism?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199585007
eISBN:
9780191723469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585007.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The idea of a ‘postnational constellation’ conjures up a world in which globalisation, privatisation, and individualisation have changed the basic configuration of the legal and political world. The ... More


Consuming Traditions: Modernity, Modernism, and the Commodified Authentic

Elizabeth Outka

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372694
eISBN:
9780199871704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372694.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book investigates a critically important development in the history of modernity: the unprecedented marketing of various forms of authenticity in late 19th and early 20th-century Britain. The ... More


The Loss and Recovery of Medical Knowledge

Richard S. Weiss

in Recipes for Immortality: Healing, Religion, and Community in South India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335231
eISBN:
9780199868803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335231.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In Tamil-speaking south India, and in South Asia more generally, secrecy as a mode of disseminating knowledge has undergone a radical change in value, from its consideration as a moral duty that ... More


Remembering China from Taiwan: Divided Families and Bittersweet Reunions after the Chinese Civil War

Mahlon Meyer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083862
eISBN:
9789882209091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083862.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The book tells the story of the exodus from China of two million Nationalist loyalists, military and civilians. It depicts the choices faced by millions of families as they were forced to chose which ... More


Epilogue: Reflections on Memory and Nostalgia

Peter J. Schmelz

in Such Freedom, If Only Musical: Unofficial Soviet Music during the Thaw

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195341935
eISBN:
9780199866854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341935.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter begins by discussing Wolfgang Becker's 2003 film Goodbye Lenin! and its reflection of contemporary German nostalgia for the German Democratic Republic. This chapter then addresses the ... More


The Religion of Art in an Age of Technology

George Pattison

in Thinking about God in an Age of Technology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199279777
eISBN:
9780191603464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279772.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Since early modern times, art has paralleled religion in its response to technology as illustrated by Ruskin’s thoughts on the colour purple. Heidegger also turned to art, especially the poetry of ... More


Introduction: Selling Authenticity

Elizabeth Outka

in Consuming Traditions: Modernity, Modernism, and the Commodified Authentic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372694
eISBN:
9780199871704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372694.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter introduces the concept of the “commodified authentic” and the nostalgic, originary, and aesthetic forms of such marketing, examining the explosive growth of efforts to sell these various ... More


Conclusion: Modernist ExcursionsModel Towns and Commercial Utopias

Elizabeth Outka

in Consuming Traditions: Modernity, Modernism, and the Commodified Authentic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372694
eISBN:
9780199871704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372694.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The conclusion argues that the history and development of the commodified authentic are key to understanding later works of high modernism, as well as our contemporary moment, with its strangely ... More


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