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Mark Sedgwick

in Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195152975
eISBN:
9780199835225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152972.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter completes the history of Schuon’s Maryamiyya (formerly the Alawiyya), covering events from the 1970s to Schuon’s death in 1998. It considers the spread of the Maryamiyya, its involvement ... More


Nudity, obscenity, and power: modes of female assertiveness in Aristophanes <sup>1</sup>

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Talking about Laughter: And Other Studies in Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554195
eISBN:
9780191720604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554195.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the ways in which women, in Aristophanes' Lysistrata and Ecclesiazusae, use nudity, obscene language, and obscene gesture to assert their independence of, and power over, men. ... More


Festivals and Sabbats

Stuart Clark

in Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208082
eISBN:
9780191677915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208082.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

In a drawing made in 1514 by the Swabian artist Hans Baldung Grien three female witches engage in a wild revel. Because there is nothing in the scene but their naked bodies, our reading of it must ... More


Nudity

Anita L. Allen

in Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195141375
eISBN:
9780199918126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141375.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that anti-nudity laws may be reasonable responses to danger and degradation, but in the 21st century, all such laws merit suspicion as illiberal impediments to personal choice. ... More


Fashion

Emanuele Coccia

in Sensible Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267415
eISBN:
9780823272358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267415.003.0028
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explains how fashion forces us to constantly appear in the medium of another sensible image of ourselves. It considers the meaning of having clothes, the kind of life that fashion ... More


Arab Music and Changes in the Arab Media

Michael Frishkopf

in Music and Media in the Arab World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162930
eISBN:
9781617970139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162930.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Enormous changes have taken place in the field of Arab music due to the phenomenal developments brought about by satellite channels and new modes of recording and telecommunications media. In the ... More


Theater of Nudity

Alessandro Vettori

in Poets of Divine Love: The Rhetoric of Franciscan Spiritual Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823223251
eISBN:
9780823240913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223251.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In 1205 Francis of Assisi stood naked before the people and naked before God. This publicly is a crucial occurrence in the Saint's life that later became a cultural icon of the Franciscan movement. ... More


Mysticism of Sexual Union

Alessandro Vettori

in Poets of Divine Love: The Rhetoric of Franciscan Spiritual Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823223251
eISBN:
9780823240913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223251.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In the Book of Genesis, it reveals that adoption of nudity as a chief human trait is complemented by matrimonial union as a theological and poetic topos. The interactive structure of the two genders ... More


Harmony of the Cosmos

Alessandro Vettori

in Poets of Divine Love: The Rhetoric of Franciscan Spiritual Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823223251
eISBN:
9780823240913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223251.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The interactive union of male and female as specular reflection of God's love for human beings inspires and animates Franciscanism and its theology according to the matrix of the Book of Genesis. ... More


Afghanistan: The Long Journey Begins

Laurel E. Fletcher

in The Guantánamo Effect: Exposing the Consequences of U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261761
eISBN:
9780520945227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261761.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The United States launched its war in Afghanistan on October 7, 2001. U.S. forces have held tens of thousands of detainees in Kandahar and Bagram, with fewer than 800 known detainees being ... More


Ghosts of Emberá past

Dimitrios Theodossopoulos

in Exoticisation Undressed: Ethnographic Nostalgia and Authenticity in Emberá Clothes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781526100832
eISBN:
9781526114969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100832.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The chapter examines the accounts of two early twentieth century authors, Verrill (1921) and Marsh (1934), who provided us with detailed—idealising but also stereotyping—descriptions of Emberá ... More


The Solo That Isn't a Solo: Ann Carlson's Dances with Animals

Janice Ross

in On Stage Alone: Soloists and the Modern Dance Canon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813040257
eISBN:
9780813043869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040257.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

This is a tribute to and an analysis of Ann Carlson's spontaneous but carefully scripted performances partnered by live animals in which she costumes herself sometimes in everyday apparel, sometimes ... More


<i>Nuda Veritas</i>: Iconoclash and Incarnation

Catherine Keller

in Intercarnations: Exercises in Theological Possibility

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276455
eISBN:
9780823277094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276455.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on a major exhibition at the Leopold Museum in Vienna, subtitled “Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka and Other Scandals.” The exhibition includes Nuda Veritas, a painting by Gustav Klimt, ... More


Shame and Shaming in Premodern Societies

Peter N. Stearns

in Shame: A Brief History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041402
eISBN:
9780252050008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041402.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter stresses the ubiquity of shame and shaming in premodern societies, with illustrations ranging from philosophical considerations (Confucius, the Greeks) to social rituals like the public ... More


The Erotics of the Body in the Tale of Genji

Rajyashree Pandey

in Perfumed Sleeves and Tangled Hair: Body, Woman, and Desire in Medieval Japanese Narratives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853549
eISBN:
9780824869052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853549.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The body seems curiously absent in the Tale of Genji, despite the fact that this is a romance narrative about amorous entanglement and erotic desire. It is only when the body is conceived of as an ... More


Three Stories About Private Parts

Kate Elswit

in Watching Weimar Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199844814
eISBN:
9780199376056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844814.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter considers performances by female dancers whose appearances were addressed in terms of unveiling, even though they removed little or no clothing. The chapter focuses on the tautological ... More


The Naked Word: Spelling, Stripping, Lusting as Environmental Protest

Stacy Alaimo

in Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816621958
eISBN:
9781452955223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816621958.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The third chapter examines the significance of naked protest movements, arguing that by disrobing, they momentarily cast off the boundaries of the human. This allows for the imaging of corporeality ... More


Looking at Greco-Scythian Art

Caspar Meyer

in Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199682331
eISBN:
9780191808555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682331.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter examines how the figured scenes in Greco-Scythian art relayed notions of elite virtue and how the objects guided and gave meaning to real-life activities. It attempts to reconcile ... More


Nude Vibrations: Isadora Duncan’s Creatural Aesthetic

Carrie Rohman

in Choreographies of the Living: Bioaesthetics in Literature, Art, and Performance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190604400
eISBN:
9780190604431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190604400.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter reads Duncan as a paradigmatic test-case for re-seeing the complexities of “naturalness” in the early twentieth century in relation to animality, performance, and an aesthetics that is ... More


Introduction: The Two Faces of Shame

Krista K. Thomason

in Naked: The Dark Side of Shame and Moral Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190843274
eISBN:
9780190843304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843274.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The introduction surveys the philosophical literature about shame. Philosophers have long been troubled by the dual nature of shame. On the one hand, it seems to be an emotion that is central to the ... More


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