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Hydrology of peatlands

Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum

in The Biology of Peatlands

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198528722
eISBN:
9780191728211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528722.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Understanding the hydrology is fundamental for understanding peatland habitats, and this chapter considers both the quantitative and qualitative (chemical) aspects of water in peatlands. It describes ... More


Idealizing the Prima Donna in Mid-Victorian London 1

Roberta Montemorra Marvin

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/9780195365870.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Chapter 2 explores the visual culture of nineteenth-century British spectatorship by examining images of prima donnas that were published in one of the principal English newspapers, the Illustrated ... More


The Cosmetic Gaze: Body Modification and the Construction of Beauty

Bernadette Wegenstein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232678
eISBN:
9780262301114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232678.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

If the gaze can be understood to mark the disjuncture between how we see ourselves and how we want to be seen by others, the cosmetic gaze—in this book’s formulation—is one through which the act of ... More


“Haunting Face”: Spectral Premonitions and the Memory of the Dead

Luke Gibbons

in Joyce'S Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism, and Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226236179
eISBN:
9780226236209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236209.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In Joyce's Ireland, the past is not over until it has found its expressions in the present, and it is these spectral premonitions that allowed Irish culture to come to terms with the traumatic fall ... More


Hybridised Whiteness in ‘Rose’: The Displacement of Racialised/Gendered Discours in a Japanese Queer Magazine in the 1970s

Katsuhiko Suganuma and Siu-lun Wong

in Contact Moments: The Politics of Intercultural Desire in Japanese Male-Queer Cultures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083701
eISBN:
9789882209053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083701.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 3 investigates a morphing process of the gendered binary metaphor of Japan and the West. The case study for this chapter is conducted on the first Japanese commercial gay magazine, Barazoku ... More


Historical introduction

O.D. Creutzfeldt

in Cortex Cerebri: Performance, Structural and Functional Organisation of the Cortex

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523246
eISBN:
9780191724510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523246.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter provides a historical perspective to systematic scientific research on the cerebral cortex. The significance of the cerebral cortex for the higher integrative and intellectual functions ... More


Introduction: Toward a Physiognomic Epidemiology of the Fetishized Jew

Jay Geller

in The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233618
eISBN:
9780823241781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233618.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter introduces terminology and methods that will be used throughout this study. It offers working definitions of Judentum, antisemitism, Jewish-identified individuals, fetish, modernity, and ... More


The “Bon Curé” of Emberménil

Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

in The Abbe Gregoire and the French Revolution: The Making of Modern Universalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241800
eISBN:
9780520931091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241800.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In 1782, Henri Grégoire was named curé (parish priest) of Emberménil, as successor to his old mentor—something truly momentous for someone in his circumstances. Though he could have remained an ... More


How to Read a Face: Pilgrims and Ascetic Physiognomy

Georgia Frank

in The Memory of the Eyes: Pilgrims to Living Saints in Christian Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222052
eISBN:
9780520924352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222052.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter focuses on pilgrims' responses to the facial appearance of ascetics. Monastics developed their own physiognomic enterprise, often exhorting novices on the type of self-fashioning that ... More


‘Roots, Remedies and Properties of Stones’: Dead Sea Healing

Joan E. Taylor

in The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199554485
eISBN:
9780191745911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554485.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

The Dead Sea’s healing resources, being so well-known in antiquity, also attracted Essenes, who were attested as being adept in pharmacological lore (so Josephus, War 2: 136). As John Allegro once ... More


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