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Battle of the Isms

Ken Binmore

in Natural Justice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195178111
eISBN:
9780199783670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178111.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter reviews the calumnies that are commonly directed at moral naturalists. Philosophical rationalism is compared unfavorably with the empirical tradition by drawing attention to the ... More


 Performing Arts and Sacred Models

Ariel Glucklich

in The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter looks at the Gupta Empire and in particular the career of Samudragupta. Hindu arts and sciences attained a high level of success, the earliest examples of north Indian temples date to ... More


 In Good Days and Bad Days: Sītā and Rādhā Leave Purdah to Follow Their Men

Heidi R. M. Pauwels

in The Goddess as Role Model: Sita and Radha in Scripture and on Screen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369908
eISBN:
9780199871322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369908.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 4 focuses on how women should cope with a hardship crisis in their marriage. It studies Sita's resolve to leave purdah and follow Rama in his exile, comparing with the Gopis’ leaving their ... More


RASA: Affect and Intuition in Javanese Musical Aesthetics

Marc Benamou

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195189438
eISBN:
9780199864232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189438.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Rasa attempts to get at the heart of central Javanese traditional music (karawitan) by attending to what those closest to the tradition—the musicians themselves—say about it. Based on ... More


The Taste of Music: Rasaning Gendhing

Marc Benamou

in RASA: Affect and Intuition in Javanese Musical Aesthetics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195189438
eISBN:
9780199864232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189438.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter is a lexicographic exploration of the word rasa, which may (too) generally be translated as “affect” or “intuition.” In fact, rasa is much more than that. Its meanings are multiple and ... More


The Classification of Rasa Gendhing

Marc Benamou

in RASA: Affect and Intuition in Javanese Musical Aesthetics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195189438
eISBN:
9780199864232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189438.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 3 focuses on only one of the meanings of rasa identified in chapter 2, namely, “musical affect, ” or rasa gendhing. It thus leaves aside other dimensions of the concept and investigates the ... More


Having Rasa, Part 1: Linguistic and Cultural Perspectives

Marc Benamou

in RASA: Affect and Intuition in Javanese Musical Aesthetics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195189438
eISBN:
9780199864232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189438.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 4 attempts to weave together musical affect and musical context, aesthetics and sociology. For in assessing who or what has rasa, we are led back to the Javanese categories of geography, ... More


Having Rasa, Part 2: Musicianship

Marc Benamou

in RASA: Affect and Intuition in Javanese Musical Aesthetics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195189438
eISBN:
9780199864232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189438.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The question of what makes music “rasaful” is continued in chapter 5, but with more of a focus on the moment of performance. In particular, the role of improvisation in creating rasa, and rasa as a ... More


The Communication of Rasa, Part 1: General Considerations of Expression and Perception

Marc Benamou

in RASA: Affect and Intuition in Javanese Musical Aesthetics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195189438
eISBN:
9780199864232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189438.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 6 consists mostly of lengthy excerpts from conversations with two noted musical experts: Rahayu Supanggah and Sudarsono Wignyosaputro. Following their lead, the chapter takes a philosophical ... More


The Communication of Rasa, Part 2: Garap and Other Factors Contributing to Specific Rasas

Marc Benamou

in RASA: Affect and Intuition in Javanese Musical Aesthetics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195189438
eISBN:
9780199864232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189438.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 7 continues the question raised in chapters 4 and 5 about factors contributing to the creation of rasa. But here, instead of music and rasa as a quality of the performer, the focus is on the ... More


An Ornament for Jewels: Seeing the Body of Devanāyaka in Sanskrit and Prākrit

Steven Paul Hopkins

in Singing the Body of God: The Hymns of Vedantadesika in Their South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195127355
eISBN:
9780199834327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195127358.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

After recalling themes of “emotional” bhakti in the Tamil poems for Devanåyaka at Tiruvahândrapuram, Chapter Seven is a close reading of selected passages from Vedåntadeóika's Sanskrit and Måhåråóìrâ ... More


Witnessing History during Glasnost: Arvo Pärt’s Tabula Rasa as Musical Testimony in Tengiz Abuladze’s Repentance

Maria Cizmic

in Performing Pain: Music and Trauma in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199734603
eISBN:
9780199918546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734603.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses upon the conversation regarding history and suffering during glasnost, which circulated with particular intensity around the Georgian film Repentance. Estonian composer Arvo ... More


The Aesthetic World of Rīti Poetry

Allison Busch

in Poetry of Kings: The Classical Hindi Literature of Mughal India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765928
eISBN:
9780199918973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765928.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter introduces the most important genres and themes of rīti literature. Selections of poetry are analyzed to showcase the techniques of Brajbhasha writers from early modern India. Some of ... More


What is Character?

Joel J. Kupperman

in Character

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096545
eISBN:
9780199852918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096545.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter illustrates character as the fundamental facet of ethics. This book explores, analyzes, and defines character in different ways. Character involves habits and tendencies of thought and ... More


Evolving Architecture with an Indian Inspiration

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in India Revisited: Conversations on Continuity and Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195689440
eISBN:
9780199080342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195689440.003.0025
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Raj Rewal is a renowned architect whose architectural work is perceived to have extended the traditional Indian concept of ‘rasa’. In his interview, Rewal discusses the challenges posed by the ... More


American Culture and the Great Depression

Lawrence W. Levine

in The Unpredictable Past: Explorations in American Cultural History

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195082975
eISBN:
9780199854035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082975.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter provides views on Americans and their culture during the Great Depression. No people is ever really prepared for major economic crisis. For many black Americans the Depression merely ... More


Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia

L. Ayu Saraswati

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836641
eISBN:
9780824871161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836641.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In Indonesia, light skin color has been desirable throughout recorded history. This book explores Indonesia's changing beauty ideals and traces them to a number of influences: first to ninth-century ... More


Europe Falls in Love with Śakuntalā

Michael J. Franklin

in Orientalist Jones: Sir William Jones, Poet, Lawyer, and Linguist, 1746-1794

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199532001
eISBN:
9780191730900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532001.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter charts the enraptured response of European Romanticism to Jones's translation of Kālidāsa's Śakuntalā. This play utterly changed Europe's conception of India. A revolutionary ... More


The Rasa of Love Incarnate

Michelle Voss Roberts

in Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Christian Theologies of Emotion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257386
eISBN:
9780823261536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257386.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava Hindu tradition, as represented by the theologian Rūpa Gosvāmin, employs rasa theory for its analysis of devotional love (bhakti rasa), which is a variation of the erotic ... More


Some Remarks on the Continuity of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Treaties

Fausto Pocar

in The Law of Treaties Beyond the Vienna Convention

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588916
eISBN:
9780191728938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588916.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores how the proliferation of newly independent states and state dissolution has resulted in greater complexity on the issue of state succession of treaty obligations. In particular, ... More


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