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Dickens and the Spirit of the Age

Andrew Sanders

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183549
eISBN:
9780191674068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183549.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book considers the extent to which Dickens and his work reflects the vibrant novelty of the middle third of the 19th century, an age in which the modern world was shaped and determined. It looks ... More


Ruth

Roza Yakubovitsh

in Scrolls of Love: Ruth and the Song of Songs

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225712
eISBN:
9780823237067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225712.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

These poems present the story of Ruth in the form of a dialogue between Ruth and Boaz on the threshing floor of a barn that could as easily stand in the Polish countryside as on the ... More


The Awkward Age in Women's Popular Fiction, 1850-1900: Girls and the Transition to Womanhood

Sarah Bilston

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272617
eISBN:
9780191709685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272617.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book demonstrates that ‘the awkward age’ formed a fault-line in Victorian female experience, an unusual phase in which restlessness, self-interest, and rebellion were possible. Tracing evolving ... More


The 1960s

Leslie Mitchell

in Maurice Bowra: A Life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199295845
eISBN:
9780191700729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295845.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

For someone brought up in the Edwardian era, the 1960s felt often baffling and upsetting. For one thing, the ghost of Jacob had still not been fully exorcised, and Cecil Maurice Bowra dreamt ... More


Work, Ambition, and Envy

A. L. Epstein

in In the Midst of Life: Affect and Ideation in the World of the Tolai

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520075627
eISBN:
9780520911642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520075627.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter begins with a discussion of Tolai attitudes toward work, arguing that restlessness encapsulates much of what lies at the back of such attitudes. But what promotes this restlessness? ... More


Depression Is Not Like Anything On Earth

Iain McGilchrist

in Depression: Law and Ethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198801900
eISBN:
9780191840456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801900.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

This chapter describes depression and its various symptoms from the point of view of a psychiatrist. The chapter argues that depression is not the same as being sad and certainly not the same as ... More


Radical Discontinuity

Penelope J. Corfield

in Time and the Shape of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115581
eISBN:
9780300137941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115581.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the issue of radical discontinuity in relation to history and time. It explains that radical discontinuity refers to all forms of drastic upheaval that are both significant in ... More


Tocqueville’s America

Steven B. Smith

in Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Tocqueville applied Rousseau’s critique of the Enlightenment to modern democracy. He saw in the age of equality the possibility of a new and unprecedented form of despotism arising out of ... More


Nancy and Hegel: Freedom, Democracy and the Loss of the Power to Signify

Emilia Angelova

in Nancy and the Political

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748683178
eISBN:
9781474408684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683178.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

I attempt to explain why the principle of uncertainty of sense, or meaning, matters to thinking the political, and where it originates, where and how it comes to appear. My focus is Nancy's Hegel, ... More


Conclusion: Are Americans Ready to Settle Down?

in Restless Nation: Starting Over in America

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226394787
eISBN:
9780226394732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394732.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

A sense of roots is the obvious antidote to restlessness. Americans tend to think of roots as family connections. But roots also involve a sense of a place where one is “rooted,” in a soil that ... More


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