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Conclusion

Rebecca Braun

in Constructing Authorship in the Work of Günter Grass

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199542703
eISBN:
9780191715372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542703.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The conclusion draws together the overarching strands of argument that have been developed throughout this study. It returns attention to the models of authorship described in Chapter 1, showing how ... More


Skin and a Few of Its Derivatives

Günter P. Wagner

in Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156460
eISBN:
9781400851461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156460.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter deals with amniote skin characters such as scales, feathers, and hair. One of the key novelties of vertebrates is their skin. Vertebrate skin is unique among metazoans in at least two ... More


Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking

Michael Keevak

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140315
eISBN:
9781400838608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140315.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In their earliest encounters with Asia, Europeans almost uniformly characterized the people of China and Japan as white. This was a means of describing their wealth and sophistication, their ... More


Evolutionary Development and Anatomy of the Hand

Lynette A. Jones and Susan J. Lederman

in Human Hand Function

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173154
eISBN:
9780199786749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173154.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter considers the evolutionary development of the hand within the context of changes in the structure and function of primate hands. The differences between modern human and nonhuman primate ... More


Carpet Monsters

Nicholas P. Money

in Carpet Monsters and Killer Spores: A Natural History of Toxic Mold

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172270
eISBN:
9780199790258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172270.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter explains how mold spores can cause allergies. Spores carry proteins on their surface, and those that act as antigens can cause a cascade of immune responses resulting in the miseries of ... More


Psychophysiological Recordings

Robert M. Stern, William J. Ray, and Karen S. Quigley

in Psychophysiological Recording

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195113594
eISBN:
9780199846962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113594.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

Somatic responses such as heart rate and muscle potentials abound. Electrical activity can be recorded from the surface of the skin at any moment. Background electrical activity is always present and ... More


Taxonomies of Yellow: Linnaeus, Blumenbach, and the Making of a “Mongolian” Race in the Eighteenth Century

Michael Keevak

in Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140315
eISBN:
9781400838608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140315.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on the emergence of new sorts of human taxonomies as well as new claims about the color of all human groups, including East Asians, during the course of the eighteenth century, ... More


Nineteenth-Century Anthropology and the Measurement of “Mongolian” Skin Color

Michael Keevak

in Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140315
eISBN:
9781400838608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140315.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how the “yellow race” became an important focus in nineteenth-century anthropology. More specifically, it considers how the whole notion of skin tone had become inextricably ... More


Class, Race, and Social Mobility in Brazil *

Carlos Antonio and Costa Ribeiro

in Discrimination in an Unequal World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199732166
eISBN:
9780199866144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732166.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter presents empirical analyses of inequalities of opportunity for social mobility in Brazil. It conducts three types of analyses. First, it describes the intergenerational mobility between ... More


Fleshing Out Surfaces: Skin in French Art and Medicine, 1650-1850

Mechthild Fend

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719087967
eISBN:
9781526120724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087967.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Throughout the history of European painting, skin has been the most significant surface for artistic imitation, and flesh has been a privileged site of lifelikeness. Skin and flesh entertain complex ... More


Skin: Electrodermal Activity

Robert M. Stern, William J. Ray, and Karen S. Quigley

in Psychophysiological Recording

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195113594
eISBN:
9780199846962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113594.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

Electrodermal activity (EDA) has been recorded in thousands of psychophysiological studies. Many who record EDA today share the basic belief expressed by Carl Jung in 1907 and also by present-day lie ... More


Michael Ondaatje

Lee Spinks

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066320
eISBN:
9781781703113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066320.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This is a comprehensive study of Michael Ondaatje's entire oeuvre. Starting from Ondaatje's beginnings as a poet, it offers an intensive account of each of his major publications, including The ... More


The Speech of Skins

Rushmir Mahmutćehajić

in On Love: In the Muslim Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227518
eISBN:
9780823237029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227518.003.0033
Subject:
Religion, Islam

A man can hide from another man, and even from himself, but he cannot hide from God. Everything of his remains accessible to Him. Since the eyes, ears, and skin are the borders across which ... More


The Psychophysiology of Human Antisocial Behavior

Angela Scarpa and Adrian Raine

in Biology of Aggression

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195168761
eISBN:
9780199865444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168761.003.0018
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

This chapter reviews the major psychophysiological findings and theories regarding antisocial behavior, with a specific focus on skin conductance (SC), heart rate (HR), electroencephalogram (EEG), ... More


The Casimir Interaction Between Real-Metal Plates at Zero Temperature

M. Bordag, G. L. Klimchitskaya, U. Mohideen, and V. M. Mostepanenko

in Advances in the Casimir Effect

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199238743
eISBN:
9780191716461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238743.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter considers both analytical calculations of Casimir energies and forces between real metal plates and numerical computations using tabulated optical data for the complex index of ... More


SIZE AND SURFACE EFFECTS

J. M. Ziman

in Electrons and Phonons: The Theory of Transport Phenomena in Solids

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507796
eISBN:
9780191709937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507796.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter begins with a discussion of the limitation of the mean free path. It then discusses the boundary scattering of phonons, electrical conductivity of thin wires and films, the ... More


Enwalled: Translocality, Intimacies, and Gendered Subjectivity

Valentina Napolitano

in Migrant Hearts and the Atlantic Return: Transnationalism and the Roman Catholic Church

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267484
eISBN:
9780823272365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267484.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The Vatican’s current positions on migration and its understanding of transnational migration in light of “humanity,” “civilization,” and the Culture of Life erase the complexity and the gendered ... More


Neither Black Nor White Yet Both: Thematic Explorations of Interracial Literature

Werner Sollors

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195052824
eISBN:
9780199855155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195052824.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Why can a “white” woman give birth to a “black” baby, while a “black” woman can never give birth to a “white” baby in the United States? What makes racial “passing” so different from social mobility? ... More


Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Oxytocin Released by Suckling and of Skin-to-Skin Contact in Mothers and Infants

Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg

in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755059
eISBN:
9780199979479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This commentary gives an extended and comprehensive description of the effect spectrum caused by oxytocin beyond that of milk ejection. Based on the role of oxytocin as an integrator of behavioral ... More


Keratinocyte Carcinomas (Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Skin)

MARGARET R. KARAGAS, MARTIN A. WEINSTOCK, and HEATHER H. NELSON

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0064
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Cancers arising from keratinocytes or their precursors, which include basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell skin carcinoma (SCC) of the skin, are the mostly frequently diagnosed malignancies ... More


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