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The Concept of Rights

Rex Martin

in A System of Rights

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292937
eISBN:
9780191599811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292937.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Rights are socially established ways of acting or ways of being treated (or, alternatively, such ways as ought to be so established); more specifically, a right so understood is something that is (1) ... More


Elizabeth Carter's London Career

Sylvia Harcstark Myers

in The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117674
eISBN:
9780191671043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117674.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses Elizabeth Carter and the years she spent in London working for the Gentleman's Magazine. Carter soon became a close and influential friend of Robinson, and together they ... More


Learning and Social and Emotional Development

Harry Knoors and Marc Marschark

in Teaching Deaf Learners: Psychological and Developmental Foundations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199792023
eISBN:
9780199391639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199792023.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In this chapter, relations between emotional and social competencies and academic achievement are explored and a general description of the social and emotional development of deaf students is ... More


Contractualism and the Conditional Fallacy

Jussi Suikkanen

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Volume 4

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198722144
eISBN:
9780191789236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722144.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Most contractualist ethical theories have a subjunctivist structure. This means that they attempt to make sense of right and wrong in terms of a set of principles which would be accepted in some ... More


Fitting In

Perry Gauci

in William Beckford: First Prime Minister of the London Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300166750
eISBN:
9780300195163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300166750.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter describes the difficulties faced by Beckford as he endeavored to fit into metropolitan society. Regardless of the recent success of the West India lobby in Parliament, and for all his ... More


Considering Issues of Energy Sustainability

Thomas J. Wilbanks

in Linkages of Sustainability

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013581
eISBN:
9780262258845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013581.003.0019
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter considers the variables and issues concerning energy sustainability. It first describes the dimensions of energy sustainability from a societal and conceptual point of view. The three ... More


Studying Technological Change

Michael Brian Schiffer

in Power Struggles: Scientific Authority and the Creation of Practical Electricity Before Edison

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195829
eISBN:
9780262283120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195829.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter illustrates how technological change is influenced by practical application needs and presents the example of Edison’s effort in setting up an electrical lighting system in a stretch of ... More


Why College Students Act the Way They Do

Jennifer Beste

in College Hookup Culture and Christian Ethics: The Lives and Longings of Emerging Adults

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190268503
eISBN:
9780190268534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190268503.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Undergraduate ethnographers perceive that their peers’ behavior at parties mimics popular culture’s narrative of sex, gender, and college culture. The media accessed by adolescents and young adults ... More


Inventing Sexual Liberalism

Ralph M. Leck

in Vita Sexualis: Karl Ulrichs and the Origins of Sexual Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040009
eISBN:
9780252098185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040009.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the invention of new nomenclatures for sexual minorities in the works of Ulrichs and Karl Kertbeny (1824–1882). Due to a personal tragedy—a close friend, who was a homosexual, ... More


The Cryptographic Imagination

Jean-François Blanchette

in Burdens of Proof: Cryptographic Culture and Evidence Law in the Age of Electronic Documents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017510
eISBN:
9780262301565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017510.003.0007
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter analyzes issues related to the ability of modern cryptography to provide mathematical certification of the effectiveness of cryptosystems. It suggests that the representational nature of ... More


Wanting to Be Like White: Dancing with a White Cultural Identity

John D. Palmer

in The Dance of Identities: Korean Adoptees and Their Journey toward Empowerment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833718
eISBN:
9780824870423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833718.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter illustrates how and why Korean adoptees assimilated to a White cultural identity, especially during the childhood and adolescent years. Assimilation came naturally, as the majority was ... More


Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750

Elisheva Carlebach

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084108
eISBN:
9780300133066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084108.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book reevaluates the place of converts from Judaism in the narrative of Jewish history. Long considered beyond the pale of Jewish historiography, converts played a central role in shaping both ... More


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