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 Ritual, Play, and Boundaries

Adam B. Seligman, Robert P. Weller, Michael J. Puett, and Bennett Simon

in Ritual and Its Consequences: An Essay on the Limits of Sincerity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336009
eISBN:
9780199868933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336009.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter takes up the “as if” worlds of play. The first half discusses how the literature on play helps reveal important variations in the world of ritual by clarifying how ritual relates to ... More


Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Tracy Pintchman (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book explores the relationship between ritual practices and the lives and activities of Hindu women beyond the ritual sphere. It presumes that Hindu women are deeply engaged and invested in the ... More


The Argument for Gender Essentialism

Charlotte Witt

in The Metaphysics of Gender

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740413
eISBN:
9780199918720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740413.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that gender is the principle of normative unity for social individuals. First, it explains further what a principle of normative unity is and why social individuals might need ... More


Epilogue: Gender Essentialism and Feminist Politics

Charlotte Witt

in The Metaphysics of Gender

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740413
eISBN:
9780199918720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740413.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter briefly explores the consequences of gender uniessentialism for feminist politics. It argues that gender uniessentialism directs our attention away from individual psychologies, their ... More


Rulers

Anne Haour

in Rulers, Warriors, Traders, Clerics: The Central Sahel and the North Sea, 800-1500

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264119
eISBN:
9780191734694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264119.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter compares the privileges and duties of rulers in central Sahel and north-west Europe. It provides a factual overview of the political history of the central Sahel and north-west Europe ... More


Silencing the Self across Generations and Gender in Finland

Airi Hautamäki

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines generational differences and gender differences in self-silencing amidst changing social values in Finland. Finnish women have historically taken part in the labor market ... More


Priestess, Mother, Sacred Sister: Religions Dominated by Women

Susan Starr Sered

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104677
eISBN:
9780199853267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104677.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book provides an examination of the critical impact of the social rather than the biological aspects of motherhood on women's religions. Women's social roles as nurturers, healers, primary child ... More


Does Education Really Change Society?: Theoretical Reflections on a Case Study

Geetha B. Nambissan and S. Srinivasa Rao

in Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and Emerging Concerns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082866
eISBN:
9780199082254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082866.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Sociologists and anthropologists always have a sense of unease over what education is doing to society. Does education really make any difference? Or is it only reproducing inequality? And how can ... More


The Conditions of Value

ROBERT PIPPIN

in The Practice of Value

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278466
eISBN:
9780191699986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278466.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter provides insight about the role that actual ethical life plays in the possibility of value. Careful classification of the social dependence thesis is brought about for an argument and ... More


Psychiatric Ethics as Professional and Biomedical Ethics

Jennifer Radden and John Z. Sadler

in The Virtuous Psychiatrist: Character Ethics in Psychiatric Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195389371
eISBN:
9780199866328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389371.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter places psychiatric ethics within professional and biomedical ethics more generally, and introduces the “role morality” notion: that some ethical imperatives derive from particular social ... More


The Society of the Person with Eating Disorders

Simona Giordano

in Understanding Eating Disorders: Conceptual and Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199269747
eISBN:
9780191603129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269742.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Eating disorders are found nearly exclusively in Western countries, and mainly affect women. This chapter explores the social issues around eating disorders. It attempts to explain why the majority ... More


Strategic Suffering: Illness Narratives as Social Empowerment among Mexican Cancer Patients

Cheryl Mattingly and Linda C. Garro

in Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520218246
eISBN:
9780520935228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218246.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter views illness narratives as guides to present and future actions, specifically through the refashioning of social roles in local cultural worlds. It draws on fieldwork with Mexican ... More


Intersections and institutions: new pathways in making sense of female serial killers

Elizabeth Yardley and David Wilson

in Female Serial Killers In Social Context: Criminological institutionalism and the case of Mary Ann Cotton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447326458
eISBN:
9781447327639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326458.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter proposes a new way of making sense of female serial killers. Firstly, the potential value of an ‘intersectional’ approach, which considers a range of social divisions simultaneously, is ... More


“A Pale, Incomplete, Strange, Artificial Man”: Social Roles and the Loss of Authenticity

Rahel Jaeggi

in Alienation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151986
eISBN:
9780231537599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151986.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines behavior in social roles as a form of inauthenticity and under what conditions being immersed in certain social relations manifests itself as self-alienation. More specifically, ... More


The Landscape of Latina HIV Prevention Interventions and Their Implementation: Cultural Sensitivity in Community-Based Organizations

Miriam Y. Vega and Lina Cherfas

in HIV Prevention with Latinos: Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199764303
eISBN:
9780199950232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764303.003.0017
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter reviews the HIV prevention landscape in regard to Latinas, rooted in both the experience of community-based organizations (CBOs), as implementers of interventions, and Latino-specific ... More


Conclusion

Susan Starr Sered

in Priestess, Mother, Sacred Sister: Religions Dominated by Women

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104677
eISBN:
9780199853267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104677.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book has proposed two conditions sufficiently widespread to account for the patterns or motifs that we might uncover in women's religions situated in dissimilar cultural contexts: patriarchy and ... More


Appropriate Actions and Feelings

A. A. Long

in Epictetus: A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245567
eISBN:
9780191597923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245568.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Epictetus characteristically views moral action in relation to a person's identity and social roles. To be human, in his view, is to be engaged in a profession, calling for excellent performance in ... More


Festivals, Rituals, Myths: Reprise

Robert Parker

in Polytheism and Society at Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216116
eISBN:
9780191705847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216116.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter looks at the festivals, rituals, and myths associated with ancient Athens. A central dilemma in the analysis of ritual has been that of giving it an effective definition, and, although ... More


Exemplary Tragedy: The Social Riposte to Self-Expression

in Role-Play and the World as Stage in the Comedia

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235484
eISBN:
9781846313967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235484.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter examines the importance of adherence to social role-play and the dangers of self-expression in El duque de Viseo, by Lope de Vega, and La Estrella de Sevilla, of uncertain authorship. It ... More


A Community Apart

Mary Heimann

in Catholic Devotion in Victorian England

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205975
eISBN:
9780191676888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205975.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the life of an individual Catholic during the nineteenth century. It shows that the more devout a Catholic aspired to be, the more he was thrown back into the company of other ... More


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