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Supernatural Selection: How Religion Evolved

Matt Rossano

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195385816
eISBN:
9780199870080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385816.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Drawing together evidence from a wide range of scientific disciplines, this book presents an evolutionary history of religion. That history begins with the social lives and rituals of our primate ... More


 Religious Rejections of Globalization

Frank J. Lechner

in Religion in Global Civil Society

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195188356
eISBN:
9780199785247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188356.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religious responses to globalization seem to contribute little to the overall globalization critique put forth in venues such as the World Social Forum. This essay suggests that in the struggle about ... 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


Setting the Stage: Urban Christianity in Western Asia Minor

Paul B. Duff

in Who Rides the Beast?: Prophetic Rivalry and the Rhetoric of Crisis in the Churches of the Apocalypse

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138351
eISBN:
9780199834150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513835X.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The social world of the Roman Empire as well as the social world of first‐century Christianity and, specifically, urban Christianity are the focus of this chapter. Christians in this century spanned ... More


Some Innate Foundations of Social and Moral Cognition

Karen Wynn

in The Innate Mind, Volume 3: Foundations and the Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195332834
eISBN:
9780199868117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332834.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the innate basis of social cognition in young infants. It reviews evidence showing that infants not only have a set of innate expectations regarding the behaviour of inanimate ... More


Feminist Critical Methodology, Peace, and Social Change

Catia Cecilia Confortini

in Intelligent Compassion: The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Feminist Peace

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199845231
eISBN:
9780199979875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845231.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The central theoretical arguments of the manuscript are outlined in this chapter. This chapter starts with a discussion of the limitations of understanding feminist debates about peace around ... More


Everyone's a Winner: Life in Our Congratulatory Culture

Joel Best

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267169
eISBN:
9780520948488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267169.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Every kindergarten soccer player gets a trophy. Many high schools name dozens of seniors as valedictorians — of the same class. Cars sport bumper stickers that read “USA — Number 1.” Prizes ... More


Sex Differences in Children’s Play

Sheri A. Berenbaum, Carol Lynn Martin, Laura D. Hanish, Phillip T. Briggs, and Richard A. Fabes

in Sex Differences in the Brain: From Genes to Behavior

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195311587
eISBN:
9780199865048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311587.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Sex differences in play have led many scholars to suggest that boys and girls grow up and live in separate cultures. The differences have considerable significance for mental health, social ... More


Conclusion: Feminist Ways to Peace

Catia Cecilia Confortini

in Intelligent Compassion: The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Feminist Peace

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199845231
eISBN:
9780199979875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845231.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter summarizes the empirical findings and returns to the assessment of whether Ackerly’s theory of TWFSC adequately represents WILPF’s methodology in the context of the postwar liberal West. ... More


Humanity and its Future

Philip Allott

in Eunomia: New Order for a New World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199244935
eISBN:
9780191697418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244935.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the three worlds made by consciousness and its future. In the physical world made by consciousness, the human being has found means of transforming that world by treating it as ... More


The Social World Completed

DAVID GARY SHAW

in The Creation of a Community: The City of Wells in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204015
eISBN:
9780191676086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204015.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter tries to present a complete picture of the social world of later medieval Wells, but fails to do so. It had too little to say of several groups, although they may have fitted into one or ... More


The Individual and the Social

Kai Erikson

in The Sociologist's Eye: Reflections on Social Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300106671
eISBN:
9780300231779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106671.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter considers a second approach to the sociological perspective, which has to do with the effort to make clear that the social scene and the individual persons who compose it can be viewed ... More


Immersion: Marathon Swimming, Embodiment and Identity

Karen Throsby

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719099625
eISBN:
9781526114976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099625.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book is about the extreme sport of marathon swimming. It provides insight into a social world about which very little is known, while simultaneously exploring the ways in which the social world ... More


Schools and grief: attending to people and place 1

Louise Rowling

in Brief Interventions with Bereaved Children

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199561643
eISBN:
9780191730313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561643.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Reviews on previous literature on young people's bereavement show that the acknowledgement of their social worlds has not been fully explored. This chapter discusses and draws on various theoretical ... More


Conclusion: The Sociality of the Self, the Sociality of Freedom

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/9780231151986.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book has outlined a reconstruction of the concept of alienation to show that it is only by relating appropriatively to the social practices that determine our lives and not by abstractly ... More


Social ContextsObservation and Invention

Leo Bersani

in Marcel Proust: The Fictions of Life and of Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931514
eISBN:
9780199345755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931514.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a close study of the Proustian social world in an attempt to illustrate the degree of separation in the novel between the narrator and external reality, and the role of the ... More


Unreasonable or Evil?

Kerstin Budde

in Evil in Contemporary Political Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641963
eISBN:
9780748652860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641963.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Fulfilling lives are led in co-operation with others. This chapter explores the implications of a denial of a capacity to co-operate. It accepts the link between reasonableness and justice, and ... More


Human Rights and the Global South

Gavin W. Anderson

in The Legal Protection of Human Rights: Sceptical Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606078
eISBN:
9780191729720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606078.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter seeks to rescue human rights by developing an alternative epistemology of human rights associated with the phenomenon of ‘globalization from below’. This relates to the emergence of ... More


Summoned: Identification and Religious Life in a Jewish Neighborhood

Iddo Tavory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226321868
eISBN:
9780226322193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226322193.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Based on five years of ethnographic fieldwork, Summoned is an in-depth exploration of the social worlds of Orthodox Jews in a Los Angeles neighborhood as well as a theoretical exploration of the ... More


Researching identities and communities: key epistemological, methodological and ethical dilemmas

Basia Spalek

in Communities, identities and crime

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348043
eISBN:
9781447301899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348043.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter explores some key methodological questions, including ethical ones, when researching communities and when focusing upon identities as a way of understanding the social world. Crime and ... More


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