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Legal Christianity Refuted

Steven K. Green

in The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399677
eISBN:
9780199777150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the decline of the maxim of Christianity’s incorporation into the law. It discusses the transformation in attitudes during the antebellum era through the impact of movements ... More


Expressive content

Christopher Potts

in The Logic of Conventional Implicatures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273829
eISBN:
9780191706653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273829.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter enters the expressive dimension, focusing on epithets, swears, and Japanese honorifics. These items are quite different from supplements (Chapter 4), but they are intimately connected to ... More


England's Culture Wars: Puritan Reformation and its Enemies in the Interregnum, 1649-1660

Bernard Capp

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641789
eISBN:
9780191744228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641789.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Since Elizabethan times puritan reformers had criticized the established church and many of the nation’s social and cultural traditions. This book explores the ‘culture wars’ between reformers and ... More


Sins against God: Swearing and the Sabbath

Bernard Capp

in England's Culture Wars: Puritan Reformation and its Enemies in the Interregnum, 1649-1660

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641789
eISBN:
9780191744228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641789.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter uses court records and other evidence to examine campaigns to curb blasphemy, casual oaths, and profanation of the Sabbath, offences puritans regarded as even more sinful than sexual ... More


Propagandist for William III

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

From a political standpoint, Daniel Defoe was already what was called a ‘Court Whig’ by the middle of the 1690s, and he retained that identification proudly into the reign of Queen Anne. As Reed ... More


“Getting a Husband to Support a Husband”

Matthew H. Sommer

in Polyandry and Wife-Selling In Qing Dynasty China: Survival Strategies and Judicial Interventions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520287037
eISBN:
9780520962194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287037.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explains the two main forms of polyandry: a contractual arrangement whereby an outside male was “brought in” as a second husband; and chosen (fictive) kinship, whereby he became the ... More


Sacrilege

Anne Storch

in Secret Manipulations: Language and Context in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199768974
eISBN:
9780199914425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768974.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In this chapter, the power of the word as a cultural construction is explored. Power as expressed in proverbs but also in stories of the Jukun is dealt with in the chapter's first part, while the ... More


Taboo language and its restriction

John E. Joseph

in Language and Politics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624522
eISBN:
9780748671458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624522.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This discusses taboo language and its restriction. It covers swearing; the language police state; the politics of (self-)censorship; hate speech; and the right to hear no evil.


The Practice of Everyday Life

Xin Liu

in In One's Own Shadow: An Ethnographic Account of the Condition of Post-reform Rural China

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219939
eISBN:
9780520923478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219939.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter turns to describing a number of everyday experiences and performances, such as bargaining and swearing, in order to capture certain typical moments of social life and provide an ... More


Public Oaths & Private Selves

Brian Cummings

in Mortal Thoughts: Religion, Secularity, & Identity in Shakespeare and Early Modern Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677719
eISBN:
9780191778605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677719.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

The boundary between private and public is a central issue in the formation of subjectivity, often presented as a key to the emergence of modernity. This is imagined in ways ranging from the idea of ... More


Cloudy Swearing: When (if Ever) is an Oath Not an Oath?

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Horkos: The Oath in Greek Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675679
eISBN:
9781781380581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675679.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the ‘informal oaths’ that are recurrent in comedy, oratory, and prose dialogue in ancient Greece, with particular reference to the extent to which, and the circumstances in ... More


Chief Justice

Anna R. Hayes

in Without Precedent: The Life of Susie Marshall Sharp

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832141
eISBN:
9781469605807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887813_hayes.23
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Chief Justice Susie Marshall Sharp's swearing-in ceremony, in which she devoted her first official remarks largely to a tribute to retiring chief justice Bobbitt and associate ... More


He Yanxin: Calling and Recalling the Sentiments of Nüshu

Fei-wen Liu

in Gendered Words: Sentiments and Expression in Changing Rural China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190210403
eISBN:
9780190210427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210403.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

He Yanxin (b. 1939), the last traditionally trained nüshu practitioner, shares her complex feelings toward nüshu. Having learned the script and repertoire from her maternal grandmother in childhood, ... More


Culture, Cursing, and Coercion: The Impact of Police Officer Swearing on the Voluntariness of Consent to Search in Police-Citizen Interactions

Janet Ainsworth

in Discursive Constructions of Consent in the Legal Process

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199945351
eISBN:
9780190279219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945351.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Not infrequently, police officers will swear in an abusive manner during street encounters with individuals. This chapter suggests that the use of such language reflects attributes of the ... More


Bad Language

Christopher Hilliard

in The Littlehampton Libels: A Miscarriage of Justice and a Mystery about Words in 1920s England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198799658
eISBN:
9780191839849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799658.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter is a complement to chapter five. Where chapter five examined handwriting as a site of the social and the individual, this chapter deals with vocabularies in a similar context. It focuses ... More


Conclusion

Christopher Hilliard

in The Littlehampton Libels: A Miscarriage of Justice and a Mystery about Words in 1920s England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198799658
eISBN:
9780191839849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799658.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

The conclusion summarizes key points about the crime of libel, working-class literacy, and social values, and then reflects on the purpose and ambitions of microhistories such as this one. ... More


Politics in the Parishes: The National Covenant

Laura A. M. Stewart

in Rethinking the Scottish Revolution: Covenanted Scotland, 1637-1651

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718444
eISBN:
9780191787720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718444.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

The 1638 National Covenant is an iconic document in Scottish history. Yet we know almost nothing about how the Covenant was received in the parishes. This chapter sites the events of 1638 in the ... More


Swearing the Nation: Administering the Protestation

John Walter

in Covenanting Citizens: The Protestation Oath and Popular Political Culture in the English Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199605590
eISBN:
9780191779114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605590.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores the use of the Protestation to swear the nation. In a hitherto little-known phase through to autumn 1641, the pattern of early subscription and reconstruction of the ... More


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