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‘Abd Al-ghani Al-nabulsi: Religious Tolerance and ‘Arabness’ in Ottoman Damascus

Camille Mansour and Leila Fawaz

in Transformed Landscapes: Essays on Palestine and the Middle East in Honor of Walid Khalidi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162473
eISBN:
9781617970191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162473.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Syria is traditionally known for its religious tolerance and as the birthplace of Arab nationalism. The themes of tolerance and “Arabness” run through al-Nabulsi's works and he drew inspiration in ... More


Academic ‘truth’ and the perpetuation of negative attitudes and intolerance towards Irish Travellers in contemporary Ireland

Úna Crowley and Rob Kitchin

in Tolerance and Diversity In Ireland, North and South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097201
eISBN:
9781526103994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097201.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter addresses the construction of Traveller identity in Ireland. It is argued that contemporary discourses of tolerance, diversity and multiculturalism, rather than leading to respect for ... More


Accommodating “Others”: Tolerance and Coercion in Medieval Islam

in Jews, Christians, and the Abode of Islam: Modern Scholarship, Medieval Realities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471075
eISBN:
9780226471099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471099.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes the concept of “tolerance” in discussing medieval Islam. Jewish-Christian relations in the medieval West varied from time to time and from region to region. Medieval Muslims ... More


Acts of Bad Faith: Anti-conversion Laws

A.G. Noorani and South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre

in Challenges to Civil Rights Guarantees in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074144
eISBN:
9780199080823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074144.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Conversions conducted by coercive or violent means violate the right to freedom of religion enshrined in Article 25 of the Indian Constitution and in various human rights instruments. In addition to ... More


Adaptations for resisting lice

Dale H. Clayton, Sarah E. Bush, and Kevin P. Johnson

in Coevolution of Life on Hosts: Integrating Ecology and History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226302133
eISBN:
9780226302300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226302300.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In this chapter we review adaptation of birds and mammals for combatting lice and reducing their effects on host fitness. Some of these adaptations appear to be specific to lice, while others are ... More


Against Respecting Each Others’ Differences

Peter Balint

in Respecting Toleration: Traditional Liberalism and Contemporary Diversity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198758594
eISBN:
9780191818516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758594.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Readers sympathetic to multiculturalism or wary of tolerance may be unhappy with the picture painted so far and may wish to ask more of the citizen. This chapter examines the claim—made in both ... More


The Age of Obama: The Changing Place of Minorities in British and American Society

Tom Clark, Robert D. Putnam, and Edward Fieldhouse

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082771
eISBN:
9781781702901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082771.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Drawing on collaborative research from a team at Harvard and Manchester universities, this book asks how two very different societies are responding to the tide of diversity that is being felt around ... More


Agency of Risk: The Competing Balance Between Protecting Military Forces and the Civilian Population during Counterinsurgency Operations in Afghanistan1

Chris Jenks

in Counterinsurgency Law: New Directions in Asymmetric Warfare

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199941445
eISBN:
9780190260170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199941445.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the counterinsurgency (COIN) operation in Afghanistan, with particular emphasis on the allocation of risk between military forces and Afghan civilians. It looks at the United ... More


Agriculture: a mixed blessing

Denis J. Murphy

in People, Plants and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207145
eISBN:
9780191708893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207145.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Although agriculture acted as a spur to many aspects of social and technological development, increasing reliance on a narrow range of food crops had many downsides that sometimes caused people to ... More


American Religion: Contemporary Trends

Mark Chaves

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146850
eISBN:
9781400839957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146850.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Most Americans say they believe in God, and more than a third say they attend religious services every week. Yet studies show that people do not really go to church as often as they claim, and it is ... More


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