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 The Other/Woman: The Role of Wives and Goddesses in a Tantric Rite of Kāmākhyā

Loriliai Biernacki

in Renowned Goddess of Desire: Women, Sex, and Speech in Tantra

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195327823
eISBN:
9780199785520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327823.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

What role, if any, do wives play in Tantric rite of sexual union? This chapter focuses on a neglected counterview within Tantric praxis: the participation of the wife as the male practitioner's ... More


The Long Debate

Berys Gaut

in Art, Emotion and Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263219
eISBN:
9780191718854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263219.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter briefly outlines the history of the debate about art and ethics since Plato, both in popular culture and in the literary and philosophical traditions. It identifies as recurrent ... More


Erinyes

N. J. Sewell‐Rutter

in Guilt by Descent: Moral Inheritance and Decision Making in Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199227334
eISBN:
9780191711152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227334.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines those endlessly polymorphous entities, the Erinyes, sometimes the enforcers or even the embodiments of curses and the rectifiers of familial transgression. It first looks at ... More


Forgiveness and Health: A Review and Theoretical Exploration of Emotion Pathways

Charlotte V. O. Witvliet and Michael E. McCullough

in Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182910
eISBN:
9780199786794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter addresses the possible health connections of forgiveness, which is defined as an unusual expression of altruistic love that can only occur after a person has first suffered harm from an ... More


Gothic Novelties

Dominic Janes

in Victorian Reformation: The Fight Over Idolatry in the Church of England, 1840-1860

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378511
eISBN:
9780199869664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378511.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the notion of dirt and abjection in more detail before exploring the ways in which these phenomena were accommodated within Victorian society. The key mechanism is understood to ... More


A Structural Inconsistency: The True Woman and the Breach-of-Promise Plaintiff

Saskia Lettmaier

in Broken Engagements: The Action for Breach of Promise of Marriage and the Feminine Ideal, 1800-1940

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199569977
eISBN:
9780191722066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569977.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter considers the wider implications of the infusion of mythologized femininity for the law, in particular for the position of plaintiffs. It suggests that the feminizing process imported a ... More


Sacred Space

Paul Woodruff

in The Necessity of Theater: The Art of Watching and Being Watched

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332001
eISBN:
9780199868186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332001.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Theater is the heir of a tradition that makes spaces sacred for religious ritual; only people who have been consecrated may enter such a space without transgression, that is, without a violation of ... More


Cinema and Sensation: French Film and the Art of Transgression

Martine Beugnet

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620425
eISBN:
9780748670840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620425.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book looks at a much-debated phenomenon in contemporary cinema: the re-emergence of filmmaking practices – and, by extension, of theoretical approaches – that give precedence to cinema as the ... More


Digressive Voices in Early Modern English Literature

Anne Cotterill

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261178
eISBN:
9780191717598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261178.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book begins and ends with the intellectual and imaginative pleasures of narrative wandering. ‘To digress’ in early modern England carried a range of associations with authority and gender, from ... More


Biopolitics: Antigone's Claim

Audronė Žukauskaitė

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Lacanian philosopher Slavoj Žižek interprets Antigone as a figure driven by some pathological desire, being attached to the Other (Polyneices) without the mediation of symbolic rules and laws. In ... More


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