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Actually, You Can’t Be Anything You Want (And It’s a Good Thing, Too)

William T. Cavanaugh

in At This Time and In This Place: Vocation and Higher Education

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190243920
eISBN:
9780190243951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243920.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter narrates the economic history that has shaped our contemporary accounts of wage labor and consumer choice. These influences have affected the process of vocational discernment, leading ... More


Afterword

James J. Farrell and L. DeAne Lagerquist

in Claiming Our Callings: Toward a New Understanding of Vocation in the Liberal Arts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199341047
eISBN:
9780199374724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341047.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The afterword draws out themes common to the book’s chapters. While acknowledging the chapters’ various points of view, it highlights their agreement that vocational concern for deep and enduring ... More


 Agency as a Vocation

David Kyuman Kim

in Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Agency as melancholic freedom is deeply ambivalent. It speaks to the uncanny experience of feeling indebted to, yet alienated from, the glorious legacies of modernity: the legacies of liberation, ... More


American Exceptionalism and the Calling: A Genealogy of the Vocational Ethic

William V. Spanos

in Redeemer Nation In the Interregnum: An Untimely Meditation on the American Vocation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268153
eISBN:
9780823272464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268153.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter constitutes a genealogy of the American nation-state and its vocation. It traces the origins of the American capitalist nation-state to the Puritan notion of “the calling”: the call from ... More


The Art and Science of Vocation: Wisdom and Conscience as Companions on a Way

Celia Deane-Drummond

in Vocation across the Academy: A New Vocabulary for Higher Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190607104
eISBN:
9780190607135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190607104.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Undergraduates study a wide range of subjects that differ markedly from one another in terms of methods, sources, and norms. Moreover, the world they will enter after graduation is marked by an ... More


The Artisan

Alka Hingorani

in Making Faces: Self and Image Creation in a Himalayan Valley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835255
eISBN:
9780824871345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835255.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the artisan, his role in society, and his engagement with his context. The itinerant life of the artisan makes him a singular presence at most times and in most places. Within ... More


At This Time and In This Place: Vocation and Higher Education

David S. Cunningham (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190243920
eISBN:
9780190243951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243920.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book champions vocation and calling as key elements of undergraduate education. It offers a historical and theoretical account of vocational reflection and discernment, as well as suggesting how ... More


Autobiography of Ana de San Bartolomé

in Autobiography and Other Writings

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226143712
eISBN:
9780226143736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226143736.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents English translations of Ana de San Bartolomé's autobiography, which offers a glimpse into the nature of monastic life during late-sixteenth- and early-seventeenth-century Spain. ... More


Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Asuncion Lavrin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book invites the modern reader to follow the histories of colonial Mexican nuns inside the cloisters where they pursued a religious vocation or sought shelter from the world. It provides a ... More


Called to Tell Our Stories: The Narrative Structure of Vocation

Shirley Hershey Showalter

in Vocation across the Academy: A New Vocabulary for Higher Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190607104
eISBN:
9780190607135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190607104.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The ability to discern our vocations depends in part on the stories that we tell about our lives, as well as how we embody those stories. Narrative is a key category across a wide range of scholarly ... More


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