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The Functions of the Continuum

Ernest Hartmann

in The Nature and Functions of Dreaming

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751778
eISBN:
9780199863419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751778.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter argues that although the sixth and last point of the contemporary theory—that the entire continuum has a function—is very difficult to prove or even to approach experimentally, it ... More


Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake

Philip Kitcher

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195321029
eISBN:
9780199851317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321029.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

James Joyce's Ulysses, once regarded as obscure and obscene, is now viewed as a masterpiece of world literature. Yet Joyce's final novel, Finnegans Wake, to which he devoted seventeen years, remains ... More


 Words That Breach Walls:Women's Rituals in Rajasthan

Lindsey Harlan

in Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores women's ritual practices in Rajasthan, North India. It emphasizes the permeability of domestic space, the flexibility of the term “domestic”, and the continuity between domicile ... More


Death

Andrew R. Holmes

in The Shaping of Ulster Presbyterian Belief and Practice, 1770-1840

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288656
eISBN:
9780191710759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288656.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines two areas of practice to illustrate how Ulster Presbyterians perceived both life and death. Section one deals with wakes, their social character, the various popular beliefs ... More


Waking, Sleep, and Control of the Senses

Pavel Gregoric

in Aristotle on the Common Sense

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277377
eISBN:
9780191707537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277377.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In De Somno et Vigilia 2 Aristotle observes that sleep and waking are contrary states which simultaneously affect all individual senses of an animal. Aristotle argues that this occurs because there ... More


Parting Ways: New Rituals and Celebrations of Life's Passing

Denise Carson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251083
eISBN:
9780520949416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251083.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the emergence of new end-of-life rituals in America that celebrate the dying and reinvent the roles of family and community at the deathbed. The author of this book contrasts her ... More


Foundational Essays in James Joyce Studies

Michael Patrick Gillespie (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035291
eISBN:
9780813038483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035291.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book presents, in a single collection, chapters in the study of James Joyce. Representing important contributions to scholarship that have helped shape current methods of approaching Joyce's ... More


Funeral Festivals in America: Rituals for the Living

Jacqueline S. Thursby

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123806
eISBN:
9780813134949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123806.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

When Evelyn Waugh wrote The Loved One (1948) as a satire of the elaborate preparations and memorialization of the dead taking place in his time, he had no way of knowing how technical and ... More


On The Offensive

Steven Casey

in Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion in the United States, 1950-1953

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195306927
eISBN:
9780199867936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306927.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the middle of September 1950, MacArthur's dramatic victory at Inchon transformed the Korean War. This chapter explores the problems thrown up by this victory. In the battlefield theater, the ... More


Philosophy of Dreams

Christoph Turcke and Susan Gillespie

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300188400
eISBN:
9780300199123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300188400.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Why has humankind developed so differently from other animals? How and why did language, culture, religion, and the arts come into being? This book offers a new answer to these time-worn questions by ... More


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