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Kingdoms of This World: Millennial Literature as Reflective Dissonance

Thomas O Beebee

in Millennial Literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339383
eISBN:
9780199867097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339383.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Literature has not neglected the fact that millennial expectations have hitherto always been defeated. Leon Festinger developed his theory of cognitive dissonance in part to explain the persistence ... More


The Dawn of Quantum Information

Gershon Kurizki and Goren Gordon

in The Quantum Matrix: Henry Bar's Perilous Struggle for Quantum Coherence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198787464
eISBN:
9780191829512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787464.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Henry and Eve have finally tested their quantum computer (QC) with resounding success! It may enable much faster and better modelling of complex pharmaceutical designs, long-term weather forecasts or ... More


Societies of the Possible

Vlad P. Glăveanu

in The Possible: A Sociocultural Theory

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197520499
eISBN:
9780197520529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197520499.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter uses the core concepts of position, perspective, and dialogue to analyze the workings of society. From this standpoint, we cannot conceive the possible outside of a societal framework ... More


Colonial Utopias/Dystopias

Lyman Tower Sargent

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 9: The World Novel in English to 1950

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199609932
eISBN:
9780191869761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199609932.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter explores colonial utopias/dystopias. Utopianism and colonialism have had direct connections from the time Thomas More inadvertently created a genre of literature when he published what ... More


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