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'Tinkers': Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller

Mary Burke

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566464
eISBN:
9780191721670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566464.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The history of the Irish minority Traveller community is not analogous to that of the ‘tinker’, a Europe-wide underworld fantasy created by 16th-century British and continental Rogue Literature that ... More


Screening the Travel(l)er

Mary Burke

in 'Tinkers': Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566464
eISBN:
9780191721670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566464.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The arrival of mass film and television reshaped the long-established literary conceit of the tinker. Thus, the final chapter considers screen portrayals of Travellers, particularly contemporary ... More


Pleasing Everyone: Mass Entertainment in Renaissance London and Golden-Age Hollywood

Jeffrey Knapp

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190634063
eISBN:
9780190634094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634063.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare’s plays were immensely popular in their own day—so why do we refuse to think of them as mass entertainment? In Pleasing Everyone, Jeffrey Knapp opens our eyes to the uncanny resemblance ... More


Trash Talks: Revelations in the Rubbish

Elizabeth V. Spelman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190239350
eISBN:
9780190239381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239350.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

People’s notorious habits of disposal appear to have put them well on the way to making the earth inhospitable to life. But their relation to rejectamenta includes much more than shedding and ... More


Introduction

Elizabeth V. Spelman

in Trash Talks: Revelations in the Rubbish

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190239350
eISBN:
9780190239381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239350.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

This brief introduction offers a sketch of the forthcoming portrait of the intimate connections people maintain with trash and waste. Rejectamenta figure prominently in the generation of hypotheses ... More


Combing through the Trash

Elizabeth V. Spelman

in Trash Talks: Revelations in the Rubbish

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190239350
eISBN:
9780190239381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239350.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

This chapter observes how snoops of various stripes rummage through trash in search of what promises to be significant information about people’s lives. It examines what it is about the stuff people ... More


On Taking Out the Trash

Elizabeth V. Spelman

in Trash Talks: Revelations in the Rubbish

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190239350
eISBN:
9780190239381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239350.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

Taking out the trash can seem to be a chore so routine and ordinary as not to be worthy of extended or serious attention. But, in fact, as this chapter aims to make clear, how people handle waste may ... More


Desire, Dissatisfaction, and Disposability

Elizabeth V. Spelman

in Trash Talks: Revelations in the Rubbish

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190239350
eISBN:
9780190239381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239350.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

One of the major sources of the alarming amount of trash people produce is their dissatisfaction with what they have. Trash thus typically testifies to the presence and pressure of dissatisfaction in ... More


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