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Ambiguity and representation in an emergent European Executive Order

Jarle Trondal

in An Emergent European Executive Order

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579426
eISBN:
9780191722714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579426.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Chapter 11 explores enduring ambiguities of representation within an emergent European Executive Order. Attention is directed towards how differences in domestic institutional constellations shape ... More


Reading Descartes Otherwise: Blind, Mad, Dreamy, and Bad

Kyoo Lee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244843
eISBN:
9780823250738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244843.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Focusing on the first four images of the Other mobilized in René Descartes’ Meditations—namely, the blind, the mad, the dreamy, and the bad—Reading Descartes Otherwise casts light on what have ... More


Comics Monsters: Per Monstra ad Astra

Maaheen Ahmed

in Monstrous Imaginaries: The Legacy of Romanticism in Comics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825261
eISBN:
9781496825315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825261.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This concluding chapter traces the forms of rebelliousness discernible in comics monsters by highlighting the rebellious romantic heritage ensconced in the comics medium itself. It summarizes the ... More


Strategic Indeterminacy in the Law

David Lanius

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190923693
eISBN:
9780190923723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923693.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Indeterminacy in legal texts is pervasive.At the same time, there is a widespread misunderstanding about what indeterminacy is - especially in the law. Legal texts are particularly interesting ... More


Encounter Three: Art and the Socialist State

Jan Bryant

in Artmaking in the Age of Global Capitalism: Visual Practices, Philosophy, Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474456944
eISBN:
9781474476867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456944.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter traces the tactics used by the art Slovenian collective, Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK), specifically the art section, Irwin and the music group, Laibach, to criticise the socialist state ... More


Undisclosed Origins and Homelands

Thomas Hefter

in The Reader in al-Jāḥiẓ: The Epistolary Rhetoric of an Arabic Prose Master

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748692743
eISBN:
9781474400961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692743.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter is a discussion of several of al-Jāḥiẓ’s writings on various ethnicities and homelands and the contentious debates that often arose concerning their respective merits. It begins with a ... More


Topical Shakespeare and the Urgency of Ambiguity

Adhaar Noor Desai

in Teaching Social Justice Through Shakespeare: Why Renaissance Literature Matters Now

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474455589
eISBN:
9781474477130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455589.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

One way to make the Shakespeare classroom a site for social engagement and action, rather than one overly invested in historicizing or aestheticizing Renaissance literature, is letting students ... More


Tragic Spirits: Shamanism, Memory, and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia

Manduhai Buyandelger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226086552
eISBN:
9780226013091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013091.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

When state socialism collapsed in Mongolia and the chaos of neoliberal “shock therapy” took hold, like most other herders throughout the country, the ethnic nomadic Buryats were left without means of ... More


Sirk and God: “The Pure Ambiguity of Experience”

Tom Ryan

in The Films of Douglas Sirk: Exquisite Ironies and Magnificent Obsessions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496817983
eISBN:
9781496822406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817983.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how Sirk’s films in which religion plays an important part aren’t concerned with whether or not there is a God. Instead their focus is firmly fixed on those who believe in some ... More


Cohering contradictions and manufacturing belief in Dreamfields’ ‘good empire’

Christy Kulz

in Factories for Learning: Making Race, Class and Inequality in the Neoliberal Academy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526116178
eISBN:
9781526128430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526116178.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter shows how Dreamfields’ rigid discipline is made palatable and even welcomed by promoting a belief in the institution, its methods and its benefits to individual, aspirational futures. ... More


Instrumentalizing Openness

Maaheen Ahmed

in Openness of Comics: Generating Meaning within Flexible Structures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496805935
eISBN:
9781496805973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805935.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This first part of the monograph introduces Umberto Eco's concept of the opera apertaand links it to the workings of comics as explained through the comics theories of Scott McCloud, Thierry ... More


Femme fatale

Felicity Chaplin

in La Parisienne in Cinema: Between Art and Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526109538
eISBN:
9781526128263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109538.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The association of woman with Paris and death was a popular trope in nineteenth-century French culture and finds expression in cinematic representations of the Parisienne as femme fatale. This ... More


Better Than Possible: Artificial Languages

Andrea Moro

in Impossible Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034890
eISBN:
9780262335621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034890.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The human capacity to construe artificial languages has been manifested in several distinct domains including at least the following goals: to increase communication, to explore real languages, to ... More


The Freedom of Others

Laura Hengehold

in Simone de Beauvoir's Philosophy of Individuation: The Problem of The Second Sex

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474418874
eISBN:
9781474438599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418874.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Beauvoir’s discussion of “Liberation” at the end of The Second Sex draws on prior efforts to ground ethical freedom in the act of disclosing the freedom of others. This chapter pursues a non-Hegelian ... More


Return, Repetition, and Other Ambivalent Impulses

Daniel Marrone

in Forging the Past: Seth and the Art of Memory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496807311
eISBN:
9781496807359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807311.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Beginning with Zygmunt Bauman’s account of ambivalence – which depends on the “master-opposition” between inside and outside – this chapter delineates the relation of ambivalence to modernity and ... More


Intuitions and Counterexamples

Max Deutsch

in The Myth of the Intuitive: Experimental Philosophy and Philosophical Method

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028950
eISBN:
9780262327374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028950.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter identifies an important ambiguity in the claim that many philosophical arguments treat intuitions as evidence and a corresponding ambiguity in the term “intuition” itself. On one reading ... More


Contagion and the Creativity of Affect

Andrew A. G. Ross

in Mixed Emotions: Beyond Fear and Hatred in International Conflict

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226077390
eISBN:
9780226077567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226077567.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter shows that emotions, often considered repetitive impulses, are in fact engines of creativity in the social world. To make this case, the chapter supplements scientific research in ... More


Simone de Beauvoir in Her Times and Ours: The Second Sex and Its Legacy in French Feminist Thought

Debra Bergoffen

in Situating Existentialism: Key Texts in Context

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147750
eISBN:
9780231519670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147750.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Simone de Beauvoir’s 1949 book The Second Sex and its place in contemporary French feminist discussions. In particular, it discusses the issues The Second Sex raises, the ... More


Understanding aspiration, anxiety, assumption and ambiguity: the anatomy of Sunningdale

Arthur Aughey

in Sunningdale, the Ulster Workers' Council Strike and the Struggle for Democracy in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719099519
eISBN:
9781526124128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099519.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Lord Bew has argued in his Ireland: The Politics of Enmity 1789-2006 that the failure of the power-sharing experiment in 1973-74, and especially on the proposal for a Council of Ireland, was largely ... More


Milton, Sonnet 17 (Carey no. 87): an Avoidable Controversy: [From Hermathena 158 (1995) 109–15]

Niall Rudd

in The Common Spring: Essays on Latin and English Poetry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675488
eISBN:
9781781385043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675488.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Stanley Fish's theory of interpretation and love of ambiguity is debunked in this reading of Milton Sonnet 17, which focuses on the crux of what ‘and spare / to interpose them oft’ in the last lines ... More


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