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Making it count

Karen Throsby

in Immersion: Marathon Swimming, Embodiment and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719099625
eISBN:
9781526114976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099625.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the tension between the ephemerality of swimming and its embodied and symbolic ‘realness’ for the swimmer, and investigates the multiple ways in which material and virtual ... More


Horse-Riding Storytellers and Distributed Cognition in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

Guillemette Bolens

in Distributed Cognition in Medieval and Renaissance Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474438131
eISBN:
9781474465236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438131.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The taming of horses changed humans’ relation to space, movement, and speed. It increased their social agency and environmental impact. In fourteenth-century England, Geoffrey Chaucer writes about ... More


Consuming Abolition

J. R. Oldfield

in The Ties that Bind: Transatlantic Abolitionism in the Age of Reform, c. 1820-1866

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622003
eISBN:
9781800341708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622003.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This Chapter explores the complex relationship between anti-slavery activity and consumerism. It begins with a discussion of the resonance and meaning of anti-slavery artefacts, from Wedgwood’s ... More


Looking for Practices

Alistair Mutch

in Religion and National Identity: Governing Scottish Presbyterianism in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748699155
eISBN:
9781474412513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699155.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The impact of religion on economic activity has classically been viewed through the lens supplied by Max Weber’s Protestant Ethic thesis. Much debated, one limitation is that it rests at the level of ... More


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