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African Athena: New Agendas

Daniel Orrells, Gurminder K. Bhambra, and Tessa Roynon (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

The appearance of Martin Bernal's Black Athena: The Afro-Asian Roots of Classical Civilization in 1987 sparked intense debate and controversy in Africa, Europe, and North America. His detailed ... More


Introduction

Daniel Orrells, Gurminder K. Bhambra, and Tessa Roynon

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

Building on recent scholarly interest in Toni Morrison’s engagement with the classical tradition, this chapter demonstrates that her interest in the Africanness of classicism is a significant feature ... More


Black Apollo?: Martin Bernal's Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization, volume iii, and Why Race Still Matters

Patrice D. Rankine

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter provides a discussion of Martin Bernal's third volume of Black Athena, published in 2006, with a view toward Bernal's continued relevance in a changing social, political, and ... More


‘Lay in Egypt's lap each borrowed crown’: Gerald Massey and Late‐Victorian Afrocentrism

Brian H. Murray

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

In A Book of Beginnings (1881) the English poet and radical Gerald Massey (1828‐1907) combined the findings of evolutionary biology with his own comparative study of language and myth to argue that ... More


‘Not Equatorial black, not Mediterranean white’: Denis Williams's Other Leopards

John Thieme

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

Post‐Bernal debates about the extent to which classical Greek culture was informed by Afroasiatic elements are interestingly mirrored in revisionist accounts of the genealogies of Caribbean cultures. ... More


The Africanness of Classicism in the Work of Toni Morrison

Tessa Roynon

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

Building on recent scholarly interest in Toni Morrison's engagement with the classical tradition, this chapter demonstrates that her interest in the Africanness of classicism is a significant feature ... More


Ice Ih

Victor F. Petrenko and Robert W. Whitworth

in Physics of Ice

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198518945
eISBN:
9780191707247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198518945.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

Ice Ih is the normal form of ice obtained by freezing water. This chapter describes its basic physical properties (melting point, density, and vapour pressure), together with ways of preparing single ... More


Architects of Structural Biology: Bragg, Perutz, Kendrew, Hodgkin

John Meurig Thomas

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198854500
eISBN:
9780191888793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854500.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Designed for the non-specialist, the explanations and illustrations used here describe the work, personalities, collaborations, and idiosyncrasies of four of the most distinguished Nobel Laureates of ... More


Imagined Futures: Writing, Science, and Modernity in the To-Day and To-Morrow Book Series, 1923-31

Max Saunders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198829454
eISBN:
9780191880483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829454.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This study provides the first substantial history and analysis of the To-Day and To-Morrow series of 110 books, published by Kegan Paul Trench and Trübner (and E. P. Dutton in the USA) from 1923 to ... More


America, Africa, and Classical Traditions

Tessa Roynon

in Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition: Transforming American Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199698684
eISBN:
9780191760532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698684.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines Morrison's challenge to the fabricated conception of classicism as a ‘pure’ boy of culture, as a European pedigree on which so many aspects of dominant American identity depend. ... More


Introduction: The Odysseys of Postcolonialism

Justine McConnell

in Black Odysseys: The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora since 1939

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199605002
eISBN:
9780191751226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605002.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Introducing the volume’s examination of anticolonial and postcolonial responses to the Homeric Odyssey, the chapter considers why the epic has been of such interest to artists of the African ... More


Scientific Freedom and the Social Functions of Science

Mary Jo Nye

in Michael Polanyi and His Generation: Origins of the Social Construction of Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226610634
eISBN:
9780226610658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610658.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the outrage Michael Polanyi felt at Bernal's book The Social Function of Science, which led to him joining other scientists, as well as historians and philosophers, in ... More


SSK, Constructivism, and the Paradoxical Legacy Of Polanyi and the 1930s Generation

Mary Jo Nye

in Michael Polanyi and His Generation: Origins of the Social Construction of Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226610634
eISBN:
9780226610658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610658.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on David Edge, who, among the three founding generations in the social epistemology of science, was a member of the transitional second generation in Great Britain. Edge helped ... More


Our Models of Dread: Crime as Revenge, Justice, and Art

Pablo Piccato

in History of Infamy: Crime, Truth, and Justice in Mexico

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292611
eISBN:
9780520966079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292611.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter looks closely at a few authors who explored the possibilities of crime fiction to reflect on the problem of truth and on homicide as a form of aesthetic creation. These authors are María ... More


Max Perutz, John Kendrew, Peterhouse, and the Davy-Faraday Research Laboratory

John Meurig Thomas

in Architects of Structural Biology: Bragg, Perutz, Kendrew, Hodgkin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198854500
eISBN:
9780191888793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854500.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

The accidental way in which Perutz and Kendrew met and the influence of the brilliant, versatile physicist J. D. Bernal upon them and on the third Nobel Laureate chemist Dorothy Hodgkin are ... More


Lawrence Bragg and Linus Pauling: Comparisons and Rivalries

John Meurig Thomas

in Architects of Structural Biology: Bragg, Perutz, Kendrew, Hodgkin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198854500
eISBN:
9780191888793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854500.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

W. L. Bragg and L. C. Pauling were among the most famous scientists in the world for much of the twentieth century. Each was a Nobel Laureate, and each was admired, not only for their fundamental ... More


The Birth of Farce 1950–2000

in Knossos & the Prophets of Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226289533
eISBN:
9780226289557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226289557.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter reports some of what happened to the peaceful Minoans as Cold War replaced World War, postcolonial relativism usurped classical elitism, and neo-Greek tragedy made way for neoprimitive ... More


“Now God Wants All This to End”:: The Shattering of the Colonial Pact, 1740–1744

Raphael Brewster Folsom

in Yaquis and the Empire: Violence, Spanish Imperial Power, and Native Resilience in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300196894
eISBN:
9780300210767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196894.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the circumstances that led to the disintegration of the colonial peace pact between the Yaquis of northern Mexico and the Spanish colonizers during the period 1740–1744, along ... More


Limitless Frontiers, Spaceship Earths, and Higher Humanities

Daniel Deudney

in Dark Skies: Space Expansionism, Planetary Geopolitics, and the Ends of Humanity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190903343
eISBN:
9780190090241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903343.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The heart of space expansionism is habitat expansion and Lebensraum visions, first developed by the Russian thinker Tsiolkovsky a century ago. The Tsiolkovsky programs extend a long line of ... More


The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest

Marjorie Senechal

in I Died for Beauty: A Biography of Dorothy Wrinch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199732593
eISBN:
9780190254353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199732593.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the emergence of the Theoretical Biology Club composed of Delta (as Wrinch now signed herself); Joseph Needham who roamed China, uncovering the hidden history of ancient ... More


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