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Social Justice: A Mirage?

Raymond Plant

in The Neo-liberal State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199281756
eISBN:
9780191713040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281756.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

It is a central thesis of neo‐liberalism that social justice is an incoherent moral ideal and should play no part in proper identification of the real purposes and scope of the state. Social justice ... More


Gas, Oil and the Irish State: Understanding the Dynamics and Conflicts of Hydrocarbon Management

Amanda Slevin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784992743
eISBN:
9781526115355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992743.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Gas and oil are pivotal to the functioning of modern societies, yet the ownership, control, production and consumption of hydrocarbons often provokes intense disputes with serious social, economic, ... More


Operation Demetrius and its aftermath: A new history of the use of internment without trial in Northern Ireland 1971-75

Martin McCleery

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096303
eISBN:
9781781708668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096303.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The central premise of this book is that the use of internment without trial in Northern Ireland from 1971 to 1975 has not been given proper academic investigation. The book provides a more ... More


Drugs: The Fallacy of Avoidable Consequences

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Lachs takes up the question of whether we should or should not use drugs, especially with respect to its effect on consciousness. He is critical of those who recommend drug use without due attention ... More


Traumatic Responsibility: Victor Frankenstein as Creator and Casualty

Josephine Johnston

in Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262533287
eISBN:
9780262340267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262533287.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

A rich theme running through Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is responsibility. The novel explores the responsibility that Victor Frankenstein has for the destruction caused by his scientific curiosity, ... More


Running and the Brain: Neurogenesis

Jay Schulkin

in Sport: A Biological, Philosophical, and Cultural Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176767
eISBN:
9780231541978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176767.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Begins with some of the conditions that set the stage for the act of running, and then look at neurogenesis, brain expansion, and longer-term consequences of running within a context of specific ... More


Italian Lizards and Literary Politics I: Carrying the Torch and Getting Singed

Jay Geller

in Bestiarium Judaicum: Unnatural Histories of the Jews

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823275595
eISBN:
9780823277148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275595.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter undertakes a philology-inspired genealogy of Kafka’s invocation of an exemplary lizard on an Italian footpath in his critique of Max Brod’s novel The Jewesses, wherein Kafka remarks upon ... More


A CRISIS IN DIXIE

Virginia Lynn Moylan

in Zora Neale Hurston's Final Decade

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813035789
eISBN:
9780813046228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035789.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines Hurston’s controversial opposition to the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision, which led to the desegregation of public schools. Taking a fresh look at ... More


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Lawrence Badash

in A Nuclear Winter's Tale: Science and Politics in the 1980s

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012720
eISBN:
9780262258531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012720.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Following the Halloween 1983 “World After Nuclear War” conference, a body called the Center on the Consequences of Nuclear War was created to provide information on nuclear winter to the media and to ... More


‘Falsifying Downward’: Margaret B. Jones and James Frey

Sue Vice

in Textual Deceptions: False Memoirs and Literary Hoaxes in the Contemporary Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748675555
eISBN:
9781474406345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675555.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyses two memoirs — James Frey's embellished A Million Little Pieces, that focuses on the personal tragedy of drug addiction and rehabilitation, and Margaret B. Jones' Love and ... More


Blood Loss and Slow Harm in Times of Scarcity

Saida Hodžić

in The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291980
eISBN:
9780520965577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291980.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

For women who have stopped cutting, the success of interventions against cutting in northern Ghana is also an index of a troubled economy and consequent bodily vulnerability and precarity. Chapter 5, ... More


Public Benefit, Private Cost

Patrick Shade and John Lachs

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Lachs explains costs and benefits in reference to the notion of a unified act, since mediation necessarily breaks up the unity of an act. In simple single-agent acts, the act is a continuous process ... More


Introduction

in Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309903
eISBN:
9780226309910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309910.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This book aims to document Richard Rorty's journey from being an intellectually precocious adolescent on the school yards of rural New Jersey to becoming the one of the most influential contemporary ... More


Identifying and Quantifying the Consequences of Interventions

Joshua A. Salomon, Thomas A. Trikalinos, Gillian D. Sanders, and Jeanne S. Mandelblatt

in Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190492939
eISBN:
9780190492960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492939.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

There are two distinct phases in identifying and quantifying consequences: a broad and systematic review of relevant consequences of the decision being evaluated and identification of data sources ... More


Socially Mediated Issues

Tee L. Guidotti

in Health and Sustainability: An Introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199325337
eISBN:
9780190238803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325337.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

Unsustainable situations may result in health outcomes that are mediated indirectly by social, economic, and shared behavioral responses. Social systems exist to mitigate risk: that is why human ... More


Introduction: All That Is Solid Melts into Ink

in The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709703
eISBN:
9780226709727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709727.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the anti-journalism developed by Karl Kraus in turn-of-the-century Vienna. It argues that in the most infamous “symptom” of ... More


German Jews and the Writing of Modern Life

in The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709703
eISBN:
9780226709727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709727.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter traces the often unexpected, frequently paradoxical, and mostly dolorous ways in which German-Jewish authors framed journalistic writing as a privileged emblem of acculturated German ... More


Karl Kraus and the Jewish Self-Hatred Question

in The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709703
eISBN:
9780226709727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709727.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines Karl Kraus' critique of the German-Jewish literati. It evaluates the strategic value of “Heine and the Consequences” by investigating how and why Kraus exploited the symbolic ... More


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