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The Jeremiad and the Culture Wars

Andrew R. Murphy

in Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195321289
eISBN:
9780199869855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321289.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In his noted book Culture Wars, James Davison Hunter referred to a series of linked disputes in late 20th‐century American society, disputes that involve government but are at their root about ... More


Funding

William Robin

in Industry: Bang on a Can and New Music in the Marketplace

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190068653
eISBN:
9780190068684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068653.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the midst of the Culture Wars, in which Congressional Republicans and the religious right attempted to defund the National Endowment for the Arts, Bang on a Can expanded and professionalized. Cuts ... More


Beyond Culture Wars: Reconnecting African and Jewish Diasporas in the Past and the Present

Toby Green

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/9780199595006.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

In this paper theoretical and historical connections between African and Jewish diasporas are explored through 17th century Senegambia. Building on the work of Gilroy (1993) and Clifford (1994), and ... More


The Spirit's Tether: Family, Work, and Religion among American Catholics

Mary Ellen Konieczny

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199965779
eISBN:
9780199346059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965779.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Cultural conflicts about the family, such as so-called ‘culture wars’ debates concerning abortion and same-sex marriage, have intensified over the last few decades among US Catholics, and among ... More


The Culture Wars of Faith, Sex, and Gender

Mugambi Jouet

in Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In virtually no other developed country are issues like abortion, contraception, homosexuality, and sexual education as controversial as in America. People in almost all other Western nations tend to ... More


Securing Sex: Morality and Repression in the Making of Cold War Brazil

Benjamin A. Cowan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627502
eISBN:
9781469627526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627502.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book argues that Cold War struggles against “subversion” must be understood in cultural terms, as a reaction to the consequences—both real and perceived—of modernization. Inscribing Brazil’s ... More


American Politics in the 1990s and 2000s

Dominic Sandbrook

in American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626014
eISBN:
9780748670673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626014.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In this chapter, Dominic Sandbrook traces the roots of the political debates of the 1990s and 2000s to the ascendancy of Ronald Reagan between 1981 and 1988. He argues that American politics during ... More


Academic Itineraries

Waïl S Hassan

in Immigrant Narratives: Orientalism and Cultural Translation in Arab American and Arab British Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199792061
eISBN:
9780199919239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199792061.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The memoirs of Egyptian academics Ihab Hassan and Leila Ahmed reveal contrasting ideological positions and conceptions of identity. Ahmed’s Islamic feminism represents a new direction in Arab ... More


Film Preservation 1993: Orphans and the Culture Wars

Janna Jones

in The Past Is a Moving Picture: Preserving the Twentieth Century on Film

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041926
eISBN:
9780813043906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041926.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter interprets the archival discourse at the 1993 National Film Preservation Board congressional hearings as an indirect outcome of the Culture Wars and the Christian Right's successful ... More


Don’t Let Anyone Else Do Your Job

Stanley Fish

in Save the World on Your Own Time

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195369021
eISBN:
9780197563243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195369021.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

Of course, there’s no shortage of people who will step in to do your job if you default on it. The corporate world looks to the university for its workforce. Parents ... More


Sexual Revolution?: Contexts of Countersubversive Moralism

Benjamin A. Cowan

in Securing Sex: Morality and Repression in the Making of Cold War Brazil

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627502
eISBN:
9781469627526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627502.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter Two contextualizes the Cold War linkage of countersubversion and moralization exploring what, precisely, rightists reacted against, and in what circumstances. I analyze linked cultural ... More


The Mikado and the Shogun (P.V. Narasimha Rao and Arjun Singh)

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in History of Education Policymaking in India, 1947-2016

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199474943
eISBN:
9780199090891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474943.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes the personality and politics of Arjun Singh who was Minister of MHRD for about nine years in two spells (1991–95 and 2004–9), and left a deep imprint on Indian education ... More


From Redneck to Gay Riviera

Jerry T. Watkins III

in Queering the Redneck Riviera: Sexuality and the Rise of Florida Tourism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056913
eISBN:
9780813053684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056913.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Though LGBTQ people had lived and vacationed in the area for decades, it was not until the mid 1970s that they began to conceive of the region as an LGBTQ vacation destination. Marketing had created ... More


How to Be an Intellectual:: Rorty v. Ross

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter compares two models of the intellectual, one from the philosopher, Richard Rorty, and the other the cultural critic, Andrew Ross. It looks at a debate they had during the culture wars, ... More


The Nationalist Era and the Future Besieged

Aziz al-Azmeh

in Secularism in the Arab World: Contexts, Ideas and Consequences

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474447461
eISBN:
9781474480697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447461.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the flowering of explicitly secular culture in the period of independent Arab national states, especially after the Second World War. This was generally critical of religious ... More


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