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Hearing the Irrational

Peter Pesic

in Music and the Making of Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262027274
eISBN:
9780262324380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027274.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Though Greek mathematics would have considered the notion of “irrational numbers” to be inherently contradictory, in the sixteenth century this concept found advocates on musical grounds well before ... More


Kepler and the Song of the Earth

Peter Pesic

in Music and the Making of Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262027274
eISBN:
9780262324380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027274.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Johannes Kepler, more than anyone, incorporated music into the foundations of his innovative astronomy. This chapter relates his interest in musical practice to his novel approach to its theory, ... More


Introduction

Sonia L. Alianak

in The Transition Towards Revolution and Reform: The Arab Spring Realised?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748692712
eISBN:
9781474406079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692712.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter introduces a theory of revolution, Hierarchical Dissonance in Values, and also addresses the question of why during the Arab Spring crisis of 2011 some countries underwent reforms and ... More


Conclusion

Sonia L. Alianak

in The Transition Towards Revolution and Reform: The Arab Spring Realised?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748692712
eISBN:
9781474406079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692712.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter concluded that the Hierarchical Dissonance in Values hypothesis in combination with the Pendulum Model contributed to a new generation theory of revolution as the case studies of Reform ... More


O Brave New World: A Look at Identity and Dissonance

Diane F. George, Bernice Kurchin, and Kelly M. Britt

in Archaeology of Identity and Dissonance: Contexts for a Brave New World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056197
eISBN:
9780813053950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056197.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter introduces the concepts of identity and dissonance and the theoretical basis for their study within historical archaeology. The authors utilize previous work on practice and agency as a ... More


Psychology and the Financial Crisis of 2007–2008

Michael Haliassos

in Financial Innovation: Too Much or Too Little?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262018296
eISBN:
9780262305495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018296.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter presents some ways in which ideas from psychology may be helpful for thinking about the financial crisis of 2007-2008. It focuses on three aspects of the crisis: the surge in house ... More


The Hybrid Within: The First Kanak Novel, L’Épave [The Wreck], and the Cannibal Ogre

Raylene Ramsay

in The Literatures of the French Pacific: Reconfiguring Hybridity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380376
eISBN:
9781781387221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380376.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The return of the past poses questions in Déwé Gorodé's daring first Kanak novel (2004) in the omnipresent figure of ‘the wreck’ as this stages both colonial destruction and the repressed, the ... More


Making Music Speak

Andrew H. Clark (ed.)

in Speaking of Music: Addressing the Sonorous

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251384
eISBN:
9780823253029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251384.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the manner in which music was seen in the eighteenth century as a common good. In both religious and secular communities it was envisaged as a strategic means to effect and ... More


Modernising Music

Sam Halliday

in Sonic Modernity: Representing Sound in Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748627615
eISBN:
9780748689156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627615.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter surveys major developments in the history and theorisation of music across the first half of the twentieth century. Schoenberg’s interpretation of musical dissonance facilitates ... More


A Bad Moon on the Rise?: Coming to Grips with the Youth Question

Patrick Barr-Melej

in Psychedelic Chile: Youth, Counterculture, and Politics on the Road to Socialism and Dictatorship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632575
eISBN:
9781469632599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632575.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

An amalgam of circumstances and phenomena, including intergenerational dissonance and the outright rebelliousness of many young people, the “youth question” of the 1960s and 1970s was a complex ... More


Harmony

Daniel Harrison

in Pieces of Tradition: An Analysis of Contemporary Tonal Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190244460
eISBN:
9780190244484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244460.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Common-Practice composition relies on a rule-based distinction between consonance and dissonance. The first move into contemporary tonality was relaxation of the rule that tonic chords had to be ... More


Ground Bass Techniques

Ellen T. Harris

in Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190271664
eISBN:
9780190271695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190271664.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

The movements in Dido and Aeneas built over a ground (repeating) bass illustrate Purcell’s achievement in balancing repetitive patterning with asymmetrical phrase structure, thus transforming a ... More


Hollywood Style

Todd Berliner

in Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190658748
eISBN:
9780190658786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658748.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 5 investigates the aesthetic pleasures of Hollywood’s stylistic norms, as well as pleasures afforded by a handful of noteworthy stylistic deviations. The chapter examines the ways in which ... More


Islamophobia as New Racism

Tahir Abbas

in Islamophobia and Radicalisation: A Vicious Cycle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190083410
eISBN:
9780190099657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083410.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

A historical process of framing Muslims negatively within popular discourses in society during imperialism and colonialism reveals how the emergence of Orientalism and the birth and eventual ... More


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