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Sodomscapes: Hospitality in the Flesh

Lowell Gallagher (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275205
eISBN:
9780823277247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275205.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Sodomscape presents a fresh understanding of Lot’s wife in the reception history of the Sodom story. Premodern biblical cultures found in the scene of abortive flight a monitory sign of improvident ... More


Memory for Locations Relative to Objects: Axes and the Categorization of Regions

RIK ESHUIS

in Representing Direction in Language and Space

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260195
eISBN:
9780191717345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260195.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter discusses the spatial information that directional expressions refer to by focusing on the intrinsic object-centered use of these expressions. An idea for the correspondence between ... More


Epilogue: Land and Seas of Migration and Refuge, Past and Present

John Patrick Walsh

in Migration and Refuge: An Eco-Archive of Haitian Literature, 1982-2017

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941633
eISBN:
9781789629200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941633.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The epilogue considers the depths of a Haitian literary eco-archive by putting it into contact with the historical archive. It brings together Dalembert’s fictional representation of Haiti as a place ... More


Figures of Life

Nadine Boljkovac

in Untimely Affects: Gilles Deleuze and an Ethics of Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748646449
eISBN:
9780748689248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646449.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

‘Figures of Life’ examines time and death via Deleuze and Guattari’s concepts of power, freedom, figure, sensation and counter-actualisation or productive re-enactment. Through an ostensibly shocking ... More


Katarina Witt: The Many Faces of a Showcase Athlete

Annette R. Hofmann

in More than Cricket and Football: International Sport and the Challenge of Celebrity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496809889
eISBN:
9781496809926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809889.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

German figure skater and Olympic darling Katarina Witt is the focus of this chapter. Witt was trained at an early age as a figure skater in the then East German sporting program. As a successful ... More


“Everything His Father Was Not”: Fatherhood and Father Figures in Barack Obama’s First Term

Heidi Ardizzone

in Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460216
eISBN:
9781626740426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460216.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Obama’s performance as a father and its role in his political career. His public interactions with children are part of his own self-representation and the political ... More


An Overview of Taliban and Other Afghan Insurgent Stories and an Assessment of their Master Narratives

Thomas H. Johnson, Matthew DuPee, and Wali Shaaker

in Taliban Narratives: The Use and Power of Stories in the Afghanistan Conflict

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190840600
eISBN:
9780190943158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840600.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter introduces the reader to the Master Narratives of the Taliban or those key themes that drive their narratives and associated stories. Specifically, the chapter focuses on the background ... More


Conclusion

Amy Levine

in South Korean civil movement organisations: "Hope, crisis, and pragmatism in democratic transition"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719090493
eISBN:
9781526109613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090493.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In the conclusion, Levine makes more explicit the themes throughout the work: figure-ground reversal, obviation, and scale. At the same time, she relates these themes to the ethnographic moment both ... More


The Event of Democracy

François Raffoul

in Nancy and the Political

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748683178
eISBN:
9781474408684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683178.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

I seek to explore how Nancy rethinks the question of democracy, that is, what remains to be thought with that term. Nancy attempts to grasp democracy no longer as a particular political system, but ... More


The Means to Art’s End: Styles, Creative Devices, and the Challenge of Art

Pablo P. L. Tinio and Helmut Leder

in Neuroscience of Creativity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019583
eISBN:
9780262314695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019583.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines how artists’ creative devices challenge the perceivers of their artworks by shaping visual perception, object recognition, memory processes, processing speed, meaning-making, ... More


Figures of Interest: The Widow, the Telephone, and the Time of Death

Elissa Marder

in Deconstructing the Death Penalty: Derrida's Seminars and the New Abolitionism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280100
eISBN:
9780823281541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280100.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In his seminar on the Death Penalty, Derrida insists upon the irreducibly theatrical and spectacular nature of any legal execution. An execution is not merely the material outcome of a legal process, ... More


Henry James, Constance Fenimore Woolson, and the Figure in the Carpet

Dorri Beam

in American Literature's Aesthetic Dimensions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156172
eISBN:
9780231520775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156172.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of Henry James' “A Figure in the Carpet” and Constance Fenimore Woolson's “Miss Grief.” It is about intimacy; but the intimacy generated takes place less within the ... More


Incorporations: The Gothic and Deconstruction

Tilottama Rajan

in The Gothic and Theory: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474427777
eISBN:
9781474465083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427777.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter puts the Gothic and deconstruction in dialogue, resisting the softened deconstruction and light use of tropes such as 'the spectre' in the late works of Jacques Derrida. Instead the ... More


Discovering Nature, Apparently: Analogy, DNA Imaging, and the Latent Figure Protocol

Paul Vanouse

in Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism, and Technoscience

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042499
eISBN:
9780262271127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042499.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the processes through which DNA images are produced, their relationship to previous identification technologies, their implications in the social milieu, and an experimental ... More


Only Revolutions and the drug of rereading

Joe Bray (ed.)

in Mark Z. Danielewski

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719099335
eISBN:
9781781708613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099335.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Joe Bray argues that the highly constrained form of the printed page of Only Revolutions paradoxically dictates that the ways in which it can be read, and reread, are without limit. He draws on the ... More


Figure-ground Organization, Which Breaks Camouflage in Everyday Life, Permits the Veridical Recovery of a 3D Scene

Zygmunt Pizlo, Yunfeng Li, Tadamasa Sawada, and Robert M. Steinman

in Making a Machine That Sees Like Us

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199922543
eISBN:
9780190228385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922543.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Vision

This chapter explains how the front-end of our seeing machine works. This is often described as solving the “Figure-Ground-Organization” problem (FGO). FGO had proven to be the most difficult problem ... More


Thomas Hardy: Bygone Occasions

Daniel Karlin

in The Figure of the Singer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199213986
eISBN:
9780191803314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199213986.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the figure of the singer and the significance of the metaphor of song in Thomas Hardy’s poetry. It considers the way song runs like a connecting thread in Hardy’s poems, ... More


The Taliban’s Use of the Internet, Social Media Video, Radio Stations, and Graffiti

Thomas H. Johnson, Matthew DuPee, and Wali Shaaker

in Taliban Narratives: The Use and Power of Stories in the Afghanistan Conflict

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190840600
eISBN:
9780190943158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840600.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter focuses on a variety of Taliban IO delivery systems some of which have not had scholarly assessments. The Taliban have had a major presence on the internet since their development of ... More


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