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Sacrifice and Purity: The Twisted Fortunes of Related Ritual Structures

Jonathan Klawans

in Purity, Sacrifice, and the Temple: Symbolism and Supersessionism in the Study of Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195162639
eISBN:
9780199785254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162639.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews theories of sacrifice and interpretations of purity, finding disparities in the ways in which they have been understood by scholarship in recent times. It argues that three ... More


Food, Anthropology, Text and History

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In the present methodological ferment in biblical studies it is necessary to articulate a methodological approach to the study of food in the Old Testament. The methodology outlined is fully ... More


Mary Douglas

Timothy Larsen

in The Slain God: Anthropologists and the Christian Faith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199657872
eISBN:
9780191785573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657872.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Mary Douglas (1921–2007) was raised a Roman Catholic and was a practising Catholic throughout her entire life. She did her doctoral work at the Univerisity of Oxford with fieldwork among the Lele in ... More


The New Environmental Conflict

Maarten A. Hajer

in The Politics of Environmental Discourse: Ecological Modernization and the Policy Process

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293330
eISBN:
9780191599408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829333X.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Discusses the character of the modern environmental conflict. As the existence of environmental degradation is now commonly accepted, the conflict has become ‘discursive’: it is not about a ... More


Mixed Menus: the Confusion of Food in Judges

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The use of food in the book of Judges is considered by utilizing Mary Douglas's theories of matter out of place. According to Douglas the Israelite dietary laws catalogued animals according to their ... More


Satan Transformed: Comparative Religion

Dominic Janes

in Victorian Reformation: The Fight Over Idolatry in the Church of England, 1840-1860

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378511
eISBN:
9780199869664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378511.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter four focuses upon the significance of comparative religion on the readings of Catholicism in early 19th-century England. Intense contact with Hinduism in India, combined with classical ... More


Exploring Uncertainty

Esther Eidinow

in Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199277780
eISBN:
9780191708114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277780.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter explores the history of the idea of risk and different ways of theorising this concept. It argues that the theory that ‘risks’ are socially constructed (an approach developed by the ... More


A Feeling for Hierarchy

Mary Douglas

in Believing Scholars: Ten Catholic Intellectuals

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225255
eISBN:
9780823236589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225255.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the influence of Mary Douglas' religious faith on her work and examines the role of hierarchy in her life. It describes hierarchy as the encompassing principle of order which ... More


Who's Who on the Playing Field

in Culture and Management in the Americas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760140
eISBN:
9780804771146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760140.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter examines the collective attitudes that shape national character factors and the factors underlying cross-cultural management, focusing on the works of Shalom Schwartz, Geert Hofstede, ... More


Dead Bodies

Susan Zimmerman

in The Early Modern Corpse and Shakespeare's Theatre

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621033
eISBN:
9780748652198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621033.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter first explores the anthropological and psychoanalytical theories of the corpse, before considering early modern concepts of its signification. It also addresses the early modern ... More


Conclusion: A Dirty Word

in The Rhetoric of Error from Locke to Kleist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770170
eISBN:
9780804775090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770170.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Regulation of error's ambiguity is tied to narratives of risk and promise, including a reliable history of language and thought, a coherent model of subject-formation, and a rigorous critical ... More


Introduction: Inner Purity and Pollution in Early Greek Religion

Andrej Petrovic and Ivana Petrovic

in Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion: Volume I: Early Greek Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198768043
eISBN:
9780191821851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768043.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

After an outline of the gradual disintegration of the concept of ‘belief’ in the twentieth century, the Introduction sketches the renaissance of the interest in internal investment of a Greek ... More


Puripetal force in the charitable field

Jonathan Benthall

in Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993085
eISBN:
9781526124005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This Chapter, published by Depends on timing. the journal Asian Ethnology, is a theoretical exercise, inspired by Mary Douglas’s classic anthropological text Purity and Danger, that sets out to ... More


Writing about Writers

Michael Jackson

in The Other Shore: Essays on Writers and Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275249
eISBN:
9780520954823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275249.003.0025
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

You have seen these scenes before—in photographs and in paintings.You have read of them in books by Thomas Mann, Henry James, and Joseph Brodsky.They are, in this sense, familiar.Yet nothing has ... More


The Emergence of Persons Great and Small

Matthew Croasmun

in The Emergence of Sin: The Cosmic Tyrant in Romans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190277987
eISBN:
9780190278007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277987.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter turns specifically to the question of personhood, offering an emergent ontology of human persons at both the biological and psychological levels. These “individuals” prove to be ... More


Introduction

Sidney Mintz

in Jews and Their Foodways

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190265427
eISBN:
9780190461935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190265427.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter describes the Jewish custom of eating. According to food anthropologist Mary Douglas, ancient Hebrews employed food taboos to create effective distinctions between who was ... More


Theorizing the Taboo

Max D. Price

in Evolution of a Taboo: Pigs and People in the Ancient Near East

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197543276
eISBN:
9780197543306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197543276.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Taboos are types of avoidance behavior surrounded by a high degree of social energy and sewn into the cultural fabric through their appeal to a cosmological moral order. Taboos exist on the cultural ... More


Heroic Bodies in Judges

Brian R. Doak

in Heroic Bodies in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190650872
eISBN:
9780190650902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190650872.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 3 reads the images of heroic bodies in the book of Judges on a number of levels, organized around an argument by the anthropologist Mary Douglas: “the social body constrains the way the ... More


Introducing Purity Discourses

Moshe Blidstein

in Purity, Community, and Ritual in Early Christian Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198791959
eISBN:
9780191834172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791959.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Judaism

This chapter sets out the aims of the book: to understand what Christians meant when they talked about purity, purification, and defilement, whether of body or of soul. It indicates the theoretical ... More


“A Little Smackerel of Something”: Food and the Künstlerroman in the Winnie-the-Pooh Books

Kara K. Keeling and Scott T. Pollard

in Table Lands: Food in Children's Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496828347
eISBN:
9781496828392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828347.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The narratives of A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner serve collectively as a Künstlerroman—a narrative about an artist’s growth—and Pooh’s development as poet is structured ... More


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