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Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning

Richard T. Hughes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042065
eISBN:
9780252050800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042065.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The first edition of Myths America Lives By explores five Great American Myths—the Chosen Nation, Nature’s Nation, the Christian Nation, the Millennial Nation, and the Innocent Nation. This revised ... More


Conclusion

Richard T. Hughes

in Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042065
eISBN:
9780252050800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042065.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

James Baldwin wrote that blacks have typically rejected the Great American Myths, for unlike most white Americans, they discerned the extent to which those myths were rooted in America’s primal myth, ... More


Plotinus: Myth, Metaphor, and Philosophical Practice

Stephen R. L. Clark

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226339672
eISBN:
9780226339702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226339702.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Plotinus's images are not merely 'ornamental' but constitute spiritual exercises. We need to understand Plotinus's myths and metaphors in the cultural and philosophical context of his time if we are ... More


Hard Reading: Learning from Science Fiction

Tom Shippey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382615
eISBN:
9781786945167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382615.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book makes an argument for the intellectual ambition and intellectual achievement of science fiction, a genre consistently undervalued by professional literary critics. It is pointed out ... More


Introduction: Just Before the Disaster

Tom Shippey

in Hard Reading: Learning from Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382615
eISBN:
9781786945167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382615.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the ways in which modern myths, or symbolic images (such as the Statue of Liberty) may be presented in science fiction only to be disfigured, and on occasion to be recreated in ... More


Semini and his progeny: the construction of Antwerp’s antique past1

Edward Wouk

in Local antiquities, local identities: Art, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526117045
eISBN:
9781526141910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117045.003.0011
Subject:
Art, Art History

Semini is one of several names for a small Gallo-Roman sculpture that was installed above the gate of Antwerp’s Vieux-Bourg sometime in the fourteenth century.  Little is known of the early history ... More


Caste and Nature: Dalits and Indian Environmental Politics

Mukul Sharma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199477562
eISBN:
9780199090969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477562.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Rarely do Indian environmental discourses examine nature through the lens of caste. Whereas nature is considered as universal and inherent, caste is understood as a constructed historical and social ... More


The Root of the Issue

Leonard A. Jason

in Principles of Social Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199841851
eISBN:
9780199315901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841851.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Our country, through slavery and its disastrous policies toward Native Americans, carries a legacy of oppression and injustice that still has consequences today. For that reason, the final chapter ... More


The Rise of Video Art-Music: 1963–1970

Holly Rogers

in Sounding the Gallery: Video and the Rise of Art-Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199861408
eISBN:
9780199332731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861408.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This chapter charts the rise of video art-music during the 1960s. Using the audiovisual and spatial genealogies of the previous chapters, it situates the rise of video art-music within its ... More


The Cultural: The Magic, the Vision, the Power

Thomas Princen

in Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028806
eISBN:
9780262327077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Thomas Princen, in this chapter, argues that extraction of fossil fuels is far more than a utilitarian pursuit that motors industry. It is a way of life that impacts culture. Throughout the chapter, ... More


Latvian State and Nation-Building

Ammon Cheskin

in Russian Speakers in Post-Soviet Latvia: Discursive Identity Strategies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748697434
eISBN:
9781474418539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697434.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter examines Latvia’s state and nation-building policies that have been pursued in the late Soviet and early independence periods. The main discourses and national narratives that have been ... More


Ground Level

Marc Singer

in Grant Morrison: Combining the Worlds of Contemporary Comics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031366
eISBN:
9781617031373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031366.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter discusses the ground level roots of Grant Morrison in writing comics. Ground level comics are those comics that operated within mainstream genres, but allowed experimental layouts, ... More


Dissolving myths: the day the Government fell

Timothy Noël Peacock

in The British tradition of minority government

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526123268
eISBN:
9781526138903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123268.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter challenges three myths regarding the Callaghan Government’s defeat in a no confidence vote on 28 March 1979: that the calling of the vote was a forgone conclusion; that the result of ... More


Myth and counter-myth in Second World War British politics

Andrew Thorpe

in The art of the possible: Politics and governance in modern British history, 18851997: Essays in memory of Duncan Tanner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090714
eISBN:
9781781708798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090714.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Conventional wisdoms, narratives, stories and political myths are central to the history of political parties. In inter-war Britain, Labour tended to suffer at the hands of conventional wisdom. But ... More


“Steeped in Greek Mythology”: The First Half of the Twentieth Century

Sheila Murnaghan and Deborah H. Roberts

in Childhood and the Classics: Britain and America, 1850-1965

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199583478
eISBN:
9780191747472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199583478.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter surveys myth retellings for children in the first half of the twentieth century, mostly in anthologies but also in other fictional forms in which modern children interact with figures ... More


Scholarly Mythopoesis: Robert Graves’s The Greek Myths

Vanda Zajko

in Robert Graves and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198738053
eISBN:
9780191801594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738053.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents a fresh perspective on Graves’s The Greek Myths, which in its presentation of Greek myth aims to serve as both a work of reference and literature. This ambiguity, coupled with ... More


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