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Tasting the Lotus: Food, Drink and the Objectification of the Female Body in Gold, Vase, and Plum Blossom

Isaac Yue

in Scribes of Gastronomy: Representations of Food and Drink in Imperial Chinese Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139972
eISBN:
9789888180967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139972.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The purpose of this chapter is to investigate the literary significance of food in Jinpingmei cihua by exploring such issues as the role of food in the minds of the Mings, the reasons behind the ... More


Prologue: Mediating and Immediating at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Robert Baron

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The prologue reflects on the relationship of conventional museum curatorial practice to Smithsonian Folklife Festival curatorial practices. In particular, it examines the multiple mediations in which ... More


Of Jungle Queens and Amazons: Marvel’s She-Hulk as Poststructural Feminist Icon

J. Richard Stevens

in The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496808714
eISBN:
9781496808752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808714.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

J. Richard Stevens begins the collection with “Of Jungle Queens and Amazons: Marvel’s She-Hulk as Post-Structural Feminist Icon,” considers the contemporary transformation of another action heroine, ... More


The Bond women

Claire Hines

in The playboy and James Bond: 007, Ian Fleming and Playboy magazine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780719082269
eISBN:
9781526135865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082269.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter continues with the theme of consumerism in the Playboy–Bond connection by examining the representation of women and the role of sexuality in the lifestyle fantasy via its relationship to ... More


The Symbolic-Consequences Argument in the Sex Robot Debate

John Danaher

in Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036689
eISBN:
9780262341981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036689.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines a common objection to sex robots: the symbolic-consequences argument. According to this argument sex robots are problematic because they symbolise something disturbing about our ... More


From Sex Robots to Love Robots: Is Mutual Love with a Robot Possible?

Sven Nyholm and Lily Eva Frank

in Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036689
eISBN:
9780262341981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036689.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter looks into the possibility of genuine loving relationships with robots (mutual love). Our primary aim is to offer a framework for approaching the question of mutual love. But we also ... More


The Object Metaphor: The Moron as a Poorly Functioning Human1

Gerald V. O’Brien

in Framing the moron: The social construction of feeble-mindedness in the American eugenic era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719087097
eISBN:
9781781705896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087097.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the various ways by which“feeble-minded" persons and other targets of eugenic control were objectified through the use of pejorative language and invidious comparisons. Such ... More


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