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Viewpoints Around 1000: Ṭūs, Baṣra, Baghdad, Pisa

Garth Fowden

in Before and After Muhammad: The First Millennium Refocused

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158532
eISBN:
9781400848164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158532.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter considers the years around 1000 as a viewing point from which to consolidate the argument that emphasizes the First Millennium's distinctiveness. It explores four themes broached earlier ... More


The Scope and Accuracy of Ezekiel's Prophecy

Daniel Davies

in Method and Metaphysics in Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199768738
eISBN:
9780199918980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768738.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

One of the most hidden aspects of the Guide, and possibly the most shocking, is that Maimonides intimates that Ezekiel's picture of the cosmos, depicted in the vision of the chariot, contains ... More


Save the Womanhood!: Vice, Urban Immorality and Social Control in Liverpool, c. 1900-1976

Samantha Caslin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786941251
eISBN:
9781789629309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941251.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Save the Womanhood examines twentieth-century anxieties about promiscuity and prostitution, and the efforts of social purists to ‘save’ working-class women from themselves. Offering an historical ... More


Contaminations: "Beyond Dialectics in Modern Literature, Science and Film"

Michael Mack

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474411363
eISBN:
9781474418577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411363.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book enquires into the problem of various oppositions between pure entities such as nature and society, body and mind, science and the arts, subjectivity and objectivity. It examines how works ... More


Toward the Essence of Nonconsequentialist Constraints on Harming: Modality, Productive Purity, and the Greater Good Working Itself Out

F. M. Kamm

in Intricate Ethics: Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissible Harm

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189698
eISBN:
9780199851096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189698.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter reviews several proposals that have been made to account for when it is permissible to harm innocent bystanders, including the Doctrine of Triple Effect. It considers problems that seem ... More


Purity and Humanity

Samuel Scheffler

in Human Morality

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195085648
eISBN:
9780199833634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195085647.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Turning to the question of morality's content, Scheffler undertakes a defense of the view that morality is moderate – that it makes demands and imposes constraints but still allows people, under ... More


The Purple Forbidden City

M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097773
eISBN:
9789882207585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0023
Subject:
History, Asian History

Located in the heart of Old Peking, the Purple Forbidden City is inevitably included in every traveler's itinerary. For that reason, it loses much of its charm from the huge volume of sightseers that ... More


Conclusion: Maps, Seas, and the Ismaʿili Mission

Yossef Rapoport and Emilie Savage-Smith

in Lost Maps of the Caliphs: Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226540887
eISBN:
9780226553405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226553405.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

The conclusion concentrates upon the relationship of the Book of Curiosities to the wider Fatimid Egyptian intellectual milieu in which the author operated and the Ismaʿili missionary network of ... 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


Trashing Sanctuary: The Material Origins of Faulkner’s Art

Kristin Fujie

in Faulkner and Print Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812308
eISBN:
9781496812346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812308.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay challenges the distinction between art and pulp in Faulkner’s work by exploring the textual process that produced his self-described potboiler Sanctuary. It focuses on two sets of fictions ... 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


Pure Marriage

Taylor G. Petrey

in Tabernacles of Clay: Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656229
eISBN:
9781469656243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656229.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

From the 1950s to the 1970s, Mormons preached against interracial marriages and in favor of patriarchal marriages. This chapter explores the interrelationships between race, gender, and sexuality in ... 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


Conclusion

Jonathan Schlesinger

in A World Trimmed with Fur: Wild Things, Pristine Places, and the Natural Fringes of Qing Rule

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799966
eISBN:
9781503600683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799966.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

The resulting analysis of these dynamics provides a framework for rethinking the global invention of nature. We cannot understand the invention of “pure” nature, both within and beyond the China, ... More


Introduction: Antonioni and the Aesthetics of Impurity

Matilde Nardelli

in Antonioni and the Aesthetics of Impurity: Remaking the Image in the 1960s

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474444040
eISBN:
9781474490573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444040.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction addresses the ‘modernity’ of Antonioni’s 1960s films in the context of the proliferation of the mass image in postwar culture on the one hand, and aesthetic and art-historical ... More


Impure Pictoriality: The Matter of Painting

Matilde Nardelli

in Antonioni and the Aesthetics of Impurity: Remaking the Image in the 1960s

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474444040
eISBN:
9781474490573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444040.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers how the trope of cinematic purity attached to Antonioni’s 1960s films is intertwined with another persistent critical trope: that he approaches cinema like a painter. Yet, this ... More


Recessive Objects

Sun-ha Hong

in Technologies of Speculation: The Limits of Knowledge in a Data-Driven Society

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479860234
eISBN:
9781479855759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479860234.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The Snowden files are recessive objects: things that promise to extend our knowability but, in doing so, catalyze speculation and doubt. Drawing on media phenomenology, this chapter connects this ... More


“Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”

Brandon Haught

in Going Ape: Florida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049434
eISBN:
9780813050409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049434.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter explains the origins of the evolution vs. creationism conflict in 1920s Florida, starting with famous anti-evolutionist William Jennings Bryan's motivations and activities. This chapter ... More


The Two Worlds of Honglou meng (Dream of the Red Chamber)

Ying-shih Yü

Josephine Chiu-Duke and Michael S. Duke (eds)

in Chinese History and Culture: Seventeenth Century Through Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178600
eISBN:
9780231542005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178600.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is a thematic literary study of the “Utopian world” and the “world of reality” in China's greatest pre-modern novel. It shows how an ideal imaginary world where youth, beauty and love are kept ... More


‘This Pernicious Delusion’: Law, Medicine and Child Sexual Abuse1

Roger Davidson

in Illicit and Unnatural Practices: The Law, Sex and Society in Scotland since 1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474441193
eISBN:
9781474459877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441193.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Chapter 3 examines child sexual abuse in early twentieth-century Scotland and the competing discourses surrounding its prosecution. At the heart of the study is a set of High Court cases of sexual ... More


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