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Missed Information: Better Information for Building a Wealthier, More Sustainable Future

David Sarokin and Jay Schulkin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034920
eISBN:
9780262336253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034920.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Library Science

Missed Information explores three themes about information and modern society: (1) We are neglecting information. Even in our Information Age, we pay more attention to information technology -- the ... More


The Naked Communist: Cold War Modernism and the Politics of Popular Culture

Roland Végső

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245567
eISBN:
9780823252534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245567.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The book argues that the political ideologies of modernity were determined in a fundamental manner by four basic figures: the world, the enemy, the secret, and the catastrophe. While the “world” ... More


In Secrecy's Shadow: The OSS and CIA in Hollywood Cinema 1941-1979

Simon Willmetts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748692996
eISBN:
9781474421935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692996.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Don DeLillo once described the CIA as “America’s myth”, an agency that “takes on shapes and appearences embodying whatever we need to know ourselves or unburden ourselves.” This book is the story of ... More


The Esoteric Sciences

Benjamin F. Soares

in Islam and the Prayer Economy: History and Authority in a Malian Town

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622856
eISBN:
9780748670635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622856.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter focuses on one of the most important sources of Islamic religious authority in contemporary Mali, the disparate Islamic esoteric sciences. Considering the sociology of the knowledge and ... More


The Prayer Economy

Benjamin F. Soares

in Islam and the Prayer Economy: History and Authority in a Malian Town

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622856
eISBN:
9780748670635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622856.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter discusses the development of the prayer economy, whereby gifts are exchanged for blessings, prayers, and intercession with God. It argue that certain processes of commodification have ... More


Between Political Inertia and Timid Judicial Activism: The Attempts to Overcome the Italian ‘Implementation Failure’

Serena Sileoni

in The European Court of Human Rights: Implementing Strasbourg's Judgments on Domestic Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748670574
eISBN:
9780748689101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670574.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the domestic consequences of the ECtHR's judgments in the most problematic areas that have generated a large volume of case law against Italy, such as fair trial and length of ... More


Changing the Mission:: From the Cold War to Climate Change

Naomi Oreskes

in Science and Technology in the Global Cold War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027953
eISBN:
9780262326100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027953.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the early 1990s a group of American oceanographers sought to change their focus away from Cold War military concerns and toward environmental matters related to anthropogenic climate change. ... More


News and rumour in Jacobean England: Information, court politics and diplomacy, 1618-25

David Coast

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719089480
eISBN:
9781781706435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089480.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This study examines how political news was concealed, manipulated and distorted in late Jacobean England. Using a wide range of extraordinarily rich manuscript sources, it analyses how news was ... More


Violence, Honor, and Secrecy

Jana Arsovska

in Decoding Albanian Organized Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520282803
eISBN:
9780520958715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282803.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter 5 elaborates on the extent to which traditional cultural codes (for example, the Kanun of Lek Dukagjini, considered the foundation of the Albanian culture) can help in understanding the ... More


. Secrecy and the Secret of Ethical Subjectivity

Dave Boothroyd

in Ethical Subjects in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748640096
eISBN:
9780748693795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640096.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter critically discusses how the formation of ethical subjectivity today must be considered in conjunction with the technopolitics of secrecy and disclosure, and it proposes an account of ... More


Secrecy, counsel and ‘outward shows’

David Coast

in News and rumour in Jacobean England: Information, court politics and diplomacy, 1618-25

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719089480
eISBN:
9781781706435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089480.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Historians have debated the nature and effectiveness of early modern censorship, but this chapter focuses attention to government secrecy. It examines James’ attempts to conceal information, even ... More


Managing the news during Prince Charles’s trip to Madrid, 1623

David Coast

in News and rumour in Jacobean England: Information, court politics and diplomacy, 1618-25

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719089480
eISBN:
9781781706435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089480.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This narrative case study examines ways in which diplomatic information was suppressed and manipulated during Prince Charles’ and the Duke of Buckingham's trip to Madrid in 1623. Historians have ... More


Secrecy of the Gift and the Gift of Secrecy

Elliot R. Wolfson

in Giving Beyond the Gift: Apophasis and Overcoming Theomania

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255702
eISBN:
9780823260911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255702.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyzes the nexus of secrecy, the gift, and the apophatic in the thought of Derrida. Many scholars have weighed in on these themes, but I will reexamine them from the particular ... More


From radical to inevitable: the development of FOI in Britain

Ben Worthy

in The Politics of Freedom of Information: How and Why Governments Pass Laws that Threaten their Power

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719097676
eISBN:
9781526124159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097676.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapters tells the story of the gradual movement, a tale of ‘modest incrementalism’ towards openness(Matthews 2015, 310). What began as too radical in the 1960s was becoming seemingly inevitable ... More


Under Oath: Secrecy, Perjury and the Social Bond

Charles Barbour

in Derrida's Secret: Perjury, Testimony, Oath

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474424998
eISBN:
9781474434911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424998.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that secrecy is a condition of the social bond. It develops a close reading of Derrida’s later engagements with Levinas and Lacan in particular, as well as an extended ... More


Two Worlds: Stolen Secrets

Roland Végső

in The Naked Communist: Cold War Modernism and the Politics of Popular Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245567
eISBN:
9780823252534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245567.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the way the “unity” of the world of Cold War anti-Communism was in fact based on a necessary division between the public world of democracy and the underworld of political ... More


The Nuclear Past and Present: Structures of Power and Civil Resistance

Noriko Manabe

in The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199334681
eISBN:
9780190454951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334681.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter describes the power structures and financial incentives that have kept nuclear power in place in Japan despite a catastrophe. These structures have persisted since the 1950s, when future ... More


Trajectories and Burials

Riva Kastoryano

in Burying Jihadis: Bodies Between State, Territory, and Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190889128
eISBN:
9780190942960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889128.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Unlike the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks, who had traveled all over and settled nowhere, the young men charged with 11M attacks were first-generation immigrants. They were born in Morocco, ... More


Theories of Organizing, Secrecy, and Stigma

Sarah Jane Blithe, Anna Wiederhold Wolfe, and Breanna Mohr

in Sex and Stigma: Stories of Everyday Life in Nevada's Legal Brothels

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479859290
eISBN:
9781479875597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479859290.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter presents important theoretical contexts for understanding life in legal brothels, including hidden organizations, dirty work, stigma, privacy, and secrecy. Many organizations hide ... More


Selling Intimacy: Emotional Experiences of Sex Work

Sarah Jane Blithe, Anna Wiederhold Wolfe, and Breanna Mohr

in Sex and Stigma: Stories of Everyday Life in Nevada's Legal Brothels

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479859290
eISBN:
9781479875597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479859290.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In this chapter, the authors examine how practices of secrecy inform emotion management and support-seeking behaviors. The findings suggest that concealment practices serve protective functions, ... More


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