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Conceptualizing the State: Innovation and Dispute in British Political Thought 1880-1914

James Meadowcroft

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206019
eISBN:
9780191676918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206019.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This book is concerned with the way in which the concept of the state was invoked in British political argument between 1880 and 1914. Its central claim is that the decades bracketing the turn of the ... More


Sociology Before 1950

A. H. Halsey

in A History of Sociology in Britain: Science, Literature, and Society

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266609
eISBN:
9780191601019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266603.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Before 1950 sociology in Britain scarcely existed. The subject was almost exclusively confined to the London School of Economics. But there were at least a dozen well‐known names. Spencer, Booth, and ... More


The British Peace Movement 1870-1914

Paul Laity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248353
eISBN:
9780191714672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248353.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book covers the late Victorian and Edwardian peace movement, the campaigns of which made a significant impact on political debate, especially during the Franco-Prussian War (1870–1871), the ... More


IMPERIAL EXPANSION AND THE PROBLEM OF HAWAII, 1898–1902

Allison L. Sneider

in Suffragists in an Imperial Age: U.S. Expansion and the Woman Question, 1870–1929

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195321166
eISBN:
9780199869725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321166.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

In 1898, during the Spanish‐American War, many anti‐imperialists assumed that members of the U.S. woman suffrage movement would be staunch critics of antidemocratic U.S. efforts to establish ... More


The Long Peace of the Nineteenth Century and the Birth of Sociology

Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl

in War in Social Thought: Hobbes to the Present

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150840
eISBN:
9781400844746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150840.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines how the progressive optimism nourished by liberal doctrines gradually began to take hold and how sociology as a discipline took a particularly wide variety of institutional ... More


Gillwell, Paris, Oxford, London, ca. 1800–1812

Warwick Lister

in Amico: The Life of Giovanni Battista Viotti

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372403
eISBN:
9780199870820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372403.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes Viotti's life of music making at the private concerts of Margaret Chinnery at Gillwell, and as a guest in other homes, and his participation in the education of the Chinnery ... More


Virginia'S Response to McCulloch v. Maryland

Richard Ellis E.

in Aggressive Nationalism: McCulloch v. Maryland and the Foundation of Federal Authority in the Young Republic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195323566
eISBN:
9780199788705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323566.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the great newspaper debate over the broader, long-range significance of McCulloch v. Maryland that took place between William Brockenbrough and Spencer Roane who were critical ... More


Why Make When You Can Buy?

Simon Domberger

in The Contracting Organization: A Strategic Guide to Outsourcing

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198774570
eISBN:
9780191596148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198774575.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This first section of the book introduces the central issues of contracting out by asking ‘Why make when you can buy?’ This chapter begins by outlining a handful of contracting examples, most of ... More


Victorian Psychology and British Culture 1850–1880

Rick Rylance

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122838
eISBN:
9780191671555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122838.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Victorian psychology was fiercely controversial and contested by parties representing the whole span of nineteenth-century opinion. It developed from a theory of the soul to one which understood the ... More


Women and Politics

Elaine Chalus

in Elite Women in English Political Life c.1754-1790

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280100
eISBN:
9780191707087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280100.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter addresses fundamental questions about women's relationship to formal politics, and concludes that women's involvement in political life was, even if examined only in terms of electoral ... More


“Loving Insight”: D’Arcy Thompson's Aristotle and the Soul in Nature

Martin Kemp

in Turning Images in Philosophy, Science, and Religion: A New Book of Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199563340
eISBN:
9780191731303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563340.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter presents a case study of early critical reflection on Darwinian biology through a close examination of D'Arcy Thompson. Thompson accepted Darwin's theory of natural selection only ... More


Other Prose Writers

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter delves into the prose writers, namely: John Keble, Francis William Newman, John Frederick Denison Maurice, Richard Chenevix Trench, William Ewart Gladstone, Samuel Smiles, Herbert ... More


Herbert Spencer and the Beginnings of Evolutionary Psychology

Rick Rylance

in Victorian Psychology and British Culture 1850–1880

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122838
eISBN:
9780191671555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122838.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Of all the shifts in psychological opinion in the period covered by this book, probably the most far-reaching was the remodeling of it in the light of evolutionary theories. The evolutionary paradigm ... More


W. B. Yeats: Two Approaches

W.J. Mc Cormack

in Ascendancy and Tradition in Anglo-Irish Literary History from 1789 To 1939

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128069
eISBN:
9780191671630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128069.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses Yeats' works, the concealed aspects of his poetry, and his commitment to symbolism. In addition, a discussion of Yeats' interest in Spencer, his edition of Blake and other ... More


Aesthetics, Psychology, and Biology

Ian Small

in Conditions for Criticism: Authority, Knowledge, and Literature in the Late Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122418
eISBN:
9780191671418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122418.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses how psychology is a newly defined and recently professionalized discipline of knowledge that seemed in all its epistemological assumptions to endorse at an abstract level the ... More


How to Sell Out While Keeping One’s Integrity (Somewhat) Intact in That ‘Lunatick Age’ 1

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In a series of essays in the Review beginning June 17, 1710, Daniel Defoe expressed his despair over what he saw to be the coming downfall of the Whigs and the triumph of the Tories and High Church. ... More


The Invention of Altruism: Making Moral Meanings in Victorian Britain

Thomas Dixon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264263
eISBN:
9780191734816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264263.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

‘Altruism’ was coined by the French sociologist Auguste Comte in the early 1850s as a theoretical term in his ‘cerebral theory’ and as the central ideal of his atheistic ‘Religion of Humanity’. This ... More


Biology, Evolution and Liberal Collectivism

Michael Freeden

in The New Liberalism: An Ideology of Social Reform

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229612
eISBN:
9780191678899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229612.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The claim that biology supported ethics, and the integration of both is within the liberal outlook, vastly increased the persuasive power of the liberal argument. This chapter considers the role of ... More


Reception at Constantinople

William St. Clair

in Lord Elgin and the Marbles

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192880536
eISBN:
9780191670596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In November 1798 when the notion of establishing an embassy was initially discussed, the fundamental cause was clear as General Koehler was in charge of helping the Turks by land while Sir Sidney ... More


The Smith Brothers

William St. Clair

in Lord Elgin and the Marbles

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192880536
eISBN:
9780191670596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Within a few days after Elgin had arrived at Constantinople, it increasingly became evident that Elgin and Spencer would always be found in conflict with each other. Although Spencer was to be viewed ... More


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