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The Bluish Tinge in the Halfmoon; or, Fingernails as a Racial Sign

Werner Sollors

in Neither Black Nor White Yet Both: Thematic Explorations of Interracial Literature

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195052824
eISBN:
9780199855155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195052824.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The fingernail sign may need description and further explanation. This is the case in Storm's story, which presents the visual recognition taking place before Alfred had read anything about the sign, ... More


Documents of Utopia: The Politics of Experimental Documentary

Paolo Magagnoli

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172714
eISBN:
9780231850773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172714.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This volume discusses the experimental documentary projects of some of the most significant artists working in the world today, including Hito Steyerl, Joachim Koester, Tacita Dean, Matthew ... More


Analogue: On Zoe Leonard and Tacita Dean

Margaret Iversen

in Photography, Trace, and Trauma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226370026
eISBN:
9780226370330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226370330.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Photography

Zoe Leonard and Tacita Dean are artists who attach great value to analogue photography and film. They resist the inexorable rise of digital photographic technologies and the corresponding near ... More


Overture and Beginners 1899–1918

Roger Nichols

in Poulenc: A Biography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300226508
eISBN:
9780300252552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226508.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter introduces Francis Poulenc's parents. It begins with Poulenc's mother, Jenny Zoé Royer, who was born on 20 June 1864 and played a large part in his musical life. Jenny gave Poulenc his ... More


Poetics of the Prosaic

Saikat Majumdar

in Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156950
eISBN:
9780231527675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156950.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book identifies the way the banality of everyday life and the boredom that often accompanies it paradoxically shape a ... More


Aristotle

Jussi Backman

in Agamben's Philosophical Lineage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423632
eISBN:
9781474438520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423632.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Homo Sacer, Giorgio Agamben’s transformative twenty-year project in political ontology, is framed at its very outset in terms of Aristotelian philosophy – read, as we will see, from a strongly ... More


The Embodiment of Truth and the Politics of Community: Foucault and the Cynics

Vanessa Lemm

in The Government of Life: Foucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255962
eISBN:
9780823261284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255962.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter by Lemm analyzes Foucault’s return to the Socratic practice of philosophy by focusing on the most extreme of the Socratic schools, namely, the Cynics. Lemm reads into Foucault’s ... More


Combating Famine and Destitution (1941–1944)

Panteleymon Anastasakis

in The Church of Greece under Axis Occupation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823261994
eISBN:
9780823266548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261994.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter explores the most pressing matter the church faced during World War II: procuring food and creating the infrastructure necessary to distribute it to the neediest members of society. ... More


Archives of Commodities

Paolo Magagnoli

in Documents of Utopia: The Politics of Experimental Documentary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172714
eISBN:
9780231850773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172714.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents three photographic series by artists Zoe Leonard, Rachel Harrison, and Jean-Luc Moulène, all of which illustrate kitsch and low-budget goods and market stalls. Their projects ... More


Passion in the Pyrenees

Elizabeth Harlan

in George Sand

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104172
eISBN:
9780300130560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104172.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on Aurore's twenty-first birthday, when sisters Jane and Aimee Bazouin, on a visit to Nohant en route to the Pyrenees, had suggested that Aurore join them on holiday at Cauterets ... More


Politics and Human Nature

in Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242641
eISBN:
9780823242689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242641.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Beginning with a reading of Heidegger's “Letter on Humanism” (1946), Chapter 8 asks how humanism can account for its own opposite, namely, the dual traumas of Hiroshima and Auschwitz, or the mass ... More


South Africa, Time or Place?

Andrew van der Vlies

in Present Imperfect: Contemporary South African Writing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198793762
eISBN:
9780191835551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793762.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, World Literature

South African-born, Scottish-resident author Zoë Wicomb is a key postapartheid literary figure; her oeuvre complicates assumptions about locatedness, ethnicity, and cosmopolitanism. This chapter ... More


From Duty for the Right Reasons

Teemu Toppinen

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics Volume 9

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198846253
eISBN:
9780191881398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846253.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

An action has moral worth when it’s a morally right action and when it is motivated in such a way that its being right is not accidental. When an action is, in this way, non-accidentally right, the ... More


Acting and Believing Well

Mark Schroeder

in Reasons First

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198868224
eISBN:
9780191904745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868224.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 10 introduces and elaborates on the deliberative role for reasons, and lays out the Fundamental Argument for Reasons First. It is shown that the fact that reasons can be acted on played very ... More


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