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The Plausibility of Adaptations for Homicide

Joshua D. Duntley and David M. Buss

in The Innate Mind: Structure and Contents

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195179675
eISBN:
9780199869794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179675.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter presents a new theory of homicide — homicide adaptation theory — which proposes that humans evolved adaptations to facilitate killing. The new theory is contrasted with two competing ... More


The Origins of Homicide

Joshua D. Duntley and David M. Buss

in Evolutionary Forensic Psychology: Darwinian Foundations of Crime and Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195325188
eISBN:
9780199893805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325188.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Why people kill their fellow human beings is a question whose answer has thus far eluded a comprehensive scientific explanation. This chapter describes homicide adaptation theory, a recent ... More


Theorizing Adaptation in the Twentieth Century

Kamilla Elliott

in Theorizing Adaptation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197511176
eISBN:
9780197511213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197511176.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 3 discusses how, just as new copyright laws were legitimizing intermedial adaptations, modernist theories drastically diminished the theoretical fortunes of adaptation with their rejection of ... More


Theorizing Adaptation in the Sixteenth to Nineteenth Centuries

Kamilla Elliott

in Theorizing Adaptation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197511176
eISBN:
9780197511213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197511176.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 documents that, in contrast to more recent theories that have rendered adaptation a bad theoretical object, prior to the late eighteenth century, adaptation was theorized as a good ... More


Theorizing Adaptation in the Twenty-First Century

Kamilla Elliott

in Theorizing Adaptation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197511176
eISBN:
9780197511213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197511176.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 4 traces the expansion of adaptation studies to new media and new theories in the twenty-first century. By 2006, literary film adaptation studies outnumbered general literature-and-film ... More


Rethinking Theoretical Principles

Kamilla Elliott

in Theorizing Adaptation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197511176
eISBN:
9780197511213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197511176.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 7 examines how and why adaptation resists theorization at its third stage: the development of theoretical principles. Unlike most discussions of adaptation in relation to theoretical ... More


Resetting Taxonomies

Kamilla Elliott

in Theorizing Adaptation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197511176
eISBN:
9780197511213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197511176.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 6 demonstrates how and why adaptation resists theorization at its second stage: the development of taxonomies. While taxonomization has been challenged as a theoretical enterprise generally, ... More


Redefining Definitions

Kamilla Elliott

in Theorizing Adaptation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197511176
eISBN:
9780197511213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197511176.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 5 considers the relationship of adaptation to the first stage of theorization: definition, showing that, how, and why adaptation resists definition. Definition aims to fix; by contrast, ... More


Histories of Theorizing Adaptation

Kamilla Elliott

in Theorizing Adaptation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197511176
eISBN:
9780197511213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197511176.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 1 surveys prior histories of theorizing adaptation and the neglect of history in adaptation studies. In spite of being charged with theoretical lack, the field of adaptation studies has ... More


Introduction: The Problem of Theorizing Adaptation

Kamilla Elliott

in Theorizing Adaptation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197511176
eISBN:
9780197511213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197511176.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Adaptation studies in the humanities has grown exponentially as a field since 1990, and many new theories have been brought to bear on it in the twenty-first century. Even so, adaptation scholars ... More


The Rhetoric of Theorizing Adaptation

Kamilla Elliott

in Theorizing Adaptation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197511176
eISBN:
9780197511213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197511176.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

“Refiguring Theorization” shifts from macroscopic historical and theoretical metacriticism to microscopic analyses of rhetoric. Theorizing adaptation has unfolded not only at the level of books, ... More


Theorizing Adaptation

Kamilla Elliott

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197511176
eISBN:
9780197511213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197511176.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Asking why adaptation has been seen as more problematic to theorize than other humanities subjects, and why it has been more theoretically problematic in the humanities than in the sciences and ... More


Conclusion: Streaming Interfidelities and Post-Recession Adaptation

Jerod Ra'Del Hollyfield

in Framing Empire: Postcolonial Adaptations of Victorian Literature in Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474429948
eISBN:
9781474453561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429948.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As the 2008 global recession irrevocably changed entertainment financing, films beyond blockbuster or microbudget production methods became anathema to studios. However, adaptations of Victorian ... More


Conclusion: Adaptation and Theorization

Kamilla Elliott

in Theorizing Adaptation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197511176
eISBN:
9780197511213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197511176.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Conclusion revisits and reviews the central findings of this book’s history, theory, and rhetoric of theorizing adaptation in the humanities. The history section has described and explicated ... More


The Golden Ghetto and the Glittering Parentheses: The Once and Future Benjamin Sisko

André M. Carrington

in Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816678952
eISBN:
9781452954370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678952.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter appraises Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as a critical intervention into science fiction’s history. Employs theories of adaptation in literature, film, and television to contextualize a ... More


Solidification: Certain Women

E. Dawn Hall

in ReFocus: The Films of Kelly Reichardt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474411127
eISBN:
9781474444620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411127.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is a close reading of the film Certain Women that explores lost and isolated characters who are content to remain outsiders or on the margins. Adapted from short stories by Maile Meloy, ... More


The total volume of gambling and the prevalence of gambling problems

Pekka Sulkunen, Thomas F. Babor, Jenny Cisneros Örnberg, Michael Egerer, Matilda Hellman, Charles Livingstone, Virve Marionneau, Janne Nikkinen, Jim Orford, Robin Room, and Ingeborg Rossow

in Setting Limits: Gambling, Science and Public Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198817321
eISBN:
9780191858840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817321.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The total consumption model (TCM) implies that only a small fraction of gamblers account for a very large fraction of all gambling activities and of all gambling expenditures. This does not ... More


“This was the real Dickens”: The Triumph of Oliver!

Marc Napolitano

in Oliver!: A Dickensian Musical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199364824
eISBN:
9780199364848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364824.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents an analysis of Oliver!’s phenomenal reception on its West End premiere at the New Theatre. Oliver!’s debut initiated a media frenzy regarding the “rebirth” of the supposedly ... More


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