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Introduction: Journey to Golok

Holly Gayley

in Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180528
eISBN:
9780231542753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180528.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

After introducing the couple and the gendered lens of the book as a whole, I narrate my own literary and ethnographic encounter with this Buddhist tantric couple to draw the reader into the Tibetan ... More


It Could Happen Here: Trauma and Contemporary American Counterfactuals

Alan Gibbs

in Contemporary American Trauma Narratives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748641147
eISBN:
9781474400794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641147.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The final chapter examines the depiction of trauma in three counterfactual novels which respond in some way to post-9/11 America: Paul Auster’s Man in the Dark, Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish ... More


Little Black Joe

Steve Estes

in Charleston In Black and White: Race and Power in the South after the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622323
eISBN:
9781469624921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622323.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter documents the life and career of the Charleston politician Joseph P. Riley Jr.—also known as “Little Black Joe”—so-called by his fellow politicians because of his comparatively more ... More


Our Nazis: Representations of Fascism in Contemporary Literature and Film

Petra Rau

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748668649
eISBN:
9780748689149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668649.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In the post-war imaginary of the West, ‘the Nazis’ became a cultural trope that served as a justification for defending democracy through military intervention. But in films and in fiction, the Nazis ... More


The Ethnogenetic Drama of Russian History

Mark Bassin

in The Gumilev Mystique: Biopolitics, Eurasianism, and the Construction of Community in Modern Russia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801445941
eISBN:
9781501703393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801445941.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter discusses Gumilev's views on Russian history. Gumilev's work on ancient and medieval history is where he made the fullest attempt to illustrate the operations and implications of his ... More


Hillary Orbits an Alternative Universe Earth: Interpreting the USA Network’s Political Animals as Science Fiction

Marleen S. Barr

in The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496808714
eISBN:
9781496808752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808714.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Marleen S. Barr’s “Hillary Orbits an Alternative Universe Earth: Interpreting the USA Network’s Political Animals as Science Fiction” concludes the section with an exploration of Sigourney Weaver’s ... More


Alternative learning spaces in the UK: background to the case studies used in this book

Peter Kraftl

in Geographies of alternative education: Diverse learning spaces for children and young people

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447300496
eISBN:
9781447310914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300496.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter provides a systematic overview of the case studies discussed in this book. It is divided into rough ‘types’, focusing, in turn, on: Care Farms; Forest Schools; Homeschooling; Democratic ... More


Peristrephic Visions: Henry Box Brown, Ralph Ellison, and the Panoramic Logic of

Michael Germana

in Ralph Ellison, Temporal Technologist

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190682088
eISBN:
9780190682118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682088.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 2 examines Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man as a text that ekphrastically simulates a moving or “peristrephic” panorama in general, and an antebellum antislavery panorama in particular. In the ... More


The Most Important Thing Is … Appreciating the Role of Luck

Howard Marks

in The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162845
eISBN:
9780231530798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162845.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter considers what is vital for successful investing: appreciating the role of luck. The investment world is not an orderly and logical place where the future can be predicted and specific ... More


“Of the New-World a new discoverie”: Thomas Gage Breaks the Space-Time Continuum

Kristina Bross

in Future History: Global Fantasies in Seventeenth-Century American and British Writings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190665135
eISBN:
9780190665166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190665135.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Historiography

Chapter 2 analyzes Thomas Gage’s The English-American (1648), which urges Oliver Cromwell to invade New Spain (the “Western Design”). Gage, an English Catholic, lived in New Spain for twelve years, ... More


The Most Important Thing Is … Appreciating the Role of Luck

Howard Marks

in The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153683
eISBN:
9780231527095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153683.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses yet another much-expected requirement for successful investing: appreciating the role of luck. The investment world is not an orderly and logical place where the future can be ... More


Introduction

Christopher D’Addario

in Texts and readers in the Age of Marvell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526113894
eISBN:
9781526138897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113894.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction provides a rationale for the volume, as well as an overview of the ensuing essays. As a kind of thought experiment, the chapter raises the possibility of reconsidering ... More


‘Fascism’ as Excess and Abjection: Jonathan Littell’s The Kindly Ones

Petra Rau

in Our Nazis: Representations of Fascism in Contemporary Literature and Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748668649
eISBN:
9780748689149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668649.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Robert Harris’s alternative history thriller Fatherland and Ian McEwan’s novel Black Dogs. It discusses the novels’ paranoia about contintental evil in the context of ... More


Coda

Petra Rau

in Our Nazis: Representations of Fascism in Contemporary Literature and Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748668649
eISBN:
9780748689149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668649.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the intertextual strategies and visual grammar of Quentin Tarantino’s alternative history film Inglourious Basterds which deals with the role the cinema in a successful plot to ... More


You Can't Make an Omelette 1

Wendy Doniger

in On Hinduism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199360079
eISBN:
9780199377923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360079.003.0042
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In this chapter, the author reflects on her decision to write a book about the ancient history of Hinduism, the politics underlying the endeavor, and the fight raging around the issue of Hindu ... More


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