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The Performance of Politics: Obama's Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power

Jeffrey C. Alexander

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744466
eISBN:
9780199944163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744466.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Contemporary observers of politics in America often reduce democracy to demography. Whatever portion of the vote not explained by the class, gender, race, and religious differences of voters is ... More


Malaysian Pirates, American Cowboys and the Marginalised Outlaw: Constructing Other-ed Adventurers in Italian Film

Aliza S. Wong

in Spaghetti Westerns at the Crossroads: Studies in Relocation, Transition and Appropriation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748695454
eISBN:
9781474421942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695454.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the ways in which a hero of the nineteenth century — a Malaysian pirate who, in his rescuing of the imperially downtrodden, the exploited, and the betrayed, spoke in actions and ... More


Types: Heroes and anti-heroes

Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Irina Reyfman, and Stephanie Sandler

in A History of Russian Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199663941
eISBN:
9780191770463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199663941.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Beginning in mid-nineteenth century, Russian writers make use of type as a principle of character construction, creating personalities conditioned by social codes. From Romanticism onward, outcasts, ... More


Metanoia in Anime: Rehabilitating Demons, Turning Foes into Allies

Richard J. Leskosky

in Animating the Spirited: Journeys and Transformations

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826268
eISBN:
9781496826299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826268.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Through the concept of metanoia, this essay surveys examples of its occurrence in anime and suggests possible reasons for its relative frequency there. The author discusses the concept in his study ... More


Superheroes, “Moral Economy,” and the “Iron Cage”: Morality, Alienation, and the Super-Individual1

Robert Mosespeaslee

in The Supervillain Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826466
eISBN:
9781496826510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826466.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter focuses on the surge of interest in characters that span the gap between the two ethical poles of good and evil, filling the role of the anti-hero or anti-villain, and outlines a brief ... More


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