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Pericles and the City Gods

Vincent Azoulay

in Pericles of Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154596
eISBN:
9781400851171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154596.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines Pericles' personal relations with the city gods and how his career as a stratēgos illuminates the Athenians' collective relationship to all that was divine. As a reelected ... More


Autochthonous Antigone: Breaking Ground

Liz Appel

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter uses the trope of autochthony in order to consider Antigone as the figure for a radical kind of self‐authorization. Following Judith Butler, this chapter considers Antigone as the ... More


On grey-haired babies: Plato, Hesiod, and visions of the past (and future)

Christopher Rowe

in Plato and Hesiod

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199236343
eISBN:
9780191717130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236343.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter defends (partly against El Murr in this volume) a reading of the Politicus myth as describing three phases to the cosmos, from the world under Kronos, via a transitional second phase, to ... More


The Perils of Belonging: Autochthony, Citizenship, and Exclusion in Africa and Europe

Peter Geschiere

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226289649
eISBN:
9780226289663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226289663.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Despite being told that we now live in a cosmopolitan world, more and more people have begun to assert their identities in ways that are deeply rooted in the local. These claims of ... More


Performing Identities on Saint Martin and Sint Maarten

Francio Guadeloupe

in Chanting Down the New Jerusalem: Calypso, Christianity, and Capitalism in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254886
eISBN:
9780520942639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254886.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter clarifies the relationship between the newcomers and the locals. It centers on the small segment of the population that claims autochthony and tries to understand the skillful use of ... More


Epilogue

Lentz Carola

in Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624010
eISBN:
9780748652969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624010.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

The December 2004 presidential and parliamentary elections saw the candidates of the National Democratic Congress, the once ruling but now oppositional party, win a clear majority in the North, ... More


Autochthony and Welcome: Discourses of Exile in Derrida and Levinas

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0028
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The inquiry into the private and the political, into the meaning of friend and enemy, is not an excursus in the analysis of hospitality but exposes the risks and paradoxes ... More


Jamestown and Jimson Weed: Charting the Autochthonous Claim of William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury

Kita Douglas

in Faulkner's Geographies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781496802279
eISBN:
9781496802323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802279.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay examines William Faulkner’s critical engagement with land, race, and territorial occupation in The Sound and the Fury by tracing the historical and regional significance of the jimson weed ... More


Intratextuality: Cross-Examining Chronicles: Adventures in the Story-World of a Notionally Historical Narrative

John Jarick

in Biblical Interpretation and Method: Essays in Honour of John Barton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645534
eISBN:
9780191755842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645534.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

This chapter explores what can be gained by reading ‘intratextually’ a text that is normally read ‘intertextually’, by offering some fresh perspectives on the picture of ancient Israel that is ... More


The Tactics of Mutable Identity

Mike Mcgovern

in Unmasking the State: Making Guinea Modern

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925097
eISBN:
9780226925110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925110.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the ways that ethnogenesis became a process that was intimately linked to other aspects of Guinea's colonial and postcolonial nation building. It analyzes the settlement history ... More


Autochthony, Citizenship, and (In)security: New Turns in the Politics of Belonging in Africa and Elsewhere

Peter Geschiere

in Rhetorics of Insecurity: Belonging and Violence in the Neoliberal Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708439
eISBN:
9780814725481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708439.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The 1990s was a decade of democratization in Africa, which was also marked by an upsurge of struggles over belonging and “autochthony”—over who is “in,” but especially over who can be excluded as a ... More


Introduction: Autochthony—the Flip Side of Globalization?

in The Perils of Belonging: Autochthony, Citizenship, and Exclusion in Africa and Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226289649
eISBN:
9780226289663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226289663.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book considers the “return of the local” in a world that believes it is globalizing. The claim to be autochthonous is certainly not the only kind of belonging that people tend to stress in the ... More


Cameroon: Autochthony, Democratization, and New Struggles over Citizenship

in The Perils of Belonging: Autochthony, Citizenship, and Exclusion in Africa and Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226289649
eISBN:
9780226289663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226289663.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the violent manifestations by autochthons in close relation with the politics of belonging of President Paul Biya's former one-party regime. Indeed, it was its support for ... More


Cameroon: Decentralization and Belonging

in The Perils of Belonging: Autochthony, Citizenship, and Exclusion in Africa and Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226289649
eISBN:
9780226289663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226289663.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes autochthony in a very different part of Cameroon—the very thinly populated forest area of East Province. For Cameroon's East Province, the ideals of the new development ... More


African Trajectories

in The Perils of Belonging: Autochthony, Citizenship, and Exclusion in Africa and Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226289649
eISBN:
9780226289663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226289663.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter concentrates on the Ivory Coast, where local violence against allogènes has recently taken on particularly shocking forms. The segmentary nature of the African continent, the paradox ... More


Autochthony in Europe: The Dutch Turn

in The Perils of Belonging: Autochthony, Citizenship, and Exclusion in Africa and Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226289649
eISBN:
9780226289663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226289663.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes autochthony movements in Europe, where the language of belonging and autochthony spread especially in relation to popular concerns about immigrant labor. It concentrates on the ... More


Cameroon: Nation-Building and Autochthony as Processes of Subjectivation

in The Perils of Belonging: Autochthony, Citizenship, and Exclusion in Africa and Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226289649
eISBN:
9780226289663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226289663.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter concentrates on the striking emotional appeal of rituals of autochthony in present-day Africa. It also provides a comparison between the rituals of the forceful nation-building of the ... More


Epilogue: Can the Land Lie?: Autochthony's Uncertainties in Africa and Europe

in The Perils of Belonging: Autochthony, Citizenship, and Exclusion in Africa and Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226289649
eISBN:
9780226289663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226289663.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter evaluates the very different forms rituals of belonging in Africa and in Europe take. A rapid comparison with parallel and different situations in Africa and Europe can help explore ... More


Dofri the Giant

Bruce Lincoln

in Between History and Myth: Stories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226140926
eISBN:
9780226141084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226141084.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on Dofri, a cave-dwelling giant who acts as a foster father of princes and teaches them martial and mystic arts. It considers Dofri as representative of the giants who are ... More


The Polis and the Khora

Stuart Elden

in The Birth of Territory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226202563
eISBN:
9780226041285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226041285.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter analyses the Ancient Greek relation between place and power in a number of texts. It begins with Greek myths of autochthony, the idea that founders of cities were born from the very soil ... More


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