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Sexual Offenses

Jonathan Burnside

in God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on Leviticus 20, which considers a range of sexual behaviors, including rape, adultery, incest, homosexual sex, and bestiality. It argues that biblical law does not have a ... More


Sexual Difference

Andrea Hurst

in Derrida Vis-à-vis Lacan: Interweaving Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228744
eISBN:
9780823235179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228744.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

A Lacanian account of sexual difference exemplifies the logic of différance. This chapter addresses a trouble that both Lacan and Derrida persistently grapple with: that ... More


Doubles: Bodily Duplications and Schizoid Selves

Monica Germanà

in Scottish Women's Gothic and Fantastic Writing: Fiction since 1978

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637645
eISBN:
9780748652259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637645.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores the double motif, a thematic area deployed to express the self/other dichotomy and the interrogation of binary oppositions in the fantastic writings of Scottish women. It offers ... More


Far from the Madding Crowd:: Venus' Looking Glass

Marjorie Garson

in Hardy's Fables of Integrity: Woman, Body, Text

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122234
eISBN:
9780191671371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122234.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The novel Far from the Madding Crowd was evidently constructed on a binary opposition pattern. This is illustrated in terms of contrasts between characters: the unromantic yet reliable Oak against ... More


Between Memory and Forgetfulness: The Janus Face of Michah Yosef Berdichevsky

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the literary writings of Michah Yosef Berdichevsky dealing with memory and forgetfulness. Berdichevsky's ocuvre presented here appears to be generated by a nucleus of paradoxes ... More


History, Deconstruction, and Working through the Past

Dominick LaCapra

in Understanding Others: Peoples, Animals, Pasts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501724893
eISBN:
9781501724909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501724893.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

The chapter explores selectively and critically what is still of value in deconstruction for historical and social analysis, notably the questioning of binary oppositions. It stresses the relations ... More


Representation

Sean Redmond

in Blade Runner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325093
eISBN:
9781800342200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325093.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter talks about representation, which is a concept given to the way things, objects, places, people come to have meaning in the social world. It mentions the clear and direct sense on the ... More


Mobility

David Chidester

in Religion: Material Dynamics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297654
eISBN:
9780520969933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297654.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter recalls how one theorist and historian of theory in the study of religion, Walter H. Capps, wrestled with the problem of religious change. Capps focused his research on studying the ... More


Unravelling the binaries: The Innocent and Black Dogs

Dominic Head

in Ian McEwan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066566
eISBN:
9781781701027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066566.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Ian McEwan's novels The Innocent and Black Dogs which represent a significant phase of political writing. In both works, the private-public nexus is extended in different ways ... More


Knowledge, mediation and empire: James Tod's journeys among the Rajputs

Florence D'Souza

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090806
eISBN:
9781781708576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090806.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

James Tod (1782-1835) spent twenty-two years in India (1800-1822), during the last five of which he was Political Agent of the British Government in India to the Western Rajput States in north-west ... More


The Broken Middle

Kate Schick

in Gillian Rose: A Good Enough Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748639847
eISBN:
9780748676675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639847.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter brings Rose's philosophical position into closer contact with the concrete concerns of social and political thought through an exegesis of The Broken Middle. Rose's notion of the broken ... More


Conclusion:: For an Abstract Historiography of the Nonexistent Present

Jeffrey S. Librett

in Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262915
eISBN:
9780823266401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262915.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Conclusion summarizes the book’s import in historical, psychoanalytic, and philosophical terms, draws the methodological consequences, and sketches briefly how the Orientalist traditions persist ... More


Paradoxy of Modernism

Robert Scholes

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108200
eISBN:
9780300128840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108200.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book intervenes in ongoing discussions about modernism in the arts during the crucial half-century from 1895 to 1945. While critics of and apologists for modernism have defined modern art and ... More


Aristotle’s legacy: Substance, accidents, and mutual intelligibility

Raf Van Rooy

in Language or Dialect?: The History of a Conceptual Pair

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198845713
eISBN:
9780191880865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845713.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Chapter 8 treats two interpretations of the language / dialect distinction which early modern scholars considered useful diagnostic criteria. Firstly, in the seventeenth century, an interpretation of ... More


Conclusion: Tod’s sympathetic understanding of Rajput difference

Florence D’Souza

in Knowledge, mediation and empire: James Tod's journeys among the Rajputs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090806
eISBN:
9781781708576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090806.003.0009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Tod’s deliberate choice to simultaneously defend the Rajputs as a historically grounded people capable of moving into the modern world, while also upholding the beneficial effects of prolonged ... More


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