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 Pain, Healing, and Spiritual Renewal: Bodily Sources of Religious Innovation

Robert C. Fuller

in Spirituality in the Flesh: Bodily Sources of Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369175
eISBN:
9780199871186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369175.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Pain and illness often register cultural dysfunction. For this reason, bodily pain frequently motivates radical efforts toward cultural and theological reconstruction. This chapter demonstrates the ... More


Boasting of Beatings (2 Corinthians 11:23–25)

Jennifer A. Glancy

in Corporal Knowledge: Early Christian Bodies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195328158
eISBN:
9780199777143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328158.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

Focusing on a single passage of a single early Christian text, chapter 2 situates the body language of 2 Corinthians 11:23–25 in the wider context of the corporal habitus of the early Roman Empire. ... More


Body Language: The Clarity Of Affective Communication

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the importance of the clarity of affective communication. It describes the case of Safra, a psychologist who had chosen to work with support groups for cancer victims, and who ... More


Sex and Gender

Adam G. Cooper

in Life in the Flesh: An Anti-Gnostic Spiritual Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546626
eISBN:
9780191720208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546626.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

From de Beauvoir to Wittig, Friedan and Millett to Butler, radical feminist theory has for many years ironically manifested a somatophobic strain. The separation of gender from sex has resulted in an ... More


Communication of mate quality in humans

S. Craig Roberts

in Sociobiology of Communication: an interdisciplinary perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199216840
eISBN:
9780191712043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216840.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In most human societies, individuals compare between numerous potential mates. Recent research on biological determinants of mate preferences explores the idea that attractive physical ... More


You Don't Know Till You Ask: Jumping to Conclusions, Speaking to Children

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the importance of talking to children about death in the context of palliative care. It describes the author's experience in inviting a seven-year-old child in a medical class ... More


Body Language at Court

Simon Palfrey

in Late Shakespeare: A New World of Words

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186892
eISBN:
9780191674600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186892.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the politics and body language in William Shakespeare's romance Cymbeline. It suggests that Shakespeare's romances play off conventional uses of political analogy, twisting and ... More


Dance and Body Language

Christopher B. Balme

in Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical Syncretism and Post-Colonial Drama

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184447
eISBN:
9780191674266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184447.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter deals primarily with dance and movement. It focuses on the different aspects of the kinetic body, the body in motion, particularly the textual aspects of dance. The kinetic art of ... More


Body Language

ADRIAN DAVIES

in The Quakers in English Society, 1655-1725

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208204
eISBN:
9780191677953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208204.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses how the responses to Quakers' body language reveal a great deal about general attitudes to civility and bodily control at ... More


Constructing an Ecclesial Community: Ambrose's Ethical Vision

Ivor J. Davidson

in Ambrose: De Officiis: Edited with an Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (Two Volume Set)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199245789
eISBN:
9780191601453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245789.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

By the late 380s, Ambrose had emerged, to some extent, from the struggle to assert his authority that had marked his earlier years as bishop, though he still had enemies. De officiis is intended as a ... More


Communicating with children and their families

Justin Amery, Gillian Chowns, Julia Downing, Eunice Garanganga, Linda Ganca, and Susie Lapwood

in Children's Palliative Care in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199567966
eISBN:
9780191730566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567966.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter notes that children speak three languages: body language, play language and spoken language. Talk does not solve all problems, but without talk, people are limited in their ability to ... More


Fold

Karmen Mackendrick

in Word Made Skin: Figuring Language at the Surface of Flesh

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224067
eISBN:
9780823235902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224067.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses fold. As words touch the skin, bodies too enfold language. Fold is a figure of desire. Language and flesh are mutually implicated, folded up together as ... More


Introduction

Karmen Mackendrick

in Word Made Skin: Figuring Language at the Surface of Flesh

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224067
eISBN:
9780823235902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224067.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This introductory chapter discusses the Continental and analytic philosophy theory of humanities which are the body and language. Language and body most certainly do not stay ... More


Emotions and the Body

Beatrice de Gelder

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780195374346
eISBN:
9780190265441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374346.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Body language is a powerful means of communication. This book deals with how bodies play a role in the expression and perception of emotions. There are many similarities between faces and bodies, but ... More


The Ritual Body

SUSAN GUETTEL COLE

in Landscapes, Gender, and Ritual Space: The Ancient Greek Experience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235441
eISBN:
9780520929326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235441.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter investigates the distinctions of gender in ritual practice and while demonstrating that women's ritual efforts were focused on reproduction and the health of the family, argues that ... More


Seeing Actions: Understanding Intentions and Feeling Emotions

Beatrice de Gelder

in Emotions and the Body

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780195374346
eISBN:
9780190265441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374346.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Humans continuously and automatically absorb a wide range of social signals, and the brain is always dealing with these signals at various levels of processing. Emotional signals seem to be prime ... More


Everything is movement: on the nature of embodied communication

Elisabeth Oberzaucher and Karl Grammer

in Embodied Communication in Humans and Machines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199231751
eISBN:
9780191696527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231751.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter introduces motion quality as an analog signal in communication. It begins with an overview of the history of motion research, and then introduces a communication model that goes beyond ... More


Showing Emotions, Reading Emotions*

Anne Schmidt

in Emotional Lexicons: Continuity and Change in the Vocabulary of Feeling 1700-2000

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199655731
eISBN:
9780191757662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655731.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines continuity and change in the knowledge about emotional expression stored in encyclopedias from the early eighteenth to early twenty-first centuries, including shifts in ... More


Shaking the Holocaust Train

Ian Bogost

in How To Talk About Videogames

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816699117
eISBN:
9781452952406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699117.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at the idea that because games are objects that we touch and manipulate, sometimes their tactility matters most. It focuses on gestural interfaces, such as Wii. It argues that even ... More


To Kindle the Heart: Engagement in Performance

Geoffrey Burgess

in The Pathetick Musician: Moving an Audience in the Age of Eloquence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199373734
eISBN:
9780199373772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373734.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses more closely on the act of performance itself, and the relationship between performer and audience. After pointing out essential differences between early modern and contemporary ... More


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