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Discourses: Liberty and Repression

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in The Civil Sphere

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162509
eISBN:
9780199943364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162509.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter defends the position that there is, indeed, such a thing as “society,” and that it can be defined in moral terms. It discusses the pure and impure in civil discourse, the binary ... More


“Becoming Visible”: Italian Women and Their Male Co-Citizens in the Liberal State

Sabina Donati (ed.)

in A Political History of National Citizenship and Identity in Italy, 1861-1950

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784511
eISBN:
9780804787338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784511.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

“Becoming Visible”: Italian Women and Their Male Co-Citizens in the Liberal State


War and Narrative

in Why War?: The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226763880
eISBN:
9780226763910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763910.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter sets out the relationship between conflict legitimacy and genre within civil discourse for the four countries over the three wars. It also aligns this with the level of military ... More


Whiteness in the Twenty-First Century: The Decline of One-Drop Reasoning in Jurisprudence after 1980

Erica Cooper

in The Construction of Whiteness: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Race Formation and the Meaning of a White Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805553
eISBN:
9781496805591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805553.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, I examine the extent to which one-drop ideology continues to dictate the legal definition of whiteness. The following questions serve as the basis of my research: 1) How do “white,” ... More


Becoming Active Citizens

Ruth Braunstein

in Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy across the Political Divide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293649
eISBN:
9780520966888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293649.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Chapter 2 focuses on similarities in the ways in which members of Interfaith and the Patriots described their choice to become more active citizens, despite significant differences in their ... More


The Excellent Mind: Intellectual Virtues for Everyday Life

Nathan L. King

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190096250
eISBN:
9780190096298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190096250.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What makes for a good education? What does one need to count as well educated? Knowledge, to be sure. But knowledge is easily forgotten, and today’s knowledge may be obsolete tomorrow. Skills, ... More


Fair-Mindedness and Charity: Don’t Do unto Others . . . / Do unto Others . . .

Nathan L. King

in The Excellent Mind: Intellectual Virtues for Everyday Life

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190096250
eISBN:
9780190096298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190096250.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores the virtues of fair-mindedness and intellectual charity, with a view toward diagnosing and curing problems with public discourse—especially online trolling, bullying, and ... More


Conclusion: A Crisis of Play?

Janet O'Shea

in Risk, Failure, Play: What Dance Reveals about Martial Arts Training

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190871536
eISBN:
9780190871574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190871536.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance

This section contends with a central irony: Americans are among the most competitive people in the world, and yet we are among the least likely to play competitive sports in adulthood. This exercise ... More


Open-Mindedness and Firmness: Transcend and Maintain Your Perspective

Nathan L. King

in The Excellent Mind: Intellectual Virtues for Everyday Life

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190096250
eISBN:
9780190096298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190096250.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores the complementary virtues of open-mindedness and firmness. The former requires a willing ability to take seriously the merits of new and contrary views. The latter requires a ... More


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