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David, Saul, and God: Rediscovering an Ancient Story

Paul Borgman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331608
eISBN:
9780199868001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331608.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The original audience heard a story shaped to their listening capacities, which for a print‐oriented audience presents special difficulties. In highlighting the reliance of David's story on ancient ... More


Alternative scenarios in Sophocles' Electra *

Alan H. Sommerstein

in The Tangled Ways of Zeus: And Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199568314
eISBN:
9780191723018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568314.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines how Sophocles in Electra plants false clues about how the play's action will go. At first Electra seems to assume, as in Aeschylus, that an outsider will avenge Agamemnon's ... More


Mathematics and Narrative: Why Are Stories and Proofs Interesting?

Bernard Teissier

Apostolos Doxiadis and Barry Mazur (eds)

in Circles Disturbed: The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149042
eISBN:
9781400842681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149042.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter examines why a story or proof is interesting by considering the relation between mathematics and narrative, with particular emphasis on clues. It first presents an early view of the ... More


CLUE as a Framework for Cross-Cultural User Experience Research

Huatong Sun

in Cross-Cultural Technology Design: Creating Culture-Sensitive Technology for Local Users

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744763
eISBN:
9780199932993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744763.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

The CLUE framework advances cross-cultural user research as praxis—a dialogic design activity that has its ethical and political implications in local contexts as well. This chapter explores the ... More


Culturally Localized User Experience as Situated and Constructed

Huatong Sun

in Cross-Cultural Technology Design: Creating Culture-Sensitive Technology for Local Users

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744763
eISBN:
9780199932993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744763.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter further develops the framework of CLUE with a consolidated discussion of five use cases presented earlier. It situates those cases on a broader horizon and reviews the trends of user ... More


Future Directions

Huatong Sun

in Cross-Cultural Technology Design: Creating Culture-Sensitive Technology for Local Users

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744763
eISBN:
9780199932993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744763.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This concluding chapter suggests future directions for the research and practice of cross-cultural technology in a glocalization age. Centering on a dialogical approach, it analyzes what the ... More


Weather Reports?: Adopting the Mythic View

J. David Pleins

in When the Great Abyss Opened: Classic and Contemporary Readings of Noah's Flood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199733637
eISBN:
9780199852505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733637.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

When asked about what myths are, the first definition that would usually come to mind is that myths are stories that are aimed at explaining certain natural phenomena with a very unscientific point ... More


Can the Mystery Be Solved?

Michael Maizels

in Barry Le Va: The Aesthetic Aftermath

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694686
eISBN:
9781452952314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694686.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter re-examines the period 1967-1972 but focuses on Le Va's powder works, which used materials such as flour, mineral oil, chalk and iron oxide powder. This chapter takes a closer look at Le ... More


The Triggers of Jealousy: Suspicions and Evidence

Ruth Rothaus Caston

in The Elegiac Passion: Jealousy in Roman Love Elegy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925902
eISBN:
9780199980475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925902.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Chapter 3 explores the role of the senses. Visual clues and hearing rumors are among the most common triggers of jealousy. The senses are crucial to the arousal of jealousy and provide an opportunity ... More


How Sherlock Holmes Got His Start

James O'Brien

in The Scientific Sherlock Holmes: Cracking the Case with Science and Forensics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199794966
eISBN:
9780197563168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199794966.003.0008
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

One can achieve somewhat of an understanding of how Sherlock Holmes came to exist by looking at the contributions of three people: Conan Doyle himself, Edgar Allan ... More


The Wizard of Cosme Velho

K. David Jackson

in Machado de Assis: A Literary Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300180824
eISBN:
9780300182644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180824.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Readers are especially drawn to Machado’s fiction because of its conceptual challenges, self-conscious play, elusive narrative structure, dry humor, world of characters, and inventive imagination. A ... More


The linguistic tools for dealing with bribery

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Bribery Cases

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The linguistic unit of the speech event is defined as a recurring occasion that has tacitly understood rules of preference and unspoken conventions as to what can and cannot count as valid. All ... More


Facts about Crime

Samson Lim

in Siam's New Detectives: Visualizing Crime and Conspiracy in Modern Thailand

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855253
eISBN:
9780824869106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855253.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

By the early twentieth century, the government and high-ranking police officers were beginning to see the kingdom’s crime problem as one of one of proof – what constitutes evidence and how to produce ... More


Introduction

Huatong Sun

in Global Social Media Design: Bridging Differences Across Cultures

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190845582
eISBN:
9780190845612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845582.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter describes what motivated the author to write the book with a critical, cultural approach at the intersection of professional and technical communication, human–computer interaction, ... More


Understanding the Criticality of Differences in Cross-Cultural Design

Huatong Sun

in Global Social Media Design: Bridging Differences Across Cultures

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190845582
eISBN:
9780190845612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845582.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter articulates a practice-oriented critical vision of cultural differences to global design and explores how we should productively engage differences in global design practices. Cultural ... More


Mining Word Meanings

Harvey S. Wiener

in Any Child Can Read Better

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195102185
eISBN:
9780197560952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195102185.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Quick now, what's your knee-jerk advice when your child is reading and he asks you the definition of a tough word he can't figure out? "Look it up in a dictionary," right? It's bad advice. It's ... More


Technological Approaches to Screening and Case Finding for Depression

William H. Rogers and Debra Lerner

in Screening for Depression in Clinical Practice: An Evidence-Based Guide

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195380194
eISBN:
9780197562697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195380194.003.0011
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

What are the strengths and weaknesses of computer-based and other automated methods of detecting depression? Two promising technologies make use of the Internet and speech recognition. Whatever ... More


Conspiracy Theory: The Nineteenth-Century Prehistory of a Twentieth-Century Concept

Andrew McKenzie-McHarg

in Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190844073
eISBN:
9780190909611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844073.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Conspiracy theories have been around for a long time, though how long is a matter of debate. As for the concept of conspiracy theory, it might seem reasonable to expect a more exact answer about the ... More


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