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Noncalendrical Festivals: Life Cycles and Power

Teofilo F. Ruiz

in A King Travels: Festive Traditions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153575
eISBN:
9781400842247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153575.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses noncalendrical celebrations, that is, those high moments in the life cycle—birth, coming of age, coronation, marriage, and death—and the celebratory, almost ritualized, aspects ... More


Theorizing Oppression

Sonia Kruks

in Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195381443
eISBN:
9780199979165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381443.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter draws on a variety of Beauvoir's works to explore the different dynamics through which oppression operates. Oppression functions so as to close down the ambiguities of embodied ... More


The Establishment of a Conciliar Regime, 1388–90

Christopher Fletcher

in Richard II: Manhood, Youth, and Politics 1377-99

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546916
eISBN:
9780191720826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546916.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter returns to the aftermath of the Merciless Parliament of 1388 to reconsider how successful Richard II really was in his attempt to throw off the restraints imposed upon him through his ... More


Coming of Age in America: The Transition to Adulthood in the Twenty-First Century

Mary Waters (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520270923
eISBN:
9780520950184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270923.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

What is it like to become an adult in twenty-first-century America? This book takes us to four very different places—New York City; San Diego; rural Iowa; and Saint Paul, Minnesota—to explore the ... More


I Change Therefore I Am: Growing up in the Sixties

Kenneth Millard

in Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621736
eISBN:
9780748651740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621736.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter looks at the 1960s as a period of unparalleled social upheaval in the United States, and examines two novels that use a dispassionate third-person perspective in order to present a ... More


Coming of Age

John Demos

in A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128901
eISBN:
9780199853960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the tradition and practices concerning coming of age in Plymouth Colony. It explains that during the seventeenth century there was no real word for the period of life between ... More


Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Kenneth Millard

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621736
eISBN:
9780748651740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621736.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book explores the ways in which a range of recent American novelists have handled the genre of the ‘coming-of-age’ novel, or the Bildungsroman. Novels of this genre characteristically dramatise ... More


Introduction: Contemporary Coming of Age – Subject to Change

Kenneth Millard

in Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621736
eISBN:
9780748651740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621736.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter discusses coming of age and its representation in American modern fiction. It considers the importance of adolescents in society, and looks at the people's understanding of ... More


Charity Begins and Ends at Home: Edith Wharton’s Summer

Carol J. Singley

in Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199779390
eISBN:
9780199895106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779390.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Edith Wharton’s Summer (1917) signals the death of romantic myths of adoption and nation building. Rescued from a renegade Mountain community, Charity bears a name ironically referencing acts of ... More


Conclusion

Kenneth Millard

in Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621736
eISBN:
9780748651740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621736.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter studies the popularity of the coming-of-age genre in the United States. It shows that this genre is partly a symptom of the abiding fascination of the Americans with the idea of ... More


Introduction: Confession and Repentance as Public Witness

Jennifer M. McBride

in The Church for the World: A Theology of Public Witness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199755684
eISBN:
9780199932160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755684.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This introductory chapter articulates the driving questions of the book, including how Protestants offer a non-triumphal witness in a pluralistic society, and argues that disharmony over the church's ... More


The Coming-of-age Film as a Genre: Attributes, Evolution, and Functions

Alistair Fox

in Coming-of-Age Cinema in New Zealand: Genre, Gender and Adaptation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474429443
eISBN:
9781474438438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429443.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter outlines the generic characteristics, categories, and dominant tropes of the coming-of-age film, relating it to the Bildungsroman in literature, and showing the influence on its ... More


Human Rights, Inc.: The World Novel, Narrative Form, and International Law

Joseph R. Slaughter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228171
eISBN:
9780823241033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228171.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This study of the historical, ideological, and formal interdependencies of the novel and human rights demonstrates that the twentieth-century rise of world literature and international human rights ... More


Perpetual Dependency: The Life Course of Male Workers in a Merchant House

Sakurai Yuki

in Recreating Japanese Men

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267374
eISBN:
9780520950320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267374.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In early modern Japan the process of maturation had a significant social dimension. Everyone went through a coming-of-age ceremony, however what it meant depended on the individual’s sex and status. ... More


Coming-of-Age Cinema in New Zealand: Genre, Gender and Adaptation

Alistair Fox

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474429443
eISBN:
9781474438438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429443.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book investigates the coming-of-age genre as a significant phenomenon in New Zealand’s national cinema, tracing its development from the 1970s to the present day. A preliminary chapter ... More


First in America: Coming of Age in Automobiles

Gary S. Cross

in Machines of Youth: America's Car Obsession

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226341644
eISBN:
9780226341781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226341781.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The automobile and the teen come together in the transition from the dependency of childhood to the responsibilities, freedoms, and frustrations of adulthood. The car has shaped generations of ... More


Scarlett and Her Sisters: Young Women in the Old South

Anya Jabour

in Scarlett's Sisters: Young Women in the Old South

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831014
eISBN:
9781469605166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887646_jabour.4
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This book explores the meaning of southern womanhood from the vantage point of young, elite, white women in the Old South during the mid-nineteenth-century. Drawing on the personal writings of more ... More


The “Jungle Flapper”: Civilization, Repression, and the Homogenous Society

Maureen A. Molloy

in On Creating a Usable Culture: Margaret Mead and the Emergence of American Cosmopolitanism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831165
eISBN:
9780824869236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831165.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on Mead's Coming of Age in Samoa (1928), which was written and published at the height of the Roaring Twenties. In Coming of Age, Mead encapsulated 1920s ambivalences about ... More


New Zealand Coming-of-age Films: Distinctive Characteristics and Thematic Preoccupations

Alistair Fox

in Coming-of-Age Cinema in New Zealand: Genre, Gender and Adaptation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474429443
eISBN:
9781474438438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429443.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides an overview of New Zealand coming-of-age films from the first feature film to be made on this theme, The God Boy (Murray Reece, 1976) to the most recent examples, Mahana (Lee ... More


Opening the Doors of Wonder: Reflections on Religious Rites of Passage

Arthur Magida

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245457
eISBN:
9780520941717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245457.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book explores rites of passage in America by sifting through the accounts of influential thinkers who experienced them. The author explains the underlying theologies, evolution, and actual ... More


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