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Informal Oratory: The Confidants

Michael Hawcroft

in Word as Action: Racine, Rhetoric, and Theatrical Language

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151852
eISBN:
9780191672866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151852.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

The depiction of characters in conflict with one another is a potent source of theatricality. However, it is not always the case that characters are in conflict with their interlocutors. Sometimes ... More


Conclusion

Michael Hawcroft

in Word as Action: Racine, Rhetoric, and Theatrical Language

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151852
eISBN:
9780191672866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151852.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

The importance to Jean Racine's dramatic technique of showing characters engaged in acts of persuasion has long been recognized by modern critics. Speeches are interesting in the theatre if ... More


Someone To Talk To

Mario Luis Small

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190661427
eISBN:
9780190661458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190661427.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

When people are facing difficulties, they often feel the need for a confidant—a person to vent to or talk things through with who will offer sympathy or understanding. How do they decide on whom to ... More


Correspondence and Points of Contact

Christopher Maginn

in William Cecil, Ireland, and the Tudor State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697151
eISBN:
9780191739262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697151.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter considers Cecil's correspondence and his principal points of contact in the kingdom of Ireland, and questions the received interpretation both that Cecil was a major player in the ... More


A Final Word

Mario Luis Small

in Someone To Talk To

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190661427
eISBN:
9780190661458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190661427.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This book concludes by discussing the impact of technology on how we communicate with our closest friends and family, and especially how we relate to our strong ties. The change in norms is most ... More


Appropriating Disorder

Joseph E. Davis

in Chemically Imbalanced: Everyday Suffering, Medication, and Our Troubled Quest for Self-Mastery

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226686547
eISBN:
9780226686714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226686714.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

All the neuroscience talk in psychiatry has fed a widespread assumption that people look to medication and speak of their suffering in terms of neurobiology because they have been schooled in ... More


Master–Slave Relationships

Catherine Hezser

in Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280865
eISBN:
9780191712852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280865.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The relationship between slaves and their masters could, at one and the same time, be governed by exploitation and affiliation, submission under the master's authority and intimacy. It was ... More


Introduction

Mario Luis Small

in Someone To Talk To

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190661427
eISBN:
9780190661458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190661427.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This book examines the varied and complex factors that affect an individual’s decision to confide in another person. It probes the experiences of a set of graduate students over the course of their ... More


Confidants

Mario Luis Small

in Someone To Talk To

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190661427
eISBN:
9780190661458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190661427.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter reviews the literature that probed people’s decisions about whom to turn to when they need a confidant and discusses reasons for considering an alternative. It first provides a ... More


Weak-Tie Confidants: Whom They Named

Mario Luis Small

in Someone To Talk To

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190661427
eISBN:
9780190661458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190661427.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter examines the “core discussion networks” of graduate students in three departments and shows that, contrary to traditional expectations, many of the ties appear to be weak rather than ... More


Beyond Named Confidants: Whom They Actually Talked To

Mario Luis Small

in Someone To Talk To

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190661427
eISBN:
9780190661458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190661427.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter examines whether the graduate students, when talking about their serious personal worries, actually approached their newly named confidants or stuck, instead, to old ones. Three possible ... More


Relevance and Empathy: Why They Approached Weak Ties

Mario Luis Small

in Someone To Talk To

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190661427
eISBN:
9780190661458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190661427.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter suggests that the graduate students approached weak ties because of a desire to confide in someone who would understand their predicament as they themselves saw it. In other words, they ... More


Because They Were There: Why They Did Not Always Deliberate

Mario Luis Small

in Someone To Talk To

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190661427
eISBN:
9780190661458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190661427.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter examines how much the graduate students’ decisions about approaching confidants were deliberative as opposed to spontaneous—whether they assessed pros and cons before deciding whom to ... More


Empirical Generalizability

Mario Luis Small

in Someone To Talk To

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190661427
eISBN:
9780190661458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190661427.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter presents each of the book’s core empirical propositions about how much graduate students change, retain, develop, avoid, and make use of confidants and compares them with nationally ... More


Theoretical Generalizability

Mario Luis Small

in Someone To Talk To

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190661427
eISBN:
9780190661458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190661427.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter examines the extent to which theories that the book has proposed to explain the graduate students’ behavior can be applied to other situations. It first considers the structural theory ... More


Mandarin of the First Rank (1920–1923)

Shiona Airlie

in Scottish Mandarin: The Life and Times of Sir Reginald Johnston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139569
eISBN:
9789888180134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139569.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

Johnston was very satisfied with the remuneration offered by the court, especially when compared with what he previous was offered by the Colonial Office. Also, Johnston gained respect from the ... More


Ecologies of Writing

Dirk Van Hulle

in Genetic Criticism: Tracing Creativity in Literature

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192846792
eISBN:
9780191939273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192846792.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In science and scholarship, modelling is often used to purposefully simplify complex processes. In the case of genetic criticism, these processes are of a creative nature. They either have resulted ... More


Intimates

Robert Mayer

in Walter Scott and Fame: Authors and Readers in the Romantic Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198794820
eISBN:
9780191836435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198794820.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

‘Intimates’ treats correspondents who were close to Scott, classed as mentors (but not patrons) or confidants. These correspondents include two Dukes of Buccleuch, Lady Louisa Stuart, J. B. S. ... More


Collaborations

Frank Graziano

in Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexico

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199790869
eISBN:
9780190279257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790869.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the interactions of sacred power and human agency, and specifically how miraculous images perform their miracles through secondary causes. Surgeons, for example, are often ... More


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