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The Art of the State: Culture, Rhetoric, and Public Management

Christopher Hood

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297659
eISBN:
9780191599484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297653.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Why does public management—the art of the state—so often go wrong, producing failure and fiasco instead of public service, and what are the different ways in which control or regulation can be ... More


Biblical Natural Law: A Theocentric and Teleological Approach

Matthew Levering

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199535293
eISBN:
9780191715839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535293.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book serves as an introduction to natural law theory. The Introduction proposes that natural law theory makes most sense in light of an understanding of a loving Creator. The first chapter then ... More


The Meanings of Social Life: A Cultural Sociology

Jeffrey C. Alexander

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160840
eISBN:
9780199944156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160840.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book presents a new approach to how culture works in contemporary societies. Exposing our everyday myths and narratives in a series of empirical studies that range from Watergate to the ... More


Contemporary poetry and classics

Oliver Taplin

in Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263235
eISBN:
9780191734328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263235.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at the here and now and the unselfconscious use of Greek and Latin writers by contemporary British and Irish poets. In 1973 an enterprising garland-maker collected together some ... More


The Re-enchantment of the World: Art versus Religion

Gordon Graham

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199265961
eISBN:
9780191708756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265961.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book takes as its starting point Max Weber's contention that contemporary Western culture is marked by a ‘disenchantment of the world’ — the loss of spiritual value in the wake of religion's ... More


Transnational Feminisms and the Decolonisation of the History of Art

Ceren Özpinar and Mary Kelly (eds)

in Under the Skin: Feminist Art and Art Histories from the Middle East and North Africa Today

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266748
eISBN:
9780191938146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266748.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter discusses the aim and objectives of the volume by way of addressing the recent debates in the discipline of art history. The two main themes that comes through from this discussion are ... More


Feminism and Social Critique in Syrian Contemporary Art

Charlotte Bank

in Under the Skin: Feminist Art and Art Histories from the Middle East and North Africa Today

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266748
eISBN:
9780191938146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266748.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter examines artworks by young Syrian artists produced during the first decade of the twenty–first–century. Seeking to distance themselves from what they perceived as outdated aesthetics, ... More


Transmission as Resistance in the Work of Zineb Sedira

Holiday Powers (ed.)

in Under the Skin: Feminist Art and Art Histories from the Middle East and North Africa Today

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266748
eISBN:
9780191938146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266748.003.0008
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter proposes a feminist reading of Franco–Algerian multimedia artist Zineb Sedira’s video and installation work from the early 2000s to today in order to consider the potential for global ... More


Locating the First Sculptural Mark: An Artist Interview with Diana Al-Hadid

Mary Kelly

in Under the Skin: Feminist Art and Art Histories from the Middle East and North Africa Today

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266748
eISBN:
9780191938146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266748.003.0013
Subject:
Art, Art History

Diana Al–Hadid was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1981 and she currently lives and practices her art in Brooklyn, New York. This interview with Al–Hadid is an engagement with just one voice from the Syrian ... More


Heal Thyself: Spirituality, Medicine, and the Distortion of Christianity

Joel James Shuman and Keith G. Meador

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195154696
eISBN:
9780199784714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515469X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Sickness and suffering are nearly universal human concerns, and many of the world's great religious traditions are devoted, in part, to teaching their adherents how to live faithfully in the midst of ... More


Truthmakers: The Contemporary Debate

Helen Beebee and Julian Dodd (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199283569
eISBN:
9780191712708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283569.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

Many contemporary metaphysicians and philosophers of language commit themselves to some version or other of the truthmaker principle: the thesis that truths must be made true by something. Such ... More


Epilogue

Maurice Wiles

in Archetypal Heresy: Arianism Through the Centuries

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245918
eISBN:
9780191600814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245916.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Poses a question that the preceding historical survey raises for contemporary faith. Orthodox Trinitarianism, and the Nicene Creed in which it finds classical expression, were hammered out in the ... More


Democratic Procedures and Liberal Consensus

George Klosko

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199270200
eISBN:
9780191699467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270200.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Liberal theory seeks agreement on political principles in spite of the moral, religious, and philosophical diversity of contemporary societies. This book breaks new ground in developing principles ... More


Introduction. Overview of the Contemporary Theory of Dreaming

Ernest Hartmann

in The Nature and Functions of Dreaming

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751778
eISBN:
9780199863419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751778.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to put together various studies on dreaming into one coherent theory. It then presents the study's main conclusions, which ... More


Patchwork Leviathan: Pockets of Bureaucratic Effectiveness in Developing States

Erin Metz McDonnell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691197364
eISBN:
9780691200064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197364.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Corruption and ineffectiveness are often expected of public servants in developing countries. However, some groups within these states are distinctly more effective and public oriented than the rest. ... More


Introduction

Nicholas Hudson

in Samuel Johnson and Eighteenth-Century Thought

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112143
eISBN:
9780191670671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112143.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses Samuel Johnson and his moral and religious thoughts. It is said that Johnson frequently took for granted that his audience understood the context within which his opinions and ... More


Introduction

Edward Nye

in Literary and Linguistic Theories in Eighteenth-Century France: From Nuances to Impertinence

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160120
eISBN:
9780191673788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160120.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the difficulty in defining the idea of imitation. It then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to present the ideas of thinkers who ... More


Beyond the Catch‐All Party: Approaches to the Study of Parties and Party Organization in Contemporary Democracies

Steven B. Wolinetz

in Political Parties: Old Concepts and New Challenges

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246748
eISBN:
9780191599385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246742.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

There are good reasons for re‐examining existing classifications of parties and seeing if others can be developed. However, reworking categories is a complex process, requiring further research and ... More


Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology

William Lane Craig and Quentin Smith

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263838
eISBN:
9780191682650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263838.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Contemporary science presents us with the remarkable theory that the universe began to exist about fifteen billion years ago with a cataclysmic explosion called ‘the Big Bang’. The question of ... More


Diaspora of the Gods: Modern Hindu Temples in an Urban Middle-Class World

Joanne Punzo Waghorne

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195156638
eISBN:
9780199785292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156638.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

From Chennai (Madras), India to London and Washington D.C., contemporary urban middle-class Hindus invest earnings, often derived from the global economy, into the construction or renovation of ... More


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