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Early Modern Criticism of the Zohar

Yaacob Dweck

in The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145082
eISBN:
9781400840007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145082.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter argues that Modena's criticism of the Zohar's origins had little to do with its theological contents. It emerged as a reaction to the elevated status of the work among his Jewish ... More


The Photographic City: A City Heading in the Opposite Direction

MAGALI TERCERO

in Mexico City through History and Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264461
eISBN:
9780191734625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264461.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter presents powerful images and accounts that chronicle contemporary urban life in Mexico. The images discussed were captured by the photographer Maya Goded. These photographs and ... More


On the Political Corruptions of a Moral Universal

Robert Manne

in Remembering the Holocaust: A Debate

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195326222
eISBN:
9780199944064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326222.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

In this response to Jeffrey Alexander's chapter, “The Social Construction of Moral Universals,” this chapter offers a somewhat skeptical critique after outlining a political reading of what he has to ... More


Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Edward William Lane

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This text here contains a hitherto unpublished work by the great nineteenth-century British traveler Edward William Lane (1801–76), a name known to almost everyone in all the many fields of Middle ... More


A Traditional American Christmas

Penne L. Restad

in Christmas in America: A History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109801
eISBN:
9780199854073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109801.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Christmas, if seen in terms of a celebration propagated by the Europeans on American soil as a hand-me-down tradition, went through a massive change and adaptation as Americans looked towards the ... More


What?

in Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226887517
eISBN:
9780226887531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226887531.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

What might refunctioned ethnography, an ethnography appropriate for thinking through present situations, be? This entire book is an effort to describe, and hence loosely define, at least one ... More


Friendship in Contemporary Life

in Philosophy and Friendship

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617272
eISBN:
9780748652358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617272.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter describes the nature of some of the modifications contemporary friendship demands, given the differentiation and fragmentation of contemporary life by comparison with the life of ... More


Introduction: Mortal Self, Infinite Longings

Sara Crangle

in Prosaic Desires: Modernist Knowledge, Boredom, Laughter, and Anticipation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640850
eISBN:
9780748651955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640850.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introductory chapter discusses the most popular desires of Victorian fiction, which are love and social mobility, first studying Thomas Hardy's The Hand of Ethelberta and The Well-Beloved. It ... More


Friends on the Way: Jesuits Encounter Contemporary Judaism

Thomas S.J. Michel (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228119
eISBN:
9780823236985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228119.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The largest religous order in the Roman Catholic Church, the Society of Jesus, has been at the forefront of the Church's efforts at dialogue across religions. Understanding and improving relations ... More


Culture Everywhere and Nowhere

in Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226887517
eISBN:
9780226887531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226887531.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the challenges faced by cultural anthropology today. It describes how cultural anthropology went through a period of rupture in the 1980s, a substantial ... More


Prologue: The Power of the Between

in The Power of the Between: An Anthropological Odyssey

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226775340
eISBN:
9780226775364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226775364.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Anthropologists are always “between” things—between “being there,” as the late Clifford Geertz put it and “being-here,” between two or more languages, between two or more cultural traditions, between ... More


Constructing evidence: the development of knowledge which is to be applied

David Byrne

in Applying social science: The role of social research in politics, policy and practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424518
eISBN:
9781447301486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424518.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter deals with the development of knowledge which is to be applied in order both to understand what works and to show what has worked — with the improvement of practice and policy and with ... More


Epilogue

A. David Napier

in Making Things Better: A Workbook on Ritual, Cultural Values, and Environmental Behavior

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199969357
eISBN:
9780199346097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969357.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This Epilogue concludes the book with some reflections on the difficulties presented for a contemporary reader in taking seriously the arguments and recommendations made in this text. This final ... More


Missing and Missing Out: Social Exclusion in Children with an Incarcerated Parent

Susan M. Dennison and Kirsten L. Besemer

in Prisons, Punishment, and the Family: Towards a New Sociology of Punishment?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198810087
eISBN:
9780191847257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810087.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores the concept of social exclusion and the ways that it can be used to frame discussions about the consequences of parental imprisonment for children. It reviews emerging findings ... More


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