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Technology and innovation in global history and in the history of the global

Dagmar Schäfer

in Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265321
eISBN:
9780191760495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

The Chinese of the Ming/Qing dynasties took a distinctive approach to technology and innovation. The Chinese assigned a place and function to technologies and their products in statecraft, public ... More


Housman's Poems

John Bayley

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117636
eISBN:
9780191671036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117636.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Although Housman's three collections of poems, the third published posthumously, have remained popular, they have not received much serious critical attention. The author makes good the omission in ... More


The Sensory Celebration (I)

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Gentleness is an occasion for sensory celebration. Gentleness has many affinities to light as well as touch, music, and image. Refinement coincides with gentleness, particularly in craftsmanship.


The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages

Mary Carruthers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199590322
eISBN:
9780191804540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199590322.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book articulates a new approach to medieval aesthetic values, emphasizing the sensory and emotional basis of all medieval arts, the love of play and fine craftsmanship, of puzzles, and of strong ... More


Arts of Allusion: Object, Ornament, and Architecture in Medieval Islam

Margaret S. Graves

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190695910
eISBN:
9780190695941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695910.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The art of the object reached unparalleled heights in the medieval Islamic world, yet the deep intellectual dimensions of ceramics, metalwares, and other plastic arts in this milieu have not always ... More


The transfer of knowledge within the craft industries and trade guilds

Jacques Perriault

in The Use of Tools by Human and Non-human Primates

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522638
eISBN:
9780191688652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522638.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The question of trade guilds is undoubtedly relevant to the theme of the man–tool relationship. It is of great interest to find out how the trade guild institution has perpetuated its justified ... More


The Business of Making

Angelica Goodden

in Rousseau's Hand: The Crafting of a Writer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683833
eISBN:
9780191766190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683833.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Geneva's tradition of making things by hand, and the specific occupations of Rousseau's craftsman forebears over several generations, linking the city's Calvinist heritage with ... More


Introduction

David Sergeant

in Kipling's Art of Fiction 1884-1901

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684588
eISBN:
9780191765889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684588.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which focuses on Kipling’s literary craftsmanship to explain both the sophistication of some of his fiction, and how other work attempted ... More


Changing Titles/Transforming Texts?

Allen Judith

in Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636754
eISBN:
9780748651962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636754.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter takes a look at Woolf's essay/radio broadcast, ‘Craftsmanship’. It starts with an examination of its own title, and then moves on to a close reading of Woolf's most significant work ... More


The continuity of craft masculinities: from letterpress to offset-lithography

Jesse Adams Stein

in Hot Metal: Material Culture and Tangible Labour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784994341
eISBN:
9781526121158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994341.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Design

This chapter considers the effect that an autonomous technical artefact – the printing press – had on the workers in charge of them, the press-machinists. It establishes how the printing press ... More


The Science and the Art

Richard E. Ocejo

in Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691165493
eISBN:
9781400884865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165493.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter analyzes how workers in all kinds of occupations have an “occupational aesthetic,” or an idea of right and wrong in how their job should be done, what the products and services should ... More


Wood and Work

Joshua Tucker

in Making Music Indigenous: Popular Music in the Peruvian Andes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226607160
eISBN:
9780226607474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226607474.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

"Wood and Work" focuses on the chinlili, the small guitar-like instrument that is the mainstay of chimaycha performance, and on the most influential instrument maker who constructs them. It describes ... More


The Sophistication of Late Anglo-Saxon Timber Buildings

Mark Gardiner

in Trees and Timber in the Anglo-Saxon World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199680795
eISBN:
9780191760839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680795.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The Anglo-Saxons were skilled and flexible craftsmen in timber, but their buildings are commonly reconstructed either as crude and unsophisticated huts or as elaborately decorated halls. This chapter ... More


Introduction: Reading the Russians, or Translation as Explanation

Claire Davison

in Translation as Collaboration: Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield and S.S. Koteliansky

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748682812
eISBN:
9781474400978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682812.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This introduction contextualises the collaborative translations, recalling the climate of ‘Russian Fever’ in London’s early-twentieth-century intellectual circles, and the biographical setting. It ... More


Conclusion: Only Inter-connect?Translation, Transaction, Inter-action

Claire Davison

in Translation as Collaboration: Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield and S.S. Koteliansky

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748682812
eISBN:
9781474400978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682812.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The conclusion returns to the question of how translating could shape the co-translators’ lives both individually and collectively. For both Woolf and Mansfield, their involvement in the various ... More


“The Problem of Space”: Embodied Language and the Body in Nature in To the Lighthouse

Kim Sigouin

in Virginia Woolf: Writing the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780990895800
eISBN:
9781781382400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780990895800.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay argues that Virginia Woolf moves beyond commonplace understandings of language as a system of representation as she examines the interplay between ecstatic, motile forms of “embodied ... More


Virginia Woolf’s Arts and Craftsmanship

Alexandra Peat

in Virginia Woolf and the World of Books

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781942954569
eISBN:
9781789629392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954569.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers Woolf's radio broadcast 'Craftsmanship', a playful argument about the usefulness of language. Peat contemplates the larger modernist conversation about language as craft and ... More


Playing the Game

in Constitutional Conscience: The Moral Dimension of Judicial Decision

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226677255
eISBN:
9780226677309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226677309.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Making sure that (other) people “play by the rules” is a description of the role of the judiciary, or perhaps of the Supreme Court in particular, that treats the justices' actions as the imposition ... More


A Question of Degree

in Constitutional Conscience: The Moral Dimension of Judicial Decision

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226677255
eISBN:
9780226677309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226677309.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines how a constitutional decision maker might go about making interpretive choices in addressing a constitutional question that is open to more than one plausible answer. It focuses ... More


Problem-Solving at the Local Level in Turbulent Times

Linda Hye and Morten Øgård

in Governance in Turbulent Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198739517
eISBN:
9780191802485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739517.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on what problem situations middle managers face in turbulent times, and how they seek to resolve these problems. Based on a survey of middle managers in Norwegian municipalities, ... More


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