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The Justice of Islam: Comparative Perspectives on Islamic Law and Society

Lawrence Rosen

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198298854
eISBN:
9780191707452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298854.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

One out of five people in the world today lives subject to Islamic law, but stereotypes of rigid doctrine or harsh punishment obscure an understanding of the values and style of reasoning that ... More


Introduction

David Clark

in Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

The Introduction sets out the premises of the book and situates it in its critical context before providing an overview of the book's structure. As this chapter states this book aims to show that ... More


Earth Day Exclusions

John Hultgren

in Border Walls Gone Green: Nature and Anti-immigrant Politics in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694976
eISBN:
9781452952345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694976.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Introduction looks at the start of the political right wing campaign to link immigration to environmental concerns. It also examines how American debates over environmental impacts of immigration ... More


Introduction

Cynthia Hudley and Adele Eskeles Gottfried

in Academic Motivation and the Culture of School in Childhood and Adolescence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195326819
eISBN:
9780199847532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326819.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Various researchers have established essential connections among school context and relationships with academic motivation and achievements. Motivational researchers have proven that the belief in ... More


The Movement That Was Not?: Gay Men and AIDS in Urban Greece, 1950–1993

Brian Riedel

in AIDS, Culture, and Gay Men

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034317
eISBN:
9780813039312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034317.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

In Greece, AIDS during the 1980s was seen as something both foreign and not significantly related to same-sex sexuality. Indeed, in the early years people were learning about AIDS even before the ... More


Women Rethinking Parenthood

Gay Becker

in The Elusive Embryo: How Women and Men Approach New Reproductive Technologies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520224308
eISBN:
9780520925243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224308.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Redefining normalcy is the prelude to redesigning one's life. When women do not conceive, they begin to turn their lives in new directions. Reworking their gender identity continues while they are ... More


Sacred Books in a Digital Age: A Cross-Cultural Look from the Heart of Asia to South America

Hildegard Diemberger and Stephen Hugh-Jones

in Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027168
eISBN:
9780262322492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027168.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The use of digital technologies in reproducing texts has profoundly transformed attitudes towards books and to the production and format of literary texts. While it is often assumed that digitization ... More


False Starts and Surprises: Making Modernity More Difficult

Peter N. Stearns

in Satisfaction Not Guaranteed: Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783627
eISBN:
9780814783634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783627.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the more subtle issues of modernity in contrast to the previous chapter, especially four certain aspects of modernity—gender, sexuality, aging, and eating—that incorporate ... More


Epilogue: The Ecology of Human Development in the 21st Century

Aletha C. Huston

in Societal Contexts of Child Development: Pathways of Influence and Implications for Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199943913
eISBN:
9780199354689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199943913.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Building on the framework of Bronfenbrenner’s ecological model of human development, this chapter summarizes previous chapters and testifies to the “village” needed to raise a child by providing new ... More


The Neural Project: The Role of the Brain

Laura Mauldin

in Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816697243
eISBN:
9781452954325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697243.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Takes on the long-term aspects of therapeutic labor involved in implantation and emphasizes its main feature: the prominence of the brain and the role of neuroscientific discourse in justifying ... More


Why Documentary Filmmakers Keep Trying to Change the World, or Why People Changing the World Keep Making Documentaries (1984)

Thomas Waugh

in The Right to Play Oneself: Looking Back on Documentary Film

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816645862
eISBN:
9781452945859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816645862.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces the works of Soviet film director Dziga Vertov, a pioneer in early cinema whose works influenced the cinéma vérité style of documentary filmmaking. Ever since Vertov first ... More


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