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Zen Skin, Zen Marrow: Will the Real Zen Buddhism Please Stand Up?

Steven Heine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326772
eISBN:
9780199870363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326772.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book provides analyses of the many ways Japanese Zen Buddhism can be interpreted as either a cure‐all for the world's problems as stated by the Traditional Zen Narrative (TZN) view or whether ... More


Emerson's Ghosts: Literature, Politics, and the Making of Americanists

Randall Fuller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313925
eISBN:
9780199787753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313925.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The central question engaged in this book is the following: why does Emerson's cultural legacy continue to influence writers so forcefully? This study examines the way influential 20th-century ... More


PERIPHERAL VISIONS, CRITICAL PRACTICE

Margaret Urban Walker

in Moral Understandings: A Feminist Study in Ethics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195315394
eISBN:
9780199872053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315394.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The objection to a naturalized, historically situated, and culturally embedded view of morality is that it amounts to moral relativism, and so fails to provide for real moral justification. On the ... More


Cultural Criticism in the Australian Fiction

Patrick Hayes

in J.M. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics after Beckett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587957
eISBN:
9780191723292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587957.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This concluding chapter considers Coetzee's Australian fiction in relation to a longstanding tradition of cultural criticism directed at the moral and political condition of modernity. It has ... More


How to Dismantle American Culture: Van Wyck Brooks and Oppositional Criticism

Randall Fuller

in Emerson's Ghosts: Literature, Politics, and the Making of Americanists

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313925
eISBN:
9780199787753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313925.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces the career of Van Wyck Brooks, who unconsciously enacted Emerson's “American Scholar” in his groundbreaking critical manifestos of the 1910s. Brooks eventually found that his ... More


Walter Benjamin, Siegfried Kracauer, and Weimar Criticism

Michael W. Jennings

in Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135106
eISBN:
9781400846788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135106.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter offers a careful exposition of themes and debates in Weimar Kulturkritik, or cultural criticism, focusing on its two greatest exemplars, Walter Benjamin and Siegfried Kracauer. At first ... More


Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the Controversies of Self

John Lee

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198185048
eISBN:
9780191674433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198185048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book offers a new approach to the discussion of English Renaissance literary subjectivity. Dissatisfied with much New Historicist and Cultural Materialistic criticism, it attempts to trace the ... More


Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database

Alan Liu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486956
eISBN:
9780226486970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226486970.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Driven by global economic forces to innovate, today's society paradoxically looks forward to the future while staring only at the nearest, most local present—the most recent financial quarter, the ... More


Local Transcendence: Cultural Criticism, Postmodernism, and the Romanticism of Detail

Alan Liu

in Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486956
eISBN:
9780226486970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226486970.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter criticizes cultural criticism in what can be called its high postmodernist forms: cultural anthropology, the New Cultural History, the New Historicism, the New Pragmatism, the new and/or ... More


Interpretation of the Experience

Lawrence A. Scaff

in Max Weber in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147796
eISBN:
9781400836710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147796.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter examines the results of Max Weber's American journey, particularly in terms of its impact on his work. It begins with a discussion of the popular discourse about America in ... More


The Schoolmistress (1837–1838)

Charles Capper

in Margaret Fuller

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195092677
eISBN:
9780199854264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092677.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the life and career of Margaret Fuller during the period from 1837 to 1838. It describes her teaching at the Greene Street School in Providence, Rhode Island, and her ... More


Introduction: Execution and Invention

Beth A. Berkowitz

in Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195179194
eISBN:
9780199784509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179196.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces the book’s thesis that death penalty discourse helped both Rabbis and Christians to invent themselves in the first centuries of the common era. It reviews recent ... More


Introduction:: Contingent Methods

Alan Liu

in Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486956
eISBN:
9780226486970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226486970.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The underlying object of study in this book is historicism—specifically, postmodern historicism—as a pervasive sociocultural condition. Theorists of postmodernism or, on its socioeconomic and ... More


Trying Cultural Criticism: Wordsworth and Subversion

Alan Liu

in Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486956
eISBN:
9780226486970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226486970.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers two concurrent investigations, the first of which is a reexplanation, by means of the subversion/containment analytic, of William Wordsworth's turn from radicalism in the ... More


The Idea of Knowledge Work

Alan Liu

in The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486987
eISBN:
9780226487007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487007.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

To understand knowledge work from the perspective of the humanities, this chapter reviews three explanations of the concept that arose independently and largely in ignorance of each other: subject ... More


Tongzhi Living: Men Attracted to Men in Postsocialist China

Tiantian Zheng

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691999
eISBN:
9781452952499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691999.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Tongzhi, which translates into English as “same purpose” or “same will,” was once widely used to mean “comrade.” Since the 1990s, the word has been appropriated by the LGBT community in China and now ... More


Musical Meaning and Human Values

Keith Chapin and Lawrence Kramer (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230099
eISBN:
9780823235445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230099.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Musical understanding has evolved dramatically in recent years, principally through a heightened appreciation of musical meaning in its social, cultural, and philosophical dimensions. This book ... More


Writing otherwise: Experiments in cultural criticism

Jackie Stacey and Janet Wolff (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089428
eISBN:
9781781707340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089428.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Writing Otherwise is a collection of essays by established feminist and cultural critics interested in experimenting with new styles of expression. Leading figures in their field, such as Marianne ... More


Where Is Cultural Criticism in the Digital Humanities?

Alan Liu

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0049
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter discusses how the digital humanities have been oblivious to cultural criticism and how the lack of engagement cultural criticism prevents the digital humanities from becoming a full ... More


Cultural Choices

Julian Johnson

in Who Needs Classical Music?: Cultural Choice and Musical Values

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195146813
eISBN:
9780199849246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146813.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This final and sixth chapter is about the division of culture by the spatial metaphors of high and low forms of cultural criticism. This includes the differences of aesthetic criteria and different ... More


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