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 Describing, Interpreting, and Explaining Spirit Possession

Emma Cohen

in The Mind Possessed: The Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195323351
eISBN:
9780199785575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323351.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Chapters 4 and 5 introduce more comprehensively the scientific approach to be adopted, incorporating a review of past and present approaches to possession cults and spirit phenomena. The first of ... More


Culture and the Senses: Bodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community

Kathryn Linn Geurts

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234550
eISBN:
9780520936546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234550.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book investigates the cultural meaning system and resulting sensorium of Anlo-Ewe-speaking people in southeastern Ghana. It was discovered that the five-senses model has little relevance in Anlo ... More


The Price and Value of Children: The Case of Children’s Insurance in the United States

Viviana A. Zelizer

in Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139364
eISBN:
9781400836253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139364.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter considers the development of children's insurance. It argues that the removal of children from the “cash nexus” at the turn of the past century was part of a cultural process of ... More


Hematologies: The Political Life of Blood in India

Jacob Copeman and Dwaipayan Banerjee

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501745096
eISBN:
9781501745102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501745096.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book is an account of the political economy and cultural meaning of blood in contemporary India. It examines how the giving and receiving of blood has shaped social and political life. The book ... More


Biotechnology as Cultural Meaning: Reflections on the Moral Reception of Synthetic Biology

Bruce Jennings

in Synthetic Biology and Morality: Artificial Life and the Bounds of Nature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019392
eISBN:
9780262314961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019392.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter focuses on the moral and ethical reception of biotechnology in society and the contested cultural and social meanings of synthetic biology as well as concerns about it. As this chapter ... More


Prolegomenon to the Study of Jewish Cultural History

Moshe Rosman

in How Jewish is Jewish History?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113348
eISBN:
9781800340817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113348.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyses the Jewish spirit. It approaches the cultural history of a traditional society, as Jewish society was everywhere until the onset of modernity, by examining the history of the ... More


Brassieres

Jill Fields

in An Intimate Affair: Women, Lingerie, and Sexuality

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223691
eISBN:
9780520941137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223691.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about the twentieth century brassiere, which was used as a companion garment of longer corsets. It reveals that the cultural meaning of the brassiere deepened as female breasts ... More


The Politics of Meaning: From Frames to Design Conflicts

David J. Hess

in Undone Science: Social Movements, Mobilized Publics, and Industrial Transitions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035132
eISBN:
9780262336444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035132.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The chapter reviews the literature on frame analysis and narratives in social movement studies and the parallel literature in science and technology studies on technological frames, boundary objects, ... More


Perspective: Scholar Louise Spence on Comparing the Soap Opera to Other Forms

Abigail De Kosnik

in The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737165
eISBN:
9781621037767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter presents Spence’s views about comparisons of soap operas with other texts and forms. Spence believes that the notion of “soap opera” still has cultural meaning. Whether we are referring ... More


Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are

Abigail C. Saguy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190931650
eISBN:
9780190931698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931650.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book examines how and why people use the concept of coming out as a certain kind of person to resist stigma and collectively mobilize for social change. It examines how the concept of coming out ... More


Efficient Multicultural Teams

Philippe D’Iribarne, Sylvie Chevrier, Alain Henry, Jean-Pierre Segal, and Geneviève Tréguer-Felten

in Cross-Cultural Management Revisited: A Qualitative Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198857471
eISBN:
9780191890253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857471.003.0016
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, HRM / IR

The quick training of expatriates prior to departure meant to raise their awareness of cultural habits is insufficient to increase the efficiency of multicultural teams. Such improvement requires ... More


Introduction

Abigail C. Saguy

in Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190931650
eISBN:
9780190931698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931650.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter argues that coming out has become what sociologists call a “master frame,” a way of understanding the world that is sufficiently elastic and inclusive that a wide range of social ... More


Organizing Community for Holistic Mission: An Urban Monastery in Action

Wes Markofski

in New Monasticism and the Transformation of American Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190236496
eISBN:
9780190236519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190236496.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 6 explores how the theological and political standpoints are put to work in the Urban Monastery’s social organization and strategies of action. Neo-monasticism’s break with the ... More


It’s Sacred Ground: The Cultural Meaning of Land

John M. Coggeshall

in Liberia, South Carolina: An African American Appalachian Community

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640853
eISBN:
9781469640877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640853.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter uses the example of Liberia’s returning population to offer a wider examination of the relationship between Appalachian residents and their family land. Using an anthropological lens, ... More


Hustlers in the House of Literature: Julian Mayfield, Chester Himes, and the Black Literary Ghetto

in Under a Bad Sign: Criminal Self-Representation in African American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226550350
eISBN:
9780226550374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226550374.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines African American literature in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s. It analyzes the overlooked works of Julian Mayfield and Chester Himes and provides new insights into the ... More


The Dominion of Bioethics: Nationalism and Canadian Bioethics

Andrea Frolic, Michael D. Coughlin, and Bernard Keating

in Bioethics Around the Globe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195386097
eISBN:
9780190267476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195386097.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter provides a case study of the relationships between bioethics and the project and pitfalls of nation-building, raising crucial questions about the influence of history, culture, and ... More


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