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Developing Cross Cultural Measurement

Thanh V. Tran

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195325089
eISBN:
9780199864515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325089.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This book provides an overview of issues and techniques relevant to the development of cross-cultural measures and provides a step-by-step approach to the assessment of cross-cultural equivalence of ... More


Parallel Paradigms

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Preexistence has survived through poetry, philosophy, and theology. In the contemporary world, the cultural work done by preexistence is now done by surrogates, scientific or quasi-scientific ... More


Introduction

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The question of the soul's origin was unsettled in early Christian thought. Traducianism, creationism, and pre-existence were competing theories, though the first two involved several theological ... More


Nationalism, Internationalism, the Cold War: Crossing Literary-Cultural Boundaries in 1950s Hong Kong

Elaine Yee Lin Ho

in China Abroad: Travels, Subjects, Spaces

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099456
eISBN:
9789882206687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099456.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

It is New Confucianism's position as an exiled philosophy in 1950s Hong Kong that gives it a specific poignancy. Confucianism in 1950s Hong Kong achieves a special significance as a mid-century, ... More


Introduction: The Cultural Work of Empire

Carol Watts

in The Cultural Work of Empire: The Seven Years' War and the Imagining of the Shandean State

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625642
eISBN:
9780748671717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625642.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Thomas Turner liked being part of the ebb and flow of a wider literate culture, and had a sense of the formation of his own opinion to which the self-authorship of the diary is testimony. The ... More


Introduction: The Aesthetics of Japanese Fascism

Alan Tansman

in The Aesthetics of Japanese Fascism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245051
eISBN:
9780520943490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245051.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to explore the aesthetics of fascism in 1930s Japan. The works examined in this study—the writings of the Romantic essayist ... More


‘A kind of wild justice’: revenge and constitutional commentary in the Western

Justin A. Joyce

in Gunslinging justice: The American culture of gun violence in Westerns and the law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526126160
eISBN:
9781526138743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126160.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter engages with interdisciplinary scholarship on legal systems and revenge in order to argue that the Western, like other genres which seek to provide justifications for violence, has ... More


Introduction: Best-Selling Appalachia

Emily Satterwhite

in Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813130101
eISBN:
9780813135854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130101.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The introduction links Appalachian stereotypes to the region's presumed rurality, isolation, lack of refinement, and sense of community. In popular fiction, these qualities have suggested ... More


Michel gets a Comics Job: Cartooning, Labor, and Notions of the Alternative in the Comics of Michel Rabagliati

Paddy Johnston (ed.)

in The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815118
eISBN:
9781496815156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815118.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In this chapter about cult Québec cartoonist Michel Rabagliati, PaddyJohnston builds upon his previous work on alternative comics, and labor to focus on the specific case of Montreal and Québec. ... More


Putting Space between Men: Male Relationships in Everyday Photography at Midcentury

John Ibson

in The Mourning After: Loss and Longing among Midcentury American Men

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226576541
eISBN:
9780226576718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226576718.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The author maintains that vernacular photographs-commonly in the form of snapshots, not professional portraits-have been underappreciated as a cultural performance that does cultural work. Displaying ... More


The Cultural Work of Ethnicity

Lentz Carola

in Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624010
eISBN:
9780748652969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624010.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

In the summer of 1989, a ‘Dagara family meeting’ was held for two days to celebrate and to reflect on Dagara culture and history. Topics ranged from traditional religion to initiation rituals, ... More


The Art of Re-enchantment: Making Early Music in the Modern Age

Nick Wilson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199939930
eISBN:
9780199369775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939930.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, History, Western

This book tells the remarkable and inspiring story of the British early music movement (Early Music). Since the late-1960s this quietly influential cultural phenomenon has completely transformed the ... More


Overview of Culture and Cross-Cultural Research

Thanh V. Tran, Tam Nguyen, and Keith Chan

in Developing Cross-Cultural Measurement in Social Work Research and Evaluation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190496470
eISBN:
9780190496500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496470.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Different academic disciplines and schools of thoughts often have different definitions and categorizations of culture. No agreement has ever been reached in defining culture. This chapter discusses ... More


Introduction: The Critical Work and Critical Pleasure of American Literature

Joel Pfister

in Surveyors of Customs: American Literature as Cultural Analysis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190276157
eISBN:
9780190276171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190276157.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The introduction argues that American literature’s critical work can make it a usable source of cultural analysis as well as a critical pleasure. Instead of simply bringing cultural theory and ... More


How Congregation-Based Community Organizing Works

in Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive Politics: Styles of Engagement among Grassroots Activists

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226318172
eISBN:
9780226318196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226318196.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes how a congregation-based community organization, Milwaukee Innercity Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH), developed and how it works. It then briefly examines faith-based ... More


Cultural Work in Amnesty International

in Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive Politics: Styles of Engagement among Grassroots Activists

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226318172
eISBN:
9780226318196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226318196.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Within the context provided by the human rights tradition and the structure of Amnesty International, local human rights activists in the United States and other countries pursue the cause of ... More


Varying Styles of Political Activity

in Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive Politics: Styles of Engagement among Grassroots Activists

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226318172
eISBN:
9780226318196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226318196.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter aims to examine differences in the cultural dimension of politics—and especially progressive politics. Some of the problems of progressive politics lie in its cultural work. To diagnose ... More


1946

Arsenii Formakov

Emily D. Johnson (ed.)

in Gulag Letters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300209310
eISBN:
9780300228199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209310.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

The letters that Formakov sent home in 1946 describe his contributions to cultural work in camp and his return to indoor work assignments. In this year he worked in a needle-making workshop, where he ... More


The Aspirational Labor of an Academic

Brooke Erin Duffy

in (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Work

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300218176
eISBN:
9780300227666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218176.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This concluding chapter explains how the ideologies and social practices propelling the social media sphere bear a striking resemblance to contemporary academe. With its staid, ivory tower facade, ... More


What Are Copyright Laws Supposed to Do?

William Patry

in How to Fix Copyright

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199760091
eISBN:
9780190259938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199760091.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter addresses the question of what copyright laws are supposed to do. The most popular things policymakers say copyright laws should do are: provide incentives for authors to create works ... More


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