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Doing Public Management the Fatalist Way?

Christopher Hood

in The Art of the State: Culture, Rhetoric, and Public Management

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297659
eISBN:
9780191599484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297653.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In the four chapters of Part II, public management ideas that loosely correspond to each of the four polar world views identified by cultural theory are discussed; here the cultural‐theory framework ... More


Mimesis and the Antinomies of Corporate ‘Fun’

Peter Fleming

in Authenticity and the Cultural Politics of Work: New Forms of Informal Control

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547159
eISBN:
9780191720024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547159.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

One of the key aspects of the ‘just be yourself’ management discourse and its quest for personal authenticity is the fetishization of fun and play at work. This stands in stark contrast to earlier ... More


Cobain as Management Consultant? ‘Designer Resistance’ and the Corporate Subversive

Peter Fleming

in Authenticity and the Cultural Politics of Work: New Forms of Informal Control

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547159
eISBN:
9780191720024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547159.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

One of the more surprising ‘extra-employment’ themes that corporations are now celebrating and utilizing is that of dissent. This chapter analyses a favourite topic in critical organization theory, ... More


Postscript: Melancholia in the Time of the “African Personality”

Thomas Blom Hansen

in Melancholia of Freedom: Social Life in an Indian Township in South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152950
eISBN:
9781400842612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152950.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter reflects on how much of the situation described in the book may have wider applicability across community, location, and class in South Africa. It also speculates briefly on ... More


Politics of Socratic Humor

John Lombardini

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520291034
eISBN:
9780520964914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291034.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

How was Socrates funny? Was he an ironist? Did he mock his interlocutors and, in doing so, show disdain for both them and the institutions of Athenian democracy? These questions were debated with ... More


Cynicism and Safe Sentiment

David Pugmire

in Sound Sentiments: Integrity in the Emotions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199276899
eISBN:
9780191602689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276897.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Cynicism, with its wariness of pleasant views, appeals as a prophylactic against sentimentality. It offers to forswear good feeling and live with bleak truth. Cynicism is one of five related ... More


Optimism

Valerie Tiberius

in The Reflective Life: Living Wisely With Our Limits

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199202867
eISBN:
9780191707988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202867.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter aims to characterize cynicism and optimism, and argues that cynicism (properly understood) is a vice, and optimism (properly understood) is a virtue. It distinguishes cynicism from what ... More


The Prerequisites of Servitude

Maurizio Viroli

in The Liberty of Servants: Berlusconi's Italy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151823
eISBN:
9781400840274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151823.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on servitude. Although Italian history has had moments and examples of moral greatness and a sincere love of liberty, for many centuries it has been a history of servitude, ... More


The Costs of In-Your-Face Politics for Political Trust

Diana C. Mutz

in In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165110
eISBN:
9781400865871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165110.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the consequences of perceived distance and incivility on levels of political trust. It suggests that people may also react to incivility for entirely different, more ... More


“Lighthouses in a Foggy World”: Ideals in Frank Capra’s Meet John Doe

Samantha Vice

in Ethics at the Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195320398
eISBN:
9780199869534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320398.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This paper explores the nature of ideals and their role in living a moral life, through a reading of Frank Capra’s 1941 film, Meet John Doe. The film deals particularly subtly both with the moral ... More


Seeing Bias: Discrediting and Dismissing Accurate Attributions

Adam Benforado and Jon Hanson

in Ideology, Psychology, and Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199737512
eISBN:
9780199918638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737512.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the way in which dispositionism maintains its dominance as an attributional framework despite failing to capture accurately the causes of human behavior. The answer lies in a ... More


Backlash: The Reaction to Mind Sciences in Legal Academia

Adam Benforado and Jon Hanson

in Ideology, Psychology, and Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199737512
eISBN:
9780199918638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737512.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter demonstrates that naive cynicism is a pervasive dynamic that shapes policy debates big and small. It argues that naïve cynicism can operate at a particular moment or over long periods of ... More


Generation X: The ‘Future of Television’

Karen Lury

in British Youth Television: Cynicism and Enchantment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159704
eISBN:
9780191673689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159704.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explains how a generation of youth – the so-called ‘Generation X’ (who were the post-boomer/ ‘baby-bust’ generation born in the late 1960s and 1970s) – and a series of different British ... More


The Cynics

TERENCE IRWIN

in The Development of Ethics: Volume 1: From Socrates to the Reformation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242673
eISBN:
9780191680519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242673.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The Cynic school had a long life, extending well into the Roman Empire. It appears to have included sharply different attitudes on central moral ... More


‘Sportis and Jocositeis’

Priscilla Bawcutt

in Dunbar the Makar

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129639
eISBN:
9780191671807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129639.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the other types of Dunbar's poems, which are not of spiritual orthodoxy but lean towards cynicism, irreverence and celebration of the pleasures of life. Instead of those of an ... More


Frenzy: The Castle of Otranto

Elizabeth R. Napier

in The Failure of Gothic: Problems of Disjunction in an Eighteenth-Century Literary Form

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128601
eISBN:
9780191671678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128601.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole. The Castle of Otranto is, in its exaggerated, frenzied atmosphere of medievalism, romance, and the supernatural, Walpole’s triumphant ... More


Varieties of Virtue and Vice

Thomas Hurka

in Virtue, Vice, and Value

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137163
eISBN:
9780199833283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137167.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter shows how the recursive account can illuminate a large number of particular virtues and vices, identifying both, what they have in common that makes them virtues or vices and what ... More


Images and Memories, 1944 and After

H. R. Kedward

in In Search of the Maquis: Rural Resistance in Southern France 1942-1944

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205784
eISBN:
9780191676796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205784.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

Ironically, the first visual image that most French people had of the Maquis was an urban one. The urban element was accentuated as the first newspapers of the post-Liberation period marked the ... More


Disaffected Parties: Political Estrangement and the Making of English Literature, 1760-1830

John Owen Havard

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198833130
eISBN:
9780191881558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833130.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Disaffected Parties reveals how alienation from politics effected crucial changes to the shape and status of literary form. Recovering the earliest expressions of grumbling, irritability, and ... More


Not Quite Hope and Other Political Emotions in the Gilded Age

Nathan Wolff

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198831693
eISBN:
9780191869556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831693.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Not Quite Hope and Other Political Emotions in the Gilded Age argues that late-nineteenth-century US fiction grapples with and helps to conceptualize the disagreeable feelings that are both a threat ... More


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