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Modern Indian Physical Culture: Degeneracy and Experimentation

Mark Singleton

in Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395358
eISBN:
9780199777303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395358.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Hinduism

Chapter 5 considers more closely the Indian physical culture scene of the period. Colonial educators tended to present Hindu Indians as a weakling race who deserved to be dominated. The ... More


 The Social Sciences and the Professional Discipline of Black Religion

Curtis J. Evans

in The Burden of Black Religion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328189
eISBN:
9780199870028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328189.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Social sciences pathologized the religious experience of black southerners at the turn of the 20th century. The new psychology of G. Stanley Hall and his disciples was a major northern cultural ... More


On simple maps

Friedhelm Waldhausen, Bjørn Jahren, and John Rognes

in Spaces of PL Manifolds and Categories of Simple Maps (AM-186)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157757
eISBN:
9781400846528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157757.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter deals with simple maps of finite simplicial sets, along with some of their formal properties. It begins with a discussion of simple maps of simplicial sets, presenting a proposition for ... More


Introduction to Quantum Theory

Wai-Kee Li, Gong-Du Zhou, and Thomas Chung Wai Mak

in Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199216949
eISBN:
9780191711992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216949.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

This chapter covers the rudiments of quantum theory, including the dual nature of light and matter, the Uncertainty Principle and probability concept, the electronic wavefunction, and the probability ... More


OPTICAL PROPERTIES

A.M. Stoneham

in Theory of Defects in Solids: Electronic Structure of Defects in Insulators and Semiconductors

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507802
eISBN:
9780191709920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507802.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Optical spectra, whether absorption or emission, are amongst the commonest observed properties. Predicting what should be seen needs a detailed study of both the electronic structure and the coupling ... More


Milton and the Fall of England

Blair Worden

in Literature and Politics in Cromwellian England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230822
eISBN:
9780191696480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230822.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Milton Studies

John Milton's England had declined so low as to betray the God-given opportunity of the revolution. The History seeks the causes of its degeneracy. It does so above all in the ‘Digression’. The ... More


‘Pioneers of Trade and Progress’: Conrad’s Civilization and its Discontents

John W. Griffith

in Joseph Conrad and the Anthropological Dilemma: ‘Bewildered Traveller’

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183006
eISBN:
9780191673931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183006.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter explores the genesis of the idea of degeneracy as applied to African culture. It considers the implications of terms such as civilization, culture, and progress in the context of ... More


Nordau’s Degeneration and Lombroso’s Atavism in Heart of Darkness and ‘Falk’

John W. Griffith

in Joseph Conrad and the Anthropological Dilemma: ‘Bewildered Traveller’

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183006
eISBN:
9780191673931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183006.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter considers the impact of two notorious Victorian positivists — Max Nordau and Cesare Lombroso — whose theories of degeneracy and criminal atavism seen to have influenced Conrad’s ... More


Compact objects

Stephen J. Blundell and Katherine M. Blundell

in Concepts in Thermal Physics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199562091
eISBN:
9780191718236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562091.003.0036
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

When a star is near the end of its lifetime, and all of its fuel is used up, there is no longer enough outwards pressure due to radiation to resist the inwards pull of gravity and the star starts to ... More


Defectives in the Land: Disability and Immigration in the Age of Eugenics

Douglas C. Baynton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226364162
eISBN:
9780226364339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226364339.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The movement to restrict immigration in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was primarily intended to keep people with disabilities, otherwise known as “defectives,” out of the United ... More


Compliance through Pressure

Robert Gellately

in The Gestapo and German Society: Enforcing Racial Policy 1933-1945

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228691
eISBN:
9780191678806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228691.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the many ways with which the Gestapo doubled its effort to obtain compliance. In order to enforce compliance, the Gestapo interpreted its mandate in the broadest possible ... More


Quantum Gauge Theories

Xiao-Gang Wen

in Quantum Field Theory of Many-Body Systems: From the Origin of Sound to an Origin of Light and Electrons

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199227259
eISBN:
9780191713019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227259.003.06
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The last few chapters have discussed many-boson theory and many-fermion theory because nature has many-boson systems and many-fermion systems. Do many-boson/many-fermion theories describe all the ... More


Topological and Quantum order—beyond Landau’s Theories

Xiao-Gang Wen

in Quantum Field Theory of Many-Body Systems: From the Origin of Sound to an Origin of Light and Electrons

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199227259
eISBN:
9780191713019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227259.003.08
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

According to the principle of emergence, the properties of material are mainly determined by how the atoms are organized in the material. Such organization is formally called order. The vast range of ... More


The imperial garden: Arnold White and the parochial view of imperial citizenship

Daniel Gorman

in Imperial Citizenship: Empire and the Question of Belonging

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075292
eISBN:
9781781700730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075292.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter analyses the views of English journalist Arnold White on imperial citizenship. White believed that Empire was just fine as it was, except for those instances when it could benefit from ... More


Approaches to the history of fourteenth-century Ireland

J. A. Watt

in A New History of Ireland: Volume II, Medieval Ireland 1169–1534

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199539703
eISBN:
9780191701184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539703.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the following: the dichotomy of Orpen and MacNeill; Curtis's attempted reconciliation; the history of colonial, political, and administrative institutions; underdeveloped areas ... More


Pornography, Literature, and the Redemption of Virility

Carolyn J. Dean

in The Frail Social Body: Pornography, Homosexuality, and Other Fantasies in Interwar France

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219953
eISBN:
9780520923485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219953.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Voluminous evidence from the interwar period suggests that the solidity of the pornography concept was compromised by the increasingly widespread perception that its omnipresence and power threatened ... More


“Post-Revolutionary Degeneracy”: Washington and Lee University’s Landscape of Control

LAURA J. GALKE

in Beneath the Ivory Tower: The Archaeology of Academia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034225
eISBN:
9780813039602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034225.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In 1776, patriotic fervor was ubiquitous in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. This patriotic enthusiasm apparently possessed a down side: the resistance to British authority was cited by some at the ... More


Henry Darger and the Unruly Paper Dollhouse Scrapbook

Mary s. Trent

in Phallacies: Historical Intersections of Disability and Masculinity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190458997
eISBN:
9780190459024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458997.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Grown men do not play with paper dolls; or, at least, they are not supposed to. Nevertheless, self-taught Chicago artist Henry Darger (1892–1973) worked over many decades to create an elaborate ... More


The Golden Age of Kitsch

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0033
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter discusses the Nazi concept of degeneracy in arts and music in Germany, in relation with the release of complete recordings of two operas by record company Decca/London. The record ... More


Draba’s Legacy and the Spectacle of Sacrifice

Meredith D. Prince (ed.)

in STARZ Spartacus: Reimagining an Icon on Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474407847
eISBN:
9781474430982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407847.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores how STARZ Spartacus reworks and inverts the pivotal scene of the private fight between Spartacus and Draba for Crassus' viewing pleasure in Kubrick's iconic 1960 film. While the ... More


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