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Introduction: Language Corruption, and Rocking the Boat

Tom Shippey

in Hard Reading: Learning from Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382615
eISBN:
9781786945167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382615.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four could well be seen as an example of the science-fictional sub-genre of the enclosed universe story. In these the reader is simultaneously aware ... More


Soviet Policy Double think

Anna L. Bailey

in Politics under the Influence: Vodka and Public Policy in Putin's Russia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501724374
eISBN:
9781501724381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501724374.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

Explores the postwar Soviet regime’s contradictory doublethink on alcohol: publicly denying that it was a problem in Soviet society, while simultaneously taking regular action to tackle alcohol ... More


“Vodka Is Our Enemy, but Who Said We’re Afraid of Enemies?”

Anna L. Bailey

in Politics under the Influence: Vodka and Public Policy in Putin's Russia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501724374
eISBN:
9781501724381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501724374.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

Addresses the surprisingly difficult matter of establishing how much alcohol Russians actually drink, and details the problems with the various statistical measures available. The chapter then ... More


Windows into Hearts and Souls: Clear, Tinted, or Opaque Today?

Gary T. Marx

in Windows Into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226285887
eISBN:
9780226286075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286075.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines enduring questions such as “where is society headed” with respect to the new surveillance and the issues raised by Huxley, Orwell and Foucault. Trends supporting and countering ... More


Cruxes of Leadership: The Transition(s) to Monarchy

Ian D. Wilson

in Kingship and Memory in Ancient Judah

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190499907
eISBN:
9780190499921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499907.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter argues that multivocality and overdetermination in the discourse’s transition from judgeship to kingship would give rise to and inform the multiple discursive potentials that play out in ... More


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