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Babylon and Dread Revitalization

Ennis Barrington Edmonds

in Rastafari: From Outcasts to Culture Bearers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133769
eISBN:
9780199834167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133765.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Rastafari is about the delegitimation of Babylon – the forces of oppression and exploitation that Africans faced under colonialism and its legacies – and the revitalization of African culture and ... More


Fear of the Past: Post-Soviet Culture and the Soviet Terror

Alexander Etkind

in Facing Fear: The History of an Emotion in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153599
eISBN:
9781400845248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153599.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the representation of Soviet terror in post-Soviet culture. It proposes a new concept, that of memory-dread, to analyze how Russians perceive the Soviet terror. It interprets ... More


Changes and Innovations in the Market

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

The shift of Hong Kong's economy from manufacturing to services started in the mid-1980s and continued apace into the 1990s. The impact on the insurance industry could not have been more direct. ... More


Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination

Lee Clarke

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226108599
eISBN:
9780226108605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108605.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Al Qaeda detonates a nuclear weapon in Times Square during rush hour, wiping out half of Manhattan and killing 500,000 people. A virulent strain of bird flu jumps to humans in Thailand, sweeps across ... More


Dread: Space, Time, and Automata in The Piazza Tales

Paul hurh

in American Terror: The Feeling of Thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804791144
eISBN:
9780804794510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791144.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter considers the tone of dread unifying the disparate tales in Melville’s The Piazza Tales, and argues that the collection’s construction of terror underwrites specifically human encounters ... More


Why Marronage Still Matters

Neil Roberts

in Freedom as Marronage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226127460
eISBN:
9780226201184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226201184.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter broadens discourse on marronage through exploration into a late modern maroon movement: Rastafari. Rastafari speech acts inform its interpretation of freedom and the evolving disposition ... More


Happily Ever After? The Odyssey

Ruby Blondell

in Helen of Troy: Beauty, Myth, Devastation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731602
eISBN:
9780199344956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731602.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Helen of Troy in Homer’s Odyssey. Despite her redomestication after the Trojan War, the Odyssey’s Spartan scenes are replete with hints of the threat that Helen continues to ... More


From Theology to Philosophy I:: The Problem of Sin

Wolfe Judith

in Heidegger's Eschatology: Theological Horizons in Martin Heidegger's Early Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680511
eISBN:
9780191760549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680511.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

This is the first of two chapters onHeidegger’s progression from a theologically motivated phenomenology to a consciously a-theistic method, focusing onthematic shifts during the period 1921-5. ... More


Psychological Hedonism, Hedonic Motivation, and Health Behavior

David M. Williams

in Affective Determinants of Health Behavior

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190499037
eISBN:
9780190881375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499037.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

Why is it so hard to choose the fruit salad instead of the chocolate cake? Why do we dread our daily workout? And why do some of us find it so difficult to quit smoking, quit drinking too much, or ... More


Walking with the Unconsoled

David James

in Discrepant Solace: Contemporary Literature and the Work of Consolation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198789758
eISBN:
9780191831447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789758.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Criticism/Theory

The final chapter extends Chapter 6’s examination of consolation itself as a source of dread in an extended reading of David Grossman’s epic anti-war novel, To the End of the Land (English trans. ... More


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