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 Introduction

Timothy Fitzgerald

in Discourse on Civility and Barbarity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195300093
eISBN:
9780199868636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300093.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This wide‐ranging chapter introduces key aspects of the argument to be discussed in greater detail in subsequent chapters. The chapter sets out the proposition that the formation of a category ... More


Celebrating and Consuming Bodies: Economic and Symbolic Production

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

in Embodying Mexico: Tourism, Nationalism & Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195340365
eISBN:
9780199896998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340365.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Dance

This chapter appraises the ninety-year processes and contexts of performism surrounding The Old Men and Night of the Dead, reflecting on consequences of the trajectory in terms of essentialization, ... More


Fixing the Tourist Gaze: Essentializing the Primitive and the Creation of Desire in Textual and Visual Media

Michelle MacCarthy

in Making the Modern Primitive: Cultural Tourism in the Trobriand Islands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824855604
eISBN:
9780824872175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855604.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the kinds of visual and textual representations that inform and influence ideas about “primitivity”. It provides an overview of the kinds of representations common in television ... More


From Collective Violence to Human Violation: Dark Desires in Disorders of Will

Edward Weisband

in The Macabresque: Human Violation and Hate in Genocide, Mass Atrocity and Enemy-Making

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190677886
eISBN:
9780190677916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677886.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter argues that the psychodynamics of desire contribute to the transformation of “ordinary” individuals into those who directly and indirectly support or engage in genocide, mass atrocity, ... More


Breaking Us Apart

Sophia Moskalenko and Clark McCauley

in The Marvel of Martyrdom: The Power of Self-Sacrifice in a Selfish World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190689322
eISBN:
9780190939526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190689322.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

A martyrdom story can sound quite different depending on which side is telling it. Someone who supported the institution or power that the martyr challenged may be unable to see the martyr’s actions ... More


On the Slippery Tropes of We-ness: Reality and the Unreal in Social Fantasy and Political Ideology

Edward Weisband

in The Macabresque: Human Violation and Hate in Genocide, Mass Atrocity and Enemy-Making

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190677886
eISBN:
9780190677916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677886.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

The performative aesthetics of transgression occur as perpetrators “will” the unwillable desire of the introjected m(Other) experienced in fantasy in modes that include superegotistical enjoyment ... More


Comparison: Critiques and Challenges

Oliver Freiberger

in Considering Comparison: A Method for Religious Studies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199965007
eISBN:
9780190929107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199965007.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, World Religions

This chapter addresses theoretical critiques that have been raised and challenges with which comparison is confronted. It first demonstrates that comparison has been used in service of different and ... More


Discourse Comparison: An Approach and a Case Study

Oliver Freiberger

in Considering Comparison: A Method for Religious Studies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199965007
eISBN:
9780190929107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199965007.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, World Religions

This chapter introduces a comparative approach that the author calls discourse comparison. The approach focuses on the discursive context of the comparands and highlights the plurality of voices, ... More


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