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Critique and Figure

Willy Thayer

in Technologies of Critique

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286744
eISBN:
9780823288878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286744.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter introduces Jacques Derrida, the philosopher who opened up philosophical hermeneutics to its nonhermeneutical limit and spectacular immanence of its terminology with great tenacity. It ... More


Synge's Negotiation of Constructs of the Tinker

Mary Burke

in 'Tinkers': Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566464
eISBN:
9780191721670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566464.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter two suggests that the ‘tinker’ had become overwhelmingly entwined with Ireland and authentic Irishness by the Revival. Synge’s ‘Irishing’ of the ‘tinker’ is give especial attention, and it is ... More


Competitiveness vs civil society as modes of governance

Bob Jessop

in Putting Civil Society in Its Place: Governance, Metagovernance and Subjectivity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447354956
eISBN:
9781447355007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447354956.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores ‘competitiveness’ as an important object of governance. It asks how competition is integrated into state projects and practices and what are the discursive and material ... More


) “She Can do Anything!”: The Action Heroine and the Modern (Post-Feminist) Girl

Jeffrey A. Brown

in Dangerous Curves: Action Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737141
eISBN:
9781604737158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737141.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter focuses on young girls as action heroines in popular children’s shows such as Kim Possible, The Powerpuff Girls, Totally Spies, Atomic Betty, My Life as a Teenage Robot, and The Life and ... More


Conclusion: The Work of Transformative Constitutionalism

Drucilla Cornell and Kenneth Michael Panfilio

in Symbolic Forms for a New Humanity: Cultural and Racial Reconfigurations of Critical Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232505
eISBN:
9780823235643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232505.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the necessity of revolution and the importance of transformative constitutionalism. The fear of revolution is often rooted in the recognition that novelty itself is a ... More


Postlude

Kent L. Brintnall

in Ecce Homo: The Male-Body-in-Pain as Redemptive Figure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226074696
eISBN:
9780226074719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074719.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book concludes by discussing a short pornographic novel written in the fall of 1941, which Bataille characterizes as key to understanding his theoretical text Inner Experience. Amy Hollywood, in ... More


Value

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the capacity of paper money to realize different notions of value as a phenomenon of exchange. It first compares burning money with kula and potlatch and considers how paper ... More


Statues and Statutes

Rafael Sánchez

in Dancing Jacobins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823263653
eISBN:
9780823268887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263653.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Beginning with the first, this chapter analyses Venezuela’s Constitutions as governmental tools fashioned in response to the postcolonial crowds first unleashed by the colonial order’s breakdown. The ... More


The Psychic Economy and Fetishization of Traumatic Lived Experience

Peter Capretto

in Trauma and Transcendence: Suffering and the Limits of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280261
eISBN:
9780823281602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280261.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Trauma theorists have thoroughly named the impossibility of adequately witnessing to the traumatic experience of others. Yet the demand of trauma researchers to study and advocate on behalf of ... More


Adoption in Practice: Adult Adoptee Reflections

Kimberly D. McKee

in Disrupting Kinship: Transnational Politics of Korean Adoption in the United States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042287
eISBN:
9780252051128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042287.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter analyzes thirteen adult adoptee oral histories. Oral history offers a more comprehensive lens to consider how adoptees experience the world outside of narratives found in anthologies, ... More


Making Sense of “Local Food,” Urban Revitalization, and Gentrification in Oklahoma City

Eric Sarmiento

in A Recipe for Gentrification: Food, Power, and Resistance in the City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479834433
eISBN:
9781479809042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479834433.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the linkages between urban revitalization in Oklahoma City and Oklahoma’s statewide local food movement, focusing on three phases: a period of emergence, led by the Oklahoma ... More


The Currency of Chieftaincy: Corporate Branding and the Commodification of Political Authority in Ghana

Lauren Adrover

John L. Comaroff and Jean Comaroff (eds)

in The Politics of Custom: Chiefship, Capital, and the State in Contemporary Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226510767
eISBN:
9780226511092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226511092.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

In chapter nine, Adrover expands upon the relationship between corporate capital and custom, explored in the previous chapter, to demonstrate that indigenous rulers may themselves be commodified -- ... More


Wondering About Wonder Woman: Action Heroines as Multi-Fetish

Jeffrey A. Brown

in Dangerous Curves: Action Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737141
eISBN:
9781604737158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737141.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines a wide range of issues such as sexuality, fetishization, gender role reworkings, masquerades, the importance of fictional fathers and male creators, consumption, girlishness, ... More


Against Sovereign Violence

Saida Hodžić

in The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291980
eISBN:
9780520965577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291980.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 7, Against Sovereign Violence reveals that the collusion between feminism and sovereign violence is contested even when it seemingly wins the day, and that NGO workers and civil servants ... More


Introduction: “Where all Women Wear Spandex and Know Kung Fu”

Jeffrey A. Brown

in Dangerous Curves: Action Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737141
eISBN:
9781604737158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737141.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book explores the various ways femininity is reconfigured through the language of action heroines such as Ripley from Aliens, Sarah Connor from Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and Maggie from Point ... More


What It Means to Teach the Other When the Other Is the Self

Mae G. Henderson

in Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora: Black Women Writing and Performing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195116595
eISBN:
9780199375219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116595.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter focuses on the responsibility of the teacher/ scholar who would read and represent the “Other” without re-inscribing a tradition of cultural dominance and appropriation. Addressing the ... More


About Face, or, What Is This “Back” in B(l)ack Popular Culture?

Mae G. Henderson

in Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora: Black Women Writing and Performing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195116595
eISBN:
9780199375219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116595.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter historicizes and theorizes the sexual and commodity fetishization of the black female body/booty in multiple historical and contemporary “scientific,” economic, and cultural venues and ... More


The J. M. Coetzee Archive and the Archive in J. M. Coetzee

Jan Wilm

in Beyond the Ancient Quarrel: Literature, Philosophy, and J.M. Coetzee

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198805281
eISBN:
9780191852381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805281.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Coetzee’s archive at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin is a magnet for scholars, and is reshaping ideas about what constitutes this writer’s oeuvre. Jan Wilm’s chapter reads Coetzee’s archive ... More


The Securitization of Sexual Violence

Sara Meger

in Rape Loot Pillage: The Political Economy of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190277666
eISBN:
9780190277680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277666.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Recent international relations scholarship has tended to treat sexual violence, especially rape, as an exceptional phenomenon in war and armed conflict, and the sole form of gender-based violence ... More


Techno-Legal Supertoys: Smart Contracts and the Fetishization of Legal Certainty

Robert Herian

in Smart Legal Contracts: Computable Law in Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
June 2022
ISBN:
9780192858467
eISBN:
9780191949272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192858467.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter explores the interparty electronic agreements known as ‘smart contracts’ against the established boundaries of contract law and theory. Underpinning the question of characterization are ... More


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