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Moral Irony and Moral Personhood in Sakapultek Discourse and Culture

Robin Shoaps

in Stance: Sociolinguistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331646
eISBN:
9780199867974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331646.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents an ethnographically sensitive analysis of irony in Sakapultek Maya. It is argued that Sakapultek irony is an indirect stancetaking resource that plays a key role in moral ... More


Reopening “A Painful Case”

Karen R. Lawrence and Paul K. Saint-Amour

in Who's Afraid of James Joyce?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034775
eISBN:
9780813038612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034775.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter is all about hearing, or not hearing, the voice of the other, and Mrs Sinico's direct dialogue in turn recognizes the importance of being heard, so starkly contrasts Mr Duffy's ... More


Ignorance and Mistake

E. Allan Farnsworth

in Alleviating Mistakes: Reversal and Forgiveness for Flawed Perceptions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199276110
eISBN:
9780191699887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276110.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

As sheer ignorance of reality can bring about just as much damage as a flawed perception of reality to the decision making process, misfortunes commonly occur because of ignorance. Thus, this chapter ... More


Money as MacGuffin: A Factor in Gambling and Other Process Addictions

George Ainslie

in Addiction and Self-Control: Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199862580
eISBN:
9780199369638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862580.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Moral Philosophy

Behavioral science has assumed that reward which is not innate is a soft currency that must be backed by the hard currency of an innately rewarding process somewhere in prospect. However, hyperbolic ... More


Proceeding to Place by Indirection: Heidegger

Edward S. Casey

in The Fate of Place: A Philosophical History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520276031
eISBN:
9780520954564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276031.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines Heidegger’s thoughts about place. It argues that Heidegger gets back into place not as “the first of all things” to be considered, or in reactive flight before infinite space, ... More


Fashioning the Paribadi: Indirection and Spaces of the Personal

Gregory M. Simon

in Caged in on the Outside: Moral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838300
eISBN:
9780824868413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838300.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In publicly obscuring potentially disruptive or troubling individual emotions, thoughts, and desires, Minangkabau people not only work to realize social integration, but also to create and protect ... More


On the Road: How to Get Out of Giving to Adults

Elise Berman

in Talking Like Children: Language and the Production of Age in the Marshall Islands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190876975
eISBN:
9780190877019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876975.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter analyzes how adults use indirection to hide dangerous acts such as avoiding giving, requests, criticisms, and lies. It focuses on a trip the author took with a friend to go buy soda and ... More


Densher’s Crucifixion—or A Beautiful, Beneficent Dishonesty?: James’ The Wings of the Dove

Thomas J. Ferraro

in Transgression and Redemption in American Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198863052
eISBN:
9780191895586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863052.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 4 takes up the perspective of Kate Croy over against that of lover Merton Densher, to recognize how James’ The Wings of the Dove moves the reader beyond the short-sighted Anglo-Puritan ethics ... More


Filming War

Jay Winter

in The Modern American Military

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199895946
eISBN:
9780190252663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199895946.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

There is a shape to the history of war films, and a set of directorial choices, too, which have varied over time. Those choices can be summarized very roughly in this way: One school of filmmaking, ... More


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